About this Qualification
The IQ Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their knowledge, understanding and competence of working as a health and safety practitioner. The qualification is generic, so it is suitable for individuals in a position of responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of a team or organisation in a variety of sectors. Learners will cover the essentials of health and safety culture, policy, communications systems, individual and organisational competence, risk control, reactive and proactive monitoring systems, review systems, emergency response systems and procedures and improvements to influence health and safety practice. Objectives of the qualification include: meeting relevant programmes of learning, preparing learners for employment and supporting a role in the workplace.
To achieve this qualification candidates have to achieve a minimum of 108 credits in total. All 108 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group.
All units in this qualification are assessed by portfolio. Evidence for this qualification must come from the learner’s consistent performance in the workplace.
Learner Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.