Advanced Certificate Program (HSE-ACP)


Advanced Certificate Program (HSE-ACP)

Advanced Certificate Program (HSE-ACP)

Course Overview

Our Health Safety and Environmental Advanced Certificate Program (HSE-ACP) is specially packaged for graduates who have completed the HSE-PCP is unique and ahead of many other similar packages, value for money. 

Do not miss the opportunity to enrol for our program. You cannot avoid HSE training, it is mandatory. If you don’t do it now, you will definitely do it later at a higher cost. You will not be regarded in any job interview/job application without it. Possession of our HSE certificates is the strongest reason why you may be invited to the next job interview. You can pay instalments. Starting with a minimum of N10,000.00 you can register and get your full course material and do the training and pay balance later before the exams. 


It is an intensive two-in-one composite program comprising of Advanced Certificate in HSE Management and a Level 3 Proficiency Certificate in HSE Implementation, Supervision and Leadership. It will ensure participants understand and apply the HSE Management System within the work environment under their control, with a particular focus on the practical application and integration of HSE in the workplace. To introduce participants to the management of HSE and give an understanding of how HSE matters will affect their work and their responsibilities at their level of operation. It is compulsory for prospective HSE officers/practitioners and supervisors to enable them supervise safely, and required by prospective HSE professionals, managers and directors to enable them manage and direct safely. 

Why HSE Training?

  • Employers are not willing to train workers on HSE as required by law but are favorably disposed to employing already trained ones.
  • Only 10% of Nigerian graduates are employable due to lack of mandatory HSE professional skills.
  • We are offering you the opportunity to have an edge among the employable 10% of graduates by gaining relevant and internationally recognized HSE certifications.
  • Our certifications are approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria and recognized by every company in the oil and gas sector and other industry operators.
  • Possession of our HSE certifications is the strongest reason why you will be invited to the next job interview. You too can become part of our success story

The Benefits

  • This training offers you the mandatory HSE certificates specified by the Federal Government for all employers of labour
  • It makes you highly employable and we can help you secure lucrative job if you distinguish yourself in our training.
  • It prepares you for the International examsand you can enroll for Distance Learning program at a highly discounted price
  • You become a HSE professional and Practitioner -  ensuring safety at work
  • You can pay in installments starting with an initial minimum payment.
  • You can also enroll for higher HSE courses, if you have already undertaken the preliminary HSE training.

Who Should Attend?

  • Only Degree/HND holders (regardless of your discipline) who have successfully completed the Professional Certificate Program (HSE-PCP) can proceed to the Advanced Certificate Program (ACP).
  • Those who desire to become HSE practitioners and professionals who have studied up to graduates level
  • Those who are seeking professional national and international employment opportunities where HSE certification is always mandatory


  • On completion of this training session, each participant will:
  • State how to set a clear direction for an organization to follow through an effective HSE policy.
  • State the intent of the HSE Policy and Objectives, and describe their responsibilities with regard to work planning and the implementation of procedures.
  • State how to put in place an effective management structure and arrangement for delivering HSE policy.
  • State how to make planned and systematic approach to implementing HSE policy through an effective HSE-MS.
  • State how to measure performance against agreed standards to reveal when and where improvement is needed.
  • State the overall approach to managing HSE.
  • Demonstrate visible leadership and commitment to support the HSE-MS in the workplace.
  • Ensure the HSE Policy and Strategic Objectives influence working practices.
  • Organize work so that it is done by competent people to an approved process. Use and apply agreed processes for the planning of work.
  • Ensure plans are implemented and results monitored to ensure compliance.
  • Contribute to the audit process and verify risk control within the work area.
  • State the purpose of management reviews.
  • Understand Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental issues and management Ensure that the organizational infrastructure is in place to manage the HSE system
  • Ensure the necessary documentation and control procedures are in place and used, to assure the integrity of HSE-MS
  • Communicate useful HSE-MS information to staff, check understanding, stimulate and respond positively to feedback on HSE issues
  • Apply the Hazards & Effect Management Process (HEMP) to a variety of work activities and actively promote the use of the HEMP to minimize and manage risks in the planning and implementation of work processes Encourage the application of agreed planning processes for the planning of operations, managing change control and developing emergency response measures.
  • Use management reviews to reinforce feedback and make continuous improvement to processes within the work environment.
  • Ensure integrated plans are implemented and results monitored, according to the principles of quality management.


