Occupational Health & Safety Diploma

  • Course overview

    Health & Safety Diploma courses

    5 star reviews   ' This Health and Safety course is a must if you want to become a health and safety officer. Great course materials, more up to date than elsewhere and good timescale'   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/officer. A real focus on the most current Irish, European and international Health & Safety legislation makes this qualification relevant to working in Ireland, the EU and globally.

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

    This level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety course is awarded by OTHM qualifications (England) and is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) which is the regulator in England for further and higher education qualifications. 

    Level: Level 6 (England) which is broadly equivalent to a level 7 (Republic of Ireland).

    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.

    Chose the best
    CMI's School of Health, Safety & Environmental is the leading authority in health and safety courses.

    - Part-time live online classes which are recorded for playback
    - Experienced Teachers with 10 plus years of industry experience

    Completing a good health and safety course is one of the best decisions you can ever make for a rewarding career as a health and safety officer.

    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 more need to worry about exams. You will submit scheduled draft and final assignments each term and will receive feedback and recommendations for improvement.

    What you will receive:

    - A CMI textbook for each unit (Units 1-7 Diploma, Unit 1-4 Certificate)
    - Access to CMI learning platform
    - Live Weekly classes
    - Tutor support and feedback
    - Excellent study material and resources

    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 where learners only need to do an additional 3 units to complete the Diploma. 

    Job Opportunities

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

    How do I become a Health and Safety officer?
    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 accredited by IOSH. Students can apply for 'Grad 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

    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 

    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
  • Fees

    Live Online Classes

    Learn more about Online classes

    Live Online Learning:  Now - €3,850.00

    Includes all tuition, OTHM registration fees, UNIT textbooks, assessment and online supporting material.

    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: Tuesday 12th May
    • End: April 2022
    • Assigments: 7 UNITS
    • Duration: 1 year part time . 1 evening per week ( Tuesday Evenings 18.30 -21.30 pm )
    • Level: 6 (England) broadly equivalent to a level 7 (Ireland)
    • Places: Available


Niall Walsh is a dedicated Health & Safety Professional with over 12 year's experience working in Safety , Environmental and Quality Management positions in Ireland and Australia . Niall is currently the the Head of HSEQ for NDT Global in the oil and gas industry .  He holds a BSC Honours Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from IT Sligo . Niall presently is lecturing with CMI on the Occupational Health & Safety Diploma . 
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.

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