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Certificate in Safety and Health at Work

Published on: Monday, 01 March 2010

Course Code
CR_ESHW K_6

Enquiries
Frances Lynch
T: 021 4326885
E: frances.lynch@cit.ie

Course Fee

The fee is subject to an annual increase, which will be confirmed circa July 2010. As a reference, the fee for the full programme in the 2009/10 session was €2240. Fees include all tuition and programme materials, as well as the examination fee.

Duration

The programme is a one-year, part-time study programme organised in two semesters over 25 weeks. The programme will be delivered on Friday mornings from 9am - 11am commencing in October 2010 and will run until May 2011.

Introduction

The Certificate in Safety and Health at Work is produced by University College Dublin (UCD), and will be broadcast live by satellite to 16 centres including Cork Institute of Technology. This is a one-year, part-time multidisciplinary Certificate programme and is pitched at Level 7 on the National Qualification Authority of Ireland (NQAI) framework. It is designed for managers, supervisors, safety representatives and others with an interest in safety and health in the workplace.

Programme Outline & Aims

In this programme, students will gain a comprehensive introduction to a range of topics relating to safety and health in the workplace including: legislation; risk and safety management; identification of physical, chemical, psycho-social, and ergonomic hazards; occupational health hazard management and occupational safety hazard management.

The programme emphasises practical aspects of hazard control, such as machine guarding, fire prevention and avoidance of occupational illness. Lectures are given by leading experts in each topic, from UCD and other universities, the Health and Safety Authority and public and
private sector industries.

Programme Content
▪ Principles of Occupational Safety and Health
▪ Occupational Health Hazard Management
▪ Occupational Safety Hazard Management
▪ Occupational Health and Safety Project

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Safety and Health at Work will be able to apply their knowledge to communicate health and safety information to peers and supervisors and to advise management on a range of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) issues in their workplace.

The UCD Certificate in Safety and Health at Work is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as the academic requirement for the Tech IOSH grade of membership. Applicants for membership will also need to be able to demonstrate five years experience at an appropriate level in health and safety practice. Please click here for further information.

Assessment

The programme is arranged in four modules. Each of these modules is assessed by assignment and/or by examination or in-class test. An Occupational Safety and Health Project module is undertaken in the student’s own time, with comprehensive text support. Students who successfully complete the requirements of all four modules will be awarded a Certificate in Safety and Health at Work.

Entry Requirements

Students are expected to be working while undertaking the programme. Successful applicants are expected to have a good level of upper second-level education and to be able to write reports and to have basic computer literacy. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Apply

▪ The closing date for receipt of applications is the last working day of July.
▪ Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
▪ Late applicants may be considered if the quota is not reached by applicants who have applied on time.
▪ Students apply online on a UCD online application form. To apply, simply click on http://www.ucd.ie/apply and follow the instructions. A non-refundable application fee of €30 applies. The application fee is paid online.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and guidance on the application process are available on (http://www.ucd.ie/cshw/applications)
Please click here http://www.ucd.ie/cshw/ for further information.

Awarded by

University College Dublin

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