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Performance Psychology Course for Health, Safety and Wellbeing

IOSH Certified Behavioural Psychology Course For Leaders in Health & Safety

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 Performance Psychology 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 programme introduces you to the issues that relate to both individual and team 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

£235 – Available now

Six Engaging Modules

Module 1

The Psychological Characteristics of 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 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.

How it works

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

What our delegates say?

  • 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.

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 for Leadership 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 IOSH certificate and email a copy to you if you prefer.

Ready to increase the performance of your team?