NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety
Aims and Objectives
A 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 practice
The 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 of work based evidence which meets the requirements of City and Guilds for their NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety. Our approach is one-to-one, and we structure our programme of assistance to suit your needs as a busy health and safety practitioner (using our unique secure web site, known as an ePortfolio, to build you portfolio of work evidence).
As this qualification is work based, and involves the collection of work evidence from your normal day to day activities, candidates must be in a role that allows them to provide this. This will probably be individuals who have already acquired some experience, and candidates must be in a health and safety managerial position, able to influence the policy and practice of their organisation.
The units are:
301 — Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risk to health and safety
302 — Develop procedures to safety control work operations
303 — Monitor procedures to safety control work operations
304 — Promote a culture of health and safety within the workplace
305 — Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of a workplace
306 — Investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and complaints in the workplace
308 — Review health and safety procedures in workplaces
Our ePortfolio system allows candidates to complete and present their portfolio of evidence online using our tailored City and Guilds approved system. Candidates can study when they want, where they want, with no bulky paper-based portfolios to manage or store. The e-portfolio is based online, accessible via an internet browser. The system is intuitive to use with minimal training required and support as required from our Assessors/Advisors. Candidates can track their own progress at all times, having instant access to course materials and resources. Candidates can easily upload evidence into their e-portfolio and communicate with their Assessor/Advisor effectively and easily.
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.
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.
Entry dates are flexible, and you can enrol at any point of the year. Contact with your advisor/assessor will be flexible via e-mail, telephone, video conference or at optional open days scheduled throughout the year at our Nottingham offices. This is principally a distance learning type approach with no need to attend specific dates.
Our health and safety consultants are qualified and experienced professionals with a background in vocational training and assessment. All consultants hold Graduate or Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
You will have an allocated personal advisor/assessor who will work with you to collect your portfolio of evidence. They will be your dedicated point of contact, available by telephone, email or video conference. Our team are also available for personal review sessions at our Nottingham office.
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. As a minimum time period, certification cannot be claimed until at least ten weeks after registration.
On completion of the NVQ requirements, candidates will be awarded a City and Guilds Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety. A separate certificate will detail all individual units completed as part of the overall programme.
Please send us an enquiry to book this programme.
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