Bachelor of Science in Construction Health & Safety

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB19CHS)
Key Programme Details
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Bachelor of Science in Construction Health and Safety (Level 7)

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Mixed

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Built Environment

General Information
Contact

Paul Vesey

Email

paul.vesey@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

Limerick Institute of Technology
Moylish Park Campus
Limerick

t: +353 61 293055
e: Springboard@lit.ie
w: http://flexiblelearning.lit.ie

Role

Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

16/12/2019

Start Date

13/01/2020

End Date

31/12/2020

About this Course

**** This programme is now CLOSED for applications. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to be added to our Interest List for similar programme in September 2020 ****


Please note that this is an INTENSIVE, 90% online course with Saturday tutorials in LIT Moylish, Limerick required approx. every 4th week (TBC). Online lectures Monday - Friday with a "watch back" option. The programme will run over one year (January 2020 to December 2020)

Commencing online Monday 13th January 2020
Weekly online lectures as follows:
Monday online - 3 hours
Tuesday online - 2 hours
Wednesday online - 3 hours
Thursday online - 4 hours
Friday online - 2 hours

The aim of this programme is to give the students an academically challenging educational experience that will enable
them to develop the knowledge base, professional attitudes, leadership skills, commercial awareness and the skills
necessary for the management of health and safety and its associated technologies to serve both the construction
industry and society. The programme also aims to provide the student with the opportunity to develop skills for lifelong
learning.

Objectives

Upon completion the student will be a fully rounded graduate; intellectually competent to self direct their learning and fully empowered to continue their professional development

Entry Requirements

**** This programme is now CLOSED for applications. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to be added to our Interest List for similar programme in September 2020 ****


Applicants must satisfy a minimum entry requirement of a Higher Certificate (Level 6) in a relevant field or an equivalent qualification to a Higher Certificate (Level 6) with appropriate prerequisite subjects.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

EXAMS: Assessment will be part continuous assessment and part end of module exam. Please note that the Exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm (TBC)

Long Description

Please note that this is an intensive, 90% online course with Saturday tutorials in LIT Moylish, Limerick required approx. every 4th week (TBC). Weekly online class from 6.30pm-9.30pm every week during the normal academic year (excluding bank holidays and normal academic holidays).

The aim of this programme is to give the students an academically challenging educational experience that will enable them to develop the knowledge base, professional attitudes, leadership skills, commercial awareness and the skills necessary for the management of health and safety and its associated technologies to serve both the construction industry and society. The programme also aims to provide the student with the opportunity to develop skills for lifelong learning.

To achieve this aim, the following objectives have been set:

•Acquisition of the skills necessary for the management of health and safety and its associated technologies.
•Contribute to the construction process in a manner that sustains and enhances both the natural and the built environments by improving the culture of safety and imbedding an understanding and appreciation of its value.
•The development of individual initiative, to encourage an imaginative approach to the solution of problems and to promote leadership qualities, as well as encouraging students to be successful team members and to communicate effectively.
•The provision of a rigorous study of a broadly based core of modules.
•The establishment of a thorough understanding of construction health and safety issues at design and site level with particular reference to site practice, design office practice, quality, safety and value for money.
•The cultivation of a practical understanding of the construction industry and of the management of organisations and projects, having regard to the importance of buildings to clients, users and the wider community.

Timetable Info

**** This programme is now CLOSED for applications. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to be added to our Interest List for similar programme in September 2020 ****


Please note that this is an intensive, 90% online course with Saturday tutorials in LIT Moylish, Limerick required approx. every 4th week (TBC). Weekly online class from 6.30pm-9.30pm every week during the normal academic year (excluding bank holidays and normal academic holidays).
The programme will run over one year (January 2020 to December 2020)

Commencing Monday 13th January 2020
Monday online - 3 hours
Tuesday online - 2 hours
Wednesday online - 3 hours
Thursday online - 4 hours
Friday online - 2 hours

Delivery Location

LIT Moylish Campus in Limerick

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard Coordinator

Address

Department of Flexible Learning
Limerick Institute of Technology
Moylish Park Campus
Limerick

t: +353 61 293055
e: Springboard@lit.ie
w: http://flexiblelearning.lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Applications may also be eligible for entry according to LIT's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Procedures

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

Please note that you will also be required to upload the following supporting documents with your application:

1. Proof of existing Level 6 Qualification and other relevant education qualifications
2. Current CV
3. Proof of social welfare / employment (see below)

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employ Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarised affidavit confirming this.

FORMERLY SELF-EMPLOYED: Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

EXAMS: Please note that the Exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm (TBC)

FEES: This programme is 90% Springboard funded for successful applicants in employment. The fee is €562.
This programme is 100% funded for applicants who are unemployed.