Learning at Work
Occupational Health and Safety Courses by Distance Learning
About us – The University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth is a dynamic and forward-looking university where you will be supported to fulfil your potential. We are committed to innovative tutoring that is informed by significant research. At Portsmouth you'll be able to equip yourself with recognised postgraduate skills and attributes empowering a spirit of independence, creativity and enterprise.
Our aim is to give you an excellent student experience focused on knowledge and skills essential for roles in the global workforce. Although you are studying by 'distance learning' you are, nonetheless, an important part of our modern city campus right in the heart of Portsmouth. We have over 19,000 students and 3,000 are from overseas, so you'll be joining a varied and vibrant community of people from over 100 countries with different experiences.
Courses we offer
The University of Portsmouth has been offering courses in Health and Safety to serve industrial and professional needs in the UK and abroad since 1976. In 1996 we successfully launched our distance learning programme.
The PgCert programme requires approximately 600 hours of study, over one year.
For further information on any of our courses and how to apply, please visit the course information page:
There are two entries each year - in early September and early February. Applications and supporting documentation must be received no later than 4 weeks before course start date to guarantee that it will be processed in time.