PatienthandlingPatient Handling Instructor Course aim:

The purpose of this Patient Handling Instructor course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and
deliver patient handling training courses in the workplace

Patient Handling Course objectives

On completion of this Patient Handling Instructor course learners will be able to:

  • Explain the patient handling risk assessment process
  • Describe a range of controls to avoid and reduce the risk of injury
  • Apply the main principles of manual handling to a range of patient handling tasks
  • Carry out a range of appropriate people handling techniques to include transferring, supporting, gliding, sliding, rolling, sitting and standing
  • Analyse the learner’s performance of patient handling techniques
  • Develop people handling training programmes, to include lesson plans
  • Give effective instruction in practical people handling techniques


  • Unit 1 Patient Handling Risk Assessment
  • Unit 2 Patient Handling Principles and Techniques
  • Unit 3 Planning and design of Patient Handling Training Programmes
  • Unit 4 Delivery of Patient Handling Training

Dates and booking

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Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth


August 2013

“Found it very interesting and trainer was good at putting people at their ease. Very focused. Sinead was very good also and very funny.” Bernie Breen, Daffodil Care Services

“Excellently delivered, enjoyable and easy to pay attention.” Maria Coleman, Fenchpark & Districts Childcare Ltd.

“Very comfortable to learn in, thanks.” John Bruton, Multi-Skill Health & Safety Ltd.

“Sean was clear concise and definite on instruction. Kept the instruction simple which was easy to understand.” Ethna Garahy

“This was an excellent course and because of the presentation by Sean it was easily understood. There was a lot of focus on practicals which was brilliant. Excellent course and I would highly recommend it.” Carol Mythen

“Very good schedule, days didn’t feel long and loads of time to practice and repractice moves. Good group dynamics facilitated by Sean helped with completing tasks in pairs, you were comfortable working with everyone.” Siobhan Kelly

“Course as great and the repetitive doing of tasks helped me with confidence issues in actually performing the tasks. Class was timed to perfection. Thank you for lunch for the 3 days.” Veronica O’Shaughnessy

“The practical sessions which involved everyone at each stage were informative and facilitated plenty of practice which really helped to sharpen our practical skills.” Pauline McCarthy, Albany Training Ltd.

June 2013

“Brian/ Sean are an excellent team providing a very high quality course.” Gerard Barry, Anderlift Safety Services

“Very enjoyable and thorough course.” Elaine Molony, Sunhill Nursing Home

“I would recommend Sean as a tutor to anyone. Very good as a teacher which reflects really highly on a student.” Kevin O’Hara, Kelron Health and Safety

May 2011

“Excellent- really enjoyable & practical session much needed & appreciated. “Tutor makes (People Moving Instructor Course). Kept attention.” Francis Chambers. St Brendan’s Unit.

“Excellent (People Moving Instructor Course). Excellent venue, very well presented” Edel Murtagh, Advanta Safety.

“Excellent presentation, excellent competent competent instructor” Angela Duggan, Corrigtri, Cappagh Unit.

“Always delivered to a very high standard. Feel well trained and supported. Thanks” Julie Seberry, Carraig Crua.

“(People Moving Instructor Course) was very practical. Good for learning” Helen Gray. Oakwood Nursing Home.

“One of the best training (People Moving Instructor Course)s I ever attended” Sebastian Baby. Sisters of Charity

“Very enjoyable (People Moving Instructor Course). Time well spent on practical components. Trainer very knowleagable, professional & friendly” Grainne Conway, Elemgreen Nursing Home.

“Very professional and knowledgeable” Jerry Buckley. Cork

“As always the (People Moving Instructor Course) was really enjoyable and extremely instructive. Many thanks for all your help”. Laura Pratt. Wicklow

March 2011

“Spot on! Good pace too” Con Furey

“Excellent course-I learned a lot” Christina Carty.

“Very well run course with excellent practical content. Really shows the carer how the patient would be feeling and experiencing through the course of the technique”. Mark Callanan.

