Health and Safety Law Diploma
During this Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Diploma, the student will be introduced to the basic considerations of Health and Safety Law.
Level 3 / Quality Licence Scheme / ODL70
over 12 months and £ deposit
over 12 months and £ deposit
12 months access to course
24 hour access
Endorsed by the
Quality Licence Scheme
It is intended that the student will be given an overview of many of the major topics which require coverage at this introductory level. Students are strongly advised to work through each of the individual areas consecutively in order to allow their knowledge base to grow as necessary. Any attempt to move out of sequence is to be discouraged because this may cause unnecessary confusion.
Health and Safety in the workplace is becoming an ever growing concern for employees and employers. The course will appeal to a wide variety of people, those looking for a change of career or those looking to gain a greater knowledge in this particular segment of the Law.
Materials can be studied online or students have the option to print the documents once, there is also the option to have the materials delivered for an additional charge.
No previous knowledge or experience is essential to study this course.
This Level 3 Diploma in Health and Safety Law is Quality Assured by OLQA. The Diploma is awarded by Oxford College. Upon completion of the course you will receive certification awarded by Oxford College. The qualification does not carry UCAS points but is recognised by employers and some universities as a level 3 qualification. For entry into university students will need to check the relevant university’s entry requirements to see if they will accept a Level 3 Diploma in place of A Levels / UCAS points.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme.The Provider has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.
The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at QLS Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.
The Skills and Education Group’s knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales.
Module 1: The legal sources
Health and Safety law is derived from a number of very different sources. Some of them are comparatively old, for example Common Law liability, whereas others are very much more recent, for example the multitude of European directives with which we are continually subjected. The purpose of this module is to try to place the subject in its rightful perspective by providing an overview of the major sources.
Module 2: The legal machinery
In module 1 we examined the sources. In this module we consider how they are put into action hence the need to consider the institutions and procedures in question. Therefore we look at the various courts, tribunals, forms of ADR and the types of action which may be appropriate to a particular case; for example criminal and civil procedures. We also consider the merits or otherwise of the system as it presently stands.
Module 3: Civil liability
This is the first treatment of a substantive area of Health and Safety law and we will be considering the liability that an employer may incur should he fail in his duty of care under common law. Despite the age of this remedy, it remains a vital safeguard for the employee in the event of an industrial injury.
Module 4: Vicarious liability
In this module we consider situations under which the employer will be liable for wrongful and, often, potentially dangerous acts committed by his employees. Having done this, we consider the primary statutory provisions which relate to this area.
Module 5: Discrimination
During the course of this module, we address the often distressing and harmful practice of discrimination in the workplace. We consider a whole range of areas which have been subject to legislative action both by our domestic Parliament and European sources of law
Module 6: The role of common law and equity
The essence of this module is a review of the common law mechanisms coupled with an insight into the relevance of equity. Having completed this we then review some of the important cases within the syllabus area.
Module 7: Criminal law and the consumer
This module provides an overview of consumer law provisions and how it is necessary to input criminalise certain activities within this area with a view to protecting the health and safety of the consumer. We consider a range of criminal offences coupled with their enforcement mechanisms.
Module 8: European law and the consumer
In a similar vein to the above we look at the influence of European Law with regards to our safety as consumers. Students are required to draw their knowledge of both legal sources and mechanisms gained in earlier modules.
Module 9: Implications for human resource practitioner
During the course of this module we consider the implications for the human resource practitioner and how they can best seek to ensure that the major legal requirements are adhered to whilst still trying to ensure that the needs of staff remain a paramount consideration at all times.
Module 10: Implications for management
In this final module, we look at the major legal implications for management and some of the essential processes of which they need a basic awareness; for example, the dismissal process and accident investigation.
12 Months Tutor Support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.
Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and, therefore, you can study anytime, any place, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a full-time job, or other commitments, that won’t allow them time off to study.
You'll need to be able to commit the required time to your studies. We recommend that you choose a course you think will interest you, and help you to achieve your ambitions. If you would like some advice, or further information, please call our helpline free on 0333 3445 690.
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The course operates through a study pack and access to your own personal tutor. Once you have chosen your course we will send you your study pack, which you will be required to work through before completing the course.
