QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Course

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Manual Handling Instructor CourseQQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Course aim:

The aim of this QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver manual handling instruction in the workplace.

QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Course objectives:

On completion of this QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor course learners will be able to:

  • Explain the main components of relevant manual handling health and safety legislation
  • Define the main components of the spinal column
  • Explain the main risk factors for back injuries related to manual handling
  • Describe the concepts of ergonomics in relation to manual handling
  • Explain the manual handling risk assessment process
  • To be able to carry out manual handling risk assessments
  • Describe a range of controls to avoid and reduce the risk of manual handling injuries
  • Apply the main principles of inanimate manual handling to a range of manual handling tasks
  • Analyse the learners performance of manual handling techniques
  • Develop inanimate manual handling training courses
  • Deliver effective manual handling training courses
  • Demonstrate understanding of adult learning principles
  • Give effective instruction in practical manual handling techniques

Course location:

This course is delivered in Leixlip on the Dublin Kildare border just off the N4.


Unit 1 Legislative requirements for manual handling and health benefit
Unit 2 Anatomy and back care
Unit 3 Ergonomic principles and manual handling risk assessment
Unit 4 Manual handling principles and techniques
Unit 5 Planning and design of manual handling training courses
Unit 6 Delivery of manual handling training courses

In successful completion of this course learners will receive a QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Certificate. This is a requirement by the HSA for manual handling training.

QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor entry requirements

Learners should have a good command of English both verbal and written.

Why Qualtec?

Experience. We are delivering this course for the last 15 years and have trained over 1,000 learners. We were one of the first companies to be approved to deliver this course.

Satisfaction. We get great feedback on this course. Check out the testimonials below. People come away feeling competent to deliver it. We provide a money back guarantee! If you are not satisfied after the first day we will refund the course fee!!!

Price. We are competitively priced. There may be cheaper out there. However we offer value for money.

Competence. All of our trainers are fully qualified to deliver this course. We use both qualified Health & Safety trainers and Physiotherapists.

Resources. On completion of this course learners will be registered on our elearning centre. In this they will have access to our PowerPoint presentation, guides, videos and useful links.

Progression. On completion of this QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor course learners can progress onto the QQI Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor Course, PHECC FAR Instructor Course, PHECC CFR Instructor CourseAbrasive Wheels Instructor Course, Fire Safety and Fire Marshall Instructor Course, DSE/VDU Asssesor Course and the QQI Level 6 Training Delivery & Evaluation Course.

Location. Springfield Hotel, Leixlip Rd, Lucan, Co. Dublin, Ireland Leixlip County Kildare Ireland



August 2017

“Excellent Manual Handling Instructor Course! Would highly recommend for all health & safety professionals to attend this course!” Lorcan Hynes, AON

“It was a pleasure doing this Manual Handling Instructor Course. Great Instructors teaching the Course.” Jonathan French, D.I.D Electrical

July 2017

“Thank you for all of your efforts, it was a pleasure to learn from you all.” John Griffin, The Doyle Collection

“I found the Manual Handling Instructor Course and presentations very interesting. Instructors were very personal and made me feel at ease. Thank you.” Melissa Conlon, McMahons Supervalu/ Centra

“Very enjoyable Manual Handling Instructor Course, made me feel at ease throughout.” John McDonald

“Conor and Sean were very friendly and informative.” Liam Fogarty, Fogarty Safety

“The Manual Handling Instructor Course was very interesting and well organized”. Niamh Cashell, Nightline

“I thought the Manual Handling Instructor Course was really interesting. It was very interactive and everyone was able to get involved. I have no recommendations, I thought it was great.” Amy Monaghan, Glenhaven Foods

January 2017

“I really enjoyed the Manual Handling Instructor Course, all aspects of it. I didn’t know what to expect but Sean made me feel very at ease and has given me the tools to get up and present!” Carol McKenna, Stewarts Care, LTD

“The Manual Handling Instructor Course was well covered and structured.” Louise Keane, KCFE

“Enjoyed the Manual Handling Instructor Course very much.” Shane McGuinness, Growing Beyond LTD

“Well delivered and relevant Manual Handling Instructor Course.” John McCormack, JMC Training

December 2016

“The Manual Handling Instructor Course was excellent, really encouraged engagement and straight to the point.” Aisling O’Dwyer, Pinnacle Building Contractors

“I would recommend the Manual Handling Instructor Course to others.” Caoimhe Donnellan, Meath Partnership

“Very engaging Manual Handling Instructor Course, everyone got involved with ease. The icebreaker was a good idea on the first day.” Aoife Burke, Glenbrier Construction

“I really enjoyed the Manual Handling Instructor Course, which I didn’t expect! I have come away really feeling I understand the material and feeling confident.” Bernie Coughlan, Meath Partnership


November 2016

“Overall, I was very happy with the Manual Handling Instructor Course content and delivery methods and exercises used. Very enjoyable Manual Handling Instructor Course.” Aine McCarthy, Medtronic

“Good interaction and participation throughout” Mark Ryan, Medtronic

“Good application of theory to practice, practical demonstrations were beneficial. The mix of group activities worked well.” Eileen Holland, Medtronic

“Great to be back in class with Sean. Genuinely one of the better trainers around.” Richard Mongey

“I liked the way repetition was used. Things became very familiar.” Catherine Tipple, Irish Homecare LTD

“Very well presented Manual Handling Instructor Course. All instructors were competent and confident. Achieved all learning outcomes.” Robert Sparks, Commissioners of Irish Lights

“Enjoyed the Manual Handling Instructor Course very much. Met great people” Lisa Fitzsimmons

