L6 Patient Handling Instructors Course

Frontline Training Services are delighted to market this programme designed to meet the QQI specification for candidates wishing to gain the QQI Level 6 Award for Patient Handling Instructor.

This is a comprehensive 3 day course is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge, practical skills and understanding required to operate effectively in the design and delivery of Patient Moving Instruction. This high standard allows us to deliver the best quality training for providers and Instructors. This enables us to provide a complete service of training, assessment and support for Patient Moving & Handling Instructor Training. 

This course is intended for people who wish to design and deliver courses containing the theory and practical skills and procedures in correct patient moving and handling.

We use the most up to date equipment and techniques, provide participants with the necessary skills and information to care for their backs using a minimal lifting policy.

Please note that you must complete the Manual Handling Instructors course before you commence this course.

Who should apply?

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to become a Patient Handling Instructor.

Please note that you must complete the Manual Handling Instructors course before you commence this course.

Course Content

  • Legislation
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ergonomics
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Biomechanics and Mechanism of Injury
  • Flexibility
  • Ergonomics and Risk Assessment
  • Principles of Lifting
  • Sitting Patient up in Bed
  • Turning patient in bed using sliding sheets
  • Moving patient up the bed using sliding sheets
  • Sitting Patient to edge of a bed
  • Standing patient
  • Transferring patient from bed to chair
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Practical : Lifting, Moving, Carrying, Push and Pull
  • Mechanical Aids including wheelchair Push & Pull
  • Demonstration of Hoist


LIPD are offering this course for just €399.

On successful completion you will receive a QQI Certificate 6S0243 Special Purpose Award.


This course is commencing:

20th March 2019

Philip & Son Office, Unit 3D, Southern Link Business Park, Newbridge Road, Naas, County Kildare

(01) 699 1028