SCQF Level 6
Built Environment

Course Overview

This course is designed for supervisors and managers who work in a medium to the high-risk environment and is ideal if you require basic knowledge of occupational health and safety. This course is the perfect first step towards a career in occupational health and safety.


Part-time study is a mixture of lectures and exercises and students are issued with all study materials. Students are required to carry out private study each week.


For open learning students, this course is studied through workbooks. Students will set their own timetable but will have tutor support. Students may also attend college every Tuesday evening to meet their tutor and other students, with opportunities to ask questions and participate in exercises.


This course will allow employees to progress on to further study at diploma level which can be studied at Edinburgh College


Our open learning format allows you to join the course at any time.

Your employer may be entitled to funding towards this course find out more here:

What You Will Learn
  • Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  • How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  • Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring
  • Physical and psychological health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • General workplace issues
  • Work equipment
  • Fire
  • Electricity
Entry Requirements
  • There are no qualifications required for entry to the certificate

Due to current COVID restrictions we would normally charge and supply the course material. This is no longer possible. We are reducing the cost of the qualification. This is to cover the cost for candidates to buy direct the materials required for the course.

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 6.0
How the course is assessed
  • 2 hour question paper
  • 3 hour practical assessment


Progression And Articulation Routes
  • NEBOSH diploma
Career Opportunities
  • NEBOSH Diploma to forward your career as a health and safety professionals
  • The certificate is on a unit basis so once a unit is obtained it can be used to complete parts of other certificate courses
Number Of Days Per Week
  • Part-time one day a week for 12 weeks
  • Open learning one year of tutor support
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £844 Open Learning (year 1)
Fee: £1386 Sighthill part-time (year 1)
Start Date and Time

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Group A - Sighthill Campus - Tuesday 1st September at 9:00 AM (2021)

Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • Wednesday 11/08/2021
End Date

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Tuesday 23/11/2021

Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • Saturday 25/06/2022
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

NEBOSH Certificate
Martin Diamond - NEBOSH Award Winner

​​Martin received the Phil Hughes Award from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), beating off competition from more than 1300 students across the country.​

The award is presented annually to the best candidate in Unit A of the diploma.  ​

The NEBOSH National Diploma qualification is recognised globally by professional bodies such as the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health for Professional membership.​​
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