The level 3 OTHM Technical Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety covers the essential skills and knowledge required to embrace a career in health and safety. This entry level Occupational Health and Safety certificate course is designed for health and safety trainees and apprentices interested in starting a career in health and safety.
At technical level, you are learning about the fundamentals of working in health and safety and acquiring knowledge about health and safety legislation and risk and incident management.
IOSH Accredited Programme
The OTHM level 3 Technical Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Students can access IOSH Student Membership for the duration of their studies and successful graduates meet the academic requirements for Associate (AIOSH) or Technical (Tech IOSH) membership of IOSH.
This Occupational Health and Safety Technical Certificate 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:
The OTHM level 3 Technical Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is accredited to level 3 (England) which is comparable to level 5 (Republic of Ireland). The Technical Certificate is awarded by OTHM qualifications who are internationally recognised and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).
Successful Graduates can progress to the IOSH accredited Level 6 Certificate and Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety.
Certify as a Health & Safety Assistant
Every successful graduate will receive a digital Occupational Health & Safety Career badge . This immediately verifies to employers you have achieved the technical competencies and skills to become a Health and Safety assistant. For more information on Career Badges click here.
Our graduates are in high demand across several industries and sectors, but particularly, Construction, Pharma, healthcare and others. 88% of successful graduates acquire new opportunities as, Health & Safety Assistants, Health & Safety officers, Safety officers (Construction) and Lead EHS Advisers (Pharma).
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, totaling 30 credits, 10 credits per unit.
What you will receive:
- ebook for each unit
- Access to CMI learning platform
- Live online weekly classes
- Tutor support
- Feedback on Assignments
- Excellent study material and resources
Yes this is the best starter course for a career in health and safety. The only foundation course in Ireland designed for those with no prior experience offering full Tech IOSH recognition and at a good level. The course opens pathways to a successful career in health and safety
Yes it is well recognised . The OTHM Level 3 Technical Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is accredited to level 3 (England) which is comparable to level 5 (Republic of Ireland) and is awarded by OTHM qualifications. It is also an IOSH accredited programme . (Associate/Technical Membership) This programme has been accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Eligible enrolled students can access IOSH Student Membership for the duration of their studies and, on successful completion, they will meet the academic requirements for Associate (AIOSH) or Technical (Tech IOSH) membership which is the industry standard for health and safety professionals.
The course is medium difficulty. 92% of students pass. There are no exams only assignments which makes a huge difference.
Starting out in a health and safety career , starts with gaining experience and a type of apprenticeship although many organisations don’t call it that. Read more about CMI Career guide here
As an entry level foundation course, graduates qualify for Health and Safety assistant and junior roles. A Career badge issued to graduates verifies your current competencies ands skills at Tech IOSH level. To be eligible for Health and Safety officer roles, you would need to progress to the next level 6 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
88% of our graduates receive Health and safety job offers or promotions within weeks of finishing the course
When hired as a Occupational Health and Safety trainee/assistant, a large part of the first 6 months involves being assigned a mentor. In the first few months, you will learn from your mentor how health and safety procedures are being carried out. For more information about the Health & Safety Assistant role click here