Moving and Handling Theory's handling theory explains why safe handling is important and the principles that make safe handling work.

This course is specifically for health and social care providers. Whilst the emphasis is upon people handling situations, the principles are completely appropriate for non-people handling situations too.

Good handling theory training needs to be delivered before practical safe handling courses, this course helps you do that.

Whether for induction, vocational, refresher or management training, this is handling theory training you will really appreciate.

For more information about the Care Certificate click here.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course.

Also see our Moving and Handling Assessment and Moving and Handling Practical training resources.


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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This preview is a short sample of the actual course content.

As a guide, this course should take between 35 to 45 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • Ouch, back pain!
  • How injury affects different people
  • The cumulative nature of back pain
  • Work as trained
  • Prevention is better than cure
  • How your back works
  • Basic anatomy
  • Spine, discs, ligaments, muscles etc.
  • Ergonomics (getting technical!)
  • Movements
  • Bearing the bulk of a person's weight
  • Safe handling principles
  • Correct handling position
  • Infection control
  • Promoting independence  


Contributes to Care Certificate Standard 13