Occupational Health and Safety

PIC Level 4 – Higher National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Higher National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a specialist vocational programme, linked to the professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate. We offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. 

This certificate qualification provide a comprehensive base of understanding in the key concepts of Occupational health & service and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers enables a direct progression to employment. The curriculum associated with the OHS has three main areas, which are; occupational health, occupational safety and safety management.

Higher National certificate in Occupational Health and Service qualification consists of 8 mandatory units and for a combined total of 120 academic credits. This curriculum is defined as being the number of credits that may be awarded to a learner for the successful achievement of the learning outcomes of a unit. One credit is equal to 10 hours of National Learning Hours.

1st Semester 
PIC/HNCOHS/4050 Developing a Positive Health and Safety Culture 15
PIC/ HNCOHS /4051 Developing the Business Case for Health and Safety 15
PIC/ HNCOHS/4052 Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Control 15
PIC/ HNCOHS /4053 Occupational Health 15
2nd Semester 
PIC/ HNCOHS /4054 Transport Hazards and Risk Control 15
PIC/ HNCOHS /4055 Applied Health and Safety Management 15
PIC/ HNCOHS /4056 First Aid training 15
PIC/ HNCOHS /4057 Health and safety awareness training for workers  15

This is a stand-alone qualification, but there are entry requirements. Applicants must have obtained one of the followings:

General Certificate Educational (G.C.E) Advanced Level qualification with 3 passes or any qualification which is at Level 3 or foundation diploma course and General Certificate Educational (G.C.E) Ordinary level qualification or equivalent qualification with 06 subject’s passes. 

This certificate qualification is expected to be provided minimum of 08 months for full-time study. PiC should make sure the time management and hours of program are covered as per the qualification requirements. This programme is flexible and delivered in person, virtual platform, through lectures and tutorial assignments.