Performance Psychology
for Safety and Health Professionals

Online Program -
Approved by IOSH

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 Approved 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.

Who's the program for?

It’s for safety, health and wellbeing professionals at all levels of an organisation. We’ll give you the tools and develop your skills in the area of performance to help you, your team and your organisation perform even better.

Drawing on current research and practice, this fascinating program 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. Retain access for 365 days.

Price per delegate £325

Including the IOSH certificate

Course content

The choice is yours. You can complete this online performance psychology program from the comfort of your own space, in 6 to 8 hours. Some delegates complete it in one sitting and others in bite sized chunks over a week or two – including the IOSH assessment. Delegates across the world are enjoying the training – and we feel sure you will too

Here's a short video clip from Darren to explain how Self Talk can effect our Performance in Safety.....

Module 1

The Psychological Characteristics of Developing Excellence

We’ll look at some of the core principles of performance psychology and how you can use these tools to develop the same characteristics in yourself and others. What this does is create sustainable excellence in the world of safety and health.

Module 2

Preparation for Performance

Start to think like an elite athlete by preparing for performance in a deliberate and better way. We can do this by identifying areas where we need to be really good and great, and in areas where we need optimal performance.

Module 3

Think like a Champion

Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) is used in lots of different areas based on the principal that our thoughts, feelings and behaviour are intrinsically linked. We’ll explore how these three things impact our behaviour and our performance.

Module 4

Coping with Pressure and Challenging Situations

We’ll be sharing strategies for coping with pressure. You’ll learn how to reframe fear through your internal dialogue by using it just like excitement. By thinking about it in a different way, it will help to launch you forward and perform better

Module 5

How Elite Performance Coaches Inspire Excellence

The way we communicate our message, the language we use and the way we listen to the communication coming into us, is critical in safety performance. Active listening and asking people for help and how we can do better, is a great way of moving towards sustainable excellence.  

Module 6

Goal Setting for Elite Performance

Let’s think differently about what success looks like in our environment – what does success look like to us as individuals? You’ll also learn how to rethink how to measure your own performance and convince others that there are better ways of measuring our performance.

  • Certificated by IOSH
  • Six engaging modules and course assessment
  • Conversational style throughout
  • Each module introduced by Darren via video
  • Interactive and easy to use learning platform
  • Hear from experts in niche areas of safety performance
  • Academic papers for those who want to dig deeper
  • IOSH certificate awarded to every successful delegate

What delegates say

From the comfort of your own space, you can complete this behavioural science course online in 6 to 8 hours or in bite sized chunks over a week or two.

  • Wow, this course has totally changed the way we think about performance. There’s so much we hadn’t realised.
  • Every day should be a learning day – and I learned a lot throughout this program.
  • A brilliant short course.
  • Highly recommend it – thank you for another fascinating exchange of knowledge.
  • The lessons and learning can be applied across multi-disciplinary industry sectors.
  • We’ve used this program to improve our own Future Leaders and Talent Development courses.

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.

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