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Bachelor of Science with Honours Safety Health and Environmental Management - January 2020 Cohort, Level 6, 2020/21 - Course Handbook

Bachelor of Science with Honours Safety Health and Environmental Management - January 2020 Cohort
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Welcome to the Course

Welcome to the BSc (Hons) Safety Health and Environmental Management course.

Whether you are joining us in order to start the process of becoming a Safety Practitioner or are already working in the industry and looking to develop your career, or are a returning student, I hope that this coming year will meet your needs and that you will have a challenging but enjoyable time. Our aim is to support you making that journey. This Handbook is designed to provide part of that support, and I hope you will become familiar with its contents so that you can then refer back to it when you need help or advice in connection with your studies.

We look forward to working with you this year.

Duncan Webb

Course Director

Welcome to your course in the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences. Whether you are a new or returning student I am delighted to be able to welcome you into the 2020/21 academic year.

The year ahead will contain success, challenge, and personal growth for you, and the School’s team of dedicated academics, learning officers and administrators are here to help you to achieve your potential.

Our School has a broad range of disciplines; including Biomedical Sciences, Sports and Exercise Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition & Dietetics and Safety and Environmental Health teams.
However, our academic teams work collaboratively - drawing on each other’s expertise to support learning, undertake professional practice and consultancy, and delivery internationally recognised, societally impactful research.

Throughout the year ahead please do take time to let us know what you are enjoying and what you find valuable – but also please let us know if there are things we could do differently to improve your experience through feedback to your Course Director, at the School Forum or through the module evaluation and surveys.

I wish you every success for this academic year!

Dr Duncan Sharp

Dr Duncan Sharp, Dean of School

Welcome to Leeds Beckett Students’ Union!

Here in the SU we’re here to support, connect and represent you! Whether it’s gathering feedback on how you’re finding Uni, running in an election to become a full-time officer or joining a society, the SU’s got your back! Below you can find information on a few of our services including the advice service, student voice and how to be a course rep. If you’ve any questions on what the SU is, how it can support you or want to share feedback and have a rant, please feel free to message us. You can follow us on social media by searching LeedsBeckettSU on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the most up to date information.

My role as your Education officer is to support and represent you. If you have feedback you’d like to pass on, want to chat about a campaign idea or about the many things on Disney+, then you’ve found your one stop shop gal! I’m a student just like you and study Speech and Language Therapy, for a fun fact, drop me a message, you can find me on Facebook by searching ‘Sherry Iqbal’
I’m really looking forward to meeting you (virtually!) and wish you the best! See you around.

Sherry Iqbal, Education Officer, LBSU

Introduction

This Handbook contains important information about Leeds Beckett University’s planned approach to course delivery and assessment in 2020/21. You should read this web page carefully so that you are aware of any changes that affect your course.  

The University is informed by Government and Public Health England (PHE) Covid-19 advice and guidance for maintaining a Covid-secure learning and working environment. We have made arrangements to continue to provide a high-quality educational experience in a way that protects the safety and wellbeing of both students and staff. We are engaging closely with Leeds Beckett Students’ Union to inform the arrangements and will also be informed by feedback provided by our individual students. 

Government and Public Health England advice and guidance continues to evolve, so the arrangements for delivery of your course and use of the campus may need to change during the academic year to continue to protect students and staff.

The taught content advertised at each level of study, or its equivalent, will be delivered across the academic year 2020/21.  We have identified an appropriate mix of blended learning – a mix of face-to-face, on-campus, online and digital content and teaching and learning for each subject, reflecting what will maximise learning as well as supporting more vulnerable learners and enabling the university as a whole to minimise transmission risk.

Covid-19 social distancing measures will be implemented during 2020/21 for teaching, learning, assessment and student support.  

In the event of further government lockdowns, either local or national, we will prioritise digital and online learning and support to enable students to continue with their studies. 

If there is an easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we will continue to provide blended delivery for teaching block 1 or semester 1 in 2020/21. We will keep teaching blocks 2 and 3 or semester 2 under review, informed by Public Health England advice. We may revert to different proportions of on-campus learning and online learning delivery later in the academic calendar year or a later teaching block.  Learning will remain accessible for students who are unable to attend on campus sessions. 

How we will communicate with you

We have sent information to new and continuing students on the plans for delivery of your course in 2020/21, the academic calendar (teaching block delivery or alternative) applicable for your course and the options available to you, to enable you to make informed choices. 

As the situation evolves, further information on local course delivery arrangements will be provided to you in emails and on the University’s Covid-19 microsite

In addition to the course specific information set out in this Handbook and the above communications, the University’s Covid-19 microsite contains information for students and applicants, including information relating to University accommodation and University facilities and services.  The Covid-19 microsite is regularly reviewed and updated as the situation, advice and planning evolve.

Key terms and conditions

Further important information for applicants and students is available on our Information for Applicants and Students website. This includes information about the student contract, fees and funding, your rights of cancellation, the student protection plan and the University complaints process.  It is essential that you read the information on this webpage carefully as it sets out the rights and obligations that form the contract between you and the University and information about how to make a complaint.

Location of delivery

In academic year 2020/21, it is planned that your course will be delivered via a blend of online and digital learning and on-campus teaching and learning, with the necessary Covid-19 social distancing and other measures in place on campus informed by the Government and Public Health England advice and guidance. 

Information on how blended teaching and learning will be delivered and the location of any on-campus delivery is provided in subsequent sections of this Handbook entitled ‘Location(s) of Delivery’ and ‘Teaching and Learning Activities’.

Information on the delivery of placements and other off-campus learning opportunities is provided in subsequent sections of this Handbook entitled ‘In-Year Work Placement Information’ and (if applicable to your course), ‘Sandwich Placement Information’.

Course Fees 

Course fees and additional course costs are confirmed in your offer letter. Course fees are presented to you annually through the online enrolment process. Other additional costs remain as published on our original Online Prospectus information in addition to the areas of costs outlined below and in the updated 2020/21 Course Specification for your course.

The course will be delivered via a blended approach that includes online teaching and learning, digital learning and on campus sessions.  If a further lockdown is necessary then delivery will be continued and supported via online and digital learning. Students are advised that they will need a personal digital device for this purpose. The University’s wide range of student support services available for students also includes a laptop loans scheme. Students may wish to bring an existing personal device or purchase or lease a laptop or similar device for their personal use which would be an additional cost.  The costs of this would vary depending on your individual requirements but can be in the region of £400-800 depending on the device. 

The University has developed a means-tested Covid-19 Financial Assistance Package to support students to acquire a laptop should this be needed. Students may also apply for a living expenses fund for unexpected personal hardship as a result of the Covid-19 Crisis. 

