QNUK Level 3 Award for Moving and Handling Trainers

Level 3 Award for Moving and Handling Trainers

Fully Accredited with QNUK 


About me – The trainer

I started my nurse training at North Manchester General in the 1983 when there were no hoists or lifting equipment and we manually lifted patients!  I’ve got the back pain to prove it too ! I went onto specialise in Orthopeadics at Oswestry and later worked on a spinal unit in Australia. I’ve worked in management in care homes  then ( weird career change) took a Business degree followed by a Cert Ed then became a college lecturer ! I  have been teaching manual handling for over 20 years and I love it ! If you want to know more about me you can scroll to the bottom of the page for qualifications, experience and other stuff . 

I have a very clear vision of how my training benefits the delegates that attend this 3 day course.

They leave confident , motivated with up to date skills and knowledge about how to move and handle people safely and keep staff safe when they are doing it.

What about the benefits to you and your organisation though?

  • You save money by training your own employees and not buying in training.
  • Your training is specific to your organisation and to the people you care for.
  • New employees are trained quickly.
  • Employees returning to work from illnesses can have a 1:1 update to make sure they are safe to work
  • Your employees have less musculo-skeletal injuries and time off work.
  • Your employees feel cared for.

You are probably thinking of lots more benefits because you know your organisation better than me!




What else do you get in addition to a new Trainer? 

Included in this price is a comprehensive trainer pack for you to use in your workplace, contains a 70 slide power point presentation, handouts, assessments and training records! In fact everything you need to train in your own workplace!

What’s different about our training?  

I  only deliver to small groups, max number 4 – 6 ! This means that you will get lots of opportunity to practice your new skills and you will feel confident to discuss any bits of the course you are struggling with ! During the programme you will put together your moving and handling training programme and have the opportunity to complete an Micro Teach session.

You get all the resources you need for the course, just bring your motivated self!

We will feed and water you all day just let us know any  dietary issues on your booking form

We deliver this course at  Millercare Training and Service center at Church near Blackburn. This means that you will have access to loads of moving and handling equipment and accessories. Address and directions below

Further information for Millercare Service Centre

How can I book? Easy! 

  • Ask for a booking form- email ameadows@amtd.co.uk or call 07915609788 or use our contact us page.
  • Complete and return the booking form with the dates and venue you prefer and any dietary issues.
  • I  will contact you to confirm your booking and invoice you
  • I will send you a gentle reminder a week before your chosen date.

Dates and Venues

Instructors Course - Safer Moving and Handling of PeopleAccrington - Millercare Service Centre

13th 14th 15th August 2019 FULL£495Contact Us
Instructors Course - Safer Moving and Handling of PeopleAccrington - Millercare Service Centre

17th 18th 19th September 2019 FULL£495Contact Us
Instructors Course - Safer Moving and Handling of PeopleAccrington - Millercare Service Centre

12th 13th 14thNovember 2019
3£495Contact Us
Instructors Course - Safer Moving and Handling of PeopleAccrington - Millercare Service Centre

10th 11th 12th
December 2019
2£495Contact Us

Who does this qualification? 

  • Various Health and Social care sector employees including:
  • Registered Care managers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Care workers
  • Key workers
  • Personal assistants
  • Social  Care workers who can study at level 3
  • Previous Key Movers

A few things you need to be aware of : Please read  

  • This is a practical course so you must be physically fit enough to complete manual handling tasks on patients.
  • Please tell me if there are any moves that you feel you are unable to do.
  • Please wear appropriate flat shoes and loose fitting trousers. You will be sitting down in the mornings and moving about a lot in the afternoons so be comfy !
  • Some knowledge/experience of the health and social care sector is useful but not essential.
  • This is a 3 day Instructors course , all days 9.30 – 4.30
  • You will be expected to partake fully in all procedures, assessments and individual work activities.

This is the main programme Content – Level 3 Award for Moving and Handling Trainers: 

  • Unit 1 Principles of safer people handling
  • Unit 2 Applying the principles of safer moving and handling within the health and social care sector
  • Unit 3 Delivering Inclusive safer people moving and handling training sessions

How will I be assessed?  – ‘I love exams!’ Said No-one, ever!  

  •   There is a short multiple choice exam -about 15 questions
  •  You will complete a Risk assessment
  • You will put together a Micro Teach which I and your peers will observe
  • Your Peers will assess you ( better make friends with them quick! )
  •  You will complete a reflective account of your micro teach session

You are not doing any of these assessments without being fully supported by me – Don’t worry, that’s why we have small class sizes !

What could I do after this course? 

  • BTEC Level 4 Safer moving and handling of people- This is the higher level course and ROSPA run this course .
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training- This is a first level teaching qualification run over 5 days with some assessments to complete after the programme

Do I need to update this qualification?

All qualifications should be updated especially a qualification that contains practical skills ! We look forward to welcoming you back in three years from the last day of your course to provide you with even more up to date information and practice. You will attend day 1 and 2 of the three day programme providing you an opportunity to meet other delegates from a variety of health and social care settings.

Don’t worry we will contact you at least 3 months before with a gentle reminder and choice of dates for your peace of mind. Cost £295 pp

Delegates that attend this course have come from as far north as Aberdeen and as far south as Portsmouth!

If you are travelling to us from a distance you may need this information :

Nearest train stations : Church or Accrington both approx half a mile away

Nearest Hotels –

Dunkenhalgh hotel and spa

Premier Inn Blackburn South

Premier Inn Blackburn Town Centre

More about me – not that you’re nosey or anything?!

I am a registered Nurses and qualified in 1986 ( gosh I’m old! ) from North Manchester General Hospital

Staff Nurse at Ancoats Hospital Orthopeadic wards and A and E

I qualified in Orthopedic Nursing in 1988 from ( Longest Hospital name ever! ) The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopeadic Hospital Oswestry

Sister Spinal Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney Australia – What a great year!

Next 8 years Matron of 2 care homes

BA Hons Business at Hudderfield University- Lots of agency work during this time to pay the bills!

Occupational Health Nurse at Rolls Royce Barnoldswick

Post Graduate cert Ed – Bolton Institute – More agency work!

College Lecturer at Blackburn College 4 years

College Lecturer Runshaw College Adults – 7 years

ROSPA level 4 qualification Moving People safely 2013

Own business set up 2007 – part time at first then full time from 2015



Our close affiliation with Millercare helps us to provide training using the latest equipment and a great space in which to learn. Millercare are a leading mobility and healthcare company with over 60 year’s experience and 14 stores across the north-west. They support people to live independently with improved quality of life by supplying products, services, advice and training.

Delegates on this Moving and Handling – Manual Handling- Instructors Course – Train the Trainer course  travel from Blackburn, Preston, Manchester,Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Knutsford,  Liverpool, Chester, Lancaster, Morecombe, Blackpool, Clevelys, Fleetwood, Clitheroe ,Nelson, Colne, Skipton, Burnley,Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire , North Yorkshire .