Moving and Handling (People) Foundation Training (SMHPS compliant)

This course meets the Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme (SMHPS) standards and is designed to provide the knowledge and skills for moving and assisting people of varying abilities.

What You Study

This course will reinforce up to date guidance, best practice, and safer principles for moving and assisting people.

Module A - Manual Handling Theory  (distance learning)

Module B - Manual Handling of Inanimate Loads

Module C - Chair Manoeuvres          

Module D - Bed Manoeuvres

Module E - Hoisting   

Additional Optional Module - Moving and Handling Small Children

On completion of this course, delegates will have the skills needed for:

  • Recognising hazards and risks associated with their manual handling activities
  • Safely Assisting clients with a variety of moving and handling needs in the care environment
  • The safe application of manual handling principles and techniques and safe use of a variety of commonly used pieces of equipment to ensure comfort , and safety of client and carer

Fife College works in partnership with Fife Council. Our trainers are trained to the same standards of training used by Fife Council as well as sharing of training materials and resources.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for anyone working in the care sector, NHS or who needs to have a basic understanding of moving and handling at work. Delegates must be fit and healthy enough to participate in the moving and handling techniques.

Prior to attending the practical modules, delegates must complete Manual Handling Theory which is accessed via online learning.

Duration and Attendance

The course (Modules B-E) runs over 2 days.

Time: 0930 - 1630 hours.


Fife College, Levenmouth Campus,

Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven,

Fife, KY8 1HL


£195 per delegate

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