Health & Safety Diploma

  • Course overview

    Health & Safety Diploma courses Ireland

    IOSH Courses Accredited

    The OTHM Health and Safety Diploma course is the only course in Ireland, designed to meet the highest standards of working as a health and safety officer.
    A real focus on core principles and the practical aspects of the typical work of a Health and Safety Officer ensures graduates are equipped to apply what they learn to the workplace.
    Health & Safety Officer Content
    Core modules include, Health and safety management and practice, risk and incident management, safe working environment , health and safety law and regulation, and the role of the health and safety officer, makes this a sought after qualification from leading employers. 

    IOSH approved
    The Occupational Health and Safety Diploma qualification is approved by IOSH Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and is recognised to 'Grad IOSH' membership level. 


    Current Irish, UK, European and international law 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. 

    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 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 the Higher Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Management and Master’s Degree top-up (level 7 - England - equivalent to level 9 Ireland).

    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 this 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 February 10th
    • End: December 2022
    • Assigments: 7 UNITS
    • Duration: 10 Months part time . 1 evening per week ( Thursday Evenings 18.30 -21.30 pm )
    • Level: 6 (England) broadly equivalent to a level 7 (Ireland)
    • Places: Now Enrolling


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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.

Roy Scott
Roy Scott is the Head of Environmental Health & Safety & Environmental Social Governance (ESG) for Turmec Engineering, an ISO 45001 certified company. As part of his current role, Roy is implementing a robust Sustainability Program for the company, with specific focus on EHS. Before joining Turmec, Roy was the Global Head of People Data Privacy at Facebook. Prior to this role, Roy worked across multiple compliance functions within Flex, including his role as Global Lead for EHS, covering 100 manufacturing facilities, across 100 countries, with 200,000 employees. He brings over 30 years of experience in the health and safety field, right through from being a hands-on safety office to a Global EHS Director. Roy teaches on several units on the Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety with CMI.

Graduated from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Scotland with an M.Sc. in Health Safety and Risk Management. 15+ years’ experience in health and safety across various industries including mining and mineral exploration, quarrying, construction and manufacturing. Currently employed at Danone Wexford as a Senior Health and Safety Officer. Areas of interest include Risk Management, Cultural Safety and First Aid. Ken teaches Risk and OHS culture with CMI.

Ronan Peace

Ronan is a chartered health and safety expert who has extensive experience working within the manufacturing, facilities management, construction and utility contracting industries. Ronan has a very practical approach. He enjoys teaching for CMI and teaches Unit 7 Health and Safety Practitioner and Unit 2 Health and Safety Practice and Unit 3 Risk & Incident Management.

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