C&G NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (EN)
City & Guilds Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (3655-06)
NVQ is a competence-based qualification, it is not a theoretical training course and there is no Exam!
To gain an NVQ qualification you develop a portfolio of evidences from your knowledge and experience that demonstrates you meet the required level of competence. Thus, you will need access to a workplace to develop the evidence required.
Unlike traditional classroom health and safety training courses, an NVQ qualification is work-based and involves the collection of evidence from your normal day-to-day activities. This means that candidates must be in a role that allows them to provide this. This will probably be individuals who have already acquired some experience, and candidates must be in a health and safety managerial position, able to influence the health and safety policy and practice of their organisation.
You can start your NVQ at any time and they typically take around a maximum of 24 months to complete.
Who is the qualification for?
This qualification is for learners who wish to demonstrate and develop their skills and knowledge in managing health and safety for the workplace. They will have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice. They will report direct to or be part of the senior management team. Learners will recommend and implement changes relevant to their role. They will be aware of cost implications and budgetary control.
What does the qualification cover?
Allows learners to develop and demonstrate the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the occupational health and safety sector.
What accreditation does the qualification have?
This qualification is accredited by The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) – the world’s leading body for health and safety professionals.
This means that learners will be eligible to enroll with IOSH and IOSH “Student Membership” for the duration of their studies and, on successful completion, they will meet the academic requirements for “Graduate Membership”.
As IOSH is the only organisation in the world that offers “Chartered Membership” to health and safety practitioners, this can help members achieve the highest professional standards and gain international recognition.
This qualification was developed in association with Pro skills the UK and other awarding organisations.
What opportunities for progression are there?
Enables learners to progress into employment, higher education and management qualifications.