Health and Safety NVQs
Our Health and Safety NVQs provide access to Graduate IOSH Membership (GradIOSH), a CSCS Black card and Membership of The Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB) through the Full Professional Review.
Please note: These are not training courses, they are an assessment of competence through the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience the candidate already has. These qualifications will only accessible to those already in a senior health & safety management position.
These NVQs are conducted online through our bespoke ePortfolio system. Candidates are required to respond to criteria by collating evidence which occurs naturally within their work to demonstrate particular skills. The assessor will go through the evidence that has been collected to ensure that all the areas of the NVQ have been covered. The assessor will let you know at every stage of the process how you are getting on.
Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
This qualification is accessible to UK based senior health and safety managers from a variety of sectors including Energy, Oil & Gas, Retail, Corporate Business, and Construction.
They will have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice. They will report direct to or be part of the senior management team. They will recommend and implement changes relevant to their role. They will be aware of cost implications and budgetary control.
Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
This qualification is accessible to candidates in the UK and abroad that are involved in the practical application and/or management of health and safety at a senior level.
This NVQ is particularly relevant to those in Construction who fulfil the role of Principal Contractor (CDM) i.e. those managing health and safety risks including planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating the entire construction phase.
Why should I complete an NVQ?
With a little effort on your part, The relevant NVQ can take your career wherever you want it to go. The NVQ framework in construction is designed to help you make progress in your career. Having an NVQ gives you a better chance of changing jobs or having access to work abroad.
NVQs tell your employer a lot about you. By gaining an NVQ, you are making a strong statement about your will to succeed in your job, particularly if you have paid for it yourself. You are saying that your skill level matters to you and you want to improve.
What are the benefits of a Health and Safety NVQ?
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Health and Safety NVQs are primarily delivered online though our unique and simple to use ePortfolio system. Candidates will be assessed by one of our specialist health and safety assessors, all of whom hold or are working towards MCIOB or FCIOB status.
The assessment processs is conducted from distance using a variety of communication methods to suit the individual learner, such as Skype, Telephone, Email, Remote Desktop and our online ePortfolio system.
Our bespoke online process enables learners to access NVQs from any internet connected computer anywhere in the world.
Achievement of an NVQ is entirely down to the learner’s own motivation. We provide support for one year, however these Health & Safety qualifications are realistically achievable in less than 3 months.
Our interactive online process enables candidates to achieve the qualification in a much shorter time frame that traditional on-site NVQs. There are no exams, no workshops to attend, no site visits, and no need to take time of work.
No. NVQs aren’t about how good you are at exams, they are about how good you are at work. NVQs never involve written tests, they don’t involve trick questions – they are designed to let your skills, knowledge and experience shine through in practical ways.
NVQs relate to the real world and many certificate holders and their employers will tell you that this is their main advantage. NVQs are not about going back to school. They are about going where you want to go in your career.
NVQs have no formal entry requirements, however potential candidates must be able to demonstrate to us that they have the skills, knowledge and experience required in order to achieve the qualification. This is confirmed through our profiling process. We will never enrol any learner onto an NVQ program unless we are sure that the qualification is actually achievable.
IOSH stands for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. Based in the UK, but with members around the globe, it’s a not-for-profit organisation.
It is also the Chartered body for health and safety professionals; aiming to raise standards and regulate the profession. Its work includes developing and promoting a code of conduct, as well as developing and accrediting safety training courses.
If you’re considering a career in health and safety, you’ll no doubt want to consider IOSH Membership.
Grad IOSH is for people who are working towards becoming Chartered Members. They will be asked to complete Initial Professional Development (IPD).
As a Graduate Member, you can use the letters Grad IOSH after your name.
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