Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at learners who are starting or returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling. It is also suitable for refresher training.
How long will it take?
To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake 10 hours of guided learning.
These include reasons for safe manual handling, risk assessments, manual handling equipment and how to apply safe manual handling principles.
This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination and a practical examination.
Guidance on assessment
This qualification is assessed by 2 forms of assessment for Unit 1: Manual Handling Safety at Work.
Part 1: Multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination
Learning outcomes 1-3 are assessed by a 15-question multiple-choice examination that must be completed within 30 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge across the assessment criteria within learning outcomes 1-3 and correctly answer at least 9 out of 15 questions or more to achieve a pass. Completed examination papers should be returned to Highfield Qualifications for marking and results will then be supplied to the Centre.
Part 2: Practical Assessment
Learning outcome 4 is assessed by a competency-based assessment that is set by Highfield Qualifications and internally assessed and internally quality assured by the centre. Assessment decisions and IQA practices will be subject to external moderation by Highfield Qualifications. Successful learners will need to achieve pass in each element of the practical assessment
There are no prerequisites for this qualification, however it is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.
This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 14+.
To effectively deliver and assess this qualification, we recommend that centres do not exceed the ratio of 1 qualified tutor/assessor to 12 learners, in any one instance.
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