QQI People Handling Instruction

People Handling Instructor

Learn the skills and competence to effectively design and deliver people handling instruction as a QQI Level 6 People Handling Instructor.

Delivered day 1 online through ZOOM and day 2 and 3 in the classroom, our 3-day Quality an Qualifications Ireland (QQI) People Handling Instruction course provides learners with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver people handling instruction for the workplace.

Completing our QQI People Handling Instruction course can provide numerous benefits. These benefits include instructing proper techniques to enhance safety in healthcare and related fields. Providing new career paths in healthcare, social services, and emergency response sectors. It provides a fulfilling role that contributes to a positive work environment, while certifications and ongoing professional development ensure success in this impactful field.


Upcoming Courses

    No public courses scheduled. Contact us to book an in-house course.

Why complete a QQI People Handling Instruction course?

  1. Enhanced Safety Skills: Acquire the necessary skills to safely handle people, reducing the risk of injuries to both caregivers and individuals receiving care.
  2. Career Advancement: Gain a recognised qualification, enhancing your professional profile and opening up new career opportunities, particularly in healthcare, social services, and related fields.
  3. Compliance and Best Practices: Ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards, promoting best practices in people handling and contributing to a safer work environment.
  4. Increased Confidence: Develop confidence in applying proper techniques, leading to more effective and assured handling of individuals in various situations.
  5. Professional Credibility: Earn credibility as a trained and certified instructor, instilling trust in employers, colleagues, and clients regarding your ability to teach and implement safe people handling practices.
  6. Contribution to Workplace Culture: Contribute to a positive workplace culture by promoting safety and well-being, fostering a supportive environment for both staff and those under their care.
  7. Legal Compliance: Stay informed about legal requirements related to people handling, reducing the risk of legal issues and liabilities for yourself and your organisation.
  8. Versatility: The acquired skills are applicable across various settings, providing flexibility in career options and allowing you to adapt to different roles and environments.
  9. Continuous Professional Development: Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and professional development, staying current with industry trends and advancements in people handling techniques.
  10. Personal Fulfilment: Experience a sense of personal fulfilment by contributing to the safety and welfare of individuals, knowing that your skills make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Course Eligibility:

Attendees must be a QQI Manual Handling Instructor  to be eligible to attend the QQI People Handling Instructor course.

Course Assessment:

  • Skills Demonstration 60%
  • Exam (Theory Based) 20%
  • Assignment 20% (to be completed in learners’ own time)


People Handling Instruction Certificate 6S0243 – Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

This component has a credit value of 10. Successful completion of this course enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.

Managing People Certificate Grading:

  • Pass 50% – 64%
  • Merit 65% – 79%
  • Distinction 80% – 100%

Course Content:

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

Courses Objectives:

On course completion, learners will be able 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

Online Training Requirements:

  • You must have access to a laptop/computer with a webcam to complete this training
  • You must be available to complete the whole course as 100% attendance is required
  • You will receive a link by email to access the training and the platform controls will be discussed at the beginning of the session

All participants’ names, gender, DOB and PPS numbers must be supplied to The Cpl Institute as part of QQI certification requirements.

What are the National Framework of Qualifications?

The National Framework of Qualifications describes what learners need to know, understand and be able to do, to achieve a qualification. It lists the main qualifications awarded at each level and pathways from one NFQ level to the next.

It allows you to compare qualifications to help with your choice of programme or course, knowing that it will be recognised at home and abroad.

All qualifications included on the NFQ are listed in the Irish Register of Qualifications. If your qualification was obtained outside Ireland, NARIC Ireland, the National Academic Recognition Information Centre will help you find out how your qualification is understood in Ireland.

Add to your personal skill set and add more value to your organisation by completing a QQI Level 6 People Handling Instruction course with The Cpl Institute.