Qualifications

Develop your knowledge and advance your career in occupational safety and health (OSH)

IOSH accredits a variety of programmes/qualifications from around the world which are delivered by an array of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Awarding Organisations (AOs). These programmes/qualifications can help you kick-start your OSH career or advance you to the next IOSH membership grade. 

Learners on an IOSH-accredited programme/qualification are eligible* for Student Membership during their studies and upon successful completion of the programme/qualification, are eligible for IOSH membership at either Associate/Technical or Graduate grade.

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* Full eligibility criteria applies.

Abbreviations (see right) indicate which category of membership each qualification can lead onto, plus the modes of study available.

Higher education institutions (HEIs) and awarding organisations (AOs) can apply to have their programmes/qualifications accredited by IOSH, find out more about the IOSH Accreditation Process.


Covid-19 Notice
Please note that most of the Global Universities and Training Providers adopted blended learning and teaching models for the academic year 2020/21 and may continue to do so in 2021/22. Many staff will be working remotely, so please send enquires to the email addresses listed below, as telephones are unlikely to be answered. Please always check the institutional websites for the most up to date information.


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Key to abbreviations:

f/t = full time course
p/t = part time course
d/l = distance learning
A/T = Associate/Technical
G = Graduate
GC = Graduate Cognate

Courses accredited for




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  • Leeds Beckett University

    • Mr T Briggs, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
    • Calverley Street
    • Leeds
    • UK
    • LS1 3HE

    publichealth@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)113 812 3333

    Fax: +44 (0)113 812 3440

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    • Associate or Technical category
    • Graduate category
    • Diploma of Higher Education in Occupational Health and Safety (f/t p/t)
    • (A/T)BSc (Hons) in Safety, Health and Environmental Management (f/t p/t) (G)
      (Also offered in Singapore)
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Safety (G)
      (Also offered in Hong Kong)
    • See individual countries for further details
    • MSc Health and Safety
  • Leeds Beckett University - Hong Kong

    • Mr T Briggs, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
    • Calverley Street
    • Leeds
    • UK
    • LS1 3HE

    bonnielam@hkct.edu.hk

    Tel: +44 (0)113 812 3333

    Fax: 44 (0)113 812 3440

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    • Graduate category
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Safety (G)

    Offered in Hong Kong by:
    Hong Kong College of Technology - contact Bonnie Lam by email

  • Leeds Beckett University - Singapore

    • Mr T Briggs, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
    • Calverley Street
    • Leeds
    • Singapore
    • LS1 3HE

    szehui_lim@mdis.edu.sg

    Tel: +44 (0)113 812 3333

    Fax: 44 (0)113 812 3440

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    • Associate or Technical category
    • Graduate category

    Offered in Singapore by :

    • Management Development Institute of Singapore – contact: Lim Sze Hui, Product Development Manager
    • Diploma of Higher Education in Occupational Health and Safety (f/t p/t) (A/T)
    • BSc (Hons) in Safety, Health and Environmental Management (f/t p/t) (G)
  • Limerick Institute of Technology

    • Paul Vesey
    • Lecturer in BIM, Project Management, Information Technology
    • Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish Park
    • Limerick
    • Republic of Ireland

    paul.vesey@lit.ie

    Tel: +353 (0)6120 8820

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    • Graduate category
    • BSc in Construction (Health and Safety) (G) - Level 7 add-on delivered online only
  • Loughborough University

    • Dr Patrick Waterson
    • Loughborough University
    • Loughborough
    • Leicestershire
    • Leicestershire
    • UK
    • LE11 3TU

    P.Waterson@lboro.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)150 922 2155

    Fax: +44 (0)150 922 3991

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    • Graduate category
    • MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Management (p/t) (G)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

    • Dr Haruna Moda, Department of Health Professions,
    • Cavendish Building, All Saints
    • Oxford Road
    • Manchester
    • UK
    • M15 6BG

    h.moda@mmu.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0) 161 247 2781

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    • Graduate category
    • MSc, Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (G) (F/T, P/T)
    • PGDip Occupational Safety Health and Environment (G) (f/t p/t)

