Health & Safety Diploma

  • Course overview

    Health & Safety Diploma courses

    5 star reviews   ' This Health and Safety Diploma is a requirement to become a health and safety manager. Good timescale with up to date textbooks, and completed through live online classes in one year'   Henry Walshe - More Reviews

    This Health and Safety Diploma course is designed to meet the highest standards of working as a health and safety manager.

    A real focus on Health and safety management and practice, risk and incident management, safe working environment and hazard analysis, health and safety law and regulation, and the role of OHS practitioner, make this a sought after qualification from leading employers. 

    The most current Irish, European and international Health & Safety legislation is covered, which makes this qualification highly relevant to working in Ireland, the EU and globally. Our graduates are in high demand across several industries and sectors, but particularly, Construction, Pharma, healthcare and others .

    IOSH Recognition:
    This is a prestigious IOSH Institute of Occupational Safety and Health approved course and is recognised to 'Grad IOSH' membership level. 

    Level: The Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety is awarded by OTHM qualifications which is recognised on the RQF Regulated qualifications framework to Level 6 (England) which is broadly equivalent to Level 7 (Ireland).
    OTHM qualifications (England) is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). 

    Progression: Progression arrangements are in place with universities that allow you advanced entry into corresponding degree year/top-up and Master’s/top-up programmes.

    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.

    Learner Support

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    • Weekly live classes (recorded for playback)
    • Free textbooks for each Unit
    • eBooks
    • Assignment Feedback on work submitted

    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.
    • Level 3 BSC 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). 

    Admissions will check your eligibility (based on qualifications and past work experience). If you do not satisfy the entry criteria, we would recommend the level 6 Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety as the alternative route to do the Diploma . 

    Job Opportunities

    88% of successful graduates acquire new opportunities as, Health & Safety Managers, Health & Safety officers, Safety officers (Construction) and Lead EHS Advisers (Pharma).

    There is a huge demand for health and safety officers and health and safety manager jobs in Ireland and globally. Read more here.  

    How do I become a Health and Safety Manager?
    Qualify by doing this Diploma. Our graduates receive Health and safety job offers within weeks of finishing their course.

    Award body: OTHM-logo
    Assessment:  7 UNIT Assignments

    Award: Occupational Health & Safety Diploma
    Award Body:  OTHM Qualifications
    Level: 6 England (broadly equivalent to level 7 in Ireland)
    Credits: 60
    Grading: Pass/Fail

    The Diploma is approved by IOSH. Students can apply for 'Grad IOSH' membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and 'Fellow membership' of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)

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  • Modules

    The Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety course is divided into 7 units:

    Unit 1: Health and safety management principles and policy  
    Unit 2: Health and safety management practice
    Unit 3: Risk and Incident Management 
    Unit 4: Promoting a positive health and safety culture 
    Unit 5: Maintaining a Safe Working Environment 
    Unit 6: Health and safety law, regulation and influence
    Unit 7: Development of the health and safety practitioner 

  • Fees

    Live Online Classes

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    Live Online Learning:  Now - €4550.00

    Includes all tuition, OTHM registration fees, UNIT textbooks, assessment support fees.

    What do you get?

    • Live online classes recorded for playback purposes  
    • Access to unique online learning platform
    • Unit textbooks and study support guides
    • Tutor support and feedback on Assignments 
    • Access to university research resources and E -textbooks

    How do I book

    Online Booking: Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place 

    The balance of fees is due before programme commencement and 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.

    Sponsorship: 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 October 7th
    • End: July 2022
    • Assigments: 7 UNITS
    • Duration: 1 year part time . 1 evening per week ( Thursday Evenings 18.30 -21.30 pm )
    • Level: 6 (England) broadly equivalent to a level 7 (Ireland)
    • Places: Available


Stephen Massey
Stephen Massey is currently the Health Safety and Environmental Manager for Shannon Transport Logistics (STL) and is responsible for reporting to Diageo daily on site safety. He holds a H Dip in Occupational Health & Safety and previously worked as a volunteer member of the Irish Coastguard.  He teaches Unit 2 as part of the Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety with CMI.
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 Ireland. 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 3 and Unit 4 on the Cert/Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety with CMI. 
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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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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  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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