Patient Handling Instructors Course FETAC Level 6 RPL


Course Background:

This course is designed for instructors already qualified as a patient handling instructor. By completing this RPL course it allows instructors to upgrade their certification to FETAC Level 6.

Course Content:

  • People moving risk assessment
  • Demonstration of people handling moves
  • Practise and feedback on people handling moves
  • Explanation of FETAC assessment criteria
  • Use of hoists and other equipment
  • Assessment on people handling moves
  • People handling instructor test

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course participants will gain the relevant skills and knowledge to:

  •  Assess the relative danger or safety of patient handling tasks
  •  Recommend preventive measures which can reduce the risk of injury
  •  Lift and handle patients safely
  •  Identify risks and recommend control measures
  •  Instruct others on the theory and techniques of safe patient handling

This Course is Designed For:

Current manual handling instructors looking to upgrade their qualification to FETAC standard.

Training Methodology:

This course is classroom based; it is highly interactive with role-playing and practical exercises to reinforce understanding and learning.

What to Bring to the Course:

Participants should wear comfortable clothing for practical activities. There will be extensive moving and stretching involved.

Duration of the Course:

2 days.


A maximum of 12 participants per course.


On completion of this course, participants will receive a FETAC level 6 Instructing Patient Handling certificate.

Upcoming Courses:

Patient Handling Instructors Course FETAC Level 6 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) run in Kildare. View Dates


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