Students will need to follow the Public Health England advice and any specific national requirements for maintaining personal safety and hygiene to protect themselves and others from the Covid-19 risks. These personal safety measures such as the wearing of face coverings will be an additional cost that students need to consider. 

Where PPE is an essential requirement for the nature of the course you are undertaking this will be detailed below.   

Policies, Standards and Regulations 

Covid-19 social distancing measures will be in place for teaching, learning, assessment and student support in 2020/21. This means that there will be operational requirements and protocols in place for the way in which your course is delivered and the way in which University activities, facilities, and spaces operate which students and staff will need to follow.   

In the event of further government lockdowns either local or national in response to Covid-19, we will prioritise digital and online learning and support to enable students to continue with their studies. We may need to implement approved emergency Covid-19 pandemic academic regulations to take account of the impact of Covid-19 general extenuating circumstances. 

Details of the policies and regulations which are relevant to you are available in the ‘Policies, Standards and Regulations’ section of this Handbook.  

Sandwich Placements, Other Placements and Other Off-Campus Learning Opportunities 

Covid-19 response measures are likely to impact on the arrangements for placements, field trips, volunteering and other off-campus activities. If available, these are likely to operate with appropriate social distancing arrangements.  Employers may reduce the availability of placement or volunteering opportunities due to the impact of Covid-19 on their operations.

The availability or type of placements with employers, study abroad or volunteering opportunities, may be restricted. The University follows the UK Government‘s Foreign and Commonwealth travel advice and is also informed by any specific in-country international travel restrictions or requirements.  

The University’s current position is that we will not facilitate outward (from UK) international/overseas placements, study abroad or volunteering activity in 2020/21. This is to protect students and minimise the risk of you being stranded abroad in the event of a lockdown and the introduction of national/local travel restrictions. We will only consider international placements for students whose domicile address is in the country of their placement. 

Inward Erasmus study (from other EU countries to the UK under this scheme) will be supported where these align with the teaching blocks academic calendar delivery dates. There may be other national or international travel restrictions or quarantine measures or specific work-place Covid-19 measures that impact on these opportunities.  

Should the Covid-19 response and alert level be amended any activity may also be subject to Covid-19 employer, local or in-country requirements applicable at the time of the placement/activity. We will keep the position under review for teaching blocks 2 and 3 or semester 2, informed by Public Health England and the UK Government‘s Foreign and Commonwealth travel advice.
Students will have access to advice and support from the University careers and employability team during their studies via the online resources and support.

Further information on placements or other off-campus learning opportunities applicable to your course is provided in the ‘In-Year Work Placement Information’ and (where relevant) ‘Sandwich Placement Information’ sections below.

Professional Accreditation or Recognition Associated with the Course

We will prioritise face-to-face teaching and practical teaching to meet any requirements of relevant professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRB) if your course includes these elements. This will ensure that your course retains its full professional status. 

Where applicable, specific information on applicable professional statutory or regulatory body recognition or requirements for your course is summarised in the ‘Professional Accreditation or Recognition Associated with the Course’ section below.

Teaching and Learning Activities

The way we will deliver this course and teaching, learning and assessment activities in 2020/21 will be informed by Public Health England advice and guidance on Covid-19 secure requirements and the need for social distancing for the protection of students and staff. 

You will experience a blended approach to learning for 2020/21; this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus online, and digital content, teaching and learning. 

We are working within the government 2 metre social distancing measures for Teaching Block 1 so we are not planning to deliver large-group teaching on campus throughout 2020/2021. This will ensure that maximum space will be available for small-group teaching.

In most cases, the taught content will also be available online so you can still access it if you are not able to attend campus due to the pandemic (for example, due to self-isolation, shielding or travel restrictions). There will be digital content and recorded lectures available online to support students who may be unable to travel to campus. In some circumstances, other formal taught sessions may also be recorded. 

In the event of a further government lockdown in response to Covid-19, we will prioritise digital and online learning and support to enable students to continue with their studies and study towards achieving any specified professional statutory and regulatory body accreditation requirements where this applies.  

If there is an easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we will continue to provide blended delivery for teaching block 1 or semester 1 in 2020/21. We will keep teaching blocks 2 and 3 or semester 2 under review, informed by Public Health England advice (see Introduction section above).

Further information on local course delivery arrangements will continue to be available from your School. 

Learning Support

Our approach to delivering student support in 2020/21

Given the planned social distancing measures in place on campus for 2020/21 to ensure safe delivery of services for students and staff, some of the arrangements for student support will be accessible online. 

We are committed to ensuring you continue to have opportunities to access the learning and wellbeing support that you need over the forthcoming year. General learning spaces, including access to libraries, will be available to be booked online; and where specialist space is needed, this will either be provided: as normal; created in newly adapted spaces; or replicated as part of an enhanced suite of online resources.

We want to provide a safe environment for students and staff, so on-campus delivery of student support services will be limited. This may mean that campus-based school offices will operate within defined core office hours.  However, full access to advice, learning support and specialist services will be delivered via telephone, email, video calls and online live chat.  The Students' Union will also be implementing social distancing arrangements for student advice services. 

Access to Library support in 2020/21

The Library offers access to thousands of resources via MyBeckett or theLibrary website which also provides full details of all our services. 

In response to Covid-19, and the need for social distancing for the protection of students and staff, the libraries will be available via a booking system in 2020/21 for students to study, access PCs and laptops, printer/ copiers, and other equipment, and to use the books and journals.

Further information on Library support is available in the ‘Library and IT Support’ section of this Handbook. 

Range of Support Services Available

There is a range of support for disabled or vulnerable students. Any student with a disability, who may or may not have declared this to the University and wishes to discuss their learning support for the year ahead or their status as a Covid-19 extremely vulnerable person, should contact their Disability Adviser for their School who is based in Student Services to discuss their support needs in the first instance.  The service contact details are disabilityadvice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or telephone 0113 812 5831. Students who are classed at Covid-19 Extremely Vulnerable (i.e. you have received a Shielding Letter from the NHS) but who do not regard themselves as disabled, and have not registered with the Disability Team, should discuss any support arrangements they may need, directly with their Course Director and if resident in halls, their Residential Life Team.

Further information is available in the ‘Support for Disabled Students’ section of this Handbook. 

Information on the support available from your School and other Services is available in the ‘Key Contacts’ and ‘Learning Support’ sections of this Handbook. 

In order to provide you with information on student services support in 2020/21 in response to the changing Covid-19 position, updated information will be provided on our University Covid-19 microsite.

Key Contacts & Keeping in Touch

Your Academic Advisor will be allocated as early as possible during the Academic Year. Details will be published via MyBeckett.

Patricia Stead

Email: P.A.Stead@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Phone number: 00 44 (0)113 81 23352

Office location: Calverley building, room 615, City campus

Details will be published via MyBeckett.

