Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Training Courses

Aberystwyth University’s Health, Safety and Environment Department are able to deliver a range of Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) training courses. The CIEH is considered one of the leading vocational health and safety training qualification providers. Its courses are widely recognised owing to the strong focus of its accredited training towards occupational health and safety.

Qualifications offered meet the demands for various skill levels and awareness of health and safety issues within organisations. CIEH qualifications are denoted by levels. A brief description of the appropriate delegates for each level is as follows:

  • Level 1 – for delegates new to the workplace or role, requiring basic training;
  • Level 2 – for delegates who are actively involved in the course subject area;
  • Level 3 – for delegates requiring the knowledge and have a supervisory role.

Courses will be delivered by our experienced health and safety training practitioners, and can be tailored to suit your local organisational requirements. Using practical and relevant examples and scenarios equips delegates with the practical skills to apply the theory to their working environments. The department are also able to deliver a range of non-accredited health and safety training courses, which have been developed independently by Aberystwyth University, upon request. To discuss any specific training requirements, please contact the Health, Safety and Environment department or complete the following form.

Aberystwyth University is able to deliver the following CIEH courses:

Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

This half-day course is intended to raise delegates’ awareness of key health and safety issues and individual roles in ensuring their and others’ safety in the workplace. The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace provides a starting point from which more detailed health and safety or job-specific training can follow. Upon completion, delegates will understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace, identify the hazards and risks associated with the workplace, and understand workplace health and safety procedures.

This course is especially relevant for any new members of staff or those previously unfamiliar with the workplace, and can form part of an effective health and safety induction programme.

Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

This one-day course provides delegates with an awareness of their own, customers’, contractors’ and the public’s safety in the workplace. Following completion, delegates will gain an understanding of the principles of health and safety and accident prevention, the ability to contribute to a health and safety management system, an understand of the responsibilities placed on employers and employees, and an understanding of the hazards, risks and main causes of harm to workers.

The course can be tailored to business and individual requirements to increase the relevance of the learning experience, and is relevant to any individuals within a working environment.

Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling

This half-day course introduces attendees to the hazards and risks involved in manual handling and outlines what to expect from a manual handling assessment. Following completion, delegates will be better able to contribute to the development of safer manual handling methods and tasks in the workplace.

The course is suitable for any individuals who undertake manual handling at work, such as employees who handle materials, boxes, mail and packages, in both industrial or office settings.

Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment

This six hour course is intended to improve the workplace culture for occupational health and safety by ensuring delegates understand the basic principles and concepts of risk assessment. Following completion, delegates will be able to contribute to the maintenance of a safe work environment and to the process of formal risk assessment, understand the legal requirements for risk assessment, and understand the principles of risk assessment.

This course is intended for all types of workers, as although not all employees will be expected to undertake risk assessments themselves, they may be asked to contribute to the process and will be expected to work with consideration for their own and others’ health and safety.

Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment Principle & Practice

This three-day course provides a thorough understanding of the main categories of accidents and ill health, their socio-economic costs, and the benefits of good health and safety management. Upon completion, delegates will be equipped with the knowledge to conduct risk assessments, organise and implement a risk assessment programme, participate in the identification of specific training needs for the activities being assessed, and assist employers in meeting legal requirements and promote improved standards of health and safety within their organisation.

This course is intended for individuals who have a responsibility for conducting risk assessments within their organisation, and may include but may not be limited to roles such as team leaders, supervisors, managers, quality controllers, technicians, and health and safety specialists.

Further Information

For any further information relating to any of the above training courses, or to discuss any bespoke training requirements, please contact the Health, Safety and Environment department at or on 01970 62 (2073).