NVQ Level 6 Occupational Health and Safety blog post

Southwest are now offering the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

Southwest are now offering the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

This course is suitable for anyone currently in a health and safety role and wanting to improve their health and safety knowledge. It is not recommended for those with no prior health and safety experience as it is a level 6. To take this qualification, it is recommended you have completed a level 3 qualification such as the NEBOSH National General Certificate.

Due to the qualification having a practical aspect to it and being a work based learning qualification, individuals need to already be in a voluntary or paid role including in sectors such as:

  • Energy
  • Oil and gas
  • Retail
  • Corporate business
  • Construction

The qualification consists of the following units:

  • Promoting a positive health and safety culture
  • Implementing and developing effective communication systems for health and safety information
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling health and safety risks
  • Implementing and developing reactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  • Developing and implementing health and safety review systems
  • Implementing and developing the health and safety policy
  • Maintaining and developing individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters
  • Developing and implementing proactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  • Implementing and developing health and safety emergency response systems and procedures
  • Maintaining knowledge of improvements to influence health and safety procedure

Benefits for individuals

  • The qualification will enhance your career prospects
  • IOSH accept the qualification for Graduate Membership (GradIOSH) leading to CMIOSH
  • You are entitled to Membership of the IIRSM (MIIRSM) once you have completed the qualification
  • This is an exam free qualification meaning no exam revision required
  • Recognised at the same level as the NEBOSH Diploma

Benefits to employers

Your employees will have the knowledge to create a much safer working environment and will be better qualified.

The course is £1,980 (inc VAT) which includes:

  • Certification
  • 18 months tutor support
  • Assessment costs

Payment plans are available in 3, 6 and 9 months.

If you would like more information on this course, check out our Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety page.

If you have any questions or want to apply for a payment plan, call us on 01264 874466 or email info@southwesthealthandsafety.com.


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