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Who is the NVQ Level Diploma 5 in Occupational Health and Safety Suitable For?

This NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is designed specifically for anyone who is already involved in health and safety at a management level. By gaining this qualification candidates can progress in their career, accept new responsibilities and take on new roles within their organisation. Anyone taking the NVQ is expected to build a work based portfolio which will meet the demands set by ProQual with the help of professional tutors. This level 5 NVQ in health and safety can be studied from anywhere in the United Kingdom in the comfort of your own home or workplace.

The work based course means all of your evidence will be collected from within your working day and therefore you’ll need to be in a managerial position within your workplace to complete the necessary course materials.

Gain a Recognised ProQual NVQ Health and Safety Qualification

ProQual create outstanding qualifications for individuals looking to improve their skills and career prospects. The Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is fully recognised and all successful candidates are entitled to use the qualification to gain the IOSH Graduate level membership. Once members complete the IPD programme they can also go on to achieve the CMIOSH (Chartered Level membership with the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health).

On completion you will be also able to apply for a Black CSCS Card.

What’s Included in the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety?

Course Units

  • How to promote a strong safety and health culture within any organisation
  • Developing a health and safety policy
  • How to develop and implement excellent communication systems
  • Developing and implementing competence in health and safety both for organisations and individuals
  • Managing health and safety risks – identifying and controlling
  • Developing reactive and proactive monitoring systems
  • Emergency procedures and response systems
  • Health and safety reviews
  • Growing and maintaining health and safety improvement knowledge

Course Duration

The NVQ Level 5 Health and Safety course is work based and the portfolio can be completed online. Therefore you are able to complete the units at your own pace. Most candidates aim to complete the course within 6 to 12 months, although this is flexible and will depend on your own personal circumstances. It’s possible to enrol at any point of the year and begin immediately once your registration has been completed.

Assessment and Certification

There are no examinations or written assessment. Successful completion of this qualification depends on your work experience and the development of your portfolio. Once you have completed and submitted your successful portfolio you’ll be awarded with the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice certificate.

Benefits for Employers

Employers choosing to send their health and safety managers on the course will benefit by having formally trained experts applying their knowledge and expertise into the health and safety of their organisation. Health and safety incidents and accidents can cause serious problems for businesses, such as serious financial strain, legal complications, fines and imprisonment and ruin reputations. By managing your health and safety effectively these problems can be reduced and avoided.

Prior Studying

There are no formal qualifications required to attend the course, however it’s helpful if candidates have previously taken a health and safety course such as the NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety or the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Further Studying