City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety has been designed for people who have an element of responsibility for health and safety in their workplace. Typical roles include Team Leader, Supervisor, Safety Representative, Manager, Head of Department or equivalent.
It is a vocational qualification with no formal examinations. Learners provide written narrative statements with documented supporting evidence of their practical application of occupational health and safety management techniques, to satisfy the requirements of industry-recognised standards. The standards are split in units, each of which covers different health and safety management techniques.
Learners are expected to achieve the qualification within 12-18 months and will receive support for up to two years.
On completion of the qualification, learners will receive a City & Guilds certificate.
Price: £1,495 +VAT
Achieving an NVQ with us guarantees you access to:
Continuous enrolment - schedule start on any date
Dedicated and highly-experienced NVQ assessors
Unlimited one-to-one support via an online portfolio, email and Skype/telephone
British Safety Council’s expertise acquired over 60 years
What's in it for me?
We are one of the largest National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) assessment centres for health and safety to offer the City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
Learners receive high quality support. The programme is overseen by a team of highly experienced and competent assessors who provide individual support for learners throughout their qualification.
To achieve the Level 3 NVQ Certificate, learners must complete seven mandatory units.
The following five units are mandatory:
301 Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
302 Develop procedures to safely control work operations
303 Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
304 Promote a culture of health and safety in the workplace
305 Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace.
They must also complete two of the following units:
306 Investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and complaints in the workplace
307 Make sure actions in the workplace aim to protect the environment
308 Review health and safety procedures in the workplace
309 Supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace.
Learners can complete units in any order to best suit their current projects and workload.
Learners will be assigned an assessor; an experienced health and safety practitioner whose job is to evaluate their statements and evidence against the assessment criteria and provide them with support.
Assessors are responsible for:
- Completing an induction with learners to discuss the qualification requirements and help them develop a completion schedule.
- Assessing their statements and evidence against the assessment criteria and giving them feedback, including any corrective actions required.
- Offering advice and answering queries relating to the assessment criteria or achievement technique.
- Helping them plan their recorded workplace observation.
How can I achieve?
Balancing life and work can be difficult, which is why we offer this as an alternative to academic qualifications. Vocational qualifications assess the application of practical skills and knowledge in the workplace, rather than being classroom and exam-based.
Accredited by City & Guilds, competency-based qualifications are one of the most popular methods of progression with learners and employers as they demonstrate an individual’s ability to carry out work-related tasks.
Why do an NVQ?
It is an accredited competency-based qualification, created using nationally defined occupational standards
Flexible and compatible with your work and personal circumstances
Perfect for people unable to take time out of the workplace to attend a course
Assessment of practical skills and application of knowledge
No formal examinations