Training For Trainers

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Adult Safeguarding

This 4-day programme is appropriate for senior and suitably experienced staff who work within a diverse range of healthcare settings within the Statutory, Voluntary and Private Care Sectors.


The programme outline has been developed to encompass the most up to date legislation also policy and procedures in relation to Adult Safeguarding in Northern Ireland. It also considers the need to ensure staff attending understand the theory base of adult learning and are able to demonstrate that they can apply what they have learned through an assessed presentation at the end of the course.


Course modules include:

• Presentation skills
• Level 2, Recognising & Responding to Abuse
• Managers Training/Role of Adult Safeguarding Champion
• Assessment

IOSH Moving and Handling of People - Train the Trainer

This IOSH approved ‘Moving and Handling of People – Train the Trainer’ course is intended for healthcare staff who wish to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their own ‘in – house’ moving and handling of people training.

The course is appropriate for experienced healthcare professionals such as Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and suitably qualified and experienced Senior Care Staff working in varying Healthcare settings

Assessment will be carried out by Health Matters (Health & Safety) Ltd and moderated by IOSH. Achievement of the objectives of the course will be assessed by;

  • Written Assessment Paper – 45 minutes
    • 34 questions in total / 60% pass mark
    • Range of question types: list, identify, define, describe – all based on each module outcomes.
    • Assessment undertaken under exam conditions and closed book
  • Practical Assessment – 15 minutes per person
    • The practical consists of 3 stages
      • Presentation delivery (theory)
      • Practical Demonstration (Moving and handling technique)
      • Practical Observation & Feedback
    • 50 marks available / 60% pass mark

All employers are to ensure each delegate has access to the Guide to the Handling of People 6th Edition as a training aid for continuous reference throughout their period as a trainer. We can arrange to have this publication available to trainees at an additional cost.

We recommend all participants who complete this course also attend and successfully complete a one day re-certification course every 3 years to enable continuation of certificate.

IOSH Moving and Handling of People - Train the Trainer - Recertification

This 1 day training programme is intended for those who wish to update their ‘Moving and Handling of People – Train the Trainer’ certification and to maintain the skills and knowledge to carry out their own in-house moving and handling of people training.


The course is appropriate for those who currently hold an IOSH approved ‘Moving and Handling of People – Train the Trainer’ or IOSH approved ‘Patient Handling – Training for Trainers’ certification that is coming close to its expiry date.

IOSH Manual Handling - Train the Trainer

This IOSH approved ‘Manual Handling – Train the Trainer’ course is intended for individuals who wish to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their own ‘in – house’ manual handling (inanimate load) training.

This 3 day training programme is appropriate for staff working within a diverse range of working sectors which include Construction, Manufacturing, Engineering, Healthcare sector (where no client handling is required) Offices, Retail and all Public Sectors.

The course aims to train staff in instructional skills and the theoretical and practical aspects of manual handling of loads to the standard required by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992) and the Safety, Health & Welfare Act 2005 (ROI). This training in turn will equip suitably experienced and skilled individuals to have the knowledge and training techniques required to carry out in-house training within their respective organisations.

An IOSH Manual Handling – Train the Trainer certificate is awarded to all who attend the course and successfully complete the written and practical assessments.

To ensure that guidance from the Royal College of Nursing, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Safety Commission are adhered to, we will require all trainers to attend for 1 day update training on an annual basis with Health Matters plus reassessment by IOSH every third year, or we will be unable to reissue to them a certificate

IOSH Training for Trainers Load Handling Refresher

This 1 day training programme is a mandatory refresher / update course for the full IOSH ‘Training for Trainers’ Load Handling course and must be completed within 3 years.


The aim is to update and further develop participants’ knowledge and practical skills in relation to teaching and instructing others in the safe manual handling of inanimate loads within any work sector.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

This 5 day course is designed for people who:

  • Are not in a teaching role, or who have just started a teaching role
  • Would like to deliver training in their workplace for awareness courses
  • Would like to work in the lifelong learning sector / further education
  • Want a short qualification
  • Want a qualification without a minimum teaching practice requirement


The training helps individuals who are new to teaching to develop an understanding of how to deliver inclusive and engaging training programmes that meet learners’ needs.


This is quite a comprehensive course and home study is required.


This externally certified course is valid for 3 years from date of training.

Additional Information

About our training for trainers courses

At Health Matters, we offer a range of train the trainer programmes which will allow candidates to develop the professional skills to deliver various types of training.


Our IOSH Train the Trainer Client Handling and Train the Trainer Load Handling courses allow candidates to deliver effective training to members of your organisation in-house.


The Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification is specifically designed as an introduction for those who want to become trainers for further education, independent training providers or local authorities. It is the first step to learn trainer skills before developing into a specific area of interest.


Our Training for Trainer courses can be delivered at our Newry or Belfast training centres, where we have scheduled courses open to all. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain which can save you time and money. We can arrange this training for a date and time that suits your organisation as well as tailoring the course to your organisations requirements.


Individual bookings can be made online. For group bookings, please fill out an enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you. Alternatively, contact our friendly and professional customer service team at one of our offices for a quote or booking.