The Level 2 Award in Understanding and Enabling the Assisting and Moving of Individuals (RQF) qualification is designed to provider learners with the underpinning knowledge to assist and move individuals. The course is not practical in nature, but is designed as the firm foundation prior to undertaking further practical people handling training.
Course Duration: Typically 1 – 2 days
Compliance and Regulatory Requirements
The Level 2 Award in Understanding and Enabling the Assisting and Moving of Individuals qualification is designed to provide learners with the underpinning knowledge to assist and move individuals.
The course is not practical in nature, but is designed as the firm foundation prior to undertaking further practical people handling training.
The content of the course is deemed best practice and is ideal for new starters in the organisation and others who require a refresher.
Note that this Qualification is currently under review. Please contact AoFAQ for details.
Name: AoFAQ Level 2 Award In Understanding and Enabling the Assisting and Moving of Individuals (RQF)
Qualification Number: 600/7210/6
Qualification Type: RQF
Guided Learning Hours: 15
Where this qualification is undertaken in less than 15 hrs, additional learner instruction may be undertaken through research i.e. Internet, reading or work based activities.
Certificate Price £5 + VAT*
* No charge is made for Learners who have failed to attain required standard to receive the award.
1. Understand the key concepts of manual handling in relation to assisting and moving individuals.
1.1 Define the term manual handling.
1.2 Describe the following terms in relation to assisting and moving individuals:
(c) risk assessment
(d) care plan
(e) ergonomic approach.
1.3 Describe how current legislation relates to assisting and moving individuals.
1.4 Identify agreed ways of working that relate to assisting and moving individuals.
1.5 List a range of items of manual handling equipment and their uses.
2. Understand the impact of assisting and moving for workers and individuals.
2.1 Explain the importance of keeping up to date on current techniques, equipment and legislation with regard to assisting and moving individuals.
2.2 Describe the basic anatomy of the human body including the structure of the spine affected by assisting and moving.
2.3 Describe the potential injuries to the individual which may arise by failing to follow approved assisting and moving techniques.
2.4 Describe the potential injuries to the worker which may arise by failing to follow approved assisting and moving techniques.
2.5 Describe the potential legal consequences of injuries to the individual.
3. Understand worker’s own role and roles of others in assisting and moving individuals.
3.1 Describe responsibilities of worker’s own role in relation to assisting and moving an individual.
3.2 Identify the limitations of worker’s own role in relation to assisting and moving individuals.
3.3 Describe the role of others in relation to assisting and moving.
3.4 Describe when advice and/or assistance should be sought to assist and move an individual safely.
4. Understand the requirements for preparing the environment prior to assisting and moving an individual.
4.1 Describe why preparatory checks are necessary in relation to:
(a) an individual’s care plan
(b) moving and handling risk assessment
(c) legal requirements for the safety of equipment.
4.2 List a range of precautions for infection prevention and control.
4.3 Describe the difference between formal (documented) and informal (on the spot) risk assessments.
4.4 Describe the steps that should be taken to ensure the environment supports an individual’s dignity during assisting and moving activities.
4.5 Describe how the environment can be a barrier to assisting and moving an individual.
4.6 Describe ways to overcome environmental barriers in the assisting and moving of individuals.
5. Understand how to support the individual to prepare before assisting and moving.
5.1 Describe why it is important to communicate with the individual prior to assisting and moving.
5.2 Describe why it is important to communicate with others prior to assisting and moving.
5.3 Describe what factors should be taken into account when the individual’s wishes conflict with their care plan in relation to health and safety and their risk assessment.
5.4 Describe where to seek advice and assistance if the individual’s wishes conflict with their care plan.
- Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge.
To Awarded this qualification the Learner must achieve a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.
AoFAQ Centre and Trainer Support Materials
The following is exclusively available from AoFAQ to support the qualification:
- This gives details of all the Learning Outcomes with Assessment Criteria and full requirements for the qualification.
- A PowerPoint is not currently available for this qualification.
Trainer, Assessor and IQA Requirements
Trainer, Assessor Requirements
Occupational Competence Requirements
This is extracted from the Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications (October 2012 v1).
- Acceptable subject knowledge qualifications may include:
- The tutor must hold one of the following:
- Registered Nurse
- State Registered Paramedic
- Ambulance Technician
Patient Handling Train the Trainer
- Diploma in People Handling
- NVQ Level 3 or 4 in Health and Social Care (adults)
- Level 3 or 4 in Supervising/Managing Health and Safety in the Workplace
- NEBOSH Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
- NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
- IOSH Managing Safely
- Degree/ Dip HE in Environmental Health, Health and Safety etc
- Any other qualification approved by AOFAQ.
- Be occupationally competent in the area of training and/or assessing in line with the Learning and Development NOS 9 Assess Learner Achievement. This could be evidenced by holding a qualification such as:
- SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 9DI – Assess workplace competences using direct and indirect methods – replacing Units A1 and D32/33
- SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 9D – Assess workplace competence using direct methods – replacing Units A2 and D32
- RQF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 9 Assess Learner Achievement
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF)
- Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)
- Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (RQF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)
- A1 or D32/D33
- A2 or D32
- Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate
- Cert Ed/PGCE/B Ed/M Ed
- S/NVQ level 3 in Training and Development
- S/NVQ level 4 in Training and Development
- IHCD Instructional Methods
- IHCD Instructor Certificate
- English National Board 998
- Training Group A22, B22, C21, C23, C24 TQFE (Teaching Qualification for Further Education)
- NOCN Tutor Assessor Award
Note: This list is not exhaustive.
Trainers/Assessors should also be able to provide a detailed, chronological list of evidence to show that they have regularly provided assessments during the previous three years. If this is limited, evidence of other first-aid assessments may be provided.
No formal Trainer/Assessor qualifications
It is recognised that trainer/assessors may not hold formal qualifications but may have significant experience in undertaking these roles. It is expected that the trainer/assessors be registered and working towards formal qualifications within one year and that the qualifications are gained within two years.
Internal Quality Assurers
Internal Quality Assurers must:
- be occupationally competent in the area of the qualification. This can be evidenced by:
- as listed for the Trainer
- have working knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they are quality assuring at the time any assessment is taking place
- have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the role of assessors
- Have visited and observed assessments and have carry out other related internal quality assurance
Note: It is understood that not all IQA’s will be qualified initially, and that sufficient time should be considered to achieve these qualifications. During this time centres should ensure that IQA’s are following the principles set out in the current Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally monitor and maintain the quality of assessment. This could be evidenced by holding a qualification such as:
- SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment
- RQF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment
- Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
- Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
- V1 or D34
Note: This list is not exhaustive.
Links and Downloads
|Skills for Health||http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/|
|Health & Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid Section||http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/|
|HSE GEIS3 A guide for employers – Selecting a first-aid training provider. (pdf)||http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.pdf|
|The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Guidance on Regulation||http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l74.htm|
|First aid needs assessment||http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/needs-assessment.htm|
|Qualification Specification||L2 Moving of Individuals Qualification Specification|