Manual Handling Instructor Course

Manual Handling Instructor Course

29th May 2017
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

James O'Keeffe Institute
Co. Cork
Places remaining: 5
Cost: €€350.00 (Plus booking fee)

Dates: 29th May – 2nd June

Times: 09:30am – 5.30pm each day

Cost: €350


Become a Manual Handling Instructor and reduce the risks in your workplace.
This 5 day course QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instruction course will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver manual handling training in the workplace as a Manual Handling Instructor.
Regulation 68 of the 2007 regulations defines ‘manual handling of loads’ as: ‘any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more employees and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, or moving a load, which, by reason of its characteristics or of unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees.’
Manual Handling Instruction Course Details:
This comprehensive 5 day Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Specific Purpose Manual Handling Instruction (level 6) certificate course covers all the aspects of instructing in Manual Handling as outlined in component specification 6N0233. This is an intensive and highly interactive course which will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver manual handling training in the workplace and to become a manual handling instructor. Participants are trained in instructional skills techniques as well as the theoretical and practical aspects of manual handling. A list of learning outcomes is listed below. Please note that this award is available through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Process for existing instructors with experience. See RPL section below. Successful participants on the programme will receive a QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instruction Certificate.

Course Programme:
Unit 1 – Legislation Requirements and Health Benefit
Unit 2 – Anatomy and Back Care
Unit 3 – Ergononics Principles and Risk Assessments
Unit 4 – Manual Handling Principles and Techniques
Unit 5 – Planning and Design of Manual Handling Training Programmes
Unit 6 – Delivery of Manual Handling Training

What to Expect:
Highly participative and interactive course
Presentations by participants
Practical flexibility and strengthening exercises
Practical Risk Assessment Workshops
Course assessment – presentation and written exam

Methods of Training:
The course will incorporate a wide range of interactive training tools including ice breakers, DVD’s, visual presentations, group work, individual tasks, problem based learning and exercises with a strong emphasis on practical application throughout. The Manual Handling Instructor course is extremely interactive, providing participants with the opportunity to prepare and practice their skills demonstration. All participants will receive a comprehensive Manual and training will be delivered on a ratio of no more than 12 participants to each instructor.
Avoid Manual Handling where possible
Regulation 69(a) of the 2007 Regulations states that, in order to avoid the need for manual handling of loads by employees, every employer must:
Take appropriate organisational measures, or
Use the appropriate means, in particular mechanical equipment

QQI Assessment:
Participants are required to complete an assignment, examination and make skills demonstration as indicated below. The fair and consistent assessment of learners is paramoun. All assessments are carried out in accordance with QQI regulations and are internally verified and externally authenticated before certification is issued. All participants have the right to appeal their result and all appeals will be dealt with in accordance with procredure. All participants who successfully complete the written examinations and practical assignments will be awarded with a QQI level 6 Special Purpose Manual Handling Instruction certificate and the appropriate credits under the national framework of qualifications will then be obtained by the learner. Participants will be given clear guidelines on how the assignment should be completed. The skills demonstration element will be completed and assessed during the course.

Summary of Assessments:
Skills Demonstration 60%
Examination (Theory Based) 20%
Assignment 20% (to be completed in learners’ own time)

Pass 50-64%
Merit 65-79%
Distinction 80-100%

Skills Demonstration:
Candidates will be assessed in skills (based in Units 4, 5 & 6) in the following areas:
Carry out a range of manual handling techniques and apply to manual handling tasks.
Analyse learner’s performance of manual handling techniques.
Give effective instruction in practical manual handling.
Deliver effective presentation
Candidates should demonstrate the skills with due care and attention. A checklist will be used to assess the range of skills to become a manual handling instructor.

This is a theory based examination of approximately 90 minutes duration that assesses the candidate’s ability to recall and apply theory and understanding of components from units 1, 2 & 3, requiring responses to a arrange of short answer questions. The learner must achieve at least 16 correct answers to pass the assessment. Candidates will be required to complete the exam in writing or orally.

Each candidate must present an assignment which demonstrates their understanding of unit 3 and ability to carry out a manual handling risk assessment, discuss a case study or devise a lesson plan as a Manual Handling Instructor. The assignment should identify theoretical understanding and practical application on a range of specific learning outcomes in unit 3. The assignment must be presented in written or type format. The brief will require the learner to present information in relation to above mentioned areas. The assignment will be given to the delegates at the end of the course and must be submitted 2 weeks following course completion.

National Framework of Qualifications:

Course qualifies as 10 credits towards QQI (Level 6) Certificates and is a recognised module within the National Framework of Qualifications.

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.