Safety, Health and Environmental Technician

Course Level


Course length

24+ months

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Working with management and delivery teams to advise on the statutory health, safety and environmental requirements.

Meet the trainer

Course Guide



What's included? / Modules


  • Identify the hazards and evaluate them

  • Delivering SHE training, toolbox talks, inductions or presenting data or investigation

  • Assist the management team in the development, management, implementation and monitoring of the Safety, Health and Environmental Management System

  • Provide advice on the practical implementation of the company’s SHE policies

  • Undertake and/or assist with the monitoring, analysis of and reporting of SHE performance


  • The moral reasons for good safety, health and environmental working practices, ensuring no harm to people or the environment

  • The statutory health, safety and environmental legislation

  • How a SHE Management system works

  • Appropriate methods for identifying, evaluating and controlling hazards

  • The range of work activities in a given situation and identify how to prioritise and scope out the hazards with the potential to cause harm and/or loss

  • The difference between occupational hygiene, health surveillance and health and wellbeing campaigns and methods for implementing these in the workplace


  • Communicate effectively

  • Work effectively in a team

  • Contribute to a positive SHE culture

  • Drive Innovation

  • Use their Professional Judgement

  • Apply the code of ethics

  • Commit to equality and diversity

  • Continue your professional development

Entry Requirements

Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice might be expected to have achieved or be working towards 5 GCSE’s A*- C including English and Maths as well as having knowledge to level 1 equivalent for commonly used office computer applications.

Delivery and Assessment

The training is a blended learning delivery model, which takes place in the work place during working hours, wherever this may be, according to the apprentices role. 

This consists of: 

  • 1 to 1 monthly meetings of approx. two hours with a GLP trainer (face to face or telephone)

  • On-line learning courses and/or group sessions

  • Building an electronic portfolio of workrelated evidence

  • Maths and English at Level 2 (if not previously achieved)

  • 20% of time at work to be spent working towards apprenticeship

  • End Point Assessment (EPA) by an external examiner to complete qualification, consisting of: knowledge test, portfolio-based Interview & project presentation

Professional Qualifications, Career Progression, Links to professional Registrations


Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths and level 1 equivalent ICT will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Link to Professional Registration

Upon completion learners will be able to join the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) at TechIOSH level. They will also be eligible to join the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) at Affiliate level.