College of Management and IT (CMIT)ILM Cert in Leadership & Management (Health & Safety)

ILM Cert in Leadership & Management (Health & Safety)

6 months
Online, Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details
This ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Managing Health and Safety option) course comprehensively covers a number of important leadership and management areas including Health and Safety legislation, Hazard management, Risk assessment and control, Risk management, Understanding the organisational culture and context.

By choosing to study thisILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Managing Health and Safety option) online Course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this ILM Certificate in Health and Safety course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.
Who should complete this health and safety course?

  • Supervisors and Managers: Ideal for those responsible for overseeing staff and operations, where understanding and implementing health and safety legislation and practices is crucial. These roles often require a proactive approach to hazard management and risk assessment to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Health and Safety Officers: Suitable for professionals specifically focused on health and safety within an organisation. The course offers comprehensive coverage of health and safety legislation, risk management, and control, which are key areas of responsibility for these officers.
  • Human Resources Professionals: HR professionals can benefit from this course as they often play a role in implementing health and safety policies, training, and compliance within organisations.
  • Facilities Managers: For those managing the physical aspects of a workplace, knowledge in health and safety management is essential. This course can enhance their ability to identify hazards, assess risks, and implement effective control measures in the facilities they manage​​.
  • Retail, Healthcare and Office Managers: Suitable for those managing office environments, where ensuring health and safety compliance is crucial. This course provides them with the necessary skills to maintain a safe and healthy office setting.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

  • Level 4 (Ireland) certificate or equivalent qualification and/or relevant life and work experiences.
  • The assessments for this course draw on candidates own practical experience and as such candidates need to be working or have access to an organisation to carry out a health and safety audit.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English with excellent written English Skills to achieve the assessment criteria. Queries on the standard required can be directed to the college.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their
    own initiative.
  • Basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
Topics covered in this health and safety course
Unit 1: Risk Management

  • Risk management in the organisation
  • Categories of risks
  • Legal aspects of risk management
  • Risk identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk controls
  • Monitoring and reviewing risks

Unit 2: Understanding the Organisational Culture and Context

  • What is the organisation environment?
  • Political factors
  • Economic factors
  • Socio-Cultural factors
  • Technology factors
  • Environmental factors
  • Legal factors
  • PESTEL case studies
  • Introduction to corporate culture
  • Classifying corporate culture
  • Organisational ethics

Unit 3: Health and Safety Management

  • The importance of health and safety management
  • Primary legislation
  • Industry-specific legislation
  • Health and safety statements and policies
  • Hazard Identification
  • Health and safety reviews
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk control
  • Health and Safety Implementation
  • Health and safety responsibilities
  • Communicating about health and safety
  • Monitoring health and safety in the workplace
  • SMART health and safety objectives


  • This health and safety course is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments.
  • Learners are required to have access to an organisation in which they can carry out a Health and Safety Audit in a particular area with a view to suggesting improvements.
  • As part of our quality assurance, learner assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an External Verifier.

Transfer and Progression to Further Studies

  • Learners who successfully complete this programme may progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management with CMIT.

ILM Membership

  • All registered candidates automatically become studying members of the ILM for 6 months, free of charge, and can enjoy a range of member benefits.


  • CMIT is registered and approved with ILM to offer programmes leading to ILM qualifications.
  • UK: Following successful completion of this course, you will receive an ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Level 4 UK) from the Institute of Leadership and Management. This qualification is on the UK Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF).
  • Ireland: This qualification is comparable to an award at level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The basis for this comparison is detailed in the following guide: Qualifications can cross boundaries – a guide to comparing qualifications in the UK and Ireland.
  • Europe: This qualification is fully recognised as the equivalent of a Level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

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