Upskilling @ StrathclydeIntroduction to Human Factors

What you'll learn

This course introduces learners to Human Factors and the organisational, environmental and job factors which can affect health and safety at work.

The course will cover:

  • defining Human Factors and explaining how it contributes to workplace health and safety
  • identifying Job Factors, Individual Factors and Organisation Factors and the effect they can have on the health and safety of workers
  • assessing Human Factors in the workplace


This course will be delivered online over five weeks from Monday 3rd June – Friday 5th July 2024. Students can study from their own home at whatever time they choose during this period.

Students will work through a range of videos, documents, recommended reading, forum work, and self-assessment quizzes.


  • at the end of each week of learning, students will be required to write a 300-word blog relating to the learning that took place that week (70%)
  • at the end of the class, students will complete an online multiple choice test (30%)

Who can apply?

This course will be of interest to a wide variety of audiences, particularly people who have no formal training in safety-related matters in the workplace and would like to add this to their skills set.

Fully-funded places are available for applicants living in Scotland supported by the Scottish Funding Council.

What will I get at the end of the course?

This course is worth 10 credits at SCQF Level 7.

This module can be taken as stand-alone module or together with Principles of Health and Safety Risk Management and Principles of Occupational Health and Wellbeing.

Sign me up!

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Upskilling and Microcredentials modules are funded by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council.

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