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 who are responsible for health and safety in their workplace.

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

Who should enrol on to the Health & Safety NVQ?
Personnel who have health & safety responsibilities in their day-to-day work should enrol onto this NVQ.

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

NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health & Safety

Delivery Options

Our Health & Safety NVQs are available to complete nationwide as they are evaluated remotely by our assessors. This NVQ can be booked directly online via our website or over the phone. The course is easily accessible through our booking system, which makes it easy for individuals and companies to book.

Upon enrollment, the learner will be introduced to their assessor. The assessor will induct the learner over video call/phone call and plan how they will gather the required evidence to complete the NVQ. The learner will be regularly reviewed throughout the process by their assessor. They will be available to support the learner if they are ever needed.

Entry Requirements

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

The learner will need to provide a copy of their CV and have an appointed individual in their organisation to provide witness testimonials.

Course Content

What does the NVQ Level 3 in Health & Safety course cover?

The learner 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 course 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.

Course Objectives

On completion of the qualification, the learner will be able to show that they are knowledgable and competent in their field. The NVQ is an ideal qualification for those who are looking to assist their career progression in health & safety.

What is Required to Pass the Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety course?

To pass the NVQ, the learner is required to complete each of the required units by providing the relevant evidence. Once all of the units have been completed, the assessor will review the portfolio and provide any feedback. After the learner has responded to the feedback, the portfolio will be sent to an IQA who will have the final decision on if the NVQ is complete.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

No, unfortunately, this course is not CITB Grant claimable. Take a look at our CITB Approved Training Organisation page for more information on what courses you can claim from and how to claim here.

Further Development

To progress further, the learner should complete a higher level of health & safety qualification. Further qualifications include the Level 6 NVQ Health and Safety, NEBOSH Construction Certificate and NEBOSH General Certificate.


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