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Performance Psychology For Safety And Health Professionals

Our IOSH Accredited Performance Psychology Course

The world’s best athletes, musicians and performers are bound by a common trait – a commitment to sustainable excellence, a striving to be the best version of themselves that they can, every day. They understand that their psychological framework and mental skills are even more important to get to the very pinnacle of their profession as their physical attributes.

How do they do that?

Our IOSH Certificated Performance Psychology for Safety and Health Professionals program is here to show you how. And the great news is that our physical attributes are not nearly so important as they might be for an athlete or musician.

Our success, or otherwise depends entirely on our psychological characteristics that can be purposely developed just like we might develop our stamina or strength.

Imagine a world in which our leaders always put their best foot forward, working unconditionally to achieve outstanding results at every turn. Imagine a classroom where every student felt motivated to grow in the firm belief that their efforts would pay off.

It’s not a fantasy. You can be that person – both the leader and the student. All it takes is a shift in perspective.

This course draws on current research and practise in the psychology of excellence to help you take that leap. Applicable to a wide range of fields, from sports to the performing arts, the military, and the emergency services, we’ll show you how to apply those principles to create success in your chosen career.

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Who’s the course for?

Our IOSH Accredited Performance Psychology for Safety and Health Professionals course has been developed with IOSH for aspiring or experienced safety professionals all around the world. Many HR Professionals, Project Managers and even senior leaders currently serving in the armed forces have also told us how the course has helped them become even better in their area of performance too.

If you’ve ever asked the question, “How can I really improve myself?”, either in the workplace or generally in your day-to-day life, then understanding the psychological factors that lie behind improvement and excellence is the key to unlock your true potential.

This program will  introduce you to the key factors related to both individual and group performance. You’ll learn everything you need to start developing yourself and your team in a meaningful way – and start inspiring others in the process.

You can complete our performance psychology course in 6 to 8 hours, and once purchased, you keep access to its content and resources for a whole year.

Learn from the comfort of your own home, office or workspace.

Take your time, or complete every module in just one sitting. The choice is yours.

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What to expect from our performance psychology course


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.


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.


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.


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


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.  


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.

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Wow, this course has totally changed the way we think about performance. There’s so much we hadn’t realised.

Formally Accredited by IOSH

IOSH are the largest and most respected professional body for safety, health and wellbeing in the world.

We're delighted to have been among the first to gain formal accreditation for bespoke courses in such specialist subject areas as behavioural science and performance psychology and how they can be applied to improve safety performance.

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How much does the course cost?

Our IOSH Accredited online courses cost £325.00 per delegate. That includes all six modules, the IOSH assessment at the end of the course and your official IOSH Certificate in Behavioural Science for Leaders or Performance Psychology for Safety Professionals.

Do I need a background in behavioural science or psychology?

Our courses do not require any background in behavioural science, just a curiosity in how it can be applied to safety and health. Darren and the team have great ways to teach you everything you need to start changing the way people think about safety right from the first module!

Will the course be relevant to me?

Yes! Our performance psychology course is applicable to everyone working within a team in any industry – even in your personal life. Members of the armed forces, athletes, managers and teachers alike will find the course equally enlightening.

Can I share the course with my colleagues?

Although the online programs are intended to be completed by one delegate, we offer a variety of blended learning options.

If you’re looking to extend your learning to your whole team, we offer either live F2F or virtual sessions with our blended learning options.

Connect with us to find out how that works.

How long do I keep access to the materials?

Each delegate will keep access to the online materials for a whole year.

How long does the course take to complete?

Most delegates take their time and complete the course in 10-12 hours spread over 2-3 weeks. Some take longer and read around the academic papers and references more thoroughly and some choose to speed through things in just 6-8 hours.

It depends on how deep you want to immerse yourself!

What People Are Saying

What is the IOSH Behavioural Science Course actually about?,

We were really pleased with how this informal chat about our IOSH Accredited Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety Program turned out. Fabulous questions from Toby that really did go deep into what the course is all about and why we created it.

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We found the source of The KISS,

Another memorable day in Vienna

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IOSH Psychological Safety Podcasts,

Darren was invited by IOSH to discuss psychological safety and how to improve things in organisations. It was the start of a short series of podcasts and webinars on this subject together with Tim Marsh.

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A memorable day in Augsberg,

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IOSH Conference at Anfield,

Darren presented a Keynote speech to an experienced group of safety and health professionals at Anfield (Home of Liverpool FC) on 25 Apr 23 together with Prof Tim Marsh.

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Another Happy Delegate,

We're always pleased to see how delegates enjoy the informal and engaging style of our online program.

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IOSH Conference at Anfield,

Darren presented a Keynote speech to an experienced group of safety and health professionals at Anfield (Home of Liverpool FC) on 25 Apr 23 together with Prof Tim Marsh.

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BSST and Menzies Aviation,

We enjoyed working with a very experienced team of safety, security and L&D leaders and managers from Menzies Aviation, who were looking for ways of improving their already great processes.

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Juergen Klopp: An Apt Metaphor for Safety,

Darren was finding it unusually tough to explain an important but often controversial point to an especially knowledgeable and enthusiastic SLT earlier this week. But then...

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Self-Talk for Elite Performers,

Elite performers across all performance domains understand the importance of Self Talk as it affects their decision-making at critical moments. It’s the same in our everyday lives too. What do you hear your “little voice” saying at those key moments?

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The Basketball Story,

One of the most popular stories from our IOSH Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety Program is the “Basketball Story” which is a tale of how our legendary basketball coach changed our attitudes and then our values in a particular situation.

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The 'Chat' About ChatGPT4,

There’s been a lot of Chat (pun intended) recently regarding the huge changes in the way AI can be used to improve performance. I was curious, so I asked ChatGPT4 to tell me more about this IOSH Behavioural Science for Leadership in safety is all about.

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Julie Wagner,

"So pleased to receive my certificate for Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety! One of the best courses I've attended in a long while! Darren Sutton, you are an absolute star presenter and I took an enormous amount from the course! Thank you!"

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Sarah Costello,

"I am delighted to have passed the new IOSH Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety course with BSST, the course was really enjoyable and I am already actively using lots of what I have learned - would highly recommend this course."

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Emma Woodhouse CMIOSH,

"If anyone is considering completing this course, do it now! Wonderful course. So interesting and relatable. IOSH Certificated Performance Psychology for Safety, Health & Wellbeing IOSH Thank you Darren Sutton MSc and his team!"

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Mark Brackenbury, MSc, CMIOSH, FIIRSM, RSP, PIEMA,

"I have completed the IOSH Approved Performance Psychology course with BSST. Full marks awarded, a great way to finish the year! Thanks Darren, I thoroughly enjoyed the course which has given me some great ideas for achieving performance excellence."

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