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Health and Safety at Work (QQI Level 5)

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  • Course Fee: Special Offer price now only: €229
  • Award: QQI Level 5 component certificate in Health and Safety at Work (5N1794).
  • Format: Distance Learning course supported with fully qualified tutors & accredited by QQI.
  • NFQ Credits: 15 Credits
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  • Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.

Course Description

This QQI Level 5 Health & Safety at Work  module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment.

  • The learner will be supported in achieving an awareness of safety and health issues in the workplace.
  • The tutor will assist the learner in becoming familiar with the responsibilities and duties of the employer and employee with regard to health and safety.
  • The learner will be facilitated in developing skills in identifying hazards and carry out risk assessments and will be supported in identifying the relevant national legislation and statutory bodies.

Course Details

Topics covered include:

  • Legislation
  • Accidents
  • Hazards
  • Risk Assessments
  • Chemical Control Strategies
  • Machine Hazards
  • Ergonomics
  • Manual Handling
  • Health Promotion
  • Emergency Planning
  • Fire-Related issues
  • Safety signs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Infection Control.

Course documentation for this QQI accredited course is detailed, comprehensive and easy to read. This distance learning QQI accredited course means that students can study flexibly at home or at work, while gaining an internationally recognised qualification.

 

Who should complete this course?

  • People who wish to pursue a career in this field.
  • People who wish to pursue an interest in this topic to perhaps further their career prospects.

 

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:

  • As this study programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • As an assistance to students new to distance learning, we provide, without charge, a study guidelines manual which many students find most helpful.
  • Students must be competent in both written and spoken English.
  • If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted to you.  You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email.
  • If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.

 

Assessment

  • This course is assessed through a combination of assignment and exam based.
  • Students taking this module will have to sit an examination (€50.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country. This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment.
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, validated by a Verifier with an independent QQI External Authenticator to complete the process.

Accreditation

  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI level 5 component Certificate in Health and Safety at Work (5N1794).
  • QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for more detailed Accreditation information.
  • There is an €85.00 registration fee payable upon enrolment to include administration, moderation and QQI accreditation.

QQI Distance Learning Courses

Location & Dates

This  Health and Safety at Work 5N1794 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.

Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.