Manual Handling Techniques Certificate

What is special about this course?

The aims of this course are to introduce moving and handling policies and procedures and to develop awareness of how these relate to legal requirements.

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements.
  •  Legal responsibilities
  • Statistics
  • Reducing risks, risk assessment
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Manual handling techniques
  • Practical exercises
  • Assessment

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?

Short Course, ½ day (4 hours). The course may also take place in the clients premises.

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway
    • Barra Learning Centre
    • Colaisde Bheinn na Faoghla (Benbecula)

Start date

Please contact Admissions at Lews Castle College UHI for more information on start dates.


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Manual Handling Techniques Certificate

Please contact our Admin team for further information on:

01851 770 000

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Lews Castle College UHI. Lews Castle College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.