Sorry, there is currently no availability for this course, for further information on when there will be availability for this course, please feel free to contact us.

Enrol for this course

To apply for this course, please contact Tony Davies tonydavies@bestinhorticulture.co.uk to discuss dates. 

This course is essential for all those involved in any form of manual handling involving objects within any of the industries in the land-based Sector.

What will I study?

You will study the underpinning knowledge essential for safe lifting and practise lifting and moving a selection of items, on your own and with other people.

What is covered?

The following areas are covered during the course:

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling in the workplace
  • Know how to manage the possible risks involved in manual handling
  • Be able to carry out safe manual handling techniques
  • Be able to select and use appropriate mechanical manual handling aids

How is it delivered and assessed?

This qualification is examined by the Trainer who delivered the training. Small groups can be trained and assessed in one day, larger groups trained on day one and assessed on another mutually convenient date.

What qualification will I get?

You will receive a City & Guilds NPTC Certificate in Level 2 Award in The Safe Manual Handling of Objects. Note this is issued directly by City & Guilds NPTC.

What is the cost and venue(s)?

Training and assessment is £120.00 per candidate, registration and certification with City & Guilds NPTC is £30.00 total payable £150.00 plus VAT @ 20% is £180.00

Courses will take place our Ryton Centre. However, if you would like this course delivered at your own site please contact us, we would be pleased to discuss viability and cost. please contact Tony Davies by email. tonydavies@bestinhorticulture.co.uk

What is the enrolment process?

To apply for this course, please contact Tony Davies tonydavies@bestinhorticulture.co.uk to discuss dates; also if you would like this course delivered in the workplace, please contact Tony Davies .

What else do I need to know?

We have a very high success rate in preparing candidates for assessment, to date we have achieved 100% success!

What can I do after completing this course?

You can go on to undertake training in a variety of Certificates of Competence applicable to your role. For example:

If you work as a garden maintenance operative (gardener), the following might be useful:

  • Manual handling
  • Safe application of pesticides (Pa1)
  • Hand held applicators (Pa6)
  • Occasional chainsaw user
  • Brushcutter/strimmer
  • Hand held hedge trimmer
  • Pedestrian mower
  • Leaf blower/vacuum
  • Amenity shredder
  • Ride on mowers
  • Compact tractors

If you work as a landscaper, the following might be useful:

  • Manual handling
  • Safe application of pesticides (Pa1)
  • Hand held applicators (Pa6)
  • Occasional chainsaw user
  • Brushcutter/strimmer
  • Plant machinery 360 degree excavator
  • Dumper
  • Abrasive wheel machine