University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Occupational Health and Safety Management (Distance Learning)

This course responds to the professional development needs of those who are involved in the promotion of Health and Safety Management within their workplace. Our distance learning postgraduate certificate (PgCert) in Occupational Health and Safety Management allows you to study for a recognised accredited postgraduate university qualification without leaving your job. This course aims to enhance your abilities to analyse problems, research and propose solutions and to develop your confidence in delivering sound professional judgements in the workplace.

Course modules

You will study two units and will be provided with a series of workbooks which guide you through the required learning for the course. You have the opportunity to attend an induction day at the start of the year to explain how to progress successfully through the course. This is presented both on campus and online. Here are the units you will study: Management Essentials for Health and Safety: This unit aims to provide you with an appreciation of health and safety management and its integration into organisational management systems. You will study the nature of organisations and how management functions can be directed towards the recognition and control of risk. You will develop knowledge and interpretation of the requirements and responsibilities imposed by laws in respect of occupational health and safety. You will also advance your understanding of risk management and reflect upon the relationship between human behaviour, culture and risk. Risk Management in Practice: This unit concerns the operational practice of health and safety by considering the potential risks, from both a health and safety perspective, and their subsequent assessment and control. The aim of the unit is to explore the potential hazards in a variety of industries both UK based and international, and to develop strategies for the assessment and control of hazards associated with the workplace and working practices.

Assessment methods

It is essential that you have access to the web as this will be the main source of your learning material. This online teaching method enables you to continue in full-time work, and indeed, your work often provides the central focus for your studies. You will have access to varied online resources, including: tutorials and lectures, course materials, workshops, discussion forums, academic skills help, journals, podcasts, PDP (Personal Development Planning)/IDP (Initial Development Planning), quizzes and assessments. Assessment is solely based on the submission of your written assignments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) January 2018 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) January 2018 GBP 2,970 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2018 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2018 GBP 5,030 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) January 2019 GBP 5,030 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) January 2019 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
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