About this course
Patient handling Instructor training is intended for Manual Handling Instructors who wish to deliver Patient Handling courses within their organisation.
The aim of this QQI Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor course is to provide participants with the skill, knowledge and competence to design, deliver and assess patient moving and handling training within their organisation.
The duration of this course is 3 days Full Time.
Risk Assessing Handling Tasks
People Handling Principles and Techniques
Planning and Design of People Handling Training Programmes
Delivery of People Handling Training
Upon successful completion of this course learners will receive a QQI Level 6 certificate component certificate-Patient Handling Instruction 6N0234.
Learners will be required to undertake a written and practical examination.
QQI Learner Information
QQI Information for Learners:
DX2 Training Solutions provides the following programmes that lead to Certification by Ireland’s national awarding body for further education – QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland).
Occupational First Aid
Manual Handling Instruction
People Handling Instruction
Each learner will receive a comprehensive set of course notes and will be provided with all additional course materials specific to their programme of study.
Learner Assessment Information
It is the responsibility of the Learner to complete the relevant assessment as per the guidelines provided. Learners will be provided with assessment information and schedule at the beginning of each programme.
Once learner evidence is submitted to DX2 Training Solutions it will be marked and graded in accordance with the standards for the award and in line with DX2 Training Solutions’ Quality Assurance agreement with QQI.
DX2 Training Solutions will investigate any form of assessment malpractice which could impact on the validity of the assessment.
Learners must sign that work submitted by them is their own work. If any evidence of plagiarism/assessment dishonesty is found, it will result in the disqualification of the learner.
DX2 Training Solutions provide reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of a learner who has additional needs that may prevent them completing an assessment in its original form. DX2 Training Solutions in specific circumstances will adapt assessment to remove possible barriers preventing a learner achievement of the award without altering the standard of the award.
The adaptation will amend the elements of the assessment technique or instrument which prevent a learner’s participation in the assessment. It will be used where the particular assessment technique(s) or instruments disadvantages the learner in assessment.
DX2 Training Solutions has put in place an Appeals Process. This process will enable the learner to appeal the assessment result.
Only approved results can be formally appealed by the learner. DX2 Training Solutions will inform the Learner of their approved result.
Learners must inform DX2 Training Solutions of their intention to appeal within two weeks of receiving their approved result using the designated appeals form provided.
The appeals procedure will involve a review of the Assessment Process for the specific learner concerned; including where appropriate the review of learner evidence and the assessment results. The examiner who evaluates a learner appeal will not be the examiner who made the original assessment decision.
The learner evidence reviewed at the appeal is the original evidence submitted by the learner, no amendments of new evidence will be taken into consideration during the appeals process.
The learner will be informed of the outcome of the Appeals Process within an agreed timescale.
Following the completion of the Appeal Process, the results for the learner(s) concerned will be forwarded to QQI as the final result and certificates will be issued to reflect the submitted result.
QQI Assessment Periods
DX2 Training Solutions results are submitted to QQI at the following Assessment Periods February, April, June, August and October.
Learner Supports Available
DX2 Training Solutions is committed to providing equal access to all learners regardless of their gender, marital status, family status, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic/national origins or membership of the travelling community. We are committed to ensuring that the learning environment is as inclusive and as accessible as possible.
We have developed an overview of the supports available to learners while studying at our institution. Should you require learner supports please indicate this on your learner registration from in the supports section or by contacting our administration team.
Computer literacy– A dedicated “familiarisation” session is available to students as part of their programme to assist with basic computer skills required for their programme.
Availability of Technology – DX2 provides an “IT loan” system which allows students the ability to borrow laptops or tablets with internet access, subject to availability and loan criteria.
Literacy- Under certain circumstances for programmes we have the ability to facilitate oral examinations where a literacy issue has been identified.
Language – We have some of our course books available in different languages and can provide these on request, in addition the translate app may be used on DX2 tablet devices for specific language difficulties.
Impaired mobility- where a learner meets the entry criteria for programmes the assignment of accessible training room and ground level toilet facilities will be ensured.
Mental Health- DX2 provides access to CISM trained staff for students who require this level of assistance. In addition where possible, assessments etc will be structured singularly or at a time suiting to the students’ needs e.g. Completing the assessment first/last.
Sensory disability – Microphones are available to enhance audio for learners, we also utilise the ‘Hand Talk’ application to translate instructor speech to ASL using a virtual avatar on screen on a tablet provided to learner.
Mentorship – Learner groups are assigned a Programme Director who will fulfil the role of mentor for the learner group, advising, supporting and providing one to support where necessary. Programmes of a longer duration may have an additional learner mentor assigned. In addition certain programmes will include 1:1 meetings between learner and mentor to support the learning.
Physical Library – A library of hardcopy books is available to learners onsite who would like to engage in further reading or study. Subject to library loan criteria.
Virtual Library/Resources – A suite of virtual support materials is available to students, specific to their programme of study including virtual textbooks, video tutorial supports, interactive quizzes and other virtual supports. These supports are accessible from the programme Moodle or teams platform specific to the programme of study.
Technical Support – Technical support to cover IT platform issues or challenges is available to learners for the duration of their programme. Specific information regarding IT supports will be provided on programme induction.
Intellectual disability – we welcome learners of all abilities provided the course prerequisites are achieved. We provide support to learners with known intellectual disability including adapted notes (coloured paper or visual), earphones to control volume, additional breaks where required, video supports created to support the learner, 1:1 tutorials and other specific supports for individual learners identified by need.
Religious – We have provided a space for use as prayer room
Breastfeeding mothers – we have provided a quiet space for breastfeeding mothers to express.
Financial/monetary: Approved provider with SOLAS/INTRO to deliver training for DSP funded candidates. Learner loan scheme available through a provider flexifi with flexible payment terms and rates. Flexible payment plans individualised for each programme.
Our Upcoming Courses
Cardiac First Response Instructor (Waterford) 02.03.24
First Aid Response Refresher (Dublin) 05.03.2024
QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor (Dublin) 07.03.2024
Patient Manual Handling (Dublin) 12.03.24
Our Person Handling Instructors
Dan is a qualified paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a graduate diploma in emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dan’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate and a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM.
Troy is a qualified paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Northeastern University USA. Along with Troy’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate.