Certificate in Health & Safety (Manufacturing Industry) (SEPTEMBER 2022 INTAKE)

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DK_NAHES_6)
Key Programme Details

Certificate in Health and Safety

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method



Part Time

ECTS Credits



Department of Life and Health Sciences

General Information

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)




+353 429370200


Head of Section (Part time courses),
School of Health and Science
Co. Louth


Course Co-ordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline


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About this Course

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Long Description

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:

Semester 1:

Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Legislation (Part 1 of 2)
Occupational Health & Hygiene
Risk and Safety Management

Semester 2:

Chemical & Environment Risk Assessment
Machine and Process Safety
Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Legislation (Part 2 of 2)

Timetable Info

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.

Delivery Location


Delivery Notes


Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Sara Farrell


Lifelong Learning Centre
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
County Louth





Application Procedures

When applying please upload:

1. a copy of your CV
2. a copy of your highest level educational qualification.