Taught course

Occupational Health (Nursing or Technician)

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate that they have acquired a credit rating of 120 credits at Level Four (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline, through one or a combination of the following pathways: Professional Registration, HNC/Certificate of Higher Education or Open University equivalent study. Other qualifications or experiences that demonstrate a candidate has appropriate knowledge or skills at certificate-level will also be considered (BTEC or employment within an occupational health setting). Applicants must be working in an occupational health environment or have access to an occupational health placement.

Nursing or Technician

Months of entry


Course content

On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded an HE Diploma in Occupational Health (Nursing) or HE Diploma Occupational Health (Technician) and Unit 1 NEBOSH Management of Health and Safety.

For an additional fee, you can complete Unit 2 Controlling Workplace Hazards to obtain the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. You will further develop your knowledge base, professional expertise and critical skills, gaining the ability to challenge current practice and contribute to the development of occupational health theory and practice.

The programme will prepare you for the rigours of working in any setting of contemporary occupational health practice, plus you will have the competence and confidence to apply for a variety of positions. You will be able to work independently, as part of a multidisciplinary team or in collaboration with other providers, and possess the leadership and managerial skills, independent judgement and problem-solving ability needed to assess, implement and evaluate healthcare in the workplace.

What You Will Study
Introduction to Occupational Health
Unit 1 NEBOSH Management of Health and Safety
Contemporary Occupational Health
Occupational Health Management (Nursing) or
Occupational Health Management (Technician)

How You Will Study
Over one calendar year, you will attend University on four or five occasions for a five-day teaching block. You will benefit from a blended learning approach consisting of lectures, group discussions and practical sessions. You will be assessed using a range of methods, including report writing, reflection and poster presentation.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
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