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, safety and environmental management within their workplace. It will provide you with a solid understanding of risk management, hazard assessment and control, and the overall professional practice of occupational health and safety for a variety of industries both UK based and international.

Entry requirements

Appropriate experience and proven aptitude in health and safety, a certificated professional/vocational qualification or an undergraduate degree or equivalent. Applicants without a level 6 qualification may be required to present evidence of their ability to study at level 6. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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

Teaching and Assessment:

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.
How are you assessed?

Assessment is solely based on the submission of your written assignments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,370 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,370 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning January 2017 GBP 2,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning January 2017 GBP 2,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning January 2017 GBP 2,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning January 2017 GBP 2,900 per Year 1 (England) 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: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Technology
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2555