CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice


This qualification, aimed at those who carry out manual handling at work, provides essential information about manual handling hazards and their control.

To give you maximum flexibility it can be delivered as a half-day programme for learners who only wish to gain the CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling. Those who need to learn about practical manual handling techniques should stay on for a further half-day training session and assessment to gain the full CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice.


£45 + VAT

per person

Who needs this qualification?

All employees who have to carry out any manual handling activities at work, including both industrial and office workers.

Why is this training important?

Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, employers are required to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to employees – this includes suitable training. The CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice combines both the theoretical and hands-on elements of the subject and teaches learners techniques to lift, carry, push and pull objects safely within their individual capabilities.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and understand the risks associated with manual handling
  • Learn the value of risk assessment and how to apply it
  • Make recommendations to manage risks
  • Apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks


duration   Duration One day programme
assessment   Assessment Multiple choice exam and practical assessment
Ofqual   Ofqual Regulated Yes
OF-No   Ofqual Qualification No. 501/2001/3
QCF   QCF 2 credits
QCF-ref   QCF reference D/602/4593
Prerequisite-   Prerequisite None
progression   Suggested Progression Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace


Download full course syllabus here