NVQ Level 6 in Occupational Health and Safety

From start to finish, students can expect to spend around 1064 hours completing the NVQ Level 6 in Occupational Health and Safety qualification. Around half of these will be carried out under the supervision of expert instructors.

Once the NVQ Level 6 in Occupational Health and Safety course is complete, students will be assessed internally. They’ll be awarded either a pass or a fail. This qualification has been designed for candidates older than 19, but comes with no formal entry requirements. A thorough grounding in health and safety can be of enormous benefit in many fields, and thus workers of all types will benefit from completing this course.

For the duration of the course, students will be able to track their progress through a list of modules and units. When a given unit is complete, it can be crossed off the list.

Course Content

To complete the NVQ Level 6 in Occupational Health and Safety course, students must complete a total of ten units, all of which are mandatory. Unlike the NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health & Safety, there are no optional units here. The units are as follows:

  • Promote a positive health and safety culture
  • Develop and implement the health and safety policy
  • Develop and implement effective communication systems for health and safety information
  • Develop and maintain individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters
  • Identify, assess and control health and safety risks
  • Develop and implement proactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  • Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  • Develop and implement health and safety emergency response systems and procedures
  • Develop and implement health and safety review systems
  • Maintain knowledge of improvements to influence health and safety practice

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