Certificate in Health and Safety Representation (Online)

  • NFQ Level 6
  • Credits 10*
  • Course Code SG_SHEAL_E06
  • Award Certificate
  • Duration 12 weeks

Course Summary

This part-time, online course in Certificate Award in Safety and Health Representation (Level 6) is specifically designed to provide Safety Representatives with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their function effectively and complies with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) Guidelines on Safety Representatives and Safety Consultation. This course is a 12-week course, delivered through online lectures and resource materials using Moodle (our online learning environment).  

If you require further information, please contact the Certificate in Health and Safety Representation (Online) Course Coordinator, John Crummy by clicking here.

Key Course Information

Live Lectures: Typically lectures occur online one evening per week for approximately two hours, with opportunities to ask questions and interact similar to a real classroom experience. Alternatively, the live recordings can be accessed for repeat viewing at any time. Participants require a broadband service to access the material and participate on the course. There is no on-campus attendance required for this course.

Study Hours: Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.  As well as live lecturers, you must allocate time for independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments.

Assignments/Examinations: Assessments are completed online during the course with progress closely monitored and supported by the academic team

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

If you require further information, please contact the Certificate in Health and Safety Representation (Online) Course Coordinator, John Crummy by clicking here.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to act as a Health and Safety Representative.

Further Study

Holders of this minor award in Health and Safety Representation will be eligible for a module exemption on the Level 6 Higher Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health Online.

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2023/24 Fees


Total Programme Fees:


Per 10 credit module:


Fees may be subject to change for academic year 2024/2025.


To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage. 

If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.

For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here

If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage

Course Format

Semester 1

Health and Safety Representation10