To contact your academic librarian email caaslibrary@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or ask at the Advice desk on the ground floor of the Leslie Silver library. You can telephone on 0113 812 1000.

The contact details of other key services, such as the Student Advice Hub, Disability Support, Library, Money, Careers, Students' Union Advice Service and Students' Union Student Voice Team can be found on the Students web page.

Academic and administrative staff at our University use your student email address to contact you. It is important that you check this account regularly. You can forward emails from your student email address to a preferred personal email address, however, quarantine and spam filters needed by our University mean that emails sent from external email addresses may be delayed, blocked or deleted. It is therefore important that your student email address is the only email address that you use to contact University staff. Information on how to access your student email address can be found on the Library Student IT Support page.

Please make sure that you inform your Course Administration team whenever you change your address and contact details. It is important that you also update your records yourself. You can do this via the My Account/Update my Data tab on MyBeckett. This will ensure we can always contact you in an emergency, and that you receive any important University communications that we may need to send you.

We will communicate with you primarily via announcements on MyBeckett and your student E-mail. Where necessary, Module Handbooks will provide additional/more detailed information about how tutors will communicate with you, if appropriate.

Skype for Business is a communication tool for staff and students:

  • Make calls using audio, video and instant messages across the University community.
  • Create and participate in group online meetings to support project assignments.
  • Available across University devices and personal mobiles via a free downloadable app.
  • Fully integrated with the Office 365 suite already used by staff and students.

Further information is available on the Library's Skype for Business web page for students. 

MS Teams is part of the Office 365 suite used by staff and students for communication and collaboration: 

  • Access via MyBeckett on University devices and personal mobiles via a free downloadable app.  
  • Participate in online meetings and video conferencing in groups or one-to-one.  
  • Work on shared content, ideas, projects and online learning.  

Further information is available on the Library's MS Teams FAQ web page.

Your course team will advise how Skype for Business will be used on your course and make guidance available as required.

Timetable Information

This course will be scheduled using a teaching block or semester-based delivery. The 2020/21 academic calendar and term dates are available on our Academic Calendars web page.

Taught sessions will normally be scheduled and included in your timetable. This will include on-campus sessions that you should attend. In 2020/21, depending on your course, this may also include scheduled online teaching and learning sessions where student engagement is required at a specified time and tutor pre-recorded lectures and scheduled discussion sessions. Module information will be made available online by the school for enrolled students.

Timetables will be made available to students during induction week via:
1. The Student Portal (MyBeckett)
2. The Leeds Beckett app

You should discuss any difficulties relating to your engagement with timetabled sessions with your Course Administrator.

The School Forums, where students raise feedback on their academic experience, are scheduled into all students’ timetables. Any student can attend but only Course Reps are expected to be in attendance.

Course Overview

The aims of the course are to:

Provide an education which equips students with a range of knowledge and practical skills, which will support a career as Health and Safety Practitioners in both the private and public sectors. It is anticipated that such a practitioner will have the ability to make a contribution to their organisations, the wider community, profession and society in general. Students will have acquired in-depth knowledge and developed appropriate related skills that are associated with, competent Risk Management strategies and techniques.

Students successfully completing the programme and the necessary work based experiential learning, will be prepared for the world of work as Health and Safety Practitioners. Such practitioners will have the ability and attitudes to develop, deliver and evaluate occupational health and safety issues in a range of settings, contributing to and securing enhanced professional practice through the continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

In addition, students who successfully complete the programme can gain Graduate Membership of the accrediting professional body, The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), and can progress to Chartered Status after attainment of appropriate work experience and completion of further assessment prescribed by IOSH.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Work professionally following both legislative and best practice requirements to address a complex range occupational safety and health issues;
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of hazards in the workplace and application of practical control measures to control the hazards found that may adversely affect occupational health safety and welfare in all workplaces;
  3. Function effectively in a dynamic digital global working environment through an ability to act autonomously, to plan and implement tasks in a professional manner, using a range of traditional and electronic methods or equipment;
  4. Communicate to the different stakeholders involved, using digital and traditional methods, ensuring all levels of the workforce are provided with professional advice and that decisions can be understood by specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  5. Apply research techniques and use of original thought to develop the professional knowledge that assists competence to be maintained;
  6. Determine your personal professional development needs and adopt a reflective learning approach to support your operating effectively in a dynamic digital global working environment.

On completion of Level 6, students will:

  1. Work professionally following both legislative and best practice requirements to address a complex range of occupational safety and health issues;
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of hazards in the workplace and the application of practical control measures to control the hazards found that may adversely affect occupational health safety and welfare in all workplaces;
  3. Function effectively in a dynamic digital global working environment through an ability to act autonomously, to plan and implement tasks in a professional manner, using a range of traditional and electronic methods or equipment;
  4. Communicate to the different stakeholders involved, using digital and traditional methods, ensuring all levels of the workforce are provided with professional advice and that decisions can be understood by specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  5. Apply research techniques and use of original thought to develop the professional knowledge that assists competence to be maintained;
  6. Determine your personal professional development needs and adopt a reflective learning approach to support your operating effectively in a dynamic digital global working environment.

Assessment & Feedback

Please note the exam/assessment periods in the academic calendar and make sure that you are available during those periods. Further details of your schedule of examinations can be found on your timetable once the examination schedule is released. Coursework submission deadlines can normally be found on MyBeckett, on course noticeboards or in individual Module Handbooks/other module guides. The submission deadline will be at 13.00 (1.00 p.m.) on the published date, unless otherwise stated.

We have provisionally identified the following weeks for deferred assessment/re-assessment:

Winter Semester - weeks commencing 24th August and 31st August 2020.

Autumn Semester - weeks 21st March 2020 (week 32) (provisional).

Disabled students requiring adjustments to assessments and/or examinations should contact Disability Advice at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss their support requirements. In order for adjustments to be identified and implemented in a timely fashion we urge all students to register with us as soon as possible, as we cannot provide adjustments at short notice.

For further information visit Disability Advice or email us at disabilityadvice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or call us on 0113 812 5831. Please also see Disability Advice on the ‘Support’ tab in MyBeckett for further information.

It is important for your progression and achievement that you submit all work for all assignments in a timely manner. It is also important that you keep copies of all work submitted until after you have graduated. You should also keep any receipts confirming the submission of assignments. In the event of your submitted work being lost you may be required to produce a copy of the work and submission receipt. If you are unable to do so, your work will not be marked.

It is important to note that submitting all assignments is a requirement of your course. Should you experience extenuating circumstances which prevent you from submitting on time please make yourself aware of the Mitigation and Extenuating Circumstances process. Without any form of extenuating circumstances, standard penalties apply for late submission of assessed work. Full details of the penalties for late submission of course work are available in section 3.12 of the Academic Regulations. Please check the penalties that apply to this course as some Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body requirements may mean that different penalties apply.

