Specialist advice from appropriately qualified safety, health and environmental practitioners is an essential component in defining the policies of employers and ensuring that high standards of safety, health and environmental management are achieved. This postgraduate course builds upon and develops the material covered in the Woodland Grange / Oxford Brookes Diploma in Health and Safety Management or the NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent). The PGCert focuses on environmental management and technology, an area in which traditional health and safety professionals are increasingly becoming involved.
This course is aimed at developing health, safety and environmental practitioners to work at a strategic level within organisations and to help ensure that they have influence in achieving best practice in health, safety and environmental management based on risk management principles. It focuses on applied behavioural management which develops the knowledge and skills necessary to help ensure employees and others comply with laid down standards and best practice.
Study mode and level
The taught part of the programme can be completed within 12 months (six months for the PGCert and six months for the PGDip) or the course can be spread over a longer period. The PGCert and PGDip can be taken as stand-alone courses but must be in succession. Individual modules can also be taken as stand-alone units (eg for health, safety and environmental advisers for continuing professional development [CPD]). Students may enrol separately for the PGCert, PGDip, MSc or for individual modules.
All taught modules are compulsory and are structured as five-day block modules at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa. There are various starting dates: please contact Woodland Grange for details.
Our Environmental Management module examines how businesses integrate environmental issues on sustainability into their activities, with an introduction to the key elements of the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and ISO 14001. The module encourages the development of skills in conducting reviews and audits and considers how organisational structures and cultures can affect implementation.
Woodland Grange is one of the UK's most respected providers of management training and development. Its professional excellence is acknowledged, and its clients include some of the country’s most prominent organisations in both the public and the private sectors. A wide range of staff are involved in teaching the course. Most are from Woodland Grange where staff have practical experience to complement their academic studies. Visiting tutors are used for some specialist topics.
The PGDip has been structured to provide eligibility for associate membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
Please contact Woodland Grange for details.
Life Sciences also has one of the largest postgraduate research communities at Oxford Brookes offering flexible research opportunities across a range of disciplines; ideal for employees who wish to study part-time and be based in their workplace. Fees for 2011-12 start from approximately £4,000 per annum (including a bench fee of £2,500, which may be waived when undertaking a project in the workplace. For further information, contact [email protected].