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QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Course aim:

The aim of this FETAC 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


Content

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

Certification
In successful completion of this course learners will receive a QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Certificate

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.

Testimonials

November 2015

"I thought it was excellent" Colm McCabe, ABP Food Group
“Really enjoyed the 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 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 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 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 course and I would highly recommend it." Gerard Dennigan, Connect Recruitment

October 2015

"Excellent 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 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 course was conducted in a professional but laid back manner, expected it to be boring but I enjoyed it." Philip Simpson, CCL
"Excellent 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

“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 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 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 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 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 course trainer was
excellent on all levels. He brought humour to the course while maintaining a
very professional approach. He made himself available to us as a group by
offering his time outside of course hours and by telephone over a long bank
holiday weekend.” John Burke
“This has been one of the
best and most informative courses I have undertaken. Regardless of pass or fail
my training will improve as a result.” Gary Steel, Musgraves
“The course was delivered
to an extremely high standard and information was put across in a way that was
understandable to everyone.” Ian Kennedy, Musgraves
“Course tutor was
excellent at presentation and involving the class in the practical part.” Karl
Murphy
“This was a great 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
“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 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
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

May 2015

“Great course, very
interesting and Sean kept everyone involved.” Karen Finn, Abbott Diabetes Care

April 2015

“The course was brilliant.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and it gave me the confidence I need going forward.”
Nicola Dunphy, ANCCR Area Development
“Brilliant as usual!
Thanks Sean.” Julie Serberry, Moorehall Living
“I thoroughly enjoyed the
course. Felt very relaxed and enjoyed all aspects of the course. The course
contained lots of info which was all very relevant.” Louise Henry, Harry Corry
LTD.
“Great Instructor! Makes
it easy to learn and remember.” Victoria Fitz-henry, Butlers Chocolates
“I thoroughly enjoyed the
course, great interaction with the group and the instructor, examples were
relevant and good practical work.” Julia Hensey
“Great course, very happy
with the choice.” Kristine Zake, Safecon
“Took a lot from the
course and I could see the progression daily.” Ciaran Walsh, Dublin Airport
Authority

September 2015

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

August 2015

“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 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 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 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 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 course trainer was
excellent on all levels. He brought humour to the course while maintaining a
very professional approach. He made himself available to us as a group by
offering his time outside of course hours and by telephone over a long bank
holiday weekend.” John Burke
“This has been one of the
best and most informative courses I have undertaken. Regardless of pass or fail
my training will improve as a result.” Gary Steel, Musgraves
“The course was delivered
to an extremely high standard and information was put across in a way that was
understandable to everyone.” Ian Kennedy, Musgraves
“Course tutor was
excellent at presentation and involving the class in the practical part.” Karl
Murphy
“This was a great 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
“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 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
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

May 2015

“Great course, very
interesting and Sean kept everyone involved.” Karen Finn, Abbott Diabetes Care

April 2015

“The course was brilliant.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and it gave me the confidence I need going forward.”
Nicola Dunphy, ANCCR Area Development
“Brilliant as usual!
Thanks Sean.” Julie Serberry, Moorehall Living
“I thoroughly enjoyed the
course. Felt very relaxed and enjoyed all aspects of the course. The course
contained lots of info which was all very relevant.” Louise Henry, Harry Corry
LTD.
“Great Instructor! Makes
it easy to learn and remember.” Victoria Fitz-henry, Butlers Chocolates
“I thoroughly enjoyed the
course, great interaction with the group and the instructor, examples were
relevant and good practical work.” Julia Hensey
“Great course, very happy
with the choice.” Kristine Zake, Safecon
“Took a lot from the
course and I could see the progression daily.” Ciaran Walsh, Dublin Airport
Authority

May 2014

“Overall course was very interesting, the theory was well executed with plenty of examples given. The
practical aspects were demonstrated well also, with time given to job specific
tasks onsite.”-Marie Quigley
“Very good
course/instructor. Felt relaxed whilst learning. Would recommend highly.”-Anne
Moules
“Brilliant course and very
relevant to our workplace, trainer very friendly and open to
questions.”-Christopher Rush
“Well ran and very hands
on.”-Donal Walsh
“Very high standard. Great
attention to detail. Extremely supportive, interactive, fun-based
atmosphere.”-Sean Reinhardt
“Excellent course. Great
variety.”-Nina Allen
“Very good,
polished.”-Michael Malone
“Group interaction was
very good. Ice breakers were excellent. Very enjoyable course and good lessons
learned from it.”-Brian Goode

