Occupational Health & Safety Diploma

  • Course overview

    Health & Safety Diploma courses

    5 star reviews   ' I found that this Health & Safety course is more internationally recognised than what is offered elsewhere. The timescale is also very appealing. I passed all 3 units on first attempt. As soon as I graduated I was promoted to Health & Safety officer at work. I have also been accepted to a Masters in Health, Safety & Ergonomics with Sligo IT on the back of this qualification. I would definitely recommend this course'   Henry Walshe - More Reviews

    The Occupational Health and Safety Diploma course is awarded by the British Safety Council and is designed to meet the high standards for working health and safety professionals.

    CMI School of Health, Safety & Environmental is the leading authority in health and safety courses offering part-time classroom and online learning options. 

    The Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety is the best course of its kind in Ireland offering better pass rates and a better student experience than any other similar type of course.  There are 3 core units; Health & Safety Management, Health in the workplace and promoting a positive Health & Safety workplace culture. This 9 month programme will provide you with the necessary career opportunities and knowledge to have a long and successful career as a Health and Safety officer and Health and Safety Manager.  

    Awarded by the British Safety Council recognised to level 6 by Ofqual under the UK National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and this is broadly equivalent to a Level 8 (Honours Bachelor Degree, Higher Diploma) in Ireland. Internationally recognised award regulated and quality approved by Ofqual UK.

    Additional Accreditation:  Recognised by IOSH Institute of Occupational Safety & Health providing graduate membership Grad IOSH status.  Graduate members of IOSH may apply for chartered status (CMIOSH) after a period of initial professional development.

    Holders of the Level 6 Diploma may also apply for full membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).  

    A Unique approach, that gets you the result

    CMI's unique incremental approach to learning, allows you to apply what you learn each week over a 10 month time frame. The is delivered over 3 ten week terms.  The programme deliberately avoids the 'boot camp' 7-12 day approach which often results in higher failure and lower retention rates. CMI provide an incremental approach to learning, so that you are well prepared to successfully pass the rigorous assignments and examinations throughout the course. 

    Course Aims

    This diploma course in Occupational Health & Safety is designed to provide you with the expertise required to undertake a promising career as a health and safety manager or officer. It also provides a sound basis for progression to an MSc or more specialist study.

    Entry Criteria

    Newcomers to Health & Safety are advised to consider doing the BSC General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety  with CMI first, however you may apply for the Diploma and admissions will check your eligibility (based on past work experience and qualifications achieved).

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    Award body: British Safety Council
    You will learn how to do incident reporting and investigation, implement and monitor various health and safety policies and procedures, conduct audits, and most importantly put forward solutions to common day workplace health and safety issues.

    Award:  Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
    Award Body: BSC - British Safety Council
    Credits: 48

    The course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as meeting the requirement for graduate membership (Grad IOSH). Past graduates of the Diploma gain entry to Master Degrees in leading third level institutes.

  • Modules

    The Occupational Diploma in Health and Safety is divided into 3 units:

    • Unit 1: Principles of Health and Safety Management
    • Unit 2: Safeguarding People's Health in the Workplace
    • Unit 3: Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture in the Workplace

    Examination and Assignment Details

    • Unit 1: 3 Hour Exam
    • Unit 2: 2.5 Hour Exam & Assignment
    • Unit 3: Assignment

    What do you get?

    • Access to online learning system
    • Weekly online course notes
    • Past exam papers
    • Tutor & Exam Support
    • For Classroom course, classes one night per week
    • Free E-Text Book valued at 170 euro
  • Fees

    Classroom Learning:  Now - €3,550  including BSC Fees

    Distance Learning:  Now - €2,750  including BSC Fees

    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    Applicants are required to pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place on the programme. The balance of fees are due on or before programme commencement.

    See CMI Terms & Conditions for booking.

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form  .

    Pay a 300 euro deposit online via Visa debit or Visa credit card

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Balance of payment is required before commencement of course.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

Course timetable

  • Classroom

    • Start: Thurs 05 OCT 2017, 18.30-21.30
    • End: Sept 2018
    • Assigments: 2 exams; 1 Assignment; 1 Project
    • Duration: 1 year part time; 3 x 10 week terms
    • Level: 6 Ofqual (equiv level 8 Ireland)
    • Places: Limited
  • Online

    • Start: Thurs 05 OCT 2017
    • End: Sept 2018
    • Assigments: 2 exams; 1 Assignment; 1 Project
    • Duration: 1 year part time; 3 x 10 week terms
    • Level: 6 Ofqual (equiv level 8 Ireland)
    • Places: limited


Unit 3 Project

Sean holds a Masters degree in Environmental Health & Safety Management and is a Chartered IOSH Practitioner. He holds a Diploma and certificate in Occupational Health & Safety and has 10 years experience as a senior Health & Safety officer. He lecturers with CMI and CIF.

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Health & Safety

Peter O'Sullivan has over 10 years experience in Environmental, Health & Safety. He currently works as a consultant for the PM Group Ireland and previously worked for Henkel and Rottapharm in EHS. He holds a Honours Degree in Environmental Sciences and MSc in Occupational Health & Ergonomics. He lectures with CMI on our Health & Safety programmes unit 1 and Environmental Management Diploma.

Health & Safety unit 2 & 3 Project

Siobhan holds a Masters in Environmental Health & Safety and has a Chartered membership pending for IOSH. She has over 20 years HEalth Safety management experience. Siobhan lectures on unit 2 & 3 on the level 6 BSC Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety.

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