Occupational Health & Safety Certificate

  • Course overview

    Health & Safety Certificate courses

    5 star reviews   'Brilliant foundation course and Im delighted I started with the Certificate first before progressing to the Diploma. The lecturer couldn't be more helpful'    Jason O'Reilly - Read More Reviews

    The Occupational Health and Safety Certificate course is an excellent foundation course for those starting a career in this very rewarding profession. The course is an entry level and is highly recommended for those with little or no health and safety experience.

    The Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is awarded by the British Safety Council which is a globally recognised awarding body. BSC awards are government-regulated by Ofqual and are therefore recognised on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) to level 3 (UK) which is similar to level 5 in the Republic of Ireland.

    Applicants must have a minimum of IOELTS 5.0 or higher OR Cambridge level exams or Advanced English level written English. Supporting certified proof of English level competency is required to be submitted with booking.

    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 20 week time frame.  Your journey to become a professional Health & Safety officer starts and ends with this 6 month course. 

    Feedback indicates that the 7 -12 day intensive boot camp approach offered by other providers results in higher failure rates, additional repeat costs, poor retention of Health & Safety tools and knowledge and, lack of integrated learning.

    This is why our course structure deliberately avoids this approach and our students results speaks for itself. 


                    92% of Students pass on first attempt (2017 results)

    If you don’t have any prior health and safety experience or have never done a health and safety course before, it would be recommended you start with the Certificate. This entry level qualification provides a sound basis for progression to the Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety 

    What do you get?

    • Access to online learning system
    • Online weekly exam questions simulator 
    • Weekly online course notes
    • Specimen Papers
    • Tutor & Exam Support
    • For Classroom course, classes one night per week
    • Free E-Text Book valued at 170 euro
    Award body: British Safety Council

    The course covers UK legislation for exam purposes, however EU/ Republic of Ireland legislation is provided but it will not be examined.

    Award: Occupational Health & Safety Certificate
    Award Body: British Safety Council
    Level: 3 England/ 5 in Ireland
    Credits: 16

    The course is recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) for technician membership of the Institute (Tech IOSH). Holders of the Level 3 Certificate may also apply for associate membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

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  • Modules

    Unit 1: Principles of Health & Safety Management

    • Understanding the basic principles of law relating to health and safety in the workplace
    • Understand how to organize health and safety in the workplace
    • Understand how to develop a positive health and safety culture in the workplace
    • Understand the principles of accident prevention in the workplace
    • Understand the importance of effective occupational health provision for organisations and people
    • Know the main features of a health and safety management system
    • Understand the principles of workplace risk assessment

    Unit 2: Control Hazards in the Workplace

    • Understand the principles of fire prevention in the Workplace
    • Understand how to manage emergencies sin the workplace
    • Understand the hazards and risks associated with workplace activities
    • Understand how to control risks in the workplace
    • Understand the requirements for reporting and investigating incidents in the workplace
    • Understand how to reduce the impact of workplace activities on the environment
  • Fees

    Classroom Learning:  Now - €2,550  including BSC Fees

    Distance Learning:  Now - €2150.00   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: Tuesday 11th February 2020 ( 18.30 -21.30 every Tuesday ) 1 night per week
    • End: February - April 2020 May - July 2020
    • Assigments: 2 Exams
    • Duration: 6 months
    • Level: 3 OFQUAL, broadly equivalent to level 5 Ireland
    • Places: Available
  • Online

    • Start: Tuesday 11th February
    • End: July 2020
    • Assigments: 2 exams
    • Duration: 6 months . Self Study - Pre recorded lectures
    • Level: 3 OFQUAL, broadly equivalent to level 5 Ireland
    • Places: Available


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Aodhan previously worked as a Safety, Sustainability and Facilities Manager for Cadbury and Mondelez International for c.15 years. He is currently a full time Health , Safety and Facilities consultant and trainer.He holds amongst others a Bachelor of Business Studies, Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, Diploma in Environmental Management, Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate and Mechanical Craft and Technician qualifications.He lectures on Unit 1 & Unit 2 on the BSC Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety at CMI.

Warren is a Health and Safety professional experienced with working within the construction and manufacturing industry with reputable companies in the UK and Ireland. He currently works for a construction company, Extraspace Solutions, managing EH&S on multiple projects running simultaneously and also at a production facility in Dublin. He has health and safety qualifications from University College Dublin and the British Safety Council.

He lectures the British Safety Council Occupational Health & Safety Certificate Course. 

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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 2 Control Hazards in the workplace.

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