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Level 2 Award in 
Using Wheelchairs Safely

2.5 hour


3 year certificate

Up to 14 people


all inclusive

Course Factsheet

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Manual Handling 


Who is it for?

Training in how to check, transport and operate a wheelchair in a safe manner. Ideal for employees, volunteers or community members who use wheelchairs to transport the person as part of their role. Aims to ensure that the employee will use the best techniques to protect their bodies whilst meeting a high standard of care. We also look at a range of scenarios such as transferring on a gradient as well transfer to vehicles.

Course Content

  • Legislation

  • Components of the Wheelchair

  • Pre-Use Checks

  • Handling Technique

  • Transporting a Wheelchair

  • Transporting Down a Kerb

  • Transporting on Gradients

  • Collapsing Wheelchairs


  • Practical application of correct technique by the learner

Learning Options

The following learning options are available for this course:​

  • In-House Training (as detailed above)

  • External Accreditation (additional costs may apply)

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