If you have been recommended ‘flexibility around deadlines’ as a reasonable adjustment in a Reasonable Adjustment Plan, your Course Administrator will be able to advise you of the process.

You may be required to submit your written work via Turnitin and/or as a paper copy. Details of how you should submit your work will be provided via Module Handbooks. Further information on Turnitin is available here.

Assessed work will normally be returned with appropriate feedback within four weeks of your submission. You will normally also receive a provisional mark at this stage, but this may be subject to amendment until confirmed by the Examination Board. The actual time taken to return your work and provide feedback will be dependent on factors such as nature of the assignment and the overall workload of the tutor during that period. You may receive individual or group feedback, and this may be provided in various forms including comments on scripts, a completed feedback sheet or online. In providing feedback tutors will endeavour to both comment on the assignment and make suggestions as to how you can improve in subsequent assignments. Each Module Handbook will provide you with specific guidelines on how and when you will receive feedback on your assessments, and in the event of a delay tutors will notify you of the revised date and the reason for the delay.

Results from module assessments and decisions on progression to the next level of study (e.g., from Level 4 to Level 5 of an undergraduate degree) or awards (if you are in the final level) are available on the Results Online system.

Results will appear within Results Online five working days after the date of the Progression and Award Board meeting (the meeting where your end of level outcome will be decided) or the Module Board meeting (the meeting where modular outcomes are decided).

Boards are provisionally scheduled for late January 2020 and mid June 2020.

If you are unsure about when you might receive your results or have queries relating to your results, you should contact your Course Administrator.

The University recognises that, from time to time, students may encounter issues which may prevent them from being able to submit or take assessment. Where this is the case, students may be able to submit their 'extenuating circumstances' for consideration. Please see the Mitigation and Extenuating Circumstances web page for further information.

If you have not passed a module at the first attempt you will be eligible for re-assessment. See your Module Handbook for details of the relevant re-assessment process (e.g., whether it is coursework, an examination, a presentation or other form of assessment/when it will take place/what the deadline is), As there is a requirement on this course for you to pass all modules, it will be necessary for you to undertake re-assessment in any module that you fail at the first attempt and you should therefore start preparing for re-assessment as soon as you receive your unconfirmed mark. You are advised to contact your Course Director, Course Administrator or Academic Advisor for any necessary clarification.

Details about our Appeals process can be found on the Appeals web page.

Academic integrity means intellectual honesty and is part of good academic practice. Further information can be found on our Academic Integrity web page.

Teaching & Learning

Throughout the course you will attend taught lectures, taught practical sessions, and complete self-study exercises or group study exercises. This will be supplemented by online learning sessions.

With each learning activity, the relevance to pedagogy and level of study will be adapted to meet the planned developmental needs for successful student progression. For example, level 5 students may be shown a photograph of an incident and asked to spot basic hazards. Level 6 students, however, may be shown the same photograph and asked to predict human error types, analyse root causes or identify the possible latent cause of the accident being shown.

Tasks set will also reflect the various activities that Safety Practitioners may be required to undertake when managing Health and Safety processes in the workplace. For example, in a chemical risk assessment workshop you will be shown how to access and input information about a particular chemical into the CoSHH essentials website to develop your own chemical risk assessment, which you may then have to present to the class during a later learning session.

You will also be required to make significant use of online learning resources and will be directed to a variety of live learning resources to be studied independently. Some of these will involve interactive learning from external providers.

You will also need to make use of online resources to undertake research activity, for assignment and project work. In addition, you will be encouraged to engage in online discussions using the full range of electronic communication resources available.

Some online study and discussion times may be scheduled formally to facilitate engagement with both tutors and other students. During such online tutorials, you will use the discussion tools available to interact and debate with both peers and the tutor.

You are encouraged to register on the IOSH website (as a student member) to improve your networking opportunities, and to gain access to the IOSH research area. In addition, you are encouraged where practicable to attend IOSH Branch meetings in their local areas.

Correct for students progressing through the programme within standard timescales. Students who are required to undertake repeat study may be taught alternate modules, which meet the overall course learning outcomes. Details of module delivery will be provided in your timetable.

Level 4 Core Modules (2019/20 for FT students and 2019/20 and 2020/21 for standard PT students)

Environmental Science

Food Science and Control

Introduction to Housing

Law and Safety Management

New & Developing Practitioner

The Psychosocial Context of Health

Level 5 Core Modules (2020/21 for FT students and 2021/22 and 2022/23 for standard PT students)

Environmental Management

Health & Safety Law in Practice

Organisation and Safety Management

Professional Practice (SHEMB)

Toxicology Occupational Health and Hygiene

Understanding the Research Process

Level 6 Core Modules (2021/22 for FT students, 2022/23 for sandwich placement students and 2023/24 and 2024/25 for standard PT students)

Client-Based Study

Ergonomics

Hazardous Agents

Hazardous Industries

Honours Project

Sensible Risk Management

Overall Workload

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

256 hours

268 hours

219 hours

Independent Study

944 hours

932 hours

861 hours

Placement

-

-

120 hours


Details of School academic staff can be found on the School of Clinical & Applied Sciences Website.

Attendance & Absence

The University expects you to attend and fully contribute to all mandatory sessions on your timetable as set out in your student contract. Engagement in your lectures, seminars and practicals is an important part of your learning - contributing both to the University community and the learning experience of your fellow students on the course.

We monitor your engagement at the University as regular attendance and academic achievement are closely linked. Moreover, by monitoring your engagement and attendance we can identify students who may need our guidance or support at an early stage to help them progress in their studies. This is part of our commitment to ensuring an excellent education and experience and supporting your success at Leeds Beckett.

The University does understand that from time to time there is good reason why you cannot attend a class, and in this instance you must contact your School office to let them know.

Please note that any attendance reports can be shared with you and your Course team. You might be asked to contact your School office so that appropriate academic or pastoral support can be offered, should your attendance record give cause for concern.

Our most important aim is to support your studies, but we are also required to report attendance to various external bodies such as the Student Loan Company and the Home Office. There are measures in place for students who seek to falsely register either their own or fellow students’ attendance.

Our Attendance Policy is available under ‘Student Contract’ on the Student Regulations web page.

Please note that if your course carries professional accreditation or recognition, there may be additional course-specific attendance requirements detailed elsewhere in this handbook.

You must notify your Course Administrator if you are absent for more than one day (for example for an interview, emergency unforeseen circumstances, or for compassionate leave). If you are going to apply for mitigation you will need to provide written evidence of the reason for your absence.

Please note that if your course carries professional accreditation or recognition, there may be additional course-specific absence reporting requirements detailed elsewhere in this handbook.

