Certificate in Health & Safety

  • Course overview

    Health & Safety Certificate courses

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    The Occupational Health and Safety Certificate course is an excellent qualification for those starting a professional career in Health and Safety, who wish to become a health and safety officer. The course provides core knowledge and skills on areas such as Risk assessments, risk and incident management, promoting a positive health and safety culture, and health and safety practice.

    The Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is awarded by OTHM qualifications which is a globally recognised awarding body. OTHM qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) .

    LEVEL: The Occupational Health & Safety Certificate s recognised on the RQF Regulated qualifications framework to level 6 (England) which is broadly equivalent to a level 7 in the Republic of Ireland.

    Graduates of the level 3 and level 6 Certificate are eligible to apply for 'Tech IOSH' membership. 

    Successful Level 6 Certificate students, satisfy entry requirements to do the Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety and only need to complete 3 additional units.

    A Unique approach, that gets you the result
    No need to worry about exams. CMI’s unique incremental approach to learning provides you with the pathway to success. You will submit scheduled assignments each term and will receive feedback and recommendations for improvement.

    Student Support:
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    • Textbooks for each Unit is provided
    • Weekly live classes (recordable for playback)
    • Unit feedback sessions
    • eBooks
    • Assignment Feedback

    Students with minimum work related experience will benefit from the textbooks provided. Tutor feedback on assignments will assist you through your study. 

    Relevant level 3 (England) OR level 5/6 (Ireland) at Certificate/ Diploma in a related subject area such as:  

    • Science and Technology, Legal and regulatory systems, workplace safety and health, risk management, safety and health management, Occupational health and hygiene, Occupational psychology, information technology, and literacy and numeracy. OR
    • Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent health & safety qualification.
    • Mature learners Age 21 years or more with 2 plus years work related experience .

    ENGLISH requirements (for non-native English speakers only)

    • IELTS 5.5 Reading & Writing 
    • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 OR
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 51

    *Supporting certified proof of past qualifications and work related experience CV is required to be attached to application booking plus English level competency (if applicable). 

    Award body: OTHM-logo
    Assessment:  4 UNITS Assignments

    Award: Occupational Health & Safety Certificate
    Award Body:  OTHM Qualifications
    Level: 6 England (broadly equivalent to level 7 in Ireland)
    Credits: 32

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

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  • Modules

    Unit 1: Health and safety management principles and policy
    Learn the key principles of health and safety policy, the internal, external and change factors that influence practice, and how these are operationalised in an organisation’s health and safety systems. Learners to undertake a critical review of an organisations health and safety policy. 
    Unit 2: Health and safety management practice
    Learn to translate organisational policy into an effective occupational health and safety management operation, including the auditing of health and safety management performance and operations. Learn the application of corporate social responsibility and ethical codes of conduct on management, and the critical factors in managing the occupational health and well-being of workers.

    Unit 3: Risk and Incident Management
    Learn to identify, address and manage risk and incidents in relation to your role as a health and safety practitioner, including understanding strategies to assess and evaluate risk, techniques to control risk, cause of loss events and analysis of loss data. 
    Unit 4: Promoting a positive health and safety culture 
    Learn the range of factors that influence health and safety behaviours, performance and culture in the workplace, including the impact of human and organisational factors, leadership styles, organisational structure and consultation arrangements. Develop the skills to evaluate and improve the health and safety culture and performance within an organisation. 

  • Fees

    Live Online Classes

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    Live Online classes :  Now - €2850.00   

    Includes all tuition, OTHM registration fees, UNIT textbooks, assessment and online 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 3 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

  • Online Live Classes

    • Start: Thursday 7th October 2021
    • End: May 2022
    • Assigments: 4 UNITS
    • Duration: 20 weeks 2 x terms - Live Online Classes ( Thursday Evenings )
    • Level: 6 Ofqual , broadly equivalent to level 7 Ireland
    • Places: Limited


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.

Brian Fitzgerald
Brian is the Quality Health Safety and Environmental Manager with CBRE/Johnson Controls in Dublin and ensures QHSE compliance across CBRE clients throughout Ieeland. He previously held senior positions with Veolia FM sites. HE has an MSc in Environmental Health & Safety Management and Post Grad in Applied Leadership. He is a Chartered member of IOSH and Certified Safety Professional and Lead auditor. He lectures on Unit 2 on the Cert in HEalth & Safety with CMI. 
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Ms Aoife Mahon holds a BSc. in Environmental, Health and Safety Management from AIT and a Masters in Environmental, Health and Safety Management from Technological University Dublin.

She has worked predominantly in the construction and utilities industry for the last 10 years as well as running her own health and safety consultancy business .

She has a passion for adult learning and was a mature student herself, and appreciates understands adult learners and what it takes to complete a course. She is committed to helping those who want to learn and grow in health and safety.

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Myles McHugh is a Safety consultant with New Boliden Tara Mines for the past ten years. His main areas of expertise is Contractor management, Review of safety management systems, including ISO 45001 Auditing, Training needs analysis and monitoring of Safety Management systems.

 Myles was previously regional safety manager with McNamara Construction Limited for 11 years and mentored junior safety officers across a broad range of commercial, civil engineering and residential sites. PSDP & PSCS Co Ordinator across all active sites.

He held various other construction related Safety Management and Safety officer roles in his earlier career. Myles  holds a  UCD Diploma in Safety Health and Welfare at Work and Certificate in Industrial  Training and development.

Myles currently teaches Unit 3 Risk & Incident Management and Unit 4 Promoting a positive health and safety culture with CMI. 

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