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COURSE INFORMATION:

Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment
Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a professional setting.
Duration: 4 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.
Status: Mandatory Minor component
Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in various disciplines some of which include Healthcare Support 5M4339 & Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES:

Some of the areas the learner will be proficient in at the end of the course:

  1. Analyse the duties of employers and employees as specified in current Safety, Health and Welfare at work legislation
  2. Explore the role of communication and training in the promotion and provision of health and safety in the workplace
  3. Explain the causes, prevention, emergency procedures, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences
  4. Analyse the causes and prevention of fire related events to include identification of emergency procedures, the fire triangle and fire equipment
  5. Comment on specific hazards and risks when working with equipment to include mechanical and electrical equipment
  6. Examine the control and associated risks of a range of health and safety issues to include noise, fumes, dust or any vocationally specific work issue
  7. Examine a range of issues related to infection control to include conditions for the growth and development of micro-organisms, routes of infection, symptoms, ill-health, preventative measures and emergency procedures for suspected contamination

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Assignments 60% Examination – Theory 40%. Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced subject matter experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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