Depending on the course you have chosen, you will either be required to complete assignments and submit these for marking as the course progresses and/or be required to sit an end exam. The end exam could be in the form of multiple choice questions, or be an invigilated exam at a registered test centre.
Your completed assignments will need to be sent to your tutor for marking/assessment, you will then receive written feedback and guidance. It may be possible to submit your assignments by email, however you will need to check this with your tutor. Please be aware that your assignments will be maintained by NCCHL for moderation and audit purposes.
These requirements will always be listed on the course description page, so please refer to this for details of what is required for each individual course.
Depending on the course you have chosen, and the amount of time you can commit, it could take from 6 weeks to 12 months to complete your course.
The duration of the course is largely down to you though. The beauty of home learning is that it allows you complete flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. You can dedicate as much, or as little, time as you want to your studies - no one will be chasing you for your work or asking why you haven’t submitted an assignment.
We do strongly recommend, though, that before you purchase a course you assess your ability to commit the necessary time to completing the course in a timeframe that will not leave you losing your motivation.
We guarantee that you will receive your course materials within 5 days of purchase, but for many courses we would anticipate that you will have to wait no more than 48 hours.
The course materials are always sent to you via a tracked courier service, to ensure that you receive your study pack within our stated period.
The cost is largely dependent on the type of the course. The longer the course is the higher the cost will be, due to the size of the study pack and the nature of the qualification.
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Please note that there may be additional fees required should your course have an external assessment, such as A Levels, ICB qualifications etc. To clarify, please speak to a course advisor.
You will be allocated your own personal tutor who can be contacted via e-mail, telephone, fax or post for help and advice on any aspect of the course.
Many courses require that you submit work to your tutor during the period of study and your tutor will assess your work and pass comments back to you. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.
Please be aware that officially the tutor support provided with the course is for a period of 12 months, although if you need longer let us know and we’ll endeavour to extend that.
All of our courses are accredited, so you need to show that you have acquired the knowledge to pass the course – this may involve sitting an examination, but it depends on the course you have chosen.
Some courses require you to be continually assessed throughout the course, while others may require an end of course exam or assignment (which may be completed at home) to be submitted to your tutor.
Certain types of qualifications, A-levels and GCSEs for example, do require you to sit an invigilated exams at a registered test centre. You will need to organise and pay for the examinations yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be available from the centre who are delivering the qualification.
If in doubt, please email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’, NCC can then discuss or put you in touch directly with the course provider.
Yes, there are no geographical limits to where you can study.
You just need to be aware that all tutors are based in the UK and work may need to be submitted to them via post, although in most cases e-mail can be used.
Where the course requires that you sit an invigilated exam at a test centre, there are many exam centres outside of the UK. However, we would advise that you check with us before purchasing one of these courses if you want to study from abroad.
All of our courses are accredited and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
For more information about this please see the section of the website that details how awarding bodies work and what the different types of qualifications are.
Yes, you can take as many courses as your time allows. But we would recommend that you clearly evaluate how much time you can commit to your courses of study.
The good news is though that if your circumstances change you can always take a break and come back to your studies.
Additionally, discounts are available if you buy more than one course at the same time.
Your work will be marked and feedback returned to you within 12 working days after submission. This is because our tutors are required to provide detailed, considered feedback to our learners that may take a while to formulate. We find that by working this way, our learners actually complete their course in less time, as they rarely need to submit an assignment more than twice.
Whilst it is possible to submit multiple assignments at the same time, we advise that our learners submit only one at a time. We want our learners to develop as they progress through their course, and find this is best achieved when a student embarks on a new module having taken into account tutor feedback from the previous submission.
No, we provide everything you need to pass your course.
Once you have chosen your course, you can either purchase the course online which will enrol you, or you can call our helpline on 0333 3445 690 who will sign you up for the course and arrange to have all your learning materials sent to you.
If, after receiving the course, you decide it isn’t the right course for you, you can simply return the goods within 14 days and we will send your money back in full for the majority of courses (excluding postage and packaging) or you can choose another course that you feel would suit your needs and ambitions better.
Our online courses are completed through our online learning system after receiving login and access instructions. You will not receive any course materials through the post. The paper based version is posted out in a binder to your home or place of work and requires completion of a portfolio of work that is submitted to your tutor for marking.
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