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Course aim:

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver patient handling instruction in the workplace

Course objectives:

On completion of this 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 associated with patient handling
  • Apply the main principles of manual handling to a range of patient handling tasks
  • Carry out a range of appropriate patient handling techniques to include transferring, supporting, gliding, sliding, rolling, sitting and standing
  • Analyse the learner’s performance of patient handling techniques
  • Develop patient handling training courses, to include lesson plans
  • Give effective instruction in practical patient handling techniques


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

Entry requirements

Participants must first complete the FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor.

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. Tea and coffee are also included. We offer a 10% discount for payment in advance.

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 center. In this they will have access to our powerpoint presentation, guides, videos and useful links.


September 2015

“Excellent hands
on learning. Lots of opportunities for participation. Props/learning aids were
excellent – lots of variety.” Orlagh Deegan, Choice Training
“Found the course
to be very informative, plenty of practice and feedback. The trainers were very
helpful and supportive.” Eilish O’Donovan, Ballymount Residential Care
“Sean and Shane
are great at putting people at their ease. Clear explanations, great trainers
who made the course very enjoyable.” Julie Greene, Alzheimers Society
“The trainers were
very informative, helpful and easy to understand. They really explained and
helped to get you to learn. Very enjoyable.” Tony Hurley
“This is one of
the best courses I have attended. It was interesting, flowed well and at no
point was I bored or lost. Sean is an excellent instructor and a great role
model.” Rhonda McMenamin, Mount Errigal Hotel
“Enjoyable course,
very informative. Would recommend.” Elaine Cooney, Bloomfield House Hotel
interaction, made the course very positive and fresh.” Grace Kelly, Sierra
Support Services
“Really enjoyed
the course. Right level of content and relevant to the workplace. Great group!”
Conleth Meehan, Butlers Chocolates
“The course was
presented in an enjoyable and excellent fashion. All the content was explained
well.” Phil O’Malley, Dawn Meats

June 2015

“Very good course
overall. Sean is very precise in his delivery and his expectations of us.” Tony
Redmond, Pulse Medical LTD.
“Thank you
Richard. I really enjoyed the course. You’re very patient and thorough which I
appreciated.” Johanne Herlihy, Cork College of Commerce
“Great course!
Really enjoyable. Well done Richard.” Katie Finucane, Cork College of Commerce
“Richard was a
superb trainer – friendly, outgoing, dedicated and patient. He created an
excellent learning environment.” Gobnait Burke, Cork College of Commerce

June 2014

excellent-closeness to motorway network make it ideal.”-Thomas Colton
“I have thoroughly
enjoyed the course and found both Sean and Shane very capable and efficient in
the delivery of training.”-Marie Cullen
“I thought it was
hugely practical to moving patients in a work care environment.  Very enjoyable.”-Camillus O’Meara
“Have done the
majority of courses I require with Qualtec. Always the same standard of high
quality. Well explained, thorough and plenty of help given in areas of
weakness.”-Denise McDonall

February 2014

“Sean was an
excellent instructor and course was very enjoyable. I would highly recommend
this course.” Cora Doyle. Doyle Health & Safety.
“All good”. Joe Gilgan,
Summerville Healthcare.
“Trainer very
approachable and excellent understanding & knowledge of all skills” Sarah
Bradley, Homecare Independent Living.
“Well explained
and plenty of time to practise. Gave me a lot of confidence”. James Hynes,
“Clear and
confident. Positive and encouraging training”. Michael O’Hehir.
“As always very
well done. Thanks Sean.” Ray Murphy. 
“Excellent”. Mark

January 2014

 “I found the course very educational and
enjoyable. I would fully recommend the course and Sean to other.” Philip Beggs.
Work Direct.
“Excellent course
throughout”. We had sufficient time to practise the moves and there was lots of
practical application discussed” FL Safety Training
“Great course with
new improved techniques” Joanne Knaggs, WIDA.

December 2013

instruction and client participation. Very informative. Learned a lot”. Oliver
“Really enjoyed
the course. Very well presented. Lots of practical rather than death by
powerpoint.” Niall Clancy. First Aid Aware.
“The instructor on
this course is above excellent at his job. He knows this fact which adds to his
presence on the course. Very much enjoyed.” Mark Sheerin, First Aid Aware.

October 2013

“I thought the
course was excellent and helped me to gain a greater understanding and insight
into so many of the lifts and techniques. Very hands on which was brilliant.”
Shane O’Toole. Healthcare Direct.
“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
“(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
“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.
“The course was
brilliant all the way through. Excellent communicator and content” Gerard
Dunne, GPD First Aid.
“Sean, many thanks
for all your support and advice” Anne O’Malley, Care Training and Consultancy
“Course was well
organised and progressed in a very informative manner” James McArdle. Dr
Stevens Resource Centre 
opportunity to add to my skills and new approaches learned. Class got on well
even though we came from different backgrounds.” Seamus Murphy, Donegal LEB.

