Health and Safety NVQs

Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

Level 6 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety qualification is designed for learners who are responsible for health & safety in their workplace. The NVQ is proof of the individual’s competence in their job role.

How long does it take to complete the NVQ?
The time it takes to complete the NVQ is dependant on how quickly the learner can gather the relevant evidence.

Who should enrol on to the Health & Safety NVQ?
Staff members, supervisors or managers who have physical input into the process of a company’s health & safety should complete this NVQ. The learner can use this course to gain the Black Manager CSCS Card.

Is the course accredited?
This course is accredited by ProQual.

Health & Safety NVQs

Delivery Options

The Level 6 Health & Safety NVQ is available to complete across the country. The qualification can be booked by individuals and companies booking on their behalf, online or over the phone.

Once the learner has been enrolled onto the course they will be assigned an assessor. The assessor will conduct an initial induction with the learner over a video call or by phone call. The induction is used to outline how the learner will gather all the evidence needed to complete the qualification. Following the induction, the assessor will regularly review the learner throughout the process to ensure that they are on track.

Entry Requirements

The qualification will assess a learner’s competence in their current job role. Learners must be the age of 19 or over and working in health & safety-related role. The assessor will also require learners to complete a skills-based questionnaire and a copy of their CV.

We advise that the learner has an expert witness within their organisation (e.g. line manager) who can provide witness testaments throughout the process.

For more information about learner suitability to the qualification, contact the team via the contact form on this page. If we feel that the learner isn’t suitable, we will recommend an alternative.

Course Content

What does the NVQ Level 6 in Health & Safety course cover?

The delegate will be assessed in their workplace by a range of methods. Such as evidence generated from the workplace, professional discussions, witness testimonials, observations and written questions. Assessors carry out assessment calls via Skype throughout the process. The course structure includes the following mandatory units:

  • Promoting a positive health and safety culture
  • Implementing and developing effective communication systems for health and safety information
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling health and safety risks
  • Implementing and developing reactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  • Developing and implementing health and safety review systems
  • Implementing and developing the health and safety policy
  • Maintaining and developing individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters
  • Developing and implementing proactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  • Implementing and developing health and safety emergency response systems and procedures
  • Maintaining knowledge of improvements to influence health and safety procedure

Course Objectives

On achievement of the qualification, the learner will be able to show that they are knowledgable and qualified in their profession. The NVQ is a good qualification for those who are attending to enhance their career progress in health & safety.

What is Required to Pass the NVQ Level 6 in Occupational Health and Safety course?

To pass the qualification, the learner is required to provide the needed evidence for every unit of the NVQ. When the learner has covered each unit, the assessor will examine the portfolio of evidence and provide any feedback, if required. Once the feedback has been responded to appropriately, the portfolio will go to the IQA. The IQA will have a final decision on whether the portfolio requires further evidence or if the course is complete.

Further Development

IOSH now accept the ProQual Level 6 NVQ when you apply for Graduate Membership of IOSH. Please note that IOSH will accept learners from all warding bodies enrolled on the old Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice up to 31st August 2019

Payment Plan

Payment plans are available for a selected group of our more expensive NVQs. We offer two options for Level 6 / 7 NVQs, which will help spread the cost of the qualification.

Option 1

Pay 50% of the course fee upon registering and the remaining 50% payment upon completion of the NVQ.

Option 2

Pay four equal payments, the first upon booking, then the remaining payments on week 4, week 8, and week 12.

Payment plans are not available to customers who book directly online. Please contact a member of the team to arrange a payment plan.


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