If you are unable to study due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) symptoms, please see the guidance available on our Covid-19 web page.

If you are unable to study because of another illness for more than 14 consecutive days (including weekends), you must provide us with a Fit Note.

You can send a digital copy of your Fit Note to your Course Administrator, and then send the original by post.

If you are absent through illness on the day of an examination or assignment deadline and you intend to apply for mitigation, you must also provide us with details as possible. Your submission for mitigation may be made online and the circumstances surrounding it may be self-certified unless your period of absence is prolonged. Generally, all absences of 2 weeks or more will require the submission of verifiable documentary evidence. For more information on ‘fit to sit’ and mitigation please visit our Mitigation web page.

Please note that if your course carries professional accreditation or recognition, there may be additional course-specific absence reporting requirements detailed elsewhere in this handbook.

Campus-based students who suspect they may have, or have been diagnosed as having a serious infectious disease such as Mumps, TB, measles, meningitis or chicken pox should not attend campus and notify their Course Director or Course Administrator as soon as possible giving information regarding which groups of students (and/or colleagues and clients on placements) you have been in contact with and when. For diseases such as Mumps, TB or meningitis, your doctor will notify the West Yorkshire Public Health Protection Team who may also wish to speak to you (or your family) to determine if others require screening or medication. You should follow advice given by the hospital or your GP about when it is safe to return to University. Further information is available on the Student Wellbeing web page.

For guidance on what to do if you have symptoms of Covid-19 (coronavirus), please visit our Covid-19 web page.

If you are thinking about changing course or withdrawing from your course, further information can be found on our Student web pages

International Students

Please be aware that our university fully complies with University Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) policy at all times. There are legal reporting requirements for all students in the UK on a Student visa, and full attendance is mandatory for all students on a Student Visa. Failure to meet UKVI attendance requirements could lead to your academic sponsorship being withdrawn and your visa being revoked. Students on a Student Visa need to be aware of their responsibilities whilst in the UK, please see www.ukcisa.org.uk or our Student Immigration Advice and Compliance web page for full information.

For up to date information about visas, immigration issues and other matters relating to international students, please visit the International Students’ web pages on the Students website (www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/) or contact the International Student Advice Centre on internationalstudentadvice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Professional Accreditation or Recognition Associated with the Course

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

https://www.iosh.com

Students successfully completing the course will be eligible to apply for Graduate Membership of IOSH (Grad IOSH).

Contained Awards and Accreditation

BSca Safety Health and Environmental Management Level 6

BScHb Health and Safety Studies Level 6

BScc Health and Safety Studies Level 6

Dip HEd Safety Health and Environmental Management Level 6

a Students holding this award will also be eligible for Graduate Membership of IOSH.

b Awarded to students who meet the University’s requirements for the award of BSc (Hons), but do not meet the requirements for the IOSH-accredited award in full.
Students holding this award may be eligible for Graduate Membership of IOSH depending on their overall profile. They will be eligible for Technician Membership of IOSH on attainment of relevant experience.

c Awarded to students who meet the University’s requirement for the award of BSc, but who do not meet the requirements for the IOSH-accredited award in full.
Students holding this award will be eligible for Technician Membership of IOSH on attainment of relevant experience.

d Students holding this award will be eligible for Technician Membership of IOSH on attainment of relevant experience.

In order to meet the requirements of the accrediting body Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH):

All modules will be classed as Professional and must be passed (40% minimum).

Students who fail to achieve the above requirements but who do meet the University’s requirements for the award of BSc (Honours) will receive the Contained Award of BSc (Hons) Health and Safety Studies.

In addition, the course subscribes to the Leeds Beckett University Fitness to Practise Policy and Procedure. Students are required to comply with the University Regulations relating to Fitness to Practise. The Fitness to Practise Policy and Procedure can be found by following this link.

'In Year' Work Placement Information

You will be required to find a work-based opportunity to complete the module Client Based Study. Students working as Safety Practitioners are advised to approach their employer to identify a suitable work-based project. Students not in relevant employment will need to find a work-based project to undertake. Students may ask the course team to assist in finding a suitable work-based opportunity.

Client Based Study is a Level 6 core module which contains a minimum of 120 work activity hours.

Own workplace or to be determined.

Skills, Employability & Graduate Opportunities

The course seeks to ensure that all students develop the following generic, intellectual and personal transferable skills:

  • Organisation and planning
  • Communication skills, written and oral
  • Group and interpersonal skills
  • Information and Data collection
  • Theory and principles
  • Analysis
  • Application and reflection
  • Synthesis and evaluation
  • Technical skills
  • Creativity
  • Inter-disciplinary and Professional Skills

The application of these skills should then enable you to:

  • Understand the current context for the delivery of safety management;
  • Address and resolve a comprehensive range of contemporary and emerging issues to meet the needs of individuals/families/ communities/the environment;
  • Gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety of sources;
  • Plan and implement tasks but also respond positively to guidance and instruction;
  • Identify, investigate, analyse, formulate, and advocate solutions to problems together with an ability to create, identify and evaluate options to help achieve or implement practical outcomes;
  • Reflect, review and evaluate theoretical perspectives, methods, strategies and outcomes;
  • Select appropriate style and mode of expression for tasks and purposes thereby facilitating the construction of reasoned arguments, the synthesising of relevant information and the exercising of critical judgement;
  • Critically reflect on your own learning; seeking and making use of constructive feedback;
  • Manage your own learning to achieve structured progress;
  • Communicate effectively and fluently in speech and writing allowing presentation of information to audiences with a miscellany of backgrounds in a range of contexts and making use of interpersonal skills including effective listening, negotiating and persuasion in potentially adversarial situations;
  • Use information, communication and other technologies for the retrieval and presentation of information, including, where appropriate, statistical and numerical information;
  • Work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organisation, planning and time-management;
  • Collaborate with others in a professional environment to achieve common goals.

You will have opportunities to gain recognition during your time at Leeds Beckett University for the extra activities you do in addition to your studies, including volunteering, student societies, playing in our University sports teams and being a Course Representative.

There are three Graduate Attributes for Leeds Beckett University and these are tailored to suit your course. The three attributes you should achieve by the end of the course are for you to be digitally literate, have a global outlook and for you to be enterprising. Learning about these attributes and being assessed on them as part of your modules will provide you with capabilities which are essential for your future career and wider life as you move on from your studies here. You will be formally assessed on all the attributes in some of your modules at each academic level in each year of your course.

Information on your assessment is included in your Module Handbooks.

