Certificate in Reliability and Functional Safety

The certificate is aimed at those requiring an in-depth knowledge of the subject such that they may become lead practitioners within an organisation or embark on consultancy in the field. It is envisaged that participants will already have a numerate professional qualification

Study involves a combination of:

  • Pre-course study
  • 4 days formal teaching including supervised worked examples
  • 4 distance learning assignments supervised and assessed by Technis
  • A supervised project assignment with a Technis approved mentor
  • Two, 2 hour examination
  • papers – marking independently reviewed

Award of the certificate is dependent upon 100% attendance, satisfactory assessment of all assignments, the submission of a project report (4,000 words) and a pass in both the Reliability and Functional Safety examination papers.

Course Syllabus

The syllabus includes:

Reliability parameters and their manipulation
Statistical data analysis, test plans and reliability growth
Reliability modelling & quantification
Reliability centred maintenance
IEC 61508 Functional Safety requirements
Hazard identification and SIL targeting
Assessment of safe failure fraction
Demonstration of ALARP
Control of systematic failures
Life-cycle activities & Functional Safety Capability



A 2 day Diploma course is available for those holding the certificate.

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