QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instruction Course

About the Course

Our 5-day 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. Participants are trained in instructional skills techniques as well as the theoretical and practical aspects of manual handling. The course is accredited by QQI – Quality and Qualifications Ireland.

Duration:   5 Day Course                         

Dublin & Cork                        


10th—14th June 2019 (Cork) 

24th—28th June 2019 (Dublin) 

15th—19th July 2019 (Dublin) 

22nd—26th July 2019 (Cork) 

19th—23rd August 2019 (Dublin) 

23rd—27th September 2019 (Dublin) 


€620 per participant

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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. Please note that this award is available through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Process for existing instructors with experience. 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 – Ergonomics 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

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.

QQI Assessment:

Participants are required to complete an assignment, examination and make skills demonstration as indicated below. All assessments are carried out in accordance with QQI regulations and are internally verified and externally authenticated before certification is issued. 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.


QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instruction Certificate