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Undergraduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety

Detailed Information

Starting Date:January 2025
Time:09:30 - 12:30
17:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 17:00
Lecture Days:Mondays
Duration:12 months - Full Time
Contact hours:306 of 1,500 total learning hours
MQF/EQF Level5
Venue:21 Business Centre
Delivery Language:English
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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

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

Mode Of Assessment

Assessment will be based on self assessments, in class presentations following group work, reflective notes, and assignments.

Entry Requirements

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


Three years work experience in the field of health and safety

Students hailing from a non-majority English-speaking country, must provide evidence of English language competency.
Either a minimum of level B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR); OR
IELTS level 4.0 in each component.

Modules Details

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 15126018060Self-Assessment
Award in Construction Hazards and Risk Control Year 15126018060Self-Assessment
Award in First Aid at the Workplace Year 153153525Presentation
Reflective Notes
Award in Health & Safety Legislation Year 153153525Presentation
Reflective Notes
𝗨𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 & 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲Year 1530150340260See Below
Award in Risk Management in PracticeYear 1584010060Assignment
Award in Risk Assessment Evaluation and ControlYear 1584010060Assignment
Award in Managing Physical HazardsYear 156306060Assignment
Award in Managing Chemical Biological and Psychological RisksYear 154204040Assignment
Award in Managing Occupational Health Risks Year 154204040Assignment


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