  • HSE Regulations
  • HSE Policy
  • HSE Organization
  • HSE Planning and Implementation
  • Risk Assessment and Management Overview
  • HSE Training Overview
  • HSE group Meetings Overview
  • Permit To Work System (PTWS) Overview
  • Job Safety Analysis(JSA) Overview
  • Workplace Hazard Management (JHA & HEMP) Overview
  • Incident Classification, Analysis and Reporting Overview
  • Accident Investigation and Reporting Overview
  • Emergency Response Overview
  • HSE Statistics Overview
  • HSE Documentation Overview
  • HSE Operational Manual Overview
  • Managing Sub-Contractor Overview
  • HSE Performance Measurement Overview
  • HSE Audit Overview
  • HSE Management Review

Course Tuition And Private Study Time Requirements 

Module 1: 8 hours tuition and 8 hours private study/practice

Module 2: 8 hours tuition and 8 hours private study/practice

Module 3: 8 hours tuition and 8 hours private study/practice

Module 4: 8 hours tuition and 8 hours private study/practice

Practical Assignment: 1 hour tuition and 2 hours private study

The programme of study is based around an average of 33 taught hours (over 4 - 5days) and approximately 34 hours of private study (before exams) for an overall total of 67 Hours.

Two Certificates Are Issued 

  1. Professional Advanced Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety Management – jointly certified by Safeguard and National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria
  2. Level 3 certificate in Occupational Health & Safety Supervision and Leadership –  jointly certified by Safeguard and National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria


We have Examinations for each package in addition to practical assignments which you must pass before certification. Pass mark is 50%. If you fail any of the exams, you would be required to re-sit it at the cost N3,000 per paper. 

Fees, Training Date, Exam Date And Program Responsibilities 

The course duration is 4-5 days. The course is delivered in our Full Multi-Media, Air-conditioned Training Laboratory. The course can also be delivered as an in-House Training Program in your premises. 

For in-house training, the minimum number of persons required per class is 6 persons, if you are training a class that is less than 6 persons, your payment may cover payment for 6 persons. We shall execute the program as presented in this schedule with our materials, equipment and instructors, and issue certificates to participants at the end of the program. 

If the training is holding at our Training Laboratory, we shall have tea and lunch breaks during the program. If you want the training to hold in your company premises, you are to provide the training hall and have tea and lunch breaks during the program. If the training location is outside our training centers, an additional cost to cover logistics at such a location will be added to the total cost unless provided or specific arrangement is made by the company.


Physical: ₦ 50,000

Virtual: ₦ 45,000

Distance: ₦ 40,000

Corporate: ₦ 65,000

Benefits for the staff

  • Increased awareness regarding Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) standards and requirements.
  • Reduced frequency of errors.
  • Up-gradation in the knowledge.
  • Convenient learning.

Benefits for the Organizations

  • Maintaining the records regarding the QHSE classes conducted.
  • Increased reputation.
  • Lesser supervision required after the completion of the training.
  • Uniform training of innumerable staff members in-house through this pack.

Program Mode

Physical Classroom

Safeguard physical classroom study allows you to get away from the distractions from workplaces and homes to enable concentrate on your training until completion. It provides learners a great opportunity to condense their study within the training the days compared to our Distance Learning Program which can be studied over a relatively longer period. Learners also have the option to take the examination within the study period or any other convenient available examination date. The classroom setting allows learners to learn in our safe, quiet, clean multi-media training laboratory, away from the noise and pressures of their work or their homes. Again, learners could be large which allows the classroom environment to provide the important “human touch” that teaches learners how to interact physically with one another in a professional, productive and cooperative way which is often missing in distance learning program. The course fee cover training materials, tutorials, revision class, mock examination, main examination, in addition to tea break and lunch break.

Live Virtual Classroom

If you have the time for classroom study but you are not available to join our classroom session due to distance or location, then our Live Virtual Class is your best alternative. Our live virtual class is easy to follow and can be completed within the same time as the physical classroom. Learners can join remotely and learn ‘live’ online with a tutor just as they would in a classroom. You get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like. Our learners can remotely join the virtual class from any location in the world through live video conferencing with the Zoom Technology using a PC, laptop, tablet or a smart phone. Learners are advised to download and install the Zoom technology in their devices for this purpose and secure a reliable internet service in advance to enable access to the live virtual class. Throughout the course, learners can see and interact with the tutor and with other learners. Group interaction enhances learning; learners learn from one another as well as from the tutor. Our live virtual class provides practical, flexible and convenient ways of learning, designed to fit around you and your needs. Learners are able to drop questions on the chat box in group or private chat the Tutor and learners can also request to ask questions while the training is going on. Daily take-home assignment will be posted in chat box and on the group WhatsApp which will be reviewed by the tutor at the beginning of each day’s tutorial. There will be workbook and course workbook which will be completed by learners and submitted for tutor’s evaluation. A revision class and a mock examination will be arranged to prepare learners for the final examination.

