Highfield Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling


This qualification is an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training.

Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognise its importance in ensuring a safer working environment.

Course code



Dumfries and Stranraer Campus


1 day, 0900 – 1630
Directed Study is required on top of delivery and the expected time to achieve this qualification is approximately 20 hours.




Location: Stranraer
Delivery – 11 Apr 2024 09:00

Location: Dumfries
Delivery – 23 Apr 2024 09:00

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

Course Content

Subjects covered include:

  • the reasons for safe manual handling
  • manual handling risk assessments principles
  • types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety.


This qualification is assessed in 2 parts.

Part 1: Learning outcomes 1-3 are assessed by multiple-choice question examination. Learners must answer at least 9 out of 15 questions correctly to achieve a pass.

Part 2: Learning outcome 4 is assessed by practical assessment.

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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