Health and Safety Courses

Reduce risks and create a safer working environment with our online health and safety courses. Learn how to identify hazards and implement new processes.


To become health and safety qualified in the UK, you can undertake a course with a registered training provider like FutureLearn. Your employer may offer this as part of your professional development, but you can also study independently with one of our accessible short courses. To become a fully qualified Health & Safety Adviser in the US, UK or Australia, you’ll need a degree-level qualification in environmental health, occupational safety and health or a related subject

We provide a range of short courses covering health and safety in different workplace settings. They typically last 2 to 4 weeks, with anywhere from 2 to 6 hours of study expected per week.

Many areas of health and safety have different guidelines when it comes to the length a certificate is valid for. For example, it’s recommended that you repeat fire safety training every year, but first aid training may only require a refresher every 3 years.

Our health and safety courses are your key to understanding essential workplace health and safety principles. From learning correct handling techniques to navigating fire safety and staying informed about infection control and disease prevention, our leading experts will guide you every step of the way.

As you dig deeper into a range of health and safety hazards, you’ll explore legal standards and more, equipping you with the skills to spot physical and psychosocial risks.

Become a health and safety expert

Our accessible online courses will help you understand the roles and responsibilities of both employers and employees, allowing you to create a safer working environment. You’ll get to grips with the know-how and assurance needed to put processes in place to keep employees safe and meet compliance standards in the workplace.

Discover health and safety courses online

Explore courses from top universities and health and safety experts who know their industries inside and out. We offer specialised courses in areas including health and safety in fitness environments, veterinary services and more. Each course focuses on the unique challenges of your industry, providing you with the skills and certification to champion health and safety for you and your colleagues. Learn at your own pace from anywhere in the world, with our fully online health and safety courses.

Earn a health and safety certificate

Earn personalised health and safety certificates when you complete an online course on FutureLearn, complete with lead educator signatures, organisation logos and course details. Share your achievements with employers, on Linkedin, on your CV and more.

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