April 2014

 “Overall an excellent instructor course.
Highly beneficial and professional. ‘The’ training course for manual handling
instructors. Sets the bench mark for other providers.”-John Darcy
“I found the instructor
very helpful and he divided the time equally between students. He was also very
pleasant and he delivered the course content very well.” – David McCarthy
“Excellent instructor,
very engaging and brought great energy to a course which some find a little
dull. I am very happy with what I’ve taken from the training.”-Conor Kirwan
“Course is interesting at
all times and the class got on very well. Very enjoyable.”-Andrea Dooley
“Really enjoyed the
course, lots of interaction and never boring. “-Honora Carberry
“Second time on the
course. Again, a great experience. Great to have two tutors for support.”-David
Kinsella
“Sean looks after everyone
on the course and  made us all feel very
welcome. He is very approachable and answered all our questions.”-Marie Cullen
“I really enjoyed this
course and thought that Sean’s delivery was excellent and very clear.”-Majella
Stuart-Jacob

March 2014

"Overall the course
was very good & informative. Thanks." Catherine O'Dowd. O'Dowd
Warehousing & Transport.
"Very happy with the
course." Enda Breslin. Corlurgan Training Centre.
"Met all
expectations." Cormac Cushion, Safecon Group.
"Very enjoyable and
relaxing course. Very enthusiastic and competent trainer." Stephen
Gilsenan. Safecon.
"Excellent, relaxed,
useful with loads of practical examples given." Kieran Ryan, Driving for
Work.

February 2014

"Very welcoming. Good
learning environment. Easy format and positive way of learning." Stephen
Scanlon, Greyhound Waste.
"Very practical &
to the point. Good learning activities. Trainer was very knowledgeable of the
subject." Shane Foley
"Sean has a natural
ability to teach and bring everything down to a level that's not full of
jargon, making the subject matter easy to digest." Noel Marrey, Moriarty
Hotel Group.
 "Very good course, very happy with it
all." Rachel Duffy.
 "Very enjoyable, well put together."
James Hynes, Servisource.
 "Really enjoyed the two weeks. Sean made
the whole course very enjoyable and the content was interesting." Andy
O'Toole. Greystones Home Help Services.
"Excellent course
delivered by a very component &likeable persno. I enjoyed every minute of
it." Keith Gibney, Safe-T_Workplace Specialists.
"Enjoyed the
course." Catherine Bartels, Alzheimers Association.

January 2014

 “Very well delivered. Learned a lot. Found the
time flew with all the interaction. Would recommend the training”. Alison
Cullen. Focus Ireland.
“Thoroughly enjoyed the
course. Feel totally equiped and prepared to go and deliver next week. Thanks
Sean & Niamh” Maria Flood. Rushmount Nursing Home.
“Good course. Very
friendly environment”.  Anthony Smyth.
Irish Fencing.
“Very helpful and enthusiastic
trainer. I learned a lot and developed my personal skills considerably” Tara
Mullen, Middletown Nursing Home.
“Really enjoyed the
course. Sean is an excellent trainer. He has an excellent manner. Lovely
person.” Lorraine Dempsey.”
“The course was excellent.
I learned a lot from the trainer in not only the topic of manual handling but
its delivery. He kept it simple & relevant. The group were a pleasure also!
Thank you” Elizabeth Farrell, Focus Ireland.

December 2013

“Felt comfortable throughout
the course. Sean used very good samples throughout and interesting delivery”
Christina Monaghan. Hammond Lane Metal Co Ltd.
“Thank you. I do feel
uncomfortable with written tests. Sean gave me clear instructions and training
to propare me” Dee Dixon, Step One Permanent Solutions.
“Course was very
enjoyable!” Tom Maher. Acclaim.
“Enjoyed” Tony Mc Donnell.
First Aide Safety Training.
“Very much appreciated the
training over the last number of days. It was good to get a refresh of skills”
Ian Patrick Murphy.

