ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Health & Safety Practice

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice is designed for those involved in the practical application and/or management of health and safety. They will have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice, they will report directly 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.

This qualification is appropriate to learners from a variety of sectors including Energy, Oil & Gas, Retail, Corporate Business and Construction.

Developed in partnership with The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) this Level 6 NVQ is comparable to a Bachelor Degree in terms of achedemic value.

What are the benefits of this Level 6 NVQ?

Graduate IOSH Membership (Grad IOSH)
Access to CSCS Black Card (Construction sector candidates only)
Opportunity to apply for (MCIOB) Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (Construction sector candidates only)
CDM 2015 Compliance
Increased Employment Opportunities
Enhanced Earning Potential

Frequently asked questions

All of our assessors at Level 6 are Members/Fellows of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) or Members of The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). They are highly experienced, qualified construction professionals who are in a position to add real value to your qualification.

We carefully select a particular assessor for each individual learner to ensure that their workplace experiences are aligned to your own and any feedback and guidance provided is useful, relevant and rewarding.

Your assessor will provide advice and feedback on request via phone, Skype, email and through our ePortfolio system.

Once this NVQ has been achieved, your assessor and our centre staff will continue to provide advice and guidance throughout your application for Membership of The Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), Graduate Membership of IOSH (GradIOSH) and the Black CSCS card.

Achievement of this level 6 NVQ is entirely down to the learner’s own motivation.

We provide support for a period of 12 months, however this qualification is realistically achievable within 1-3 months.

At Managerial level an on-site observation has limited value. On-site observation can be time consuming and costly.

CADUK can provide on-site assessment at this level if this is deemed to be a necessary exercise, although generally we carry out the assessment interactively online though our bespoke ePortfolio system and utilising technologies such as Teams/Zoom, videos, etc.

Learners 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.

This online process enables us to provide much better individual support than traditional on-site support methods, also allowing the individual the opportunity to achieve the qualification in a much shorter time frame compared with the traditional style of NVQ assessment.

This NVQ at Level 6 is broadly comparable to a Bachelors Degree in terms of academic value.

Academic qualifications such as HNCs/HNDs/degrees are an opportunity to enter an industry.

Competence-based qualifications however are far more relevant to the experienced health and safety manager because they provide recognition of skills, knowledge, experience and confidence that has already been developed over time in the industry.

Achievement of this Level 6 NVQ enables individuals to apply for professional status with the following organisations:

Learners that take advantage of these memberships will be eligible to use the following post-nominal letters after their name:

John Smith MCIOB, Grad IOSH

Provided that your Health and Safety role and experience is in the Construction industry (this NVQ is accessible to a range of other sectors) learners registred onto this qualification will be eligible to apply for the Red Experienced Technical, Supervisor or Manager CSCS card. This card is issued on a temporary basis and demonstrates that you are working towards an NVQ.

Once the NVQ has been completed the Red CSCS card can be upgraded to the CSCS Black Card.

Unfortunateley not. Although many of our other NVQs are accessible to learners overseas, the ProQual level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice requires learners to be based in the United Kingdom.

NVQs are UK regulated qualifications, they are valid for life and do not expire.

CADUK are an Award Winning NVQ centre that have delivered over 1000 construction-related NVQs.

The online ePortfolio system that we developed ourselves was recently recognised at the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Star Awards at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow for our “unique approach to delivering qualifications”.

We strongly believe that the true value of an NVQ is only realised when the qualification has been earned. Experienced people can gain so much by actually going on a journey of self reflective practice, empowering themselves with knowledge by taking ownership of their qualification, then being judged and challenged honestly and professionally by an industry expert.

See some of our reviews further down the page, or follow this link to see what our learners are saying about us.

Qualification cost

£1850 + VAT

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    At Bachelors degree level, this qualification genuinely challenges the dominance of the NEBOSH diploma. This is a ‘must have’ for Health and Safety professionals. Gary Pollard MCIOB, Managing Director

    Here's what our customers are saying

    Ewan Davies-Smith MCIOB
    Babcock International Group
    "I completed my NVQ7 and found CADUK to be extremely professional from start to finish. I was working in a remote location at the time, the online portal enabled me to upload my evidence and write ups for review as I completed each part. This, along with the ability for the assessor to provide very quick feedback, showed to me why CADUK are at the forefront of delivering NVQ qualifications."
    Michael O'Byrne MCIOB
    Colmore Tang Construction Ltd
    I recently completed the NVQ Level 7 in Senior Construction Management and immediately went on to get my CSCS Black Management Card. I then successfully applied for MCIOB, Chartered Construction Manager. The support and encouragement I got from the team was fantastic. This has opened up a lot of doors for me and I highly recommend using CADUK.
    Darren Allen MCIOB
    Bluu Qatar
    "The opportunity to study with CADUK provides a platform for the future in the Middle East. It's the most direct route into the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) that is recognised worldwide. For me personally obtaining the Level 7 was money well spent. I achieved a qualification that suited my lifestyle and allowed me to obtain corporate identity within an established institute.

    Keep up the good work CADUK, you make a difference in people's lives"

    David Andrews MCIOB
    Doha Metro (Qatar)
    "I have completed my NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management and I cannot speak highly enough of all members of their team. They provided me with an excellent service throughout and it was money well spent. I gained a vast amount of knowledge from each completed unit and it has already shown its benefits with instant career progression.

    Thank you to you all at CADUK."

    Neil James
    West Midlands Safari Park
    "Great service, support and tutorship throughout. I have developed more than I ever expected going through my Level 7 NVQ in Construction Senior Management. I would highly recommend CADUK to anyone wishing to develop themselves and gain a recognised construction based NVQ qualification."
    Colin Christian
    Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd
    "Just completed an NVQ7 with CADUK and found the whole process well managed and straightforward. Easy to apply, and the portfolio system allows you to work seamlessly accross a number of platforms. Good support and communications throughout from the team at CADUK and the assigned tutor for your course. A great experience and highly recommended for anyone trying to balance study with a full time role."

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