Manual Handling Instructor (QQI)

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The HSA regulations require that all Manual Handling Instructors must be certified. This course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills and competencies to deliver manual handling training. Learners who achieve this award can transfer into the Level 6 Special Purpose Certificate in People Handling Instruction.

6 February 2020 - 21 February 2020

5 days, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

WMC

Session information

Sessions

MHI - Day 1 - 6th February 2020
09:30 - 16:30
1 day
    5 days - 09:30 to 16:30
    MHI - Day 2 - 7th February 2020
    09:30 - 16:30
    1 day
      MHI - Day 3 - 13th February 2020
      09:30 - 16:30
      1 day
        MHI - Day 4 - 14th February 2020
        09:30 - 16:30
        1 day
          MHI - Day 5 - 21st February 2020
          09:30 - 16:30
          1 day
            • €750.00 excl. 0% - tax exempt

            16 April 2020 - 30 April 2020

            5 days, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

            WMC

            Session information

            Sessions

            MHI - Day 1 - 16th April 2020
            09:30 - 16:30
            1 day
              5 days - 09:30 to 16:30
              MHI - Day 2 - 17th April 2020
              09:30 - 16:30
              1 day
                MHI - Day 3 - 23rd April 2020
                09:30 - 16:30
                1 day
                  MHI - Day 4 - 24th April 2020
                  09:30 - 16:30
                  1 day
                    MHI - Day 5 - 30th April 2020
                    09:30 - 16:30
                    1 day
                      • €750.00 excl. 0% - tax exempt

                      Description

                      The course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of manual handling, risk assessment and the key training tools and skills required to effectively deliver manual handling courses. 

                      Learning Objectives

                      Learners will:

                      • Gain an understanding of the main components of current Health & Safety Legislation
                      • Learn about the anatomy of the spine and effective back care
                      • Identify the main risk factors for back injuries
                      • Gain an understanding of the techniques for Manual Handling Risk Assessment
                      • Gain an understanding of Ergonomic Principles
                      • Understand manual handling principles and techniques
                      • Develop the qualities necessary for effective manual handling instruction
                      • Acquire effective preparation techniques for manual handling instruction
                      • Develop skills for the competent delivery and evaluation of manual handling training
                      • Develop better presentation and communication skills
                      • Practice course preparation and delivery skills and techniques
                      • Demonstrate their understanding of the process of preparing and delivering a manual handling course

                      Programme Content

                      • Legislative Requirements and Health Benefit
                        • Relevant to manual handling
                      • Anatomy and Back Care
                      • Ergonomic Principles and Risk Assessment
                      • Manual Handling Principles and Techniques
                      • Planning and Design of a Manual Handling Training Programme
                        • Theoretical and practical elements
                        • Preparation and lesson plans
                      • Delivering manual handling training – practical sessions
                      • Individual feedback

                      Additional study requirements outside of the classroom

                      • Self-directed learning
                      • Preparation for skills demonstrations
                      • Research and preparation of assignment (Due three weeks after the course)

                      Assessments

                      All assessments are carried out in accordance with QQI regulations:

                      • Assignment                                 20%
                      • Examination (theory based)      20%
                      • Skills Demonstration                  60%

                      NOTE: A learner must pass each of the assessments in order to achieve certification.

                      Certification & Award

                      A QQI Certificate of Achievement will be issued following the validation of results by QQI and the appropriate credit under the National Framework of Qualifications will be awarded to the learner. 

                      National Framework of Qualifications:  6S0242 Level 6 Special Purpose Award - 10 credits

                      Prerequisites

                      • Participants require a reasonable level of flexibility as practical exercises and demonstrations are a key part of the course

                      • Participants with a back, hip or knee injury/condition should contact the Centre in advance of attending a course