“Really well organized Manual Handling Instructor Course with engaging trainers.” Joanna Murphy, Comfort Keepers


November 2015

“I thought it was excellent” Colm McCabe, ABP Food Group


“Really enjoyed the Manual Handling Instructor Course, it was interesting and was never boring. It ran smoothly and everything in the Course was necessary.”  Natasha Quinn, Greene Farm Foods


“It was a brilliant Manual Handling Instructor Course, it was all the time alive and I wasn’t falling asleep. Well presented, really good job lads! Well recommended for others!” Laimonas Kervelis, Greene Farm Foods


“Loved the Manual Handling Instructor Course, great instructors and really well presented. The level of knowledge provided was excellent and I really learned lots. Thanks a million.” Karen Guy, St. John Ambulance


“Would recommend the Manual Handling Instructor Course highly. Content was made very interesting and there was a lot of interaction between the participants and instructors.” Denis Collins, Earthworks Profiling LTD.


“Very enjoyable. The practical was very good.” John McGrath


“The trainer was excellent.” James Meaney, South East Training


“I thought it was excellent” Colm McCabe, ABP Food Group


“Excellent Manual Handling Instructor Course and I would highly recommend it.” Gerard Dennigan, Connect Recruitment


October 2015

“Excellent Manual Handling Instructor Course and the delivery was fantastic. The material provided was very helpful and relevant. Quality training.” Richard Bourke, Peninsula Business Services


“Both trainers were excellent, clear and concise with the information” Caroline Darrer, Dixons Carphone


“The whole Manual Handling Instructor Course was excellent. Best one to date.” Robert Kennedy, D.I.D Electrical


“Great instructor with very good teaching skills.” Michael Morrissey, Derrycourt Cleaning Services


“Extremely good engagement.” Barbara Poynton, Johnstown House Hotel


“Very enjoyable, great trainers, excellent communication.” Eoin Delvin


“Sean and Shane are great trainers and will make sure you are 100% clear before moving onto the next module.” Sinead Tully, Dixons Carphone


“Very enjoyable as a whole” Gavin Maguire, Broadford International LTD.


“The Manual Handling Instructor Course was conducted in a professional but laid back manner, expected it to be boring but I enjoyed it.” Philip Simpson, CCL


“Excellent Manual Handling Instructor Course, very informative and really enjoyed taking part. Very well delivered by the instructor.” Peter Simpson, Broadford International LTD.


September 2015

“Excellent Throughout. Will recommend to others and use again.” Henry Gunning, Jones Engineering LTD.

August 2015

“Manual Handling Instructor Course was well structured and laid out. Great efforts placed on group work to ensure the whole class got the opportunity to interact, get to know and be comfortable with each other.” Marian Kennedy, DCU Sport

“I had a really good time on the Manual Handling Instructor Course. Will recommend it. Thank you.” Krzysztof Wlodarski, Shamrock Gift Company

“I think Shane was great, he put the class at ease and was helpful and facilitated the class in a professional manner. The class was enjoyable.” Martina McCabe, Meath Partnership

“I feel confident that I will be able to competently deliver Manual Handling training.” Orlagh Deegan, Choice Training & Consultancy

“Could not fault anything. Excellent trainers, great Manual Handling Instructor Course.” Julie Greene, Irish Alzheimer’s Society

July 2015

“Presenters were very professional, very approachable and very supportive.” Stephen Walsh, Londis Callan Co-op

“Excellent Instructor. Would highly recommend to colleagues and for future training.” Michael Cureton, Primework Therapy

“Would recommend to everyone. I would attend any Manual Handling Instructor Course run by Qualtec in reference to any other company.” Linda Mary Martina Fowler

“The trainer was supportive, encouraging and very aware of the participants needs. Good instruction and constructive feedback.” Bernadette Moore, EDI Centre Longford

June 2015

“Very good atmosphere, friendly instructor.” Pawel Popowski, Musgraves

The Manual Handling Instructor Course was engaging and informative with demonstrations, handouts and interaction from all. I learned a lot and hope to share this with workmates. Homework sessions helped me to retain the information. Thanks.” Peter Gillespie, Musgraves

“The Manual Handling Instructor Course trainer was excellent on all levels. He brought humour to the Manual Handling Instructor Course while maintaining a very professional approach. He made himself available to us as a group by offering his time outside of Manual Handling Instructor Course hours and by telephone over a long bank holiday weekend.” John Burke

“This has been one of the best and most informative Manual Handling Instructor Courses I have undertaken. Regardless of pass or fail my training will improve as a result.” Gary Steel, Musgraves

“The Manual Handling Instructor Course was delivered to an extremely high standard and information was put across in a way that was understandable to everyone.” Ian Kennedy, Musgraves

“Manual Handling Instructor Course tutor was excellent at presentation and involving the class in the practical part.” Karl Murphy

“This was a great Manual Handling Instructor Course, really enjoyed it. The instructor made it easy and made us feel welcome.” Paula Kearney, Dublin Airport Authority

“Shane was very helpful, boosted our confidence and guided us with constructive criticism.” Catriona Monks, Dublin Airport Authority

“Manual Handling Instructor Course was very detailed and explored all aspects of Manual Handling. The trainer was very engaging.” Neil McKiernan, Griffith College

“The trainer was excellent, made the Manual Handling Instructor Course interesting and fun and involved all participants. He made himself available for any questions or queries and went out of his way to make participants feel at ease.” Wayne Delvin, EDI Longford

“I would recommend this Manual Handling Instructor Course to the companies I know.” Olesia Mikalauskiene, DWC Recycling LTD.

“Very well paced, good rapport developed between students and supportive.” Bernadette O’Carroll, Abbott