The programme is aimed at those in organisations with responsibilities for training staff in Manual Handling. Manual handling instruction training is necessary for those employees who regularly engage in work activity that “by reason of its characteristics or of unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly back injury” to them. The course is also aimed at those who are seeking a career or advancement in the training industry, for example, in the role of a Manual Handling Instructor.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver manual handling instruction in the workplace.This programme will cover the theory and practical elements required to enable students to become effective Instructors.
Minimum class size is 4 and maximum is 15, with the first intake being in January 2022.All learners who wish to enrol on a programme of study at WMC must satisfy the relevant minimum entry requirements for the programme and must be fluent in written and spoken English. Details of programme specific minimum requirements are available on the WMC website at www.wmcgalway.com
Learners will be supported through the provision of a company Learner Handbook, a guidance on Study Skills and programme material. Additional supports will be provided to learners when unexpected events occur.
Programme material will include a Programme Handbook, specially prepared with the Purpose and Learning Outcomes in mind. The programme tutor will prepare a presentation and handouts as required to supplement the Programme Handbook and respond to learners’ needs as the programme. Adult learning methodologies will include instruction, group discussion, case studies, quizzes/tests; teaching style will be facilitatory/inclusive of learners’ needs & experiences
Assessment: Learners will complete an exam, two skills demonstrations, and an assignment. The classroom time will be 30 hours, and the self-directed learning will be at least 10 hours.
Learning outcomes: By the end of this course, learners will be provided with new knowledge, information, and skills in the subject of manual handling in Ireland. They will be able to perform their current responsibilities more effectively and manage new responsibilities. Learners will be able to ensure there exists a higher standard of health and safety in their workplace, and this will in turn, reduce accidents and injuries.It will qualify the learners as manual handling instructors and enable them instruct and train others in manual handling.
Other education and training pathways: Learners will be eligible to access other further education opportunities provided by WMC or other further education and training pathways.Specific pathways for upskilling through WMC include:Training Needs Identification and Design 6N3325, Training Delivery and Evaluation 6N3326, Supervisory Management 6N4329, Team Leadership 6N1948, Project Management 6N4090,Safety and Health at Work 5N1794.
All learners who wish to enrol on a programme of study at WMC must satisfy the relevant minimum entry requirements for the programme. Details of programme specific minimum requirements are available on the WMC website at www.wmcgalway.com and at https://wmcgalway.com/qa-manual/