Introductory Course - Moving and Assisting in a Care Setting
SCQF Level: 4
What will I learn?
This is an entry level course to introduce candidates to moving and handling. This course is designed to raise awareness of the principles of safe moving and assisting of individuals in a care setting. The course includes the following topics:
The course will cover the following areas:
- Manual handling legislation
- Risk assessment
- Effective moving and assisting techniques
- The anatomy of the spine and causes of back pain
- Moving and Assisting Aids in a Care Setting
- Incident Reporting
What qualifications do I need?
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, as it is delivered online it would be beneficial if the candidate had basic competence in IT and the internet.
This course does not require a personal statement.
What can I do after?The course is a good starting point for those individuals who are interested in a career in health and social care. It is also an attractive option to those in employment who wish to undertake subject specific continuous professional development.
You can enrol onto and start this course at any time throughout the year.
From your start date on the course you have up to 9 weeks to complete your course. You could complete your course in 2 weeks or use the full 9 weeks- it's up to you. Study whenever you want, at your own pace.