Diploma in Health and Safety Law


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Diploma in Health and Safety Law

Why Oxford Learning College


During this Level 3 Diploma, the student will be introduced to the basic considerations of Health and Safety Law. The course is stand alone, but would also be an excellent foundation to students wishing to further their career by taking other professional qualifications or a law degree.

Health and Safety in the workplace is becoming an ever growing concern for employees and employers; not only are employers expected to adhere to safe working practices, but they are also bound to provide a workplace free from discrimination and unfair practice. Legislation also dictates the relationship and responsibilities between consumers and providers, such as through trading standards.

The course provides a background of the general law as a starting point, and then moves on to explore some important elements of health and safety law in more detail. It will provide an analysis of liability, including vicarious liability, as well as the way in which criminal and European Union law relates to the consumer. The course concludes with the practical implications for the health and safety practitioner and management, making it an ideal course for employers and interested students alike.

The course consists of ten modules. Throughout the modules you will encounter various cases studies which are designed to test your understanding and aid the learning process itself. The course is designed to be self-contained, but students are encouraged to consult the listed texts in order to deepen their understanding of the area. Students should take care to ensure that they consult the latest edition of any additional texts; health and safety law is quite dynamic in its development, and so it is really necessary to consult a reliable reference source to ensure that legal principles remain intact.


Module 1 - The legal sources


This module explores the numerous sources from which Health and Safety law can be derived from. It will include an exploration of common law liability, as well as the influence of the more recent European laws. The overall aim of this module is to try to place Health and Safety law in its rightful perspective by providing an overview of the major sources.


Module 2 - The legal machinery


This module explores the institutions and procedures which allow health and safety law to bought into practice. An exploration of the court structure is undertaken, as well as discussion about tribunals and alternative dispute resolution. There is an in depth analysis of the merits and shortcomings of the current system of health and safety legislation.


Module 3 - Civil liability


This module explores the substantive area of Health and Safety law, where an employer may become liable 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, there is an analysis of situations under which the employer will be liable for wrongful and, often, potentially dangerous acts committed by his employees. There is a consideration of the primary statutory provisions which relate to this area.


Module 5 - Discrimination


This module explores the often distressing and harmful practice of discrimination in the workplace, and what steps may or must be undertaken to prevent it. A range of areas are examines, both domestic and European sources, and the way they may be applied to individual circumstances.


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. There will be an in-depth and engaging analysis of the important case law in this 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. A range of criminal offences are examined, along with a discussion about their enforcement mechanisms.


Module 8 - European law and the consumer


This module examines the influence of European Law with regards to our safety as consumers. There will be a discussion concerning relevant Directives and case law. Students are required to draw their knowledge of both legal sources and mechanisms gained in earlier modules, and apply them here.


Module 9 - Implications for human resource practitioner


In keeping with this being a practical course, this modules examines 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


This final module examines 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.

Entry Requirements

All students must be 16 years of age and above.

Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.

Study Hours

Approximately 20 hours per unit

Assessment Method

Final online multiple choice examination.

Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.


Diploma in Health and Safety Law

This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
Quality Assured by QLS

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an e-Certificate from Oxford Learning College. There is also the option to purchase an Embossed Certificate and also a certificate from ABC Awards for the qualification.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at 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 course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

How can I progress

For more information on how to progress after completing this course, please click here

Additional Information

You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.

Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

To view the differences between our qualifications, please click HERE

What's Included

Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by the tutor department for the duration of the course (1 year). Certification upon completion. All examination fees.

Course Fee


Payment by Instalments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

Further Information

The Quality Assured Diploma is a Level 3 equivalent on the National Qualifications Framework. The Diploma is a 1 year course which is self study and is examined by online examination. The Diploma is awarded by Oxford College. Upon completion of the course you will receive certification awarded by Oxford College.

The Level 3 Diplomas require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order to for students to manage study and the assumed knowledge within course content.

They provide an ability to gain and apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding in a specific subject at a detailed level. Level 3 qualifications such as A levels, NVQ3, BTEC Diplomas etc. are appropriate if you plan to progress to university study.

Level 3 Diploma courses can assist you in career development, continued professional development, personal development, and provision of a basis for further study.

Progression from Level 3 is to specialist learning and detailed analysis of a higher level of information (for example university level study, Diploma Level 5 study).

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

This is a flexible learning course, so the more time you have to commit to your studies, the sooner you are able to complete.

In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.

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