ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

ProQual Level 6 NVQ Occupational Health & Safety Practice

Experienced Health & Safety managers can choose from a wide variety of academic and vocationally related qualifications to help them develop their careers. There is only one however that demonstrates that you are competent enough to carry out your responsibilities to a National Occupational Standard at a senior level.

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice is the new benchmark that is challenging the dominance of the NEBOSH Diploma which historically most Health and Safety practitioners have opted for in terms of furthering their professional development, accessing professional status with IOSH and gaining access to enhanced workplace opportunities.

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ is now the highest level competence based qualification in Health & Safety (Comparable to a Bachelor Degree). The qualification was developed in partnership with IOSH the Chartered body for health and safety professionals and is registered on Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

This new qualification is designed for those involved in the practical application and/or management of health and safety and is appropriate to learners from a variety of sectors including Energy, Oil & Gas, Retail, Corporate Business and Construction.

To gain access to the qualification they will have to demonstrate that:

  1. They have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice.
  2. They report directly to or are part of the senior management team.
  3. They recommend and implement changes relevant to their role.
  4. They are aware of cost implications and budgetary control.

The assessment of the ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice can be tailored to individual’s needs and requirements. The assessment process has no requirement for you to undertake exams, assignments or attend training workshops and can be assessed totally on line using our bespoke CADUK E portfolio and a variety of on line interactive media. The conduct of the qualification enables learners from abroad to also access to the qualification. Competence-based qualifications are not training courses, they provide recognition of skills, knowledge, experience and confidence that has already been developed over time in the industry.

The process of assessment is meaningful, thoughtful and systematic and designed to encourage the individual to reflect on their own professional practice. You will be required to confirm that you have the skills, knowledge and experience needed to conduct your role to an industry standard. You will also demonstrate that you have a deep understanding of health and safety and its application within your organisation.

All CADUK assessors are experienced, qualified (MIOSH) (FCIOB) professionals with years of exposure within health and safety management, so you can be assured that we will provide you with the best possible support.  They will review your progress on an ongoing basis, offering guidance and support along the way, ensuring a timely achievement – you might even enjoy the experience.

To find out if you have access to the ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice click here and download our profile tool. Open the document in Adobe Reader so that you can use the interactive features and complete the document realistically and honestly. Send the profile tool back to us and we’ll call you back to discuss your responses.

Alternatively to discuss this, or any of our qualifications in more detail, give us a call on 01952 287366.

ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice, a no-brainer for experienced H&S Managers

Experienced Health & Safety managers can choose from a wide variety of academic and vocationally related qualifications to help them develop their careers. There is only one however that demonstrates that you are competent enough to carry out your responsibilities to a National Occupational Standard at a senior level.

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice is the new benchmark that is challenging the dominance of the NEBOSH Diploma which historically most Health and Safety practitioners have opted for in terms of furthering their professional development, accessing professional status with IOSH and gaining access to enhanced workplace opportunities.

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ is now the highest level competence based qualification in Health & Safety (Comparable to a Bachelor Degree). The qualification was developed in partnership with IOSH the Chartered body for health and safety professionals and is registered on Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

This new qualification is designed for those involved in the practical application and/or management of health and safety and is appropriate to learners from a variety of sectors including Energy, Oil & Gas, Retail, Corporate Business and Construction.

To gain access to the qualification they will have to demonstrate that:

  1. They have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice.
  2. They report directly to or are part of the senior management team.
  3. They recommend and implement changes relevant to their role.
  4. They are aware of cost implications and budgetary control.

The assessment of the ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice can be tailored to individual’s needs and requirements. The assessment process has no requirement for you to undertake exams, assignments or attend training workshops and can be assessed totally on line using our bespoke CADUK E portfolio and a variety of on line interactive media. The conduct of the qualification enables learners from abroad to also access to the qualification. Competence-based qualifications are not training courses, they provide recognition of skills, knowledge, experience and confidence that has already been developed over time in the industry.

