Performance Psychology for Safety and Health Professionals​

Ever wondered how elite performers and their organisations achieve sustainable excellence? Discover their secrets and how they can be applied to all areas of safety in this fully IOSH Certificated Program.

Increasingly, high-level performance relies on an understanding of the psychology of excellence, not only in sport but in areas as diverse as the performing arts, the military and emergency services. This program will help you apply precisely the same principles for elite performance in safety & health.

Drawing on current research and practice, this fascinating programme introduces you to the issues that relate to both individual and group performance.

Striking a balance between psychological methods and the wider professional skills needed to apply them, this course will give you the knowledge and tools you’ll need to develop yourself and inspire others to sustainable excellence in safety performance

ÂŁ235 – Available now

Course content

Module 1

The Psychological Characteristics of Developing Excellence
  • PCDEs
  • Underpinning Behaviour
  • Case Study
  • End of module quiz

Module 2

Preparation for Performance
  • Imagery
  • Periodisation
  • End of module quiz

Module 3

Think like a Champion
  • Motivation
  • REBT
  • Confidence
  • Self-Belief and Self Talk
  • End of module quiz

Module 4

Coping with Pressure and Challenging Situations
  • End of module quiz

Module 5

How Elite Performance Coaches Inspire Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Creating a Positive Culture
  • End of module quiz

Module 6

Goal Setting for Elite Performance
  • Performance Profiling.
  • Evaluating Performance.
  • End of module quiz
  • End of course assessment

How it works

From the comfort of your own space, you can complete the program in 4 to 6 hours or in bite sized chunks over a week or two, including the IOSH Assessment for only ÂŁ235.

There are six really engaging and thought-provoking modules. People love the online learning platform because it’s interactive and easy to use and ideal for individuals and businesses.

It’s really easy to get started.

Program Designer & Lead Tutor


Our IOSH Certificated Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety Program has been developed within an all new Learning Experience Platform (LXP).  It’s the only fully IOSH Certificated Behavioural Science for Leaders Program in the world and we’re really excited to share this with you.

Darren Sutton

Darren is a Performance Psychologist and the author of our IOSH Certificated Behavioural Science forLeadership in Safety and Performance Psychology for Safety Professionals programs. he is also the creator of the original IOSH Certificated Behavioural Safety Leadership program. He enjoys working with organisations who want to go beyond compliance and towards sustainable excellence in safety performance.  His hobbies include ocean swimming and live music.  He has held a variety of leadership roles in some of the most challenging environments in the world.


Typically 4-6 hours but there is plenty more content available for those that like to dig deeper into the wider academic literature and research papers that are made available.

Most delegates tend to progress through the course in bite sized chunks over a week or two.

Yes, the entire course can be completed online from the comfort of your own environment, including the official IOSH test.

The final test consists of 14 questions which are mostly multiple choice. The final question is a structured reflection statement regarding the 4 key things that delegates have learned as a direct result of completing the program.  

Something that you will KEEP doing, something to IMPROVE, anything you might need to STOP doing and then something new that you or your organisation will START doing differently.

Your certificate is posted out to your home or workplace location worldwide.  We can also scan the certificate and email a copy to you if you prefer.

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