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.


Address: Science & Engineering Flexible Learning Centre Email:

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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


Health & Safety Legislative Context






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: 


Employers have a duty to ensure employees' safety, health, and welfare at work, as far as reasonably practicable. To prevent workplace injuries and ill-health, the employer must take certain actions. The responsibility of employers and the rights of workers are set out in legislation nationally and internationally.

This module will provide an understanding of the key legislative instruments of Irish occupational health and safety legislation that apply to a selection of the main industrial sectors operating in Ireland.

An overview of the various key instruments of Irish occupational health and safety legislation (acts, regulations, codes of practice, technical guidance documents, standards, etc.) that apply to the main industrial sectors such as manufacturing, construction, pharmaceutical/chemical/medical device, and food production.

An overview of the reputable sources of reliable, up-to-date information about the key Irish health and safety legislative instruments.

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

  • identify the key Irish health and safety legislative instruments that apply to the main industrial sectors,
  • analyse these instruments in terms of identifying their principal sector-specific requirements,
  • keep abreast of ongoing changes/updates to the relevant legislative instruments by accessing a range of reputable sources
  • appreciate the extent and the principal requirements of the key Irish health and safety legislative instruments targeted at the main industrial sectors

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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