Enterprise

Enterprise is embedded in the learning process with particular emphasis on problem-solving skills and reflective practice. For example, at Level 5, you will be introduced to real world life experiences coupled to case studies of challenges industry has faced, to help you develop your awareness of the situations that you may be required to resolve. You will be encouraged to analyse these incidents and to produce acceptable solutions. Problem-solving skills will be developed at Level 6 through the use of more complex scenarios, the consideration of additional factors such as human error, complex technical or mechanical cause, and hidden causes, and there will be increased emphasis on the generation of solutions that practicable in the industrial context.

IOSH as a professional body has stated recognised aims “that practitioners should appreciate the value and benefits of reflective practice” (IOSH Higher Level Accreditation p12 2011). The development of reflective practice skills will be initiated at Level 4, and substantially consolidated within the Professional Practice (SHEMB) module at Level 5. You will be then expected to apply these skills to you subsequent learning and professional development. Reflective practice is specifically assessed in this module through the production of a portfolio and part of the assessment for the Level 6 module Hazardous Industries is a series of reflections on the learning acquired. If you are an IOSH Member, you may transfer material to your IOSH digital CPD records, which are held by IOSH on a separate server.

Digital Literacy

Today’s industry requires Safety Practitioners who are able to collect data, analyse facts and present industry with workable and pragmatic solutions using a range of different electronic or traditional tools/techniques. Moreover, technology can advance rapidly, and new methods and uses for the developing technology are being utilised by industry. Hence your Digital Literacy skills are expected to be at an advanced level by industry upon leaving University, and you must have the necessary lifelong learning skills to be able to maintain competence. Throughout the course the use of technology is developed and assessed with particular reference to information retrieval (professional and academic), and use of electronic communication, specialist technical equipment, and e-learning tools.

The course makes substantial use of the VLE to support the development of digital literacy including the provision of e-tutorial support, and a large amount of electronic resources and the use of communication tools such as e-mail and electronic discussion boards. Where appropriate there will be learning activities to enable students to make effective use of this facility. For example, in the Understanding the Research Process module at Level 5, there is tuition in identifying, locating and selecting academic research and in the use of statistical analysis software and techniques. Likewise, in the Sensible Risk Management module at Level 6, you will be introduced to online tools for carrying out some types of risk assessment, including noise, chemical, the HSE Slip Trip Tool, and the HSE Hand Arm Vibration Ready Reckoner Tool.

The requirement for students to obtain information from digital sources means that these skills are assessed indirectly in almost all modules, but there will be some specific requirements. For example, to the Sensible Risk Management module at Level 6, completion of some of the elements of the portfolio of risk assessments will involve the use of online tools.

Use of specialist technical equipment and associated software will be specifically developed and assessed within the Level 5 Environmental Management module. Finally, there is an expectation that you will be able to use standard word-processing packages to produce assignments and will also have some awareness of other applications such as presentation and spreadsheet packages. This will be checked during the induction process, and where necessary you will be directed to appropriate supporting material through the Skills for Learning Programme.

Global Outlook

Global Outlook has strongly informed the development of the course, because going away from UK centric legislative requirements and focusing on internationally recognised best practice should allow you to use your knowledge and skills wherever in the world you wish to practice as Health and Safety Professionals. Another essential aspect is the ability to work in a diverse environment as stipulated by the IOSH Professional Core Curriculum: “students will be able to appreciate diversity and inclusivity in workplaces and ensure the dignity of individuals when dealing with health and safety issues” (IOSH Higher Level Accreditation p12, 2011). Consequently, Global Outlook is an assessed requirement of Professional Practice (SHEMB) at Level 5 and Hazardous Agents.

This approach allows students who are not based in the UK to have access to the course. The course being accredited by IOSH, also means the qualification earned is comparable to other European qualifications as they are based on the Pan-European Dublin Descriptors (Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area – FQEHEA).

Care has also been paid to ensuring that the resources used reflect a Global Outlook. For example, the European Economic Community specific Health and Safety website http://osha.europa.eu/en is listed in all modules as a source of learning resource. On a wider scale Worksafe BC a Canadian Government site has freely available professional resources that will help develop your professional knowledge. http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/default.asp.

IOSH is also actively encouraging a global outlook amongst its members. It has memorandum of understanding with the national health and safety professional bodies many different countries, and publishes pragmatic sensible advice on this topic. IOSH publications such as Global Best Practice (produced jointly with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)), and Safety in The Global Village will be used during delivery of the course. http://www.iosh.co.uk/information_and_resources/guidance_and_tools.aspx

In addition, as a result of IOSH working globally, the qualification is widely recognised overseas, and can allow the opportunity to become a member of other nations professional bodies, such as ASSE in the US, and The Board of Registered Safety Practitioners Canada, or the Safety institute of Australia.

As the world’s leading Safety Professional Body, IOSH also promotes a global outlook through acting as the secretariat for the European Network of Health and Safety Professional Organisations (ENSHPO). Through the auspices of IOSH and ENSHPO successful candidates can gain EUROSHM designation.

There is a significant emphasis in the course on work-related learning activities through use of scenarios, case studies etc., and some of the assessments require you to undertake work-related tasks such as producing a risk assessment. Most of the staff delivering the course are Safety or Environmental Health Practitioners. At Level 6 you will be required to undertake a period of work-based learning which may be with your own employer if you are already working as a Safety Practitioner or through a placement.

Most Graduates quickly gain relevant employment after completion of the course, and those who are already in employment may gain promotion. As a Graduate Member of IOSH you are then eligible to enter their Initial Professional Development Programme with a view to achieving Chartered Safety Practitioner Status.

Learning Support

If you have a question or a problem relating to your course, your Course Administrator is there to help you. Course Administrators work closely with academic staff and can make referrals to teaching staff or to specialist professional services as appropriate. They can give you a confirmation of attendance letter, and a transcript. You may also like to contact your Course Rep or the Students’ Union Advice team for additional support with course-related questions.

Your Academic Advisor will be an academic member of staff who teaches you on your course. Your Course Director will make sure that you are given the contact details of your Academic Advisor at the beginning of each year, usually in your course induction. Further details on the role of your Academic Advisor are available on the Academic Advisor web page.

The Student Advice Hub Team can support with a number of practical elements of University life. When you first arrive at University, they produce your first Student ID card and any replacements you require during your studies. When you commence your studies, they can provide you with bank letters, so that you are able to open and maintain student bank accounts, and Confirmation of Enrolment letters that you might need for a range of purposes. Current students and graduates can also request transcripts from the Student Advice Hub.

As you progress with university life, the Student Advice Hub Team are able to provide information in relation to any element you might need help with. If you have a question and you’re not sure who to ask, please get in touch. If the team aren’t able to answer your query directly, they will ensure you can access the most appropriate team to offer help.

If you need help with more complex queries or concerns, their trained advisers also support students with 1-1 appointments, providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to talk about your circumstances and identifying support that you can access within and outside of the University. You can book an appointment with an Adviser on MyHub.

