A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) is a qualification that recognises the competence of a person in a work situation. The City & Guilds Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is an established qualification for those who are working in the area of health and safety. The qualification is suitable for people from all sectors of work and ideal if you are responsible for developing and applying health and safety procedures day-to-day in your or someone else’s organisation.. The City and Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is suitable for those Supervisors, Managers and Consultants and other specialists with specific responsibilities for the health, safety and welfare of others in the organisation. As a result the candidate will have a significant degree of authority and autonomy and be in a position to influence policies and procedures in their organisation, take a leadership role and promote good health and safety practice and to implement changes relating to health and safety. Candidate will report to, or be part of the senior management team and they will be aware of cost implications and budgetary controls and may be budget holders. To achieve the full NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification, a candidate must demonstrate their competency, knowledge and understanding by completing the eleven mandatory units. This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the health and safety sector.
Candidate will report to, or be part of the senior management team and they will be aware of cost implications and budgetary controls and may be budget holders. To achieve the full NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification, a candidate must demonstrate their competency, knowledge and understanding by completing the eleven mandatory units. This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the health and safety sector.
Other than a requirement that you must be 19 years old at the time of initial registration, City and Guilds have not set entry requirements for this qualification. We have to assess you to identify they have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully. There are no formal entry requirements for the NVQ Diploma Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice; however you must have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice. They will report directly to the senior management team and have direct access to the responsible persons. They will be responsible for developing and implementing health and safety policies to ensure the organisation is compliant with all current health and safety legislation in a workplace with complex risks.
As the work-based activities require knowledge of health and safety it is advisable that you have attained a NEBOSH General Certificate or alike.
We also need written confirmation (with company letterhead) from your employer giving permission for you to use company documents for educational purposes only, in accordance with the Data Protection Act. The information will be confidential on our end and this will only be between the tutor and the delegate.
There are eleven individual mandatory units that must be completed to obtain the overall qualification and a further six elective units of which unit 611 must be completed to gain IOSH graduate membership:
Mandatory Unit Group
- 402 Develop and implement effective communication systems for health and safety information
- 510 Promote a positive health and safety culture
- 511 Develop and maintain individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters
- 512 Control health and safety risks
- 513 Develop and implement proactive monitoring systems for health and safety
- 514 Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for health and safety
- 515 Develop and implement health and safety emergency response systems and procedures
- 516 Develop and implement health and safety review systems
- 517 Develop and implement a health and safety audit
- 518 Behavioural safety in the workplace
- 610 Develop and implement the health and safety policy
Elective Unit Group
- 519 Influence improvements in health and safety practice
- 520 Develop, implement and review the organisations health and safety strategy
- 521 Contribute to health and safety legal actions
- 522 Manage contractors to ensure compliance with health and safety
- 523 Develop and implement the health and safety induction process
- 611 Professional development and ethics in health and safety management
There will be a face-to-face or email meeting between assessor and delegate upon the completion of portfolio of evidence covering the assessment criteria for each mandatory unit
Students shall send the documents to us via email in PDF Format and in a zip folder.
The Assessor will be assessing the documents per criteria and will reply with an email whether “PASS” or “FAIL” and if they can move on to the next step or need further revisions.
The learner must produce evidence to demonstrate that all those in their organisation have the required competencies for health and safety relevant to their job role. This will be at differing levels of knowledge and understanding. Training and information written or commissioned by the learner will be communicated formally and informally to reflect this.
The Training is for 30 Days