• Age group19+
  • Duration10 weeks
  • Awarding bodyNOCN


This qualification is made up of the following 3 mandatory units:
• Health and Safety Representatives – Role and Function (3 credits)
• Preventing Accidents and Occupational Ill Health for Trade Union Representatives (3 credits)
• Trade Unions Organising for Health and Safety (6 credits)
In addition to the mandatory units above, learners will complete one optional (3 credit) unit agreed with their assessor. 

Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Part-time, 1 day per week in College for 10 weeks

Assessment of knowledge and skills is achieved via a range of written assessment (i.e. completion of workbooks) and tutor / peer observation.

The evidence of achievement that learners gather is important as a source of pride and future workplace reference, and is vital for the award of NOCN credits and qualifications. For these reasons (and the fact that record-keeping skills are a must for their union role) all learners will be encouraged to keep a well-organised record of the work they carry out in completing activities.


The TUC Education Programme offers a range of units at certificate and diploma level which allow union representatives to develop their knowledge and skills over a period of time.  Areas of learning and development include:
• Contemporary Trade Unionism
• Employment Law for Trade union Representatives
• Health and Safety for Trade Union Representatives

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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