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Undergraduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety

Detailed Information

  
Starting Date:2 October, 2024
Time:17.30 - 20.00hrs
Lectures Days:Monday
Wednesday
Duration:18 months - Part-Time
Contact hours:300 of 1,500 of total learning hours
MQF/EQF Level5
Venue:Online
Compulsory Modules9
Delivery LanguageEnglish
Trainers:Various - Refer to each module
Price:€2,000* - 1 payment
Get 70% Refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme
Installments:Possible - Final payment to be received by the 14th month.

Course Objective

The Undergraduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety provides a professional introductory program of study. The overall goal of the study programme is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify workplace hazards, assess risks, and develop effective strategies for
preventing accidents, injuries, and illnesses in various industries and occupations.

It may also be a pathway for the higher-level degrees such as Bachelor in Occupational Health and Safety. This Occupational Health and Safety
programme has been developed in conjunction with industry needs to address the complex nature of occupational health and safety at the workplace. The
specialised knowledge and skills developed throughout the course will allow participants to confidently address the complex nature of workplace issues.

It also addresses the knowledge vacuum to those individuals who are assigned to undertake the role of a supervisor or the equivalent in the construction
industry.

Who should attend?

  • Those who have recently completed higher secondary school and are looking to enter the workforce in a health and safety-related role.
  • Individuals looking to transition into a career in occupational health and safety.
  • Human Resources personnel who are often responsible for ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations within an organisation.
  • Managers and supervisors who play a critical role in overseeing workplace safety and ensuring that employees adhere to safety protocols.
  • Construction site managers
  • Forepersons working on construction projects
  • H&S Construction Project Supervisors
  • Anyone with a responsibility in managing construction work safely

Successful students may seek a career in:

  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Risk Manager
  • Occupational Health Specialist
  • Safety Consultant
  • Safety Trainer
  • Interpret the nature of organisations and management theories in the context of the management and promotion of health and safety at work
  • Identify the different types of workplace hazards, such as physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, and psychosocial hazards.
  • Draw audits and perform inspections
  • Apply control measures to identified job hazards
  • Design in carrying out risk assessments
  • Carry out risk assessment for construction activities
  • Identify causes of accidents and recommend preventive measures
  • Formulate the elements of a health and safety management system and understand their role in monitoring health and safety standards on site.

Applicants must be in possession of at least a matriculation certification (MQF Level 4) or A Level equivalent.

OR

Three years work experience in the field of health and safety

OR

In accordance with the Academy’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Accreditations
The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) deems this Diploma to be at Level 5 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.The study programme is also recognised by the OHSA as being a qualification that enables the successful graduate to be entered into the OHSA register of competent persons, which lists persons competent to give advice on matters related to occupational health and safety. This occurs after the relevant work experience, which is currently 2 years, is achieved.
Get Your Money BackEmployers can get their money back through
€1,400 will be refunded through the Get Qualified SchemeEmployers applying for the IIS Scheme under the 2nd Call will be eligible to receive a subsidy of €25.85 per trainee per hour in the case of training costs

Detailed Time Table

All the programmes below are accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority as separate exit awards at Level 5 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning, with the corresponding amount of ECTS shown next to them.

Module NameApproximate Delivery MQF/EQF LevelECTSContact HoursSelf-Study HoursAssessment HoursMode of Assessment
𝗨𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 & 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆Year 1530150430170See Below
Award in Health & Safety EssentialsYear 1 Semester 1 & 25126018060Self-Assessment
Assignment
Presentation
Award in Construction Hazards and Risk Control Year 1 Semester 1 & 25126018060Self-Assessment
Assignment
Presentation
Award in First Aid at the Workplace Year 1 Semester 253153525Presentation
Reflective Notes
Award in Health & Safety Legislation Year 1 Semester 253153525Presentation
Reflective Notes
𝗨𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 & 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲Year 2530150340260See Below
Award in Risk Management in PracticeYear 2 Semester 1584010060Assignment
Quiz
Presentation
Award in Risk Assessment Evaluation and ControlYear 2 Semester 1584010060Assignment
Quiz
Presentations
Award in Managing Physical HazardsYear 2 Semester 256306060Assignment
Quiz
Award in Managing Chemical Biological and Psychological RisksYear 2 Semester 254204040Assignment
Award in Managing Occupational Health Risks Year 2 Semester 254204040Assignment

The study programme is also recognised by the OHSA as being a qualification that enables the successful graduate to be entered into the OHSA register of competent persons, which lists persons competent to give advice on matters related to occupational health and safety. This occurs after the relevant work experience, which is currently 2 years, is achieved.

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