Get your course approved

Develop your own IOSH approved course

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If you’re interested in developing your own IOSH-approved safety and health training course, we can help you with our Tailored Course approval service.

Many companies are running safety and health awareness courses they've developed themselves. These include:

  • Tailored versions of one of IOSH's standard titles – Safety for Executives and Directors, Supervising safely, Managing safely and Working safely.
  • Versions of our standard titles, such as IOSH Managing safely, which have been adapted to cover a specific industry such as construction, or a specific organisation.
  • Completely bespoke courses, such as induction courses designed to meet the needs of particular organisations, or specific courses aimed at OSH practitioners.

We’re here to help you and your delegates get the best out of your course. That’s why we’ve produced a Training Guidance Book to help you in the development of your course.

This handy guidance book covers:

  • How people learn best
  • How to make your course interactive, interesting and fun
  • How to develop your presentation
  • How to design your delegate workbook
  • What to include in your lesson plan and trainer notes
  • How to write your end-of-course assessments
  • Designing your delegate feedback form
  • Training books and DVDs
  • How you can use the IOSH logo

So, whether you’re an experienced course writer or new to developing your own course, there’s something in our guidance book for everyone.

Getting started

This video looks at how we have worked with Honda to help them deliver a tailored safety and health course, as well as how a tailored course can create a more engaging and valuable learning experience.

Ready to develop your own course?

Our getting your course approved brochure will give you a brief introduction to the tailored course service.

We'll consider any safety and health course, for any delivery format, and work with you to help your course gain IOSH approval. However, before you start writing your tailored course, please ensure you have a copy of our Tailored Training Course Standards document – this will guide you through what we require from you. You can get a copy of this by calling us on +44 (0)116 257 3194 or by emailing the Tailored course team.

Once you've got a copy of the document, it's time to think about the content of your course in more detail.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our course approval service, or want to get a quote, please call us on +44 (0)116 257 3194 or send an email to our Tailored course team.