Seajay Safety and Training
Seajay Safety and Training

Level 2 Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)


1. Qualification Overview

 This qualification is designed to educate Learners in the principles and practice of safer manual 

handling of objects. It outlines the reasons for safer manual handling, its legal requirements and 

informs Learners about the process of completing risk assessments to reduce the risk of harm. The 

Learners will get the opportunity to practice the principles of safer manual handling on their own, using 

equipment and as part of a team. QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF) is part of the 

Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), regulated by Ofqual.

1.1 Aim of Qualification

 The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to understand, practise and apply the principles of 

safer manual handling of objects. With this understanding they can then operate in a safer working 

environment when moving objects. 

1.2 Structure of the Qualification

 This qualification has a single mandatory unit with a credit value of 2 and has 10 guided learning hours* 

in total. The full unit details can be found in Appendix 1.

 *Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are provided as a guide to the estimated hours an average Learner 

would study to gain the unit. This does not have to be face to face instructional time and can include 

self directed study at home, such as reading course hand outs and further self study. The minimum 

contact teaching time that this qualification should be delivered in is 6 hours (1 day) excluding breaks. 

If a Centre wishes to shorten the contact teaching hours they must first provide a rationale for doing so 

and gain approval from Qualsafe Awards prior to the delivery of any qualifications.

1.3 Intended Audience

 The qualification is designed for people who have to carry out manual handling tasks in their place of 

work. This includes industrial and office based environments. It is suitable as an introduction to those 

starting work that involves manual handling activities, those returning to such work or simply as safety 

refresher training.

1.4 Entry Requirements

 There are no formal entry requirements however it is advisable that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 

in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

1.5 Relationship With Other Related Qualifications

 QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF) contains 1 unit that appears in a number of 

qualifications offered by other awarding organisations. Therefore the unit achieved in this qualification 

can be transferred to these qualifications, eg. Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely.

1.6 Progression

Some possible routes of progression are:

 • Level 2 Award in Moving People Safely

 • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

1.7 Other Course Requirements

 Due to the practical nature of this course, Learners will need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, 

e.g. trousers and flat shoes.

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