Health and Safety Courses (TUEC)

 

TUC Health and Safety Stage 1

This course provides a minimum of 18 National Open College Network (NOCN) credits at level 1 or 2. This course is for trade union health and safety representatives. It is the first stage in the TUC health and safety training programme. It is designed to help you build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to carry out your work as a safety rep. The course focuses on four key areas:

  • the role and functions of a trade union health and safety representative.
  • organising for health and safety.
  • preventing accidents and ill health.
  • key skills for a trade union health and safety representative.

The course will help you:

  • identify problems – the main health, safety and welfare issues faced by your members
  • involve members – by making them more aware of health and safety issues and the need for union action
  • improve health and safety – by proposing plans for controlling hazards and improving the working environment
  • use information and the law – tracking down information and knowing how to use it effectively
  • get things done – by working with your union organisation and negotiating effectively with your employer
  • develop skills – to do an effective job as a trade union health and safety representative.

Course Dates - 2021

  • 10 weeks on a Tuesday from 5th October until 14th December 2021.
  • 10 weeks on a Wednesday from 6th October until 15th December 2021.
  • 2 x 5 Day blocks - Block A  Monday 6th September - 10th September 2021 and Block B Monday 4th October – 8th October 2021.

Course Dates - 2022 

  • 10 weeks on a Tuesday from 18th January - 22nd March 2022.
  • 10 weeks on a Wednesday from 19th January - 23rd March 2022.
  • 2 x 5 day blocks - Block A: Monday 31st January - 4th February 2022 and Block B: Monday 7th - 11th March 2022.

Next Steps for Safety Reps – TUC Stage 2 Course

This course provides a minimum of 21 NOCN credits at level 2 or 3. The course is designed for health and safety representatives who have already completed the TUC Health & Safety Stage 1 Course or its equivalent, and who have had subsequent experience as an elected health and safety rep. The course builds upon the TUC Stage 1 Health and Safety Representatives course by:

  • further developing confidence, experience, knowledge and skills.
  • identifying, preventing and controlling risks to build a safer and healthier workplace.
  • involving members more in health and safety issues and developing a collective approach to health and safety.
  • ensuring that an equal opportunities approach to health and safety at work is adopted.
  • finding out information about the law and using it more effectively.
  • keeping up to date on health and safety law and information.
  • further building health and safety organisation at the workplace.
  • getting things done and effecting changes in health and safety in the workplace.

Course Dates - 2021

  • 10 weeks on a Thursday from 7th October - 16th December 2021.
  • 2 x 5 day blocks - Monday 13th – 17th September 2021 and Block B: Monday 18th – 22nd October 2021.

Course Dates 2022

  • 10 weeks on a Thursday 20th January – 24th March 2022.
  • 2 x 5 day blocks - Monday 7th – 11th February 2022 and Block B: Monday 14th – 18th March 2022.

TUC Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

This course is designed for experienced union safety representatives. This course:

  • provides guided learning through which the learner may become more effective as a trade union health and safety representative.
  • helps learners to develop their knowledge for health and safety.
  • helps learners to build health and safety organisation in the workplace.
  • helps learners to tackle health, safety, welfare and environmental issues in the workplace.
  • deepens and extends the capacities of learners, enabling them to access union health and safety posts or Higher Education opportunities.
  • develops personal/study skills, the ability to work collectively, and generally improve the confidence of learners to study at a higher level.

Course Dates

  •  36 weeks on a Thursday from 9th September 2021 – 16th June 2022.