Manual Handling – Distance Learning

Manual Handling – Distance Learning
23 Apr 2020

Following on from our recent Distance Learning Newsletters, we are pleased to announce that the following qualification is also now available for registered Manual Handling trainers to deliver through distance learning:

FAA Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice (Ofqual level 2, SQA Acc level 5)

The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive as evidenced in their regulations and advisory notices promoting good practice. This qualification is designed for those who carry out manual handling at work and provides essential information about controls and hazards. The course syllabus includes manual handling risk assessments, guidelines for lifting and carrying loads and manual handling injuries.

Successful candidates will be awarded a national level 2/5 Manual Handling – Principles and Practice qualification, providing an ideal platform to higher level training or career development.

You will need to be registered with Nuco Training to access the course paperwork and additional documents for this qualification which can be downloaded from your NucoPlus account (once registered) and include the following documents:

  • Distance learning Registration Form
  • Distance learning Qualification Specification
  • Distance learning Learner Resource Sheet
  • Distance learning Assessment Guidance
  • Distance learning Assessment Record
  • Distance learning Evaluation Form
  • Zoom User Guide
  • Marketing Flyer

To learn more about this new delivery method read more here:

It is very important that the Trainer/Assessor Distance Learning Guidance is read and understood by Trainer/Assessors to ensure that all requirements are followed.

If you are not currently registered to teach the Manual Handling course through Nuco, but have the necessary qualifications and would like to register, please contact

You can find the course books for all Distance Learning courses on the NucoPlus online shop here

If you have any questions or need any additional information then please do not hesitate to contact


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