Patient Handling Instructors Course Fetac Level 6


Course Background:

This course is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver people handling instruction in the workplace.

Course Content:

  • People handling risk assessment
  • People handling principles and techniques
  • Planning and design of people handling training programmes
  • Delivery of people handling training

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Explain the people handling risk assessment process
  • Describe a range of controls to avoid and reduce the risk of injury
  • Apply the main principles of manual handling to a range of people handling tasks
  • Carry out a range of appropriate people handling techniques to include transferring, supporting, gliding, sliding, rolling, sitting and standing
  • Analyse the learner’s performance of people handling techniques
  • Develop people handling training programmes, to include lesson plans
  • Give effective instruction in practical people handling techniques

This Course is Designed For:

Personnel interested in training other staff in people handling.

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:

While pens and paper will be supplied, participants are free to bring their own. Participants should wear comfortable clothing for practical activities.

Duration of the Course:

3 days.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a FETAC level 6 Instructing People Moving certificate.

Upcoming Courses:

Patient Handling Instructors Course Fetac Level 6 run in Kildare. View Dates


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