The process of assessment is meaningful, thoughtful and systematic and designed to encourage the individual to reflect on their own professional practice. You will be required to confirm that you have the skills, knowledge and experience needed to conduct your role to an industry standard. You will also demonstrate that you have a deep understanding of health and safety and its application within your organisation.

In Construction this qualification is ideally suited to Specialist Construction Site Managers, Senior Construction Managers, Senior Health and Safety managers, Property & Facilities Managers and those that carry out the role of Principal Contractor/Principal Designer under CDM 2015.

All CADUK assessors are experienced, qualified (MIOSH) (FCIOB) professionals with years of exposure within health and safety management, so you can be assured that we will provide you with the best possible support.  They will review your progress on an ongoing basis, offering guidance and support along the way, ensuring a timely achievement – you might even enjoy the experience.

To find out if you have access to the ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice click here and download our profile tool. Open the document in Adobe Reader so that you can use the interactive features and complete the document realistically and honestly. Send the profile tool back to us and we’ll call you back to discuss your responses.

Alternatively to discuss this, or any of our qualifications in more detail, give us a call on 01952 287366.

NVQs in Construction

CADUKs Guide to the Benefits and Value of NVQs in Construction

Well, what do you know about NVQs?

Contrary to popular belief its not who you know these days but what you know and what you can do that makes a difference in the world of work in Construction.

Who says so?

Employers throughout the UK and abroad are using evidence of practical, work-related skills, knowledge and experience as the measurement of how valuable their people are now and for the future. CDM Regulation 2015 which are the the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects have provided guidance for Principal Designers/Principal Contractors where they are advised to appoint contractors and workers and provide the managers and supervisors who have the right blend of skills, knowledge, training and experience. You can improve your chances of getting a better job and building a better career simply by being recognised for what you already know by committing yourself to undertake a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).

The following is an introduction by CADUK to NVQs in Construction. What they are; who they are for, how you get them, what employers think of them and how you find out more.

How do you show what you know and can do?

The best way to improve your career prospects is to show that your skills meet the standards agreed by Construction Employers across the UK.  NVQs are designed to help you do just that.

NVQs are National because the represent the standards accepted through the UK. They are Vocational because they are about the work you do. They are respected, high quality qualifications that are Internationally recognised that give you a certificate to prove that you have reached the required standard to carry out your job in the Construction Industry.

Does an NVQ involve sitting exams?   

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. All NVQs in Construction (and there are over 300 NVQs in Construction) are developed by the CITB through consultation with National Working Groups and Practitioner Groups from across the four home nations, so they are developed by people who know the Construction Industry. They 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.

Where can NVQs in Construction take you?

With a little effort on your part, The relevant NVQ can take your career wherever you want it to go. Whatever your job in Construction at whatever level there is an NVQ for you. As your career develops further NVQs at higher levels will become accessible. 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. You could even have a career break without having to start from scratch every time. When you move on from a job you take your recognised skills and experience with you: by giving you formal recognition, NVQs help keep your career on the move.

Are Employers in the Construction Industry backing NVQs?

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.

They also give employers a national benchmark for judging the contribution you are likely to make to the business. If you have an NVQ you have shown that you are prepared to invest your time in being recognised as a proven contributor to business success.

How do you get an NVQ?

NVQs are really flexible. There are no time limits, no age limits, no special entry requirements. You can work towards NVQs in the way that suits you best – at work, at home, interactively online. You decide how long it will take – working at your own speed you can do it all at once or in stages. NVQs are awarded dependent on your work skills this may include being watched at work by your assessor but this depends on the qualification you are undertaking and individual needs and circumstances.

Who are NVQs for?

Everyone in the Construction Industry can benefit from NVQs. There are 7 Levels of NVQs ranging form level 1 covering basic work activities through to level 7 for senior managers – so they can help the careers of senior managers as much as relative newcomers to the industry.

What about special cases?

Every NVQ carries a commitment to equal opportunities. Age, sex, race and learning difficulties are not barriers to achievement. All that matters is your ability to meet the NVQ standard.

