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Certificate in Health and Safety (Manufacturing Industry)

Course Points
30
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 6
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
September 2024

Two great reasons to consider this course

  • This programme is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • This programme is structured to facilitate those working in the Manufacturing Industry who wish to obtain knowledge and skills in health and safety.

Course Summary

This Springboard+-funded 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.

Important notice about this course

Next Intake September 2024, online applications will open  first week of April 2024 

This course is supported by Springboard+. You can find more information on Springboard by clicking here.

Register your interest for the programme here

This course is of particular interest to those who may wish to undertake safety officer roles in their companies and is designed for those working in the manufacturing sector, who would like to study on a part-time basis.

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.

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

This is a predominately online course. Students are required to attend for face to face classes (Thursdays 09.00hrs to 16.30hrs)  2 days per semester, (total of 4 days per academic calendar). The remainder of the programme will be delivered via live online lectures one evening a week.

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.

Graduates from the Certificate in Health and Safety (manufacturing Industry) will have professional skills and knowledge in health and safety that will allow them to manage occupational health and safety risks in their companies.

It will equip with the skills to pursue safety officer roles in their companies. Graduates could also seek further education qualifications in the health and safety field.

FREE to eligible students via the Springboard scheme.

Applicants should have a minimum qualification at QQI 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 for whom English is not their first language must have English level of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

To apply for this programme via the Springboard+ scheme, you must meet the eligibility criteria (click to read) in addition to the minimum entry criteria listed above. 

This Level 6 programme is specifically targeted at general operatives with experience in the manufacturing industry.

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Dr Siobhan Jordan (Head of Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health)
Email: Siobhan.Jordan@dkit.ie

Sara Farrell (Lifelong Learning Centre)
Phone: +353 (0)42 9370291
Email: springboard@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_NAHES_6
Course Type Flexible & Professional, Springboard
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 6
Duration 1 Year
Fees FREE to eligible students via the Springboard scheme.
Starting Date September 2024
School School of Health & Science
Department Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
Credits 30
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method Blended

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).