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Certificate in Safety & Health at Work

CertSHWW (NFQ Level 7)

This course is available through the following application route(s)

With society's focus intensifying on health and wellbeing, in particular workers’ health, the Centre for Safety and Health at Work (CSHW) continues to meet the needs of our society using blended online platforms and flexible teaching programmes to cover key contemporary issues.

The Certificate in Safety and Health at Work is an introduction to a comprehensive range of topics including safety and health legislation; risk and safety management; identification of a wide range of workplace hazards; workplace wellbeing, emergency management, occupational health hazard management and occupational safety hazard management. At the core of the programme, you will learn about risk assessment and management practices that can be applied to any discipline or sector.

Your first day on campus, the Orientation Day, will be Friday 20th September, 2024. The three other campus tutorial days throughout the academic year are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday 29th November 2024
  • Friday 28th February 2025
  • Friday 25th April 2025

Students are expected to attend the tutorial campus days. These are invaluable face-to-face learning days with your tutor and fellow students, as well as providing networking opportunties. 

 

About This Course

Students will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the principles of occupational safety and health management; and be able to apply the principles of hazard identification, risk assessment, and the hierarchy of controls in a low-risk environment.

Below is a list of all modules offered for this degree in the current academic year. Click on the module to discover what you will learn in the module, how you will learn and assessment feedback profile amongst other information.

Incoming Stage 1 undergraduates can usually select an Elective in the Spring Trimester. Most continuing undergraduate students can select up to two Elective modules (10 Credits) per stage. There is also the possibility to take up to 10 extra Elective credits.

Module Type Module   Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
OSH10100 OSH Principles Autumn  7.5
Stage 1 Core Modules
OSH10020 Occupational Health Hazard Management Spring  5
Stage 1 Core Modules
OSH10090 OSH Safety Spring  7.5

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 Associate/Technical Membership grade. (See iosh.com). The Certificate was most recently accredited by IOSH in 2019 and is due for reaccreditation in 2024. Further information about the application process is available here.


For video testimonials of our OSH alumni, please visit our CSHW Alumni page and the slider panels on our main website page. 

 

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website

The course is intended for working adults, i.e., managers, supervisors, safety representatives and others who have some responsibility for safety and health at work or those with an interest in safety and health in the workplace. 

We also welcome applicants where OSH is part of their role but unlikely to be their full-time role.

Please note:

  • Students are normally working adults with a Leaving Certificate as their minimum qualification. 
  • You should be able to write reports and have computer literacy.
  • You should provide evidence of your highest academic qualification to date. (This refers to Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate,Third Level Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate Diploma, Master’s Degree or PhD)
  • Candidates who do not meet the academic criteria may submit a mature student portfolio (please contact the CSHW at cshw@ucd.ie for further information)
  • If your first language is not English then you must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTs 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.
  • Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No


The course is ideal for working adults especially those looking to commence or expand their career through safety and health, i.e., managers, supervisors, safety representatives and others who have some responsibility for safety and health at work or those with an interest in safety, health and wellbeing in the workplace. 



We also welcome applicants where OSH is part of their role but unlikely to be their full-time role. This includes those commencing a career in safety and health, those seeking new knowledge of workplace wellbeing, and those with some remit for OSH in voluntary organisations. 



Please note:




  • Students are normally working adults with a Leaving Certificate as their minimum qualification. 

  • You should be able to write reports and have computer literacy.

  • You should provide evidence of your highest academic qualification to date. (This refers to Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate, Third Level Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate Diploma, Master’s Degree or PhD)

  • Candidates who do not meet the academic criteria may submit a mature student portfolio (please contact the CSHW at cshw@ucd.ie for further information)

  • If your first language is not English then you must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTs 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.

  • Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants.





     

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