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City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

A qualification for people who have an element of responsibility for health and safety within their role in the workplace

Equivalent to a NEBOSH certificate
No formal examination
Flexible workplace study
Continuous enrolment, start any time
British Safety Council’s training expertise
I have found the whole experience of doing an NVQ in Occupational Health & Safety with the British Safety Council hassle-free. My assessor was superb and had a deep understanding of the NVQ standard. Without his assistance I believe my completion of the NVQ would have been daunting and far more difficult.
Phil Doyle
Adams Food Ingredients Ltd, Meadow Cheese Co Ltd/ Health and Safety Manager
As an alternative to academic qualifications, National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) assess practical skills and the application of knowledge in the workplace, rather than being classroom-based and testing competence via formal exams.
This qualification is designed for team leaders, supervisors, safety representatives, managers and heads of department who have health and safety responsibilities in the workplace.
Delegates are expected to complete their NVQ within 18 months of the start date, and benefit from unlimited support from our team of dedicated, highly experienced assessors throughout their qualification, via visits, email and telephone.
Qualification fee
£1,495 + VAT
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The course is designed to assess and verify knowledge and competence in the practical application of occupational health and safety. Delegates will learn to demonstrate competent and responsible health and safety practice, develop and monitor safe working procedures, carry out suitable and sufficient workplace risk assessments, and promote a health and safety culture in the workplace.
The course consists of a total of seven units - five mandatory, and two to select:
Mandatory Units
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Develop procedures to safely control workplace operations
  • Monitor procedures to safely control workplace operations
  • Promote a culture of health and safety in the workplace
  • Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace.
Two units to be chosen from:
  • Investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and complaints in the workplace
  • Make sure actions in the workplace aim to protect the environment
  • Review health and safety procedures in the workplace
  • Supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace.
The qualification is workplace-based and flexible with no formal examination. Candidates will be assigned an assessor who will follow them throughout their NVQ and assess practical skill and application of knowledge using observation and discussion.
Candidates are expected to complete a Level 3 NVQ Certificate within 18 months, and will receive support for a two-year period. On completion of the course, candidates will receive a City & Guilds certificate.
Learning with the British Safety Council will enable delegates to benefit from our extensive experience in health, safety and environmental management, acquired over the last 60 years. During this time, we’ve educated people from all over the world and have developed expert tuition methods, using the most modern teaching techniques.