Instructing Manual Handling Level 6


The aim of Instructing Manual Handling (6N0233) is to provide learners with the necessary knowledge, skills, and competence to effectively plan and conduct manual handling training in a work environment.

Our comprehensive Manual Handling Instructor Training Course at QQI Level 6 covers all aspects of instructional techniques in manual handling, empowering participants to confidently train others, including management, in delivering manual handling training across all organisational levels.

This intensive and interactive course delves into instructional skills, as well as theoretical and practical aspects of manual handling in workplace settings. Delivered through blended learning, this QQI accredited course offers flexibility, enabling students to conveniently study from home or work while achieving a nationally recognised qualification. 

Who Should Complete?

This Instructing Manual Handling course is ideal for individuals who will be responsible for delivering manual handling training to others in the workplace. This includes supervisors who oversee manual handling activities, trainers who conduct training sessions, and safety officers who ensure compliance with manual handling regulations. By completing this course, these individuals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively instruct others on safe manual handling practices, reducing the risk of injuries, and promoting workplace safety.

Entry Requirements

To enrol in this course, learners must meet the standards of knowledge, skills, and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications.

A minimum of Level 5 certificate standard of education and a valid Manual Handling Certificate is required.

Proficiency in written and spoken English, as well as computer literacy skills, are essential. Students undertaking Level 6 courses are expected to demonstrate proficiency in reading, drafting, preparing, and comprehending information across various topics. Basic IT skills and access to necessary equipment such as a computer, broadband, email, Microsoft Office, and recording equipment are required for skills demonstration tasks. Additionally, learners must be capable of self-directed study as this course is delivered through blended learning.


Successful completion of Instructing Manual Handling (6N0233) award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.

Upon successful completing of the major award, learners can progress to relevant Level 7 components.

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded a QQI Component Certificate in Instructing Manual Handling (6N0233)

QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) serves as the national accrediting body for further education and training in Ireland. Barrow Consultancy & Training is duly registered with QQI to provide programmes leading to QQI awards within the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. For further information on the National Framework of Qualifications, please refer to this link.

For more detailed information regarding accreditation, please click here.

All registration and certification fees are encompassed within the course price.

Our QQI course offers comprehensive online learning with dedicated tutor support, eliminating the need for in-person lectures. Learners have a 90-day window to complete the course, starting on any Monday or Thursday.  

Upon enrolment, the learner will receive login credentials to access course materials at their own convenience. Our full-time, highly qualified tutors are available via email to address any questions or concerns. Additionally, our online forums foster peer-to-peer discussions. 

Extensions or pauses can be arranged through our office if needed.