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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.
The course will provide you with the opportunity to analyse and evaluate the management, regulation and promotion of occupational health and safety in UK and international workplaces.
This is a distance learning programme and, therefore, it is essential that you have access to the web, as this will be the main source of your learning material.
You will be supported through our online virtual learning environment called Moodle. The Moodle environment is a rich source of information - both formal and informal.
You will be directed towards independent study through a range of activities, including online tutorials, podcasts and tutor-led discussion sessions, which will provide you with the opportunity to interact with staff and fellow students.
This is a dynamic and forward-looking course, enabling you to fulfil your potential as a health and safety professional.
The course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). As the chartered body for health and safety professionals, IOSH is the largest professional health and safety organisation in the world. Once you have successfully completed this course, you can make an application to IOSH for Graduate membership. Students also have the opportunity to work towards their Chartered status with IOSH through our unique professional development process.
The PgCert was topically dynamic, offered great discussion forums with fellow professionals across the world and the tutor and admin support was incredibly robust, helpful and friendly.
David Rose, PgCert Occupational Health and Safety Management (DL) student
You will study two units and you will be provided with online course materials which will guide you through the required learning for the course.
Here are the units you will study:
We use the best and most current research and professional practice, alongside feedback from our students, to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.
You will have access to a range of online teaching and learning resources, including:
Assessment is solely based on the submission of your written assignments.
This course not only enables you to gain the knowledge you need for your current role and future career aspirations, but to develop the key transferable skills required by employers. We help you to become independent lifelong learners who feel confident in making sound professional judgements in the workplace.
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Online tutorials and lectures will assist you with a variety of study skills and research methods. The Academic Skills Department is also on hand to support you with the requirements of academic writing. Although you are not required to study on campus throughout the course, you are invited to attend an induction session at the start of the programme and, of course, your graduation ceremony at the end. For those unable to attend induction in person, we provide an online induction course to get you off to the best start in your studies.
Due to the distance-learning nature of this course and the potential pressure of juggling your course alongside your work and home life, we aim to provide you with as much support as possible. You’ll have two channels of support - a personal tutor who can offer advice, guidance and moral support and an academic tutor to support you through your taught units.
Tap into our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources including e-books and journals, which are available anywhere, 24/7 and our friendly staff are always on hand to help. We have created a series of videos aimed to help you use the University Library resources and to search more effectively for the information you require for your research and assessments.
Pursuing this career path whilst undertaking a full-time job is important for providing assurance to management and auditors that I am competent in ensuring excellence in Health and Safety in the workplace.
Christine Wiliamson, PgCert Occupational Health and Safety Management (DL) student
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To apply for this course you must request an application form from The Learning at Work office either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning on 023 9284 6260.
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