Statutory & Mandatory Training: Moving and Handling Level 1

Our Moving and Handling Level 1 course delves into the risk factors and responsibilities under national health and safety laws. It provides the foundational knowledge and skills to minimise your risk of injury and ensure your safety, both at work and outside of work. After completing this online course you will receive a CPD certified moving and handling level 1 certificate.

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Course Overview


  • Introductory Course
  • Up to 45 Minutes
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 1 CPD Hour
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Millions of workdays are lost globally each year due to preventable lifting injuries. Adopting safe lifting principles for heavy loads is key to improving your protection from injury.

In this module, you'll delve into risk factors and responsibilities under national health and safety laws. Explore ergonomic approaches for musculoskeletal health and learn about developing risk assessments and control strategies for various moving and handling activities. This module provides the foundational knowledge and skills to minimise your risk of injury and ensure your safety, both at work and outside of work.

Statutory & Mandatory Training: Moving and Handling Level 1 Features

Our Statutory & Mandatory Training: Moving and Handling Level 1 course has been designed to work on all devices including mobiles, laptops, tablets and desktops giving you the flexibility to complete the training at a time and in a location suitable for you.

With healthcare staff often expected to complete training on an annual basis there will be topics you will be more familiar with than others. Our self assessment tool, which is at the start of each course, will allow you to test your knowledge to see if you would like to complete the training or progress straight to the end of course test.

At the end of this moving and handling level 1 course, you will need to complete a test that consists of multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve an 80% pass mark, and - if necessary - may attempt the test six times at no extra cost. If learners do not achieve the pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

The moving and handling level 1 course is fully interactive and is packed with various multimedia forms including video, animation and custom graphics to give you the best learning experience.

Each element of the training is WCAG 2.2 accessible and includes scenarios, contextualised activities, reflective activities, knowledge checks, bite sized lessons and so much more.


The content of this training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


This course will take up to 45 minutes to complete, depending on how quickly learners can study and absorb the material. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Our Statutory & Mandatory Training: Moving and Handling Level 1 online training course is mapped to the Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework.

Here we explain the framework and their importance. 

Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework:

The Core Skills Training Framework sets out minimum learning outcomes, frequency of refresher training and is linked to relevant legislation or expert guidance.

It can be used by any healthcare employer in the UK including NHS, independent and voluntary providers.

We have mapped our eLearning courses to the learning objectives within the Core Skills Training Framework, to give organisations the confidence that they can use the eLearning as a foundation for their wider training programmes.

You will learn

  • Describe moving and handling risk factors
  • Explain the responsibilities of employers and employees under relevant national health and safety legislation
  • List the principles of safer moving and handling
  • List the principles of using an ergonomic approach for moving and handling activities to support musculoskeletal health
  • Describe the factors to consider when undertaking a dynamic risk assessment prior to carrying out a moving and handling activity
  • Develop suitable risk control strategies and resources to facilitate good practice following a risk assessment appropriate to the activity and the individual’s role

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Frontline NHS staff and professionals whose work brings them into direct contact with members of the public

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.