QQI Manual Handling Instructor (Level 6)


The Holland Safety QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Course takes place over 4 days, 2 days via webinar and 2 days in the classroom for practical and assessment. The course will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and competence to plan, design, deliver and evaluate manual handling training in the workplace as a Quality & Qualifications Ireland Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor(NFQ- QQI).

The Holland Academy QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor course gives the participant the skills to fast track their career in training. The Manual Handling Instructor Course teaches a combination of subject knowledge and strong training skills and know-how. These skills are transferrable and allow the participant to train other courses in their workplace.

Participants are equipped in instructional skills technique as well as theoretical and practical aspects of manual handling. The participant will be equipped in skills to deliver manual handling training, present skills demonstrations and provide their workforce with instructional skills and knowledge in safe manual handling practice. 

Who Should Attend

This course is for individuals who want to become Manual Handling Instructors. Also is suited for those who wish to train Manual Handling in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the relevant danger or safety of manual handling tasks
  • Recommend preventative measures which can reduce the risk of injury
  • Lift and handle loads safely the use of manual handling techniques
  • Identify ergonomic risks and recommend control measures
  • Instruct others on the theory and techniques of safe manual handling.


Course Outline

Course Outline

Day 1

Legislative requirements
Manual Handling management

Day 2

Back Care

Day 3

Ergonomic principles
Risk assessment

Day 4

Planning and design of manual handling training programmes
Delivery of manual handling training  




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Certification & Assessment

Delegates who successfully complete the course will receive a QQI Level 6 Certificate in Manual Handling Instruction.

To be successful delegates must pass

  • Written Assessment (20%)
  • Skills Demonstration (60%)
  • Assignment (20%)

Candidates are advised that this course involves the preparation of a practical presentation and assignment. qqi.ie


Additional Information


What is Train the Trainer?

Many different roles require the ability to train others. We sometimes find it difficult to know how to pass on knowledge and skills we know intrinsically to others in ways they might understand.

Train the Trainer is a programme designed to equip participants with both the abilities and confidence needed to train others. If you seek to train in any capacity, whether as part of an existing role, or as a professional trainer, it is vital to understand best practices for planning, delivery and evaluation.

Holland Academy will engage you in practical learning and give you the opportunity to develop your own style and improve your technique for delivering training. We will guide you in developing your course, offering advice on what mode of delivery might work best for your workforce or personnel you wish to train, and how to assess your course using practical marking sheets. Holland Academy are always available to support you after you have completed this course to offer further guidance and assistance.


What is Manual Handling?

Manual Handling is a physical activity that takes place in every workplace, and in some cases, the activity does not pose a problem. However, it can be a potential workplace hazard when an employee is required to handle very heavy loads, which could result in a back injury. The type of manual handling activity that needs to be assessed is defined in Regulation 68 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007:

“Manual Handling involves any transporting or supporting of any 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 unfavourable ergonomic conditions involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees.” hsa.ie 

How long does manual handling instructor Cert last?

QQI Manual Handling Instructor Certs do not have an expiry date. However, it is recommended that refresher training should be provided at intervals, not more than every three years.

Manual Handling Instructor Training Course program should be refreshed due to where is a change in work practices resulting in the introduction of a new system of work related to manual handling or use of equipment to handle loads. www.hsa.ie

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Course Dates

Start date Days End date Location Delivery Method Places Buy a Seat
  • 17-09-2024
  • 23-09-2024
24-09-2024 6 places
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