NAME OF PROGRAMME:
GRADUATE DIPLOMA- HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT
The Graduate Diploma- Health, Safety & Environment programme’s objective is to provide students with a high quality qualification in the multidisciplinary area of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), enabling students to take on managerial responsibilities within industry, or work with a regulatory agency or consultancy. The programme has been designed for practitioners and non-practitioners and to provide them with up to date and marketable skills and knowledge that are relevant to a broad spectrum of industries and work environments. This programme is designed to meet the professional development needs of safety and health professionals by providing the latest HSE knowledge, techniques, and skills with an understanding that occupational safety and health is an integral part of doing business in the global competitive world of today. Students in this program will develop the skills and knowledge needed in the field of safety and health management that will allow them to develop, implement, and maintain an effective safety and health program in today’s business and bottom-line oriented companies.
Information on Award
|Final Award||Graduate Diploma- Health, Safety & Environment|
|Programme Title||Graduate Diploma- Health, Safety & Environment|
|Duration of Course||Suggested Time 15 Months.
Can be completed in less time
|Entry Requirements||Applicants must:
· Possess at minimum any related Associate Degree in the relevant field.
· EDUQUAL Level 5 Diploma
· RQF/QCF/NQF Level 5 Diploma
· SCQF Level 8 Diploma
· EQF/FHEQ Level 5 Diploma
* Recognition of Prior Learning will be considered
|Major pathways within the course – Where course can lead to different areas of emphasis||Completion of the course can encourage participants to pursue further studies into:
|Targeted occupations for graduates||After completion of the course, graduates can serve in organizations in positions as:
· Health & Safety Manager
· Health & Safety Consultant
· Off-Shore HSE Advisor
· Health & Safety Specialist
|The main aims of the Graduate Diploma in Health, Safety & Environment are to:||· Develop individual skills and prepare participants for management progression in occupational safety and health in their chosen industry sector, mainly through development of both their technical knowledge and skills, and their conceptual, research and analytical abilities.
· Enhance the career development and employability of participants.
· Encourage participants to pursue personal development and lifelong learning skills and be self-motivating.
The Learning Outcomes
|On completion of this program, participants should be able to:
|· Apply discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical occupational health and Safety (OHS)/ workplace health and safety (WHS) situations.
· Think critically to analyses, interpret and conceptualize complex OHS and WHS problems.
· Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate OHS and WHS specific solutions and responses.
· Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesize relevant information from multiple sources.
· Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
· Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
· Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values.
· Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
Programme Structure and Requirements
|UNIT TITLE||HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS|
|UNIT AIM & SUMMARY||The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to translate organisational policy into an effective occupational health and safety management operation, including the planning, organising, controlling, reviewing and auditing of health and safety management performance and operations, the application of corporate social responsibility and ethical codes of conduct on management, and the critical factors in managing the occupational health and well-being of workers.|
|UNIT TITLE||HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW, REGULATION.|
|UNIT AIM & SUMMARY||The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding of international frameworks for health and safety legislation and regulation, how these frameworks are set, and the subsequent obligations on organisations to comply. The learner will explore the role played by industry, professional bodies and media communities to influence the promotion of positive health and safety outcomes locally, nationally and globally.|
|UNIT TITLE||PROJECT MANAGEMENT|
|UNIT AIM & SUMMARY||The aim of this unit is to familiarise the students with the various aspects of projects and guidelines relevant to project planning, analysis, financing, selection, implementation and review. As projects become larger, global, and more complex, managing they becomes a priority. This unit will allow students to stay in touch with developments in the expanding field of project management to inform your professional practice and gain new insights.|
|UNIT TITLE||HEALTH AND SAFETY CULTURE|
|UNIT AIM & SUMMARY||The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of a range of factors that influence health and safety behaviours, performance and culture in the workplace, including the impact of human and organisational factors, leadership styles, organisational structure and consultation arrangements. Learners will develop the skills to evaluate the health and safety culture and performance within an organisation, and to develop a coherent strategy to improve these.|
|UNIT TITLE||HEALTH & SAFETY COMPLIANCE TO MAINTAIN A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT.|
|UNIT AIM & SUMMARY||The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the critical technical knowledge that underpins the maintenance of safe working environments. This covers a wide range of aspects of the work environment and factors that must be considered by health and safety managers and those responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the workforce. This unit takes the learner on a journey through the immediate work environment, risk analysis and control for a range of workplace contexts that may be encountered, fire safety and protection against explosion, management of hazardous substances and materials, and management of workplace equipment and machinery. This unit intends to build upon the learner’s previous grounding in occupational health and safety, and covers the technical knowledge required by a learner/practitioner who wishes to develop in a range of managerial roles.|
|UNIT TITLE||RISK ASSESSMENT & INCIDENT MANAGEMENT|
|UNIT AIM & SUMMARY||The aim of this unit is to enable learners to identify, address and manage risk and incidents in relation to their roles as health and safety practitioners, including understanding strategies to assess and evaluate risk, strategies and techniques to control risk, cause of loss events and analysis of loss data, and managing incidents.|
|UNIT TITLE||STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP|
|UNIT AIM & SUMMARY||This unit provides an in-depth understanding of the key principles and practice of leadership This will enhance the individuals’ knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively engage in the role and responsibilities required of an effective team player and leader of a team; being proactive in innovation and improvement to inform strategy and business planning within the organisation.|
|UNIT TITLE||DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING H &S POLICIES|
|UNIT AIM & SUMMARY||The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of the key principles of health and safety policy, the internal, external and change factors that influence practice, and how these are operationalised in an organisation’s health and safety systems. Learners will also develop the knowledge and skills to undertake a critical review of an organisation’s health and safety policy.|
|UNIT TITLE||DEVELOPMENT OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTITIONER|
|UNIT AIM & SUMMARY||The aim of this unit is to provide learners with a deep understanding of the roles and responsibilities of health and safety practitioners, the challenges and conflicts facing them, how they support safe working environments, and the skills required to meet these challenges. Learners will develop the skills to assess organisational competence and skills requirements, recommending training and/or recruitment strategies to meet these. Learners will also enhance their own personal and professional development with particular reference to utilizing a reflective learning approach.|
Information about Assessment Regulations
Participation and completion of all assessments are mandatory in order to obtain an overall final grade for the unit.
The use of any of the following Assessment Methods may be utilized in the individual assessments
Ø Course Assignments
Ø Self-study assignments
Ø Online Quizzes