NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety PracticeAtc Risk Management Services Ltd
- Distance Learning
Frequent Asked Questions
Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however candidates must be in a role that allows them to collect evidence that they meet the standards set-out. Duration The qualification is highly flexible and can be completed in a time period to suit candidates – normally this will be around six months but depends upon the amount of time each candidate can contribute.
NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice Aims and ObjectivesA National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) is a qualification that recognises the competence of a person in a work situation. Unlike traditional qualifications that rely on teaching and examinations, NVQs use performance on the job as a basis for assessment.The Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety is suitable for those whose role includes the area of general health and safety practice. All such practitioners are involved in the assessment of risks, the identification of hazards and determining strategies for control. There are a number of skills that they would all need and use, such as:
raising awareness about health and safety within the organisation
using information to promote good practice
maintaining and enhancing health and safety systems
promoting good relationships to enhance health and safety practiceThe Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) accepts this qualification for membership at Technician level (TechIOSH) subject to experience.
The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) accept this qualification for Associate Member status (AIIRSM). This is a highly practical programme, and one of our team of personal advisors/assessors will assist you to build a portfolio which meets the requirements of City and Guilds for their NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. Our approach is one-to-one, and we structure our programme of assistance to suit your needs as a busy practitioner.There are five mandatory units:
HSS 1 — Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
HSS 2 — Develop procedures to safety control work operations
HSS 3 — Monitor procedures to safety control work operations
HSS 4 — Promote a health and safety culture within the workplace
HSS 6 — Conduct a health and safety assessment of a workplace In addition candidates must choose two optional units from the following:
HSS 5 — Investigate and evaluate incidents and complaints in the workplace
HSS 7 — Make sure your own actions within the workplace aim to protect the environment
HSS 8 — Review health and safety procedures in workplaces
HSS 9 — Supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace
Who should attend?This qualification is aimed at employees who wish to achieve formal qualification in occupational safety and health at a level equivalent to the NEBOSH National General Certificate – it could be suitable for those new into a health and safety role, or mangers who wish to formalise their knowledge and understanding. Entry dates are flexible, and you can enrol at any point of the year. Entry requirementsThere are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however candidates must be in a role that allows them to collect evidence that they meet the standards set-out.Our staffOur health and safety consultants are qualified and experienced professionals with a background in vocational training and assessment. All consultants hold professional membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). DurationThe qualification is highly flexible and can be completed in a time period to suit candidates – normally this will be around six months but depends upon the amount of time each candidate can contribute. As a minimum time period, certification cannot be claimed until at least ten weeks after registration. Certification On completion of the NVQ requirements, candidates will be awarded a City and Guilds Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. A separate certificate will detail all individual units completed as part of the overall programme. CostThe cost is £1550 + VAT which includes your candidate guide on CD Rom, delivery and return of your completed portfolio, 12 months tutor support and your registration fee with City & Guilds.