How do I become a Manual Handling Instructor?
A common question – how do I become a manual handling instructor? Well, you’ve come to the right place for an answer. Choice Training & Consultancy have trained hundreds of others to become manual handling instructors in Ireland. In fact it is one of our most popular courses as there is a surge in demand for trainers in all industries.
In Ireland all Manual Handling Instructors must have a QQI Level 6 Instructing Manual Handling Qualification (Course Code: 6N0233) as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). You do not require a current Manual Handling Certificate in order to complete the course as this will all be covered in great detail. You do not need to come from a Health & Safety background as all the foundations are taught on this course.
Full Information on the course including learning outcomes and assessment can be found here: QQI Instructing Manual Handling
It takes 4 days in the classroom and consists of theory, practical sessions, presentations, case studies, group work – so every future trainer gets hands on experience are confident to deliver manual handling themselves once they complete the course.
Unlike other companies we provide a full suite of learner resources and on-going support for those who complete our courses.
Another question we are asked is ‘Can I also teach patient handling with this qualification and the answer is unfortunately not – you would need to complete a People Handling Instructor Course as well. The Manual Handling Instructor Course is a Pre-requisite for the People Handling Instructor Course. It’s a very popular option for those who work or wish to work in nursing homes or care environments.
If you require any further information about becoming a Manual Handling Instructor, do not hesitate to contact Orlagh to discuss.