Price Group of 12: £725.00 Group of 6: £475.00
Delivery Type Face to face
Training Provider Training for Care

Moving and Handling with Hoist Training: Working with Children

Moving and Handling is a key part of the working day for most childcare employees and carers. Poor moving and handling practice when moving play equipment, lifting babies/small children and pulling buggies can lead to back pain and musculoskeletal disorders and moving and handling accidents – which can injure both the child being moved and the person assisting.


This course is suitable for anyone working with babies, children and young people who have additional support needs and require use of mechanical lifting equipment.


Course Content




Risk Assessment

Spinal Awareness

Musculo-skeletal injury

Safer Handling Principles

Moving Efficiently



Application of safe handling principles to; inanimate load handling, lifting/carrying babies and children, other manoeuvres and transfers when working with babies, children and young people. Practical hoist training for use in moving and handling manoeuvres and transfers; passive and standing hoists; slings


Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme (SMHPS), 2014

This course follows modules A and B. Modules C, D and E are covered as applied to moving and handling working with children.


Certification: TfC Certificate of Attendance

Course Length: 7.5 hours

Maximum Participants: 12

Venue: Choose a venue, date and time to suit your organisation.


Training Provider Overview

Training for Care (TfC) was founded in 1982 and is a registered charity, and specialist training provider of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Child and Adult Care offering an extensive range of care-related short courses.

Our short courses are designed to provide flexible, high quality training on demand a variety of organisations in the childcare sector including Schools, After School Clubs, Childminders and Voluntary Sector organisations either in their own workplace or on TfC premises.

A number of our short courses are particularly relevant for the Childcare sector, including: Paediatric First Aid, Moving and Handling, Food Hygiene and Child Protection.

Group booking Choose a venue (ours or yours), date, and time to suit your organisation. Group fees are scaled according to participant numbers so this is a cost efficient option for groups of 6 or more participants.

Open course booking Regular dates at TfCs venue suitable for small number and individual bookings.

Bookings can be made through our website, through Eventbrite or over the telephone.

When a course becomes fully booked this will be indicated on our website and you will no longer be able to access online booking, however you can contact us by phone or email and we will try to make alternative arrangements

All individual courses on our Open Programme are eligible for ITA Funding and we have also put together a Childcare ITA package.

All courses are led by qualified and experienced subject specialists, with Course Directors and lead tutors to oversee quality assurance

Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: Training for Care

Contact Name: Caroline Ladd

Telephone: 0131 556 7773



Quality Assurance

TfC has a system of short course directorships for the four largest short course programmes: Epilepsy, First Aid, Food Hygiene, and Moving and Handling. The role of Course Director is to provide an experienced, professionally qualified, informed and authoritative position in the relevant subject area for overview of training content and standards and for reference by TfC’s management and customers. Course Directors ensure quality of training in their subject area by; selecting trainers; inducting and monitoring by observation and reviewing CPD.

For each course we ask participants to provide written feedback which is reviewed by the Course Director and Senior Manager for Training Provision and Quality.

We use this feedback to continually improve our short course provision to meet the changing needs of the sector.

We try to avoid complaints in the first instance by providing a quality service. We encourage customers to raise any issues with staff, and where a customer has an issue we attempt to deal with this promptly to avoid escalation. Any complaints are passed on to the Senior Manager for Training Provision and Quality to investigate and respond, with consultation with the Course Director. If unresolved, we will refer the complainant to our complaints procedure.