Certificate in Health and Safety
Level 6 About NFQ
Department of Life and Health Sciences
Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)Email Phone
Head of Section (Part time courses),
School of Health and Science
This programme is aimed at employees in the manufacturing industry who require knowledge on how to manage occupational safety and health risks in the Manufacturing Industry.
Applicants should have a minimum qualification at NFQ Level 5 or Leaving Certificate qualification.
Applicants who do not have a Level 5 qualification will be considered on prior relevant experience and may be interviewed.
Applicants will be expected to have access to a PC/Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection so as to be able to participate in the programme in the manner expected of them.
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have English level of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.
This course is of particular interest to those who may wish to undertake safety officer roles in their companies. This programme will have a strong collaboration with pharmaceutical and food industries and other manufacturing sectors, in the form of guest speakers and site visits and is designed for those working in the manufacturing sector, who would like to study on a part-time basis.
This programme was developed in collaboration with ABP Food Group and is structured to facilitate those working in the Manufacturing Industry who wish to obtain knowledge and skills in health and safety.
Modules on this certificate programme include:
Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Legislation (Part 1 of 2)
Occupational Health & Hygiene
Risk and Safety Management
Chemical & Environment Risk Assessment
Machine and Process Safety
Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Legislation (Part 2 of 2)
Predominately on-line 3 evenings per week including live on-line lectures and recorded lectures. In addition students may be required to attend for face to face classes 1 or 2 days (09.00hrs to 16.00hrs) per semester (dates to be confirmed). The evenings are agreed at the beginning of term between the lectures and the students. Lectures can last from 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs.
Please note that these arrangements may be subject to changes due to the Covid-19 situation.
Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to a PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course. Basic IT skills essential.
Lifelong Learning Centre
Dundalk Institute of Technology
When applying please upload:
1. a copy of your CV
2. a copy of your highest level educational qualification.