Health and Safety NVQs

NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health & Safety

NVQ Level 3 Occupational Health and Safety is a competence-based qualification for those responsible for health and safety in their workplace. The course will ensure that you can practice your role up to the standard required and competently. You will prove and develop your skills in improving and implementing good health and safety practice within the workplace. You will leave being able to confidently conduct your role as a health & safety professional and reduce the risk of an accident in your workplace.

  • Nationally recognised accredited qualification
  • An NVQ is a flexible qualification that you can complete around your schedule
  • Develop your health & safety knowledge
  • You can complete it primarily online
  • Progress as a health & safety practitioner
  • Lifetime qualification
NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health & Safety

NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health & Safety content

Upon enrollment.

We will introduce you to your assessor.

The assessor will induct you remotely.

They will plan how you will gather the required evidence to complete the NVQ. Your assessor will regularly review you throughout the process. They will be available to support you if they are ever needed and help keep you on track to completion.

You will be assessed in the workplace by a range of methods.

Such as evidence generated from the workplace, witness testimonials, professional discussions, observations and written questions. Assessors carry out assessment calls via Skype throughout the process. The NVQ qualification structure includes the following mandatory units:

  • Developing procedures to control work operations safely
  • Promoting a culture of health and safety in the workplace
  • Ensuring responsibility for actions to reduce health and safety risks
  • Monitoring procedures to safely control work operations
  • Conducting a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace.

You will also have to gain the relevant amount of credits from the below optional units:

  • Aiming to protect the environment through actions in the workplace
  • Supervising the health, safety and welfare of a learner
  • Evaluating and investigating health and safety complaints and incidents in the workplace.
  • Reviewing health and safety procedures in the workplace.

To pass the NVQ, you are required to complete each of the units by providing the relevant evidence. Once all of the units have been completed, the assessor will review the portfolio and provide feedback. After you have responded to the feedback, the assessor will send the portfolio to an IQA, who will decide if the NVQ is complete.

How much does the NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health & Safety qualification cost?

The cost of this qualification is £1450 +VAT.

How long is a Level 3 in Occupational Health & Safety NVQ?

The time it takes to complete the NVQ is dependant on how quickly you can gather the relevant evidence. The qualification doesn’t have a set time limit and can be completed at your own pace.

Why should I take this NVQ?

Personnel who have health & safety responsibilities in their day-to-day work should enrol on this NVQ.

The NVQ will help you develop your health & safety knowledge and practice it in the workplace. By knowing you are working up to the required standard, you are helping to make the workplace a safer place.

If you are looking to progress in a health & safety-related career, this qualification is a great starting block. With the NVQ, you can gain on the job experience of health & safety responsibilities, giving you the foundations to advance.

NVQs are nationally recognised; they hold a lot of weight as a quality qualification throughout most industries. When you are looking for work, the Level 3 NVQ can be used to prove your understanding to employers.

NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health & Safety entry requirements

The qualification will assess your competence in their current job role. Therefore you must be working in a health & safety-related role and above the age of 16 to complete the NVQ.

You will also need to provide a copy of your CV and have an appointed individual in your organisation provide witness testimonials to enrol. This is to establish if you are eligible for the course.

Where can I complete this NVQ?

Our Health & Safety NVQs are available to complete across the United Kingdom. Individuals or companies booking on their behalf can book NVQs over the phone.

This NVQ can be evaluated remotely by our assessors. As long as we do not need to do any on-site assessments, your location doesn’t matter. You can complete your assessments over a video or phone call.

Is this NVQ accredited?

ProQual AB accredits this course.

ProQual is an Ofqual approved awarding body that develops and award qualifications. They are nationally known for delivering a high-quality course for training providers in a range of sectors.

Further development

On completion of the NVQ, you will be awarded a qualification certificate. This certificate does not expire and does not need to be renewed.

To progress further, you should complete a higher level of health & safety qualification. If you are working in a managerial or supervisory role, a good next step would be to complete the IOSH Managing Safely® course.

If you are looking to enhance your health & safety knowledge, even more, further qualifications include the NEBOSH Construction Certificate and NEBOSH General Certificate.

Payment Plan

We offer interest-free payment plans on all NVQs.

Options include:

  • 50/50: 50% payable upon booking, 50% payable upon completion.
  • 4 equal payments, over the first 4 months.

Please speak to the NVQ Team when enquiring/booking to arrange this.


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