Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, students must be engaged in a substantial Health and Safety role within their organisation.
Level 6 Diploma In Occupational Health and Safety Practice
This is an executive level programme covering decision making on a wide range or risks, many of which will be complex and could be life or organisation threatening, calling for a high standard of technical and managerial competence. Completion of this NVQ Diploma demonstrates the ability to put theory into practice within the workplace.
Length of study
An average time for completion of the NVQ is 12 months. Competence is assessed by proven results rather than examination.
NVQs are completed largely at your workplace and there are no mandatory classroom sessions, however we provide a number of taught sessions at our offices in Bristol where candidates will be given specific guidance. There will by an introductory session held at Bristol, followed by Support tutorials which will be held at agreed intervals.
Upon completion of this course, candidates will be able to:
- Apply management principles and practices to health and safety issues
- Set practicable health and safety objectives
- Recognise risks present in the workplace and be able to set appropriate control measures
- Take account of risks posed by human factors
- Ensure that adequate information, instruction, training and supervision is provided within the workplace
- Investigate all incidents involving injury or damage in order to determine the causes and to take appropriate remedial actions
- Communicate effectively on health and safety issues with management, operatives and health and safety professionals
- Understand the main legal responsibilities of employers and managers and to act to fulfil them
The course can be started at any time and completed at your workplace and online.
Contact the training team for further details
tel: 0300 304 9080
- BSG Member – £1523+VAT
- Non-Member – £1827+VAT
Course fees include an introductory day, support tutorials, course materials and certification.
Fee quoted for members’ rates includes 20% discount.
An introductory session will be held at our training centre in Bristol or over video call.
BSG Training Centre,
The Building Safety Group,
5 Pinkers Court,
Briarlands Office Park,
T: 0300 304 9080
Support tutorials will be held at agreed intervals following the induction day during which facilitators will:
- Explain the requirements of each Unit of Competence
- Outline the key areas of the domain knowledge and understanding
- Discuss the various forms of evidence available
- Assist candidates to develop their initial action plans
- Assist candidates to develop their portfolios of evidence
- Assess any completed units of the diploma
In order to attain the award you must achieve the following 7 core units:
601 Health and safety emergency procedures
602 Health and safety audits
603 A positive health and safety culture in an organisation
604 Organisational health and safety policy
605 Professional development and ethics in health and safety management. This unit must be completed to gain IOSH Certified membership recognition
606 Systems monitoring and risk control
607 Organisational health and safety strategy
Many different methods of assessment can be used for the portfolio of evidence, including:
- Direct observation
- Oral questioning
- Witness tetimonies
- Candidate statements
- Professional discussions
- Product evidence
Unit 605 is a City & Guilds set assignment which requires evidence to be collected over a 12 month period.
Successful candidates may apply to the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) for membership at Certified level and, upon completion of an open book assessment and a minimum of 2 years Initial Professional Development (IPD), can achieve Chartered level membership (CMIOSH).
20% discount for BSG members on all courses
We offer a range of membership packages to suit your business needs so why not become a member today.