Type Level 6 NVQ Diploma Entry Requirements Candidates must be over the age of 19, and hold a Health and Safety role within the construction industry. Duration No fixed duration.

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This course is designed for those who already have a health and safety assistance role within the construction industry. The L6 in occupational health and safety practice is ideal for expanding knowledge and developing managerial skills.

Who is the course for?

The Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification is aimed at candidates who are responsible for developing and applying health and safety procedures day-to-day in their organisation.

This Level 6 qualification is designed for those who provide health and safety assistance in organisations with significant hazards and complex risks.

The candidate will need to have some knowledge of health and safety, typically a NEBOSH Certificateor similar. The candidate will also need to be in a health and safety role within the organisation, in order to generate and log evidence.

How is it assessed?

All evidence and assessments will be managed by the e-portfolio system - Learning Assistant.

Candidates will be assessed through a number of assessment methods. Evidence will be collated by both the assessor and the candidate through observations, professional discussions, witness testimonies and supporting documentary evidence.

Competence is proved by the assessor observing the candidate demonstrating that they carry out their normal work activities competently to the industry standard whilst complying with current legislation.

The assessor will work with the candidate to confirm that they have met the requirements of the units of the qualification.

The candidate must be assessed in a work environment - workplace evidence of skills can not be simulated.

Assessment methods used

  • Observations
  • Witness Testimonies
  • Professional discussions
  • Site evidence
  • Photographic evidence
  • Evidence of previous learning
  • Knowledge Questions

Entry Requirements

Candidates must already be working in the construction industry in a Health and Safety role

The Skills Centre would carry out an initial assessment with the candidate to review current skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment. This qualification is approved for candidates aged 19+

Progression Routes

On completion of this qualification the candidate will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrated competence to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area or enable entry into management positions within the workplace.