“Thank you. I really enjoyed the training as it was delivered very well.” Michael Tiernan.

Order of Malta

“Well delivered. Excellent trainer.” Jackie Mitchell. Creative Training.

“Really enjoyed the course. Well done”. Sheila Cuddihy, Creative Training.

“Philip is a first class tutor and comes across in a very natural confident way.” Gerard Malone.

“Very well prepared and presented. A great refresher course and learned lots of new things” Sinead Curran.

“Very enjoyable (People Moving Instructor Course) and well delivered. The tutor was excellent and made the (People Moving Instructor Course) even better” Ann Flynn.

“Like the detail that we went into”. Pearce Gallagher.

“I enjoyed it. Learned a lot.” Oliver Murphy.

“Felt I learned a lot and felt able to go back and train my staff.” Steffi-Jade McDonagh.

“Enjoyed the (People Moving Instructor Course) and found it very relevant. Looking forward to using it the workplace.” Anne Doyle.

“Excellent. Really enjoyed the full (People Moving Instructor Course). Great interaction with participants”. Thanks Sean” Marienne Dwyer.

February 2011

“Really enjoyed the course. Tutor very relaxed, which inturn relaxed the group. Very informative and relevant to the work environment. Thanks a million!” Christine Burke.

“Great course and venue was delightful. Very well looked after” Margo o’Connell.

“The course was very good and very happy with presentations and the course content” Vincent Kinsella.

“Excellent course, relaxed, interactive and comprehensive”. Patricia Hayden.

“I really enjoyed the practical side of the (Patient Handling Instructor) course. It was very informative and interesting” Patricia Purcell, Carers Association of Ireland.

“Super (Patient Handling Instructor) course, gained a huge amount of knowledge and confidence to apply it” Martin O’Brien, Southern Safety.

“Very enjoyable (Patient Handling Instructor) course. Well prepared and Philip held everyone’s interest very well. Would recommend to others who are interested in the course” Gerry McIntyre, Shannon PT.

“(Patient Handling Instructor) Course was very clear and enjoyable. Definitely a benefit in learning techniques to prevent injury” Sabrina Lindsay, Caremark

“Sean and Philip, they are like from the same womb. I found the trainer very accommodative and he has high respect for people like Sean. Keep it up lads” Christopher Kobe

“I found Philip to be an excellent trainer in all respects. He was very thorough, patient and clear throughout” Darragh Byrne, Gheel Authism Services.

“Excellent (Patient Handling Instructor) Course with good interaction. Great material taught in a relaxed style” Mary McLoughlin, Healthcare Training Services

“I really enjoyed the (Patient Handling Instructor) course, very informative” Valerie Case

“Full on- no messing- very professional Feel very competent now-thank you” Geraldine Galvin.

“Very professional-thank you” Caragh Burn Sharma. New Approach

“Both trainers were very knowledgeable and competent and I really enjoyed both courses, manual and patient handling” Dermot Hopkins, DH Safety

“Very well presented and run as always” Barry Feeley

“Great (Patient Handling Instructor) course run by an excellent instructor, really enjoyed it” Rob Roe, Hearts Safety

“Excellent Instructor. Overall, very well run (Patient Handling Instructor) course!” John Fitzgerald, Dublin Fire Brigade.

“ I enjoyed the (Patient Handling Instructor) course. Good instructor. Well delivered and everything explained well. Great interaction between all participants. Thank you.” Padraig Curley. All In Health & Safety.

“The (Patient Handling Instructor) Course was very good. Plenty of time to practise and course kept at a good pace. I liked the small group working together.” Geraldine O'Hara.

“Very enjoyable (Patient Handling Instructor Course). Good group.” Paul Clarke. POC Consultancy.

“Very interesting & informative. Philip has an excellent manner and approach to the aubject”. Pat Hogan. HC Training.

“I thought the Patient Handling Instructor Course given by Phillip and assisted by John was excellent. He got the most from the participants throughout the two days facilitating learning from the first minute to the last.” Paschal Hayden