Ordinarily, members of the Student Advice Hub in the Student Hubs on the ground floor of the Rose Bowl and Leslie Silver at City Campus and in Campus Central at Headingley. However, due to Covid-19, and in the interests of the health and safety of our students and staff, for a period of time this service will support you digitally via live chat, email, video calls and online resources. Their telephone number is 0113 812 3000 and you can contact them via e-mail on studentadvicehub@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. Appointments can be booked via the Student Advice Hub Team web page, all of which will be delivered virtually.

Within MyBeckett you will see two tabs (Support and Opportunities) where you can find online information and resources for yourselves. The ‘Support’ tab gives you access to details of services available to give you academic and personal support. These include Library Services, the Students’ Union, Money advice, Disability advice and support, Wellbeing, International Student Services and Accommodation. There is also an A-Z of Support Services, and access to online appointments/registration.

The ‘Opportunities’ tab is the place to explore the options you have for jobs, work placements, volunteering, and a wide range of other opportunities. For example, you can find out here how to get help with your CV, prepare for an interview, get a part-time job or voluntary role, take part in an international project, or join societies closer to home.

Support for disabled students is available from our Disability Advice team. Support is available for students with a range of disabilities including:
• epilepsy, diabetes and IBS
• depression, anxiety and eating disorders
• dyslexia, dyspraxia, and AD(H)D
• Autism Spectrum Conditions
• Mobility difficulties
• Sensory impairments

Support is individually tailored depending on the nature of your disability and the demands of your course. We would encourage you to contact us as early as possible to enable us to implement any adjustments you may need. If you have a disability and have not previously declared it, please fill in the registration form (which is also available via the Disability Advice web page) or contact the Disability Advice team on 0113 8125831 or email disabilityadvice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

More information on disability advice is available under the Academic and Personal Support sections of the ‘Support’ tab in MyBeckett, and on the Disability Advice web page.

Disabled students can also access the Disability Resource Areas in each library and the support provided by the Library Learning Support Officer. More information is available on the Library website.

The Library

The Library offers 24/7 support for your studies. You can access thousands of resources via MyBeckett or the Library website which also provides full details of all our services.

Library Academic Support

The Library Academic Support Team can help you develop your academic skills such as critical thinking, academic writing and analysing data, and research skills such as how to find, use and evaluate information for your studies. The team liaises with your lecturers to provide the information resources you need for your subject and to arrange academic skills sessions to support you in your studies.

The team maintains a number of websites to support your learning:

  • In your Subject guide, you'll find a variety of information resources which have been selected as a good starting point for research in that area.  These are available on the Skills and Subject Support web page or via the Course or Support tabs in My Beckett.
  • On the Skills for Learning website, you’ll find online resources covering topics such as essay writing, research and time management, plus information to help you reference and avoid plagiarism, alongside details of online workshops that are designed to help you succeed in your assessments.  The Skills for Learning website can be found on the Library website or via the Library or Support tabs in My Beckett.

Library and Student IT Advice Service

The Library and Student IT Advice Service team can answer your queries on borrowing, finding information, passwords, Office 365, online meetings, saving your work, MyBeckett and more:

  • online (including 24/7 chat) via the Contact Us web page
  • by phone - 0113 812 1000 (24/7 IT support)


They also have a wide range of short tutorials available on the Library’s YouTube channel.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi on the University campus is provided by eduroam, a secure wireless network, which also allows you Wi-Fi access if you visit other universities. To connect:
1. Select eduroam from available Wi-Fi
2. Your login details are:
Username: e.g., c1234567@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Password: your normal university password
*Android Users: Select under Phase 2 Authentication – MS-CHAPv2
Help is available on the Library’s Wi-Fi web page.

Microsoft Office 365

You are provided with free access to Office 365 and the latest version of Office can be downloaded from the IT tab in MyBeckett or from office.com. All students who are registered for a qualification at Leeds Beckett University are eligible and you can use the subscription for the duration of your course. For instructions and more information, please see the Office 365 support page.

OneDrive

OneDrive Leeds Beckett is your individual file storage with 1TB of storage space. With OneDrive you can access and share your files across your devices. This is accessible on University PCs and off-campus through Office 365 portal. See the Saving your Work pages on the Library website for more information.

Leeds Beckett RemoteApp

The Leeds Beckett RemoteApp gives you access to a range of specialist software for your course on your personal devices. See the RemoteApp page on the Library website for more information.

Media Equipment – free loans

You can borrow high-end Media Equipment for free. Browse, reserve and collect equipment ranging from GoPros to Remote Presenters from the ground floor of the Shelia Silver and Headingley Libraries. Further information is available on the Media Equipment web page.


The Students’ Union Advice Service offers free, independent, non-judgemental advice and guidance to all Leeds Beckett Students. This can include advice on any problems you might have whilst on your course including all the Academic Regulations (Mitigation, Extensions, Complaints, Appeals, Disciplinary procedures and Academic Integrity). We can also give advice on any issues you may have with your housing including disrepair, contract checking and issues with deposits. We can also advise on student funding and debt.

We will listen to your problem and outline what options are available to you, so you can make an informed decision on what to do.

Hopefully you will never need us but just remember we are here for you if you do.

Email: suadvice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Tel: 0113 812 8400

www.leedsbeckettsu.co.uk/advice

The Students’ Union Student Voice & Insight Team works together with the Education Officer to effectively represent students’ academic interests.

We provide support, training and ongoing development to c.1000 Course Representatives, who are elected by you to represent you whilst you study at Leeds Beckett, and facilitate the School Forums where any student can raise feedback about their academic experience at Leeds Beckett and discuss changes that have occurred as a result of student feedback with University staff.

Unsure who your Course Rep is? Maybe you’re interested in becoming a Course Rep or have feedback about your academic experience? Drop us a message on the details below:

Email: studentvoice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Tel: 0113 812 8400

www.leedsbeckettsu.co.uk/officerteam

Resources

MyBeckett, the portal and virtual learning environment provides:

• access to your modules and timetables;
• your reading lists and email account;
• your personal storage area on our University IT servers;
• information on where to look for academic or personal support (Support tab);
• information on opportunities such as jobs, careers, part-time work, placements and volunteering (Opportunities tab)
• access to Library and student IT advice

Further information and support for using MyBeckett can be found on the MyBeckett Support Pages.

All course resources are either documented within the Module Specification or are displayed within the on-line module on MyBeckett. This allows ease of student access to resources.

Student Voice

We are committed to working in partnership with you and the Students’ Union to provide you with an inclusive, safe and engaging learning environment which is conducive to study for all our students and our staff. An important element of your time studying with us is your engagement in developing your learning. Your engagement and attendance on your course enables you to further your learning and supports your achievement, course completion and aspirations for the future. There is an expectation that students will attend, engage in their learning and submit for assessment. We provide support for you to maximise your time studying with us and to develop your learning, skills and abilities to support you in your chosen career path.