    General enquiries: pgtcpdhpsc@mmu.ac.uk

  • Massey University

    • Assoc. Prof. I Laird - Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety & Health
    • School of Health Sciences, College of Health
    • Private Bag 11 222
    • Palmerston North 4442
    • New Zealand

    I.S.Laird@massey.ac.nz

    Tel: +64 (0)6 356 9099 x84914

    Fax: +64 (0)6 350 5796

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    • Graduate category
    • Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (f/t p/t) (G)

    Must include the following units: 251.271, 251.272, 251.374, 128.300, 251.372, 114.240, 251.370

  • Middlesex University

    • Dr Alan Page, School of Science and Technology
    • Middlesex University
    • The Burrows
    • Hendon (London)
    • UK
    • NW4 4BT

    R.Plume@mdx.ac.uk

    Tel: +852 31209988

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    • Graduate category

    • BSc Occupational Safety and Health Management (UK and Hong Kong)
    • MSc Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management
    • Msc Occupational Health, Safety and Well-being Management

    # a Contact -Dr Ruth Plume, Tel: +44 (0)208 411 5227 R.Plume@mdx.ac.uk

    # b Contact - Dr David Thomas D.Thomas@mdx.ac.uk

  • Middlesex University - Hong Kong

    • Dr Ruth Plume,Dept of Natural Sciences; Faculty of Science and Technology
    • The Burrows
    • Hendon (London)
    • Hong Kong
    • NW4 4BT

    R.Plume@mdx.ac.uk

    Tel: +852 31209988

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    • Graduate category
    • BSc Occupational Safety and Health Management
      Offered in Hong Kong by The Open University of Hong Kong (LiPACE)


    Contact: Ms. Tracy Lo: tkylo@ouhk.edu.hk

  • National University of Ireland Galway

    • Dr Marie Coggins
    • Director BSc Environmental Health and Safety
    • School of Physics,
    • National University of Ireland, Galway
    • Republic of Ireland

    leanne.cox@nuigalway.ie

    Tel: +353 (0)9 149 5056

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    • Graduate category
    • Higher Diploma in Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety  (f/t p/t) (G) #a
    • MSc in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (f/t p/t) (G) #a
    • BSc Environmental Health and Safety (previously titled BSc Health and Safety Systems) (f/t p/t) (G) #b

    #a Contact Dr Marie Coggins, Academic Director, Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Studies (COHSS)

    #b Contact Dr Victoria Hogan, School of Health Sciences

    #a Contact Miriam Byrne miriam.byrne@nuigalway.ie

    #b Contact Dr Marie Coggins marie.coggins@nuigalway.ie

  • NCRQ

    • NCRQ National Compliance & Risk Qualifications
    • Herons Way
    • Chester Business Park
    • Chester
    • UK
    • CH4 9QR

    enquiries@ncrq.org.uk

    Tel: 01244 893575

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    • Graduate category
    • Associate or Technical category
    • Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health and Safety (A/T)
    • Level 6 Diploma in Applied Health and Safety (G)
  • NEBOSH

    • NEBOSH
    • Dominus Way
    • Meridian Business Park
    • Leicester
    • UK
    • LE19 1QW

    info@nebosh.org.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)116 263 4700

    Fax: +44 (0)116 282 4000

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    • Associate or Technical category
    • Graduate category

    Associate or Technical category

    • Diploma Part 1 (A/T)
    • National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (A/T) #
    • International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (A/T)
    • National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety (A/T) #
    • International Certificate in Construction Health & Safety (A/T)
    • National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management (A/T) #
    • International Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management (A/T)

    # These qualifications are accredited, and credit rated on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 6 which is comparable to the RQF Level 3 in England, Wales & Northern Ireland

    Graduate category

    • National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (G) *
    • International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (G) *
      * These qualifications are accredited, and credit rated on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 10 which is comparable to the RQF Level 6 in England, Wales & Northern Ireland
    • Diploma in Regulatory Occupational Health and Safety (GC)
      The Diploma in Regulatory Occupational Health and Safety is accredited, and credit rated on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 11 which is comparable to the RQF Level 7 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • NITIE