November 2013

“This course was excellent
and I would recommend Sean and Qualtec to anybody. This organisation came
highly recommended to me and it still exceeded my expectations. Thank you very
much to Sean, Niamh and Richard.” Michael O’Brien.
“Very good course. Enjoyed
it a lot.” Eamonn Reade. Waterford IT.
“I certainly would
recommend this course”. Sarah Costello. Costello’e Care Center.
“Excellent feedback on
topics” Brendan Muldowney. Musgraves.
It was a valuable learning
experience and Sean is an excellent trainer. He puts participants at ease and
is and excellent group facilitator.” Ann Gariner. Nurse Education and Training
Solutions.
“Very interesting”. Olivia
Harrison. Tim Kelly Group.

October 2013

“Found overall (FETAC
Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor) course enjoyable and very interesting &
entertaining” Darren Tullly, Olive Safety.
“Very good (FETAC Level 6
Manual Handling Instructor) course- both Sean and Chris were excellent trainers
and (FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor) course was well delivered. Both
were also very approachable.” Tara Clarke, Homecare Plus.
“It was delivered to
highest standards. Excellent.” Des Cosgrove, Mattru Ltd.
“Many thanks Sean &
Chris for your assistance” Anne O’Malley, Care Training & Consultancy
Service.
“(FETAC Level 6 Manual
Handling Instructor) course was absolutely excellent, very informative” Una
Murray. HSE Midland Regional Hospital.
“First time doing a (FETAC
Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor) course which involved presentation- was
very nervous- but was made feel very comfortable.” Ursula Ryan.
“The training was
excellent. I have done the training before with another company and foubd this
training much better. The trainers were very encouraging and really help you be
a better teacher. Many Thanks." Melissa Lalor, Loughrea Hotel & Spa.
“I thought the content,
tutor and help for everything was excellent” Juliet Sullivan, North Dublin
Healthcare.

September 2013

Having being on several
(FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor) courses over the years I found this
covered all areas from manual handling content to the Trainer development area.
My recommendation is keep up the good work!”. Sharon Tracey, ALSAA.
“Instructor is very
professional & knowledgeable in his teaching. Material very relevant. Very
interactive and enjoyable (FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor) course.
Yvonne Kane. HSE.
“”The (FETAC Level 6
Manual Handling Instructor) course was very appropriate and clear. The trainer
was excellent. The (FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor) course was
perfect. Would recommend this company to everyone and anyone” Suzanne
McDonnell. Stanley Security Solutions.
“Great presentation
skills. Good examples used throughout and good props. Made the class
comfortable and included everyone. No negatives” Micelle O’Farrell

June 2011

“Excellent around” Mary
Coyle
“Very good course. Thank
you Sean” Andriy Podolskyy, AIBP
“A very enjoyable
experience and I learned a lot about myself and the relevant course content”.
Mick Walsh, Irish Ambulance Training Institute.
“Overall a very enjoyable
course. Instructor was very good, made it very interesting and engaged well
with everyone” Geraldine Higgins, Comfort Keepers.
“Very interesting course!
Brilliant tutor!” Rafal Kowalski, AIBP
“Excellent Tutor &
content. Extremely well presented and well worthwhile. I learned so much, thank
you very much!!” Mark Flattery, Lisclare Ltd.
“I enjoyed the course and
found it informative” Ali Shahrestani.
“Very good course.
Excellent tutor” Catherine Gobbons.

March 2011

"Very positive and
good feedback to improve presentation skills" Joanne Knaggs, WIDA Ltd
"Well presented, an
easy instructor to listen to, knows his audience." Donogh McCarthy.
"Well run. I felt
well facilitated. Thank you" Julie Seberry, Carraig Crua Nursing Home.
"It updated my
knowledge of legislation updates. It identified the importance of getting the
basics right." Brendan Donaghy.
" Total Manufacturing
Services. "Course enjoyable and useful". Ivor Gleeson, CAO.
"Excellent
tuition!" Derek Montague, Quintiles.
"Sean’s knowledge is
very good. Good at interacting with students. Really enjoyed the course".
Tom O,Donoghue, Pulse 8.
"Sean is a very good
tutor. Course was interesting and am very pleased with the result" Anne
Bentinick.
"Really enjoyed
it" Lorraine McGovern. Life Aiders.