Tutor-supported Distance Learning Program

Many people today do not want, or are not able, to spend days or weeks in a classroom. In view of this, our distance learning program provides an available alternative learning method. It provides you with a flexible and easily accessible learning solution, you choose the time, place and pace of learning and take control of your learning program. It is tutor-supported package which uses a variety of support mechanisms to ensure that you are fully engaged. It guarantees better understanding of the course contents and encourages group interaction with other learners using the WhatsApp platform which enhances learning. Without compromising on course quality the distance learning program is our most cost effective learning method when compared to physical classroom or live virtual classroom. Course materials consist of study notes and workbooks, coursework, brainstorming exercises, media resources and a course textbook. Learners are encouraged to complete the study workbook and coursework and submit to us for marking. At the end, your knowledge and understanding can be formally assessed using a mock examination to prepare learners for the final examination. The course fees covers course materials, exam-fees, tutor support and a distance-learning course license for a maximum of twelve months from the date of issue. Exam can also be attended online. Distant Learning will include a self-study of the course manual by the student. A tutor-based revision will be done with the student for preparation against examination via Zoom video conferencing. Learners are advised to download and install the Zoom technology in their devices for this purpose and secure a reliable internet service in advance to enable access to the tutor-run online live revision.

Corportate Classes

Organizations that are sponsoring learners to join our physical classroom, virtual classroom or distance learning program will have to pay the corporate course fees. We can also arrange an executive package for organizations that desire a top-class welfare package for their employees. We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you in the form of in-company training. This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs. The biggest benefit of in-company training is the location. Organizing training off-site can be difficult for some employers, especially if you have a large team to get through a course. On-site training means less travel time and are much more convenient for your employees. Hosting a course, yourself also means last minute changes can be made to attendees. For example, if someone suddenly becomes free to complete some training, at least they will be in the right place already. You may want to do this so that lessons tie in with your own policies and procedures, or even just change the learning pace to suit your employee's schedules. There are benefits to your business too by hosting training in-house; employees do not have to spend unnecessary time away from their jobs and can instead clock back to work as soon as the training is complete.

Payment and Registration

Cash payment is not allowed. Payment in any convenient instalment is permitted starting with a minimum of 50% of the training fees, however candidate must complete payment 21 days before any selected Nebosh exam date, 7 days before any selected ISO Training date or 3 days before any selected exam date for other courses. Payment can be made through our online payment platform or by bank payment or bank transfer into the listed bank. Payment can also be by cheque made in favor of Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited. See bank details below:

Naira Account Name Bank Address Account No.
Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited Guaranty Trust Bank Plc 0039 7002 71

The course fees cover: registration, examination fee, tuition, tutorial support and course materials (in addition to lunch break for physical classroom). After payment and registration, you will receive the complete course material ahead of the training.

To register, make payment, then fill and return the attached form immediately. You can also register on-line by visiting You will return the completed form with a scanned copy of your bank teller or bank receipt as the Evidence or Proof of Payment for confirmation. Once registration is complete, you will receive an acknowledgment including an e-receipt and other details about the training including the training materials. You will be required to study and endorse our Terms & Conditions, Joining Instruction/Training Agreement and Non-Disclosure Agreement and submit along with a scanned Copy of original a Valid Photo ID (such as International Passport, Driver’s License or National Identity Card) for verification. Your registration will be annulled if your Photo ID is fake and our cancellation policy will be applied.

Traning Locations: Anywhere in the World

You can join our Virtual Classroom or the Distance Learning program from anywhere in the world and also write examination from anywhere in the world including the 36 States in Nigeria and Abuja. You can write your examination from the comfort of your home or workplace without the need to travel out of your location. Physical Classroom usually hold in Lagos and Port Harcourt as indicated below:

  • Port Harcourt Training Center: #6C, Forces Avenue, Old G.R.A Port Harcourt, Before SPAR Back Gate.
  • Lagos Training Center: #7, Acme Road, Off Agidingbi Road, Ogba Industrial Estate, Ikeja, Lagos.


  • Our instructors are top indigenous and expatriate professionals who have spent large number of years in industry and are therefore able to temper academic theory with practical experience. They are also are acclaimed and renowned with impeccable record and experience spanning several years in in Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE).
  • With our multi-media training laboratory and our training facilities, we are ever ready to offer you training programs of the highest possible standards and which meet internationally recognized level of performance.
  • Our success story has made us an exceptional Training Center in Nigeria.
  • Whether you are highly experienced or just taking up a new career in QHSE, you can take advantage of our comprehensive tutorial and excellent instructorship which put you at good standing for success in exams.
  • Only well-tutored and prepared delegates succeed in exams.

Accredition and Affiliation

  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
  • International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA)
  • Chartered Quality Institute (CQI)
  • National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN)
  • Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON)
  • Department of Petroleum Resources
  • St. John Ambulance
  • Nigeria Red Cross Society
  • Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)
  • Federal Fire Service
  • National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA)
  • National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA)
  • Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
  • National Fire Prevention Project
  • Fire Protection Association
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Federal Ministry of Health
  • Federal Ministry of Environment
  • Federal Ministry of Transport