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:
- They have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice.
- They report directly to or are part of the senior management team.
- They recommend and implement changes relevant to their role.
- 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.