Taught course

Health and Safety

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Health and safety is an integral and important part of any organisation - whether you work as an operations manager, office manager, engineer or technician, you will be involved with ensuring a safe working environment for everyone. We will develop your knowledge of how different organisations use varying levels of safety procedures and you will assess their impact on the whole company.

By investigating an organisation as a whole, you'll gain a broad knowledge of other departments such as marketing, sales and human resources, and how they are affected by the procedures and processes you implement. You'll also enhance your understanding of the technical and human aspects of health and safety, such as identifying whether issues were caused by machine malfunctions or misjudgement by humans.

It also offers you the chance to look at past and present case studies to understand any errors made, what caused the mistakes and the preventative measures that should be put in place. These could range from dealing with harmful substances within a chemical facility, exposed wires and trip hazards in a busy office, to safety measures for maintenance work on rail tracks.

Fees and funding

See further information on financing your studies.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months
part time
15 months

Further details of qualification

Please note that the overall duration of the course and your completion date differs depending on your start point. Students starting in September will complete tuition and assessment in May the following year (9 months). Students who start in January will complete tuition and assessment in January the following year (12 months).

Course contact details

Student Admissions
+44 (0)113 812 3113