What Industry Accreditation and Professional Designations are accessible through NVQs?

As well as providing access to the highly sort after Blue (Operative), Gold (Supervisor) and Black (Manager) CSCS cards, NVQs also provide access to professional recognition with a variety of Professional Institutions such as The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), The Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI) and The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

How can you find out more?

Talk to CADUK.  Contact us through our website www.caduk.co.uk or call us on 01952 287485

Level 2 NVQ - Plant / Vehicle Marshaller

CADUK, Quality Provider’s of Plant & Controlling Lifting Operations NVQs

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have introduced new instructions to Awarding Bodies and NVQ Centres to ensure that the assessment of (construction) Plant & Controlling Lifting Operations NVQs are valid, effective and consistent, and have credibility across the Construction and Built Environment sector.

Due to some poor practice by some NVQ Centres and the extremely high risk associated with Plant and Lifting Operations, the CITB have made it clear that all reputable and accredited NVQ assessment centres, verifiers and assessors “must maintain robust and transparent operational arrangements to promote the quality and transparency of  their assessment, certification and quality assurance processes”.

Furthermore the CITB have made it mandatory that all accredited NVQ Centres direct their assessors to use the following assessment methods as the primary source for meeting the requirements of assessment through normal performance in the workplace.

  •  Observation of performance by the assessor or assessors
  •  Witness testimony or testimonies by an expert witness/witnesses
  •  Professional discussion.

In addition, all submitted evidence must support skills, knowledge and understanding attained through performance in the workplace for at least a six (6) month period.

Those employers, or self employed operatives, supervisors and managers who are engaging with Plant & Controlling Lifting Operations NVQ providers should therefore carry out simple due diligence to ensure that they are dealing with reputable and accredited companies that will carry out the assessment professionally in line with these new guidelines.

In addition to the standard due diligence checks such as checking the Companies House register, checking company reviews online etc, you can quickly determine whether you are dealing with a trusted and professional NVQ Centre by asking centre staff or their Assessors to produce evidence of the following:

  1. Centre Approval status to offer qualifications from an Awarding Organisation such as SQA, City & Guilds, Pearson/Edexcel, NOCN and ProQual.
  2. An External Systems Verification Report from an Awarding Organisation confirming their risk level status.

The documents above should be readily available for any reputable NVQ centre, so if a provider cannot produce these documents, you should simply not engage with them. Remember the old saying “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur”.

CADUK were recently awarded a “Centre of the Year in the Wider UK” Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Star Award for our unique and innovative approach to delivering National Vocational Qualifications in Construction Plant & Controlling Lifting Operations, and received a High Confidence Rating in a recent SQA Verification Visit. We have helped over a 1000 people achieve their NVQs, so you can be confident that we will provide you with the best possible service.

Source: Construction News

Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

NVQ for Principal Designer/Contractor (CDM 2015) – ProQual Level 6 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is designed for those people involved in the practical application and/or management of health and safety and is appropriate to people 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 and will report directly to or be part of the senior management team.

CADUK are specialists in Construction Supervisory and Managerial NVQs and have identified the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice as the qualification that provides the Principal Designer or Principal Contractor  (i.e. those people responsible for the H&S of the project in construction phase and its safe delivery as defined in Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015) with formal recognition for the skills and knowledge that would be needed to carry out this role effectively.

But don’t take our word for it click here to download the Initial Profile Tool to see if you have access to this qualification by carrying out your own self assessment against the requirements of the qualification. On achievement of this Level 6 NVQ, the individual will not only be able to demonstrate to the client that they have the qualification and relevant skills and knowledge to carry out their role effectively, but will also have access to the Black CSCS CardGraduate Membership of IOSH (Grad IOSH) and Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB) through the Full Professional Review.

If you carry out the role of Principal Designer/Contractor and would like to undertake this qualification please complete the profile tool in the link above and return it to us, or give us a call us on (01952) 292 005.

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