Certificate In Occupational Safety And Health (Online)

  • NFQ Level 6
  • Credits 10
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Certificate
  • Duration 12 Weeks

Course Summary

Organisations have a legal responsibility to manage health and safety and to do this they must delegate responsibility to managers, line management, supervisors, team leaders and operators to actively manage health and safety. This Special Purpose Award in Occupational Safety and Health (SPA OSH) is specifically designed for employers, employees or persons who require some knowledge in how to manage occupational safety and health risks.

While everyone has a responsibility for health and safety in the workplace some personnel require a general knowledge and competence in this area. If you provide general guidance to other employees on health and safety,or have an integral responsibility to manage health and safety aspects associated with the workplace or work activities then this course is for you. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills to perform this function and allow you to seamlessly integrate safety and health practical education into your daily and working life.

ATU Sligo is a leader in providing online education and increasing access to higher education for part-time and distance learners. We recognise that the requirement to travel long distances and sit in a classroom for days is no longer feasible for organisations or their employees. This 12 week online course has been designed to facilitate the working person gain health and safety certification with minimum disruption to their work and home life. If you want to improve or progress your career opportunities this course can accommodate even the most hectic lives with lectures available on demand through any broadband technology.

An advantage for employers is the minimum disruption to the workplace and the avoidance of costly expenses associated with traditional health and safety training courses.


Key Course Information

This course is a 12 week course delivered through online lectures and resource materials which are available 24/7 to the learner. Assessments are completed online during the course with progress closely monitored and supported by the academic team. 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.

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Career Opportunities

Completion of this course would demonstrate a commitment to occupational safety and health and may enhance your career opportunities.

Further Study

Holders of this Special Purpose Award in Occupational Safety and Health will be eligible for a module exemption on the Level 6 Higher Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health Online (120 credits)

Did you know?

This module is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the only Chartered body for health and safety practitioners and the world’s largest health and safety professional membership organisation.

Programme Fees



Fees listed for 2023/24 academic year. Fees may be subject to change for 2024/25 academic year.  

Course Format

Semester 1

Foundations for Occupational Safety and Health10