We seek active participation by all our students in the continuous enhancement of our courses and through our monitoring, annual review and enhancement processes. These are formal processes used by our University for assuring the academic standards and quality of your course and its continuous improvement. These processes utilise your feedback, External Examiners’ reports, feedback from staff and others, data relating to student outcomes on the course and student surveys to reflect on areas of good practice and areas for further enhancement. We invite all students to participate in a range of opportunities to provide us with feedback on your course and modules. This may include discussions with staff, focus groups, and meetings (e.g. with Course Representatives or with staff) and formalised student surveys e.g. mid module reviews, end of module evaluations and specific course or other surveys such as the Student Barometer, National Student Survey and Destination of Leavers in Higher Education Survey. We utilise the outcomes of these surveys to benchmark our courses nationally and to inform annual course enhancements.

Informal feedback is also welcome at any time either via your Academic Advisor or module tutor or via your Course Representative. Our partnership with you enables us together to make the most of your learning experience with us and to enhance the quality and reputation of your course. You can find out what actions have been taken in response to your feedback through your Course Representative, the Students’ Union, your tutors or through the Library.

Course Representatives are student volunteers who represent your views at course level, in formal and informal meetings with academic and support staff online and follow up on actions that have occurred as a result of student feedback at School Forums. Details about being a Course Representative are available on the Students web pages. The Students’ Union oversees Course Representatives and more information is available on the Students’ Union website.

You have the opportunity to become an elected Course Representative working in a voluntary capacity with students, the Students’ Union, the Course Director and members of the course team and our University. The Course Director, working in partnership with our Students’ Union, enables the process for election and appointment of Course Representatives. The Students’ Union provides training and development for Course Reps and supports their engagement in enhancement activities. Being a Course Representative provides an opportunity for you to enhance your own learning and the development of relevant professional and employability skills in parallel with your studies.

As a Course Representative you would play an important role in:
• acting as a point of contact and advocate for students on your course and in supporting their active engagement;
• gathering feedback from students on your course to inform further enhancements to the quality of your course and the student experience;
• enabling dialogue and good communication between students and staff on the course;
• working with the Course Director, members of the course team and the Students’ Union to enhance your course;
• facilitating and engaging in meetings about your course; and
• being an ambassador for your course.

Further details about Course Representatives are available on the web pages above and in our University’s Academic Regulations.

We invite all students to participate in a range of opportunities to provide us with feedback on your course and modules. This may include discussions with staff, focus groups, and meetings (e.g. with Course Representatives or with staff) and formalised student surveys e.g. mid module reviews, end of module evaluations and specific course or other surveys such as the Student Barometer, National Student Survey and Destination of Leavers in Higher Education Survey.

We are committed to providing a high quality experience for all our students. We welcome comments and compliments from students, and find them valuable for on-going improvements to our provision. Comments and compliments about your course can be raised with your Course Representative or directly with your Course Director or Academic Advisor.

If you have a specific complaint about an act or omission of our University, you may be able to make a complaint under the Student Complaints Procedure. In the first instance, you should raise the matter as soon as possible with the member of staff most directly concerned, or with the person who can best resolve it. If this does not resolve the matter, or if the complaint is too serious to be addressed in this way, then you should make a formal complaint in writing. Information about how to make a complaint, including the student complaints procedure and a complaints form, is available on the Students web pages

General Information

Bachelor of Science with Honours Safety Health and Environmental Management - January 2020 Cohort

Bachelor of Science Safety Health and Environmental Management

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) Health and Safety Studies

Bachelor of Science Health and Safety Studies

Diploma of Higher Education Safety, Health and Environmental Management

Diploma Safety, Health and Environmental Management

Certificate of Higher Education Safety, Health and Environmental Management

Certificate Safety, Health and Environmental Management

Please refer to Professional Accreditation or Recognition Associated with the Course.

Leeds Beckett University

Level 6 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, with 120 credit points at each of Levels 4, 5 and 6 of the UK Credit Framework for Higher Education (360 credits in total).

Part-time delivery is usually at half the intensity of the FT equivalent course, although there may be flexibility to increase your pace of study to shorten the overall course duration. Some modules may be delivered in a different sequence to that defined within this information set, but the modules offered within each level are consistent.

City Campus, Leeds (plus location of work placement, if applicable)

The course is delivered at City Campus, Leeds (plus location of work-based project for Client-Based Study and where relevant, your research project).

Course fees and additional course costs are confirmed in your offer letter. Course fees are presented to you annually through the online enrolment process. If you have any queries about your tuition fees, please visit our Course/Tuition Fees Payment web page or contact Fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. Ongoing queries relating to additional course costs may be discussed with your Course Administrator.

Policies, Standards & Regulations

Key University regulations and policies can be accessed on the following web pages:

• Academic Regulations (including assessment regulations) are available on our Academic Regulations web page
• The Student Contract is available on our Student Regulations web page
• The Student Charter is available on our Academic Regulations web page (Section 20)

Other Student regulations and University policies, including Safety, Health and Wellbeing policies, are available on our Student Regulations web page

You should also familiarise yourself with our Zero Tolerance Report and Support web page regarding sexual harassment and assault, and also the Report & Support web page regarding racial harassment.

Permission has been granted for the following exceptions to the University’s Regulations:

In order to meet the requirements of the accrediting body Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH):

All modules will be classed as Professional and must be passed (40% minimum).

Students who fail to achieve the above requirements but who do meet the University’s requirements for the award of BSc (Honours) will receive the Contained Award of BSc (Hons) Health and Safety Studies.

In addition, the course subscribes to the Leeds Beckett University Fitness to Practise Policy and Procedure. Students are required to comply with the University Regulations relating to Fitness to Practise. The Fitness to Practise Policy and Procedure can be found by following this link.

The External Examiner assures that you are assessed fairly in relation to other students on the same course and also that the standard of your own award is comparable to similar courses taken by students in other higher education institutions within the UK. The External Examiner(s) provide an annual report for your course. External Examiner reports are available on our External Examiner Reports web page, which is accessible via the Course Information link on the Students home page.

The details of the External Examiner for this course are as follows:

  • Dr Sarah Pickup, Lecturer, University of Sunderland.
  • Mr Stuart Shirreff, Consultant and Trainer, Human Applications Limited.

Module Information

The Course Administrator can provide you with the module information for your course, or tell you where to locate the details. This includes a description of module content, how the module will be taught and how you will be assessed.. In most cases, you will be provided with a module handbook at the start of the module or one will be made available to you In My Beckett


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