Level 7 Risk & Safety Management Apprenticeship (Degree)
COURSE AWARD(S) MSc Safety & Risk Management; Level 7 Risk & Safety Management Professional Degree
DURATION Typically 36 months, excluding End Point Assessment
SUMMARY In highly regulated industries where the impact of loss is high, risk and safety management professionals work to establish the context of the problem, identify all hazards including those with the potential to cause a major accident, analyse the associated risk, evaluate the risk against acceptance criteria and propose ways of treating the risk so that it is eliminated or reduced and maintained as low as reasonably practicable. This Apprenticeship programme is aimed at those new to or already in a senior health and safety position.
MODULE 1 Human factor methods
MODULE 2 Learning from disasters
MODULE 3 Risk assessment and safety management
MODULE 4 Value and risk management
MODULE 5 Fire safety, explosions and process safety
MODULE 6 Project management theory and practice*
MODULE 7 Human factors in the design and evaluation of control rooms*
MODULE 8 Sustainability*
Dissertation and Assignment
End Point Assessment
*Modules currently under review
INTAKE DATES Easter and September every year.
Whilst any entry requirements are at the discretion of individual employers, typically an apprentice might be expected to have already achieved a relevant science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) bachelor degree or equivalent. They should be new to or already in a senior Safety role and already have a safety related qualification equivalent to Level 5 or Level 6. For applicants who have not yet completed a Level 5 safety qualification a foundation year may be required for eligibility onto MSc programme.
In highly regulated industries where the impact of loss is high, risk and safety management professionals work collaboratively with other disciplines. They establish the context of the problem, identify all hazards including those with the potential to cause a major accident, analyse the associated risk, evaluate the risk against acceptance criteria and propose ways of treating the risk such that it is eliminated or reduced and maintained as low as reasonably practicable. They are required to address means of monitoring and reviewing the actual risk and safety performance and communicating and consulting risk issues with all relevant stakeholders.
Whilst the emphasis on specific aspects of the risk profile and use of specific techniques may differ slightly between industries, the overriding risk management process is the same for all. Whether practitioners work in ‘systems’ sectors such as nuclear, defence, rail and aviation, for example, or in ‘process’ industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical, the risk management processes, safety management systems, and organisational and human factors are all fundamentally the same.
This program has been designed both as a relevant vocational qualification for those seeking risk and safety related employment, as well as to meet the continuing professional development needs of personnel in industry.
Modules have been designed to enable the development of the intellectual and analytical skills appropriate for health and safety professionals in the 21st century. Addressing existing and emerging challenges and reviewing contemporary management and regulatory systems designed to reduce risk, module content covers a broad curriculum providing an in depth knowledge of the concepts presented. Assessment of each module is through end of course open book exams.
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End Point Assessment will consist of 2 elements:
1 Case study project and presentation
2 VIVA -(professional discussion)
Delegates will receive support during the Gateway period at the end of their apprenticeship to prepare them for the End Point Assessment.
£19000 paid via the apprenticeship service account.
Employer contribution £ 950 (only payable by employers who do not pay the apprenticeship levy)
Additional foundation level 6 qualification: £2500 (employer contribution) if required
Please note any resit examination fees will also be met by employer contribution.
This is an apprenticeship so is funded through the Employers apprenticeship account. To satisfy the ESFA funding rules the following information must be provided by both parties.