This module is designed to provide the learner with the skills and knowledge to promote and maintain safety and health in the working environment. The module should be delivered in the context of the learner’s chosen vocational area.

Learners who successfully complete this module will:

  •  Understand the concepts of safety and health in the workplace
  • Recognise the factors that influence health, safety and welfare
  • Apply the principles and procedures of health and safety to their workplace
  • Understand the importance of hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Understand safe working practices and procedures
  • Be familiar with core legislation in the area of safety, health and welfare in the workplace

Preferred entry level and entry requirements
Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.

English Language Requirements

Learners whose first language is not English must show that they meet a certain standard of English language proficiency.

This can be proven through any one of the following methods:

  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B2 or higher
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Minimum overall band score of 6
  • Successful completion of a qualification at an equivalent level through the medium of English

Recognition of Prior Learning

Prior learning can only be applied to gain admission to a programme and does not allow learners the opportunity to skip individual modules.

Transfer and Progression

Information and guidance is available to all learners on potential transfer and progression pathways.

Protection for Enrolled Learners is not required as this course is less than 3 months in duration.