Upskilling @ StrathclydePrinciples of Health & Safety Risk Management

*This module is currently full.  Please check back here for updates about future offerings in session 2024/25.

What you'll learn

This course will introduce learners to the fundamental principles of health and safety risk management that are applicable in all workplace settings.

The course will cover:

  • the legal, financial, & moral landscape surrounding health & safety risk management
  • the key concepts of hazard & risks
  • qualitative risk assessments
  • systems for managing health & safety, including measuring health & safety performance
  • the key concepts of incident investigation


This course will begin on Monday 19 February 2024 and will be delivered online via Myplace for 5 weeks. Students can study from their own homes 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 a stand-alone module or together with Principles of Occupational Health and Wellbeing and Introduction to Human Factors.

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

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