Technical Certificate in Health and safety

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  • Course overview

    Health and Safety Certificate course

    IOSH Courses Accredited

    The Occupational Health and Safety Technical Certificate course (Tech. Cert. OHS) is an excellent foundation course for those with little or no health and safety experience. This entry level Certificate covers the essential technical skills and knowledge required to embrace a career in health and safety.

    IOSH approved
    The Occupational Health and Safety Diploma qualification is approved by IOSH Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and is recognised to 'Tech IOSH' level of membership. 

    Course Content
    The Technical Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course enables you to gain an understanding of health and safety practices in a working environment. It provides an insight into how to manage workplace issues and covers the areas you would encounter in a health and safety role. Core modules include: Health and safety principles, risk and incident management and maintaining a safe working environment. 

    The Technical Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is accredited to level 3 (England) which is broadly equivalent to level 5 (Republic of Ireland) and is awarded by OTHM qualifications. OTHM are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

    Students who successfully complete the level 3, can progress to the IOSH approved Level 6 Certificate and Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety.

    A Unique approach, that gets you the result

    CMI's unique incremental approach to learning provides you with the pathway to success.  There is no need to worry about exams. Each week you will attend live online classes and will submit scheduled assignments and will receive feedback and recommendations for improvement. 

    There are 3 units, totalling 30 ECTS credits, 10 credits per unit.

    What you will receive:

    - A CMI textbook for each unit
    - Access to CMI learning platform
    - Live online weekly classes
    - Tutor support
    -  Feedback on Assignments
    - Excellent study material and resources

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    Award body: OTHM-logo
    Assessment:  3 UNIT Assignments

    Award: Technical Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety 
    Award Body: OTHM Qualifications
    Level: 3 England (broadly equivalent to level 5 in Ireland)
    Credits: 30

    Students can apply for Tech IOSH membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Associate membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

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  • Modules


    Unit 1: Health and Safety Principles in the Working Environment (10 credits)

    Unit 2: Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Working Environment (10 credits)

    Unit 3: Principles of Risk and Incident Management in the Working Environment (10 credits)

  • Fees

    Live Online Classes
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    Live Online classes :  Now - €2,450.00   


    -Weekly live online classes
    -OTHM registration fees,
    -UNIT textbooks
    -Online platform and lots of study resources, E textbooks
    -Tutor and assessment support

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place and the balance of fees are due 2 weeks before programme commencement.

    Balance of fee can be paid by clicking here

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

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

     Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. 

    Once payment is received in full for the course by the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.

Course timetable

  • Timetable

    • Start: Wednesday 9th February 2022 ( 1 night per week ) 18.30 -21.30
    • End: May 2022
    • Assigments: 3 UNITS
    • Duration: 15 weeks - Live Online Classes ( Wednesday Evenings )
    • Level: 3 Ofqual , broadly equivalent to level 7 Ireland
    • Places: Now Enrolling


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Rachel Beirne: Occupational Health & Safety

Rachel began her career in food safety as a food safety manager and consultant. She then moved into the role of HSEQ Auditor, auditing contract catering, cleaning and facility sites against ISO 9001, 14001 and OSHAS 18001. In 2017 she took on the role of HSEQ manager for a large contract catering company where she heads up their strategic HSEQ planning as well as ensuring compliance and maintaining the company’s ISO standards across their 150+ sites. 

She has a BSc & MSc in Environmental Health and safety Management, as well as 14 years industry experience. She is an affiliated member of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) and a graduate member of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Rachel teaches unit 1& 2 Certificate and Diploma in Health & Safety.

Niamh Connolly
Niamh works as Head of Health and Safety in AIB across all branches throughout the Republic of Ireland. She holds a BSc in Environmental Health and an MSc in Occupational Health and Safety and Ergonomics She teaches Unit 1 Technical Certificate in Health and Safety with CMI.
Roy Scott
Roy Scott is the Head of Environmental Health & Safety & Environmental Social Governance (ESG) for Turmec Engineering, an ISO 45001 certified company. As part of his current role, Roy is implementing a robust Sustainability Program for the company, with specific focus on EHS. Before joining Turmec, Roy was the Global Head of People Data Privacy at Facebook. Prior to this role, Roy worked across multiple compliance functions within Flex, including his role as Global Lead for EHS, covering 100 manufacturing facilities, across 100 countries, with 200,000 employees. He brings over 30 years of experience in the health and safety field, right through from being a hands-on safety office to a Global EHS Director. Roy teaches on several units on the Diploma in Health and Safety with CMI.

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