Vocational Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety

Course:- Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety

Pre-requisite :- Standard entry qualification as per (OQF) – Oman Qualification Framework Document

4 lecture hours / week and 2 practical hour / week
Duration: 3 Years
Programme Vocational Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
Pre-requisite Standard entry qualification as per (OQF) – Oman Qualification Framework Document
Summary This qualification is for learners who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in managing health and safety for the workplace. They will have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice. They will report direct to or be part of the senior management team. They will recommend and implement changes relevant to their role. They will be aware of cost implications and budgetary control.
Student   Outcomes On completion of this Program the student should be able to:

(a)    Consider the issues relating of the full scope of occupational safety and health.

(b)    Become familiar to occupational environment of physical, mental and social well-being of workers

(c)     Be able to organize and communicate an effective safety program.

(d)    Know how to identify and target hazards, specific to your organization and take actions to prevent incidents and related costs

 

Teaching/Learning Strategy  

The main teaching method will be based on 30% power point lectures, videos, and 70% practical exercises supported by tutorial sessions.

Simulated work environments and resource-based learning facilities.  These facilities enable students to work at their own pace, particularly in practical sessions.

Syllabus

 

Foundation

Semester 1
Module Hours
English Communication 240
Learning & Assessments 60
Basic Mathematics 60
HSE 60
Basic Computing 44
Work Ethics 20
Study skills 26
Physics 90

 

Semester 2
Module Hours
English Communication 240
Applied Mathematics 60
Pure Mathematics 60
Study Skills 92
Advanced Computing 88
Learning & Assessments 60

 

Specialization

Semester 1
Module Hours
HSE for Oil & Gas 116
IOSH Working Safely 8
IOSH Managing Safely 50
NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health 146
Assessing vocationally related achievement 40
Train the Trainer 40
Occupational Health and Safety Practice  Unit  402 and Unit 510 200

 

Semester 2
Module Hours
Occupational Health and Safety Practice

Unit 511 – Unit 515

600

 

Semester 3
Module Hours
Occupational Health and Safety Practice

Unit 516 – Unit 520

600

 

Semester 4
Module Hours
Occupational Health and Safety Practice

Unit 521 – Unit 523 & Unit 610 & Unit 611

600

 

 

Transferable Skills Development of higher level cognitive skills

Attention to Detail skills

Good Communication skills

Teamwork skills

Self-confidence

Decision making skills

Assessment Foundation:

Short answer & multiple choices questions

Midterm Exam – theory and practical exams

Unit Final Exam- theory and practical exams

Portfolio of evidence covering the assessment criteria for each mandatory unit (Specialization Occupational Health & Safety)

Evidence can be electronically submitted via the Learning Assistant platform

Assessment Strategy Direct observation of performance in the workplace by a qualified assessor

Oral questioning, professional discussion

Testimony from an expert witness subject to the activity being assessed

Review of portfolio of evidence and achievements

 

Pass Requirement Min 60% for theory exams and  practical exams

Pass international examinations for Iosh MS and Nebosh  IGC

City & Guilds assignment

Candidates must achieve all units from the mandatory group (City & Guilds)