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NVQs in health and safety

If you are looking for a career in health and safety or are already responsible for health and safety at work, a National Vocational Qualification offers you the opportunity to become qualified and carry out your responsibilities effectively whilst being assessed on the job.

Accredited by City & Guilds, NVQs are comprehensive and well-respected by employers. They are designed to assess practical skills and application of knowledge, and to be fitted around different working and personal circumstances.

As one of the UK’s largest NVQ assessment centres for health and safety, the British Safety Council is serious about helping you complete your NVQ within 18 months of the start date.

Studying for an NVQ with us guarantees you access to:

  • Continuous enrolment, schedule start on any date
  • Dedicated, highly-experienced NVQ assessors
  • Unlimited support via one-to-one visits, email and telephone
  • British Safety Council’s expertise acquired over 60 years.


We offer the following NVQ courses:

Foundation of health and safety

Level 3 - City & Guilds accredited 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

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Specialise in health and safety

Level 5 - City & Guilds accredited NVQ - Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

A qualification for health and safety practitioners who develop, implement, monitor and review policies and procedures

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