    • Prof Seema Unnikrishnan, Professor Group Co-ordinator
    • Industrial safety & Env. Management, NITIE
    • Vihar Lake
    • Mumbai 400087
    • India

    seemaunnikrishnan@nitie.ac.in

    Tel: +91 022 2857 3371

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    • Graduate category
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety (PGDISEM) (G)

    (Specified modules only- please check with the Membership Department on +44 (0) 116 257 3198)

    General Enquiries: nitiearacademic@nitie.ac.in

  • Northumbria University

    • Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences
    • Ellison Building
    • Ellison Place
    • Newcastle upon Tyne
    • UK
    • NE1 8ST

    bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk

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    • Graduate category
    • MSc Safety, Health and Environmental Management (SHEM)
    • MSc Safety, Health and Environmental Management with Advanced Practice

    Admissions: 0191 406 0901
    Email bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk

  • NOSA

    • NOSA
    • Block A, Ground Floor,
    • 46 Centurion Office Park
    • Cnr Hendrik Verwoerd Drive & Embankment Road
    • Centurion
    • South Africa
    • 0157

    kay.subramoney@nosa.co.za

    Tel: +27 12 683 0200

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    • Associate or Technical category
    • SAMTRAC -Safety Management Training Course - Level 5 (A/T)
    • SAMTRAC International (A/T)
    • SAMTRAC Mining (A/T)

    (SAMTRAC certificates dated before 2011 will not be eligible for Technical membership).

  • Occupational Awards Ltd

    • Occupational Awards Limited
    • The Catalyst
    • Baird Lane
    • Heslington
    • York
    • UK
    • YO10 5GA

    Tel: 01904 236 483

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    • Graduate category
    • OAL Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice 603/126/2

    Email: info@oawards.co.uk 

    Please note that IOSH will accept learners from all Awarding Bodies enrolled on the old Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice up to the certification cut-off date of 31st August 2019.

  • OTHM Qualifications

    • 8 Waterside Court
    • Galleon Boulevard, Crossways Business Park
    • Dartford, Kent
    • UK
    • DA2 6NX

    info@othm.org.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7118 4243

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    • Graduate category
    • Associate or Technical category
    • OTHM Level 3 Technical Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (A/T)
    • OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (G)
  • PICOMS International University College

    • Deputy Dean / OSH Lecturer
    • Faculty of Health Sciences
    • No.6, Jalan Kampar, Off Jalan Tun Razak
    • Kuala Lumpur
    • Malaysia
    • 50400

    rosnah.rahman@picoms.edu.my

    Tel: 03-6192 0600 / 700

    Fax: 03-6187 9510

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    • Associate or Technical category
    • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (f/t) (A/T)
  • ProQual

    • ProQual Awarding Body, ProQual House
    • Westbridge Court
    • Annie Med Lane
    • South Cave
    • East Riding of Yorkshire
    • UK
    • HU15 2HG

    enquiries@proqualab.com

    Tel: 01430423822

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    • Graduate category
    • Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
    • Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (Graduate)
    • Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Associate/Tech)

    Please note that IOSH will accept learners from all Awarding Bodies enrolled on the old Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice up to the certification cut-off date of 31st August 2019.

    Contact Mike Hewitt via email at mikehewitt@proqualab.com or at enquiries@proqualab.com or call 01430 423822/07947 755160

  • Qualifi/Proftech Leading Institute

    • Office 1
    • 3rd Floor
    • Al-Hameed Mall
    • G-11 Markaz
    • Islamabad
    • Pakistan

    ceo@plicert.com

    Tel: +92-51-2361363

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    • Associate or Technical category
    • Graduate category
    • International Diploma in Safety Engineering (IDSE) (G)

    Contact: Mr. Adeem Behzad Ahmad via email at ceo@plicert.com or call +92-51-2361363

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