Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Spring 2025
6 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Professional/Flexible, Online
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


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Brief Description

Next Intake: Spring 2025

This course qualifies for 50% funding under the HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy. Check fees section for details and eligibility. Please Note: Applicants may only apply for and receive, one subsidised course per semester.

Please ensure you enter the Module Code below when applying for this MicroCred. Applications without this cannot be processed.

You may apply for more than one MicroCred under the same application.

Module Description

Module Code

NFQ Level

ECTS Credits

Next Intake


Behaviour Based Safety  






This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (e.g., Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award.

The programme associated with this MicroCred is: 

In a modern economy the cost of accidents in terms of injury to workers and productivity to employers is high. Health and safety systems are implemented to reduce the incidence of accidents and unsafe practices. Behaviour Based Safety targets changes in worker behaviour as a means of preventing occupational injuries and illnesses.

This module will provide an understanding of the principles and application of behaviour-based safety in the context of more effectively managing workplace health and safety.

An overview of the

  • principles, techniques, and approaches involved in developing, implementing, and maintaining a behavioural safety process within an organisation.
  • behavioural safety leadership.
  • workgroup focused approaches.
  • peer-to-peer focused approaches.
  • performance indicators - behaviour change indicators, process indicators, follow-up indicators.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • describe the underpinning principles and key attributes of an effective behavioural safety process,
  • apply the relevant principles, approaches, and performance indicators to oversee the development of a behavioural safety process within an organization,
  • apply current best practice techniques to oversee the implementation and maintenance of an effective behavioural safety process within an organisation.
  • defend the merits (in terms of the lower accident rates and increased productivity) associated with the sustained implementation of a behavioural based safety process within an organisation, which facilitates practitioners in linking the root causes of accidents to their unwanted/unsafe precursor behaviours and explain the importance of an organisation leadership's commitment to the sustained success of a behavioural safety initiative.

Applicants are normally expected to hold an NFQ level 8 primary honours degree (minimum H2.2), or equivalent and have at least 3 years of relevant industrial experience.

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

The fees for this programme are €1,000.

HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy - Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can qualify for 50% funding subject to the availability of places. Subsidy is applied on application. To clarify eligibility please go to Eligibility Criteria.

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