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,
“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.
presentation skills. Good examples used throughout and good props. Made the
class comfortable and included everyone. No negatives” Micelle O’Farrell.
“(FETAC Level 6
Manual Handling Instructor) course was excellent, all aspects covered. Trainer
understood the material and had a broad knowledge. Very good class activities
but kept it running smoothly. Great to interact with the class.” Enjoyed all
aspects.” Alison Cullinan. Oakley Ireland.
“Sean it was a
great (FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor) course and I was made to feel
very comfortable in the class” William Robinson. Air Products Ltd.
“I thought the
(FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor) course was excellent as a whole.
Sean was recommended to me and I would have no hesitation in recommending Sean
to someone else. “ Michael Flanagan.
“Good pace well
delivered” Fergus Murray. Harvey Norman.
“Very happy with
the (FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor) course content &
presentation, picked up some beneficial topics & ideas for use with my own
training programme. “ Lisa O’Donnell. Kilcawley Construction.
“Very happy with
the (FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor) course. Brought me up to speed.
Picked up some new bits & pieces. Great thanks. Tony Fitzgerald. Geoline

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
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 practical’s 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
as a student.” Kevin O’Hara, Kelron Health and Safety

May 2013

enjoyed the FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course and would recommend
this FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course, Qualtec, Sean and
Richard to colleagues. Helped with confidence” Audrey Thornton, Irish Ambulance
Training Institute
“I would highly
recommend this cause and the trainers – I have taken a lot away from this FETAC
Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course. Thank you.” Freya Flynn, MCG
Training and Development
“Very good,
brought everything back to the principles which is very efficient, practical
way of teaching.” Orla Quinn, Sacred Heart Nursing Home
“Really enjoyed
the FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course and feel I can bring a lot
back to my own company for when I start training. Thanks Sean.” Jane Conlon,
North Dublin Home Care

April 2013

“The amount of
practical content was excellent – so important. Trainer very engaging &
clearly experienced in putting class at ease & making the training easily
understood.”  Paula Lawler, Drakelands
“Excellent FETAC
Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course pitched very well and very
thorough.”  Mikey Monaghan, Roscommon VEC
“Both Seán and
Richard provided a most relaxed atmosphere in which to learn and update
skills.” John O’Brien, Order of Camillus
“I’ve attended a
lot of instructor FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor courses and I must
say your FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course is far and away the
best FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course/instructor I have ever
experienced. Knowledge & practical application was amazing.” Shane Dunphy,
AMPM Safety & Environmental
“I have to say I
found this FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course very helpful and
everything was explained in great detail by both instructors. Good all round –
friendly also. Very helpful.”  Philip
“Seán is an
excellent trainer. Very friendly and enthusiastic. Great method of
teaching.”  Cheryl Leppla, North Dublin
Home Care

February 2013

“Everything well
covered and explained – good interaction and feedback from other candidates present.
Keep up the good work.” Bridie Reilly
“I would highly
recommend this FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course for trainers.
Seán is an excellent trainer, totally client focused – allows for us to take
our time and share our knowledge with each other. Really enjoyed the FETAC
Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course. Thanks Seán! Clear, concise, lots
of practice time, learner focused, excellent trainer” Orla Griffin, Comfort
“Great FETAC Level
6 Patient Handling Instructor course which focused a lot on the practical. I
found this took out the monotony end of the FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling
Instructor course and kept everyone engaged. Overall a great group.”  Brian Dempsey
“Seán as always
lived up to my high expectations. Great trainer and really enjoyed the FETAC
Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course. All healthcare staff should do this
FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course.”  Michael Duggan, Dublin Fire Brigade

January 2013

“Very enjoyable
and informative.” Leanne Murphy, NAS Centre
“Very good, lots
of practical’s and demonstration. Very enjoyable – Thanks!” Karen Fitzgerald
“As this was the
second FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course in recent times
completed with Qualtec will use this facility as often as possible.” Pat Flynn
“I found the whole
thing excellent.” Gary Ward
“Very impressed,
top class.” Denis McMahon, Civil Defence
“Overall very
clearly delivered and very enjoyable. I obtained everything I need from the
FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course.” John Brennan, North Dublin
“Very good
practical FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course, great tutor, very
enjoyable few days.”  Anne O’Donoghue,
Abbeylands Nursing Home

December 2012

“FETAC Level 6
Patient Handling Instructor course was well presented.” Dawn Nelson, Iona
“FETAC Level 6
Patient Handling Instructor course was excellent. Really enjoyed it. Seán and
Chris were great. Thanks lads.” Richard Hayes, Carraig Safety
“FETAC Level 6
Patient Handling Instructor course was very good, load of practical skills.
Learned a lot. Thanks to both of you. GREAT!!” Jerry Harrington

November 2012

“I enjoyed the
FETAC Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course.” Brendan Keyes, Iona College
“Instructors very
pleasant and helpful. Constructive criticism positive.” Joan Brady