Manual Handling Instructor Training Course - Eden Safety Services

Manual Handling Instructor

QQI Level 6 - 6N0233


The aim of this award is to enable learners to effectively design and deliver Manual Handling Instruction for the workplace. The programme will enable learners to deliver training which can be specifically tailored to the local Manual Handling conditions. It will ensure competency in the preparation of Manual Handling Risk Assessments.

Our 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.

Course Content

What is covered on our QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor Course

  • 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
  • Effective training programs
  • Tools and Resources
  • Presentation skills
  • Setting up practical sessions


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 have the right to appeal their result and all appeals will be dealt with in accordance with our appeals procedure.

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.

Summary of Assessments

  • Skills Demonstration 60%
  • Examination (Theory Based) 20%
  • Assignment 20% (to be completed in learners’ own time)


Successful participants will receive a QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instruction Certificate.


The course can accommodate a maximum of 10 students.


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