occupational health & safety

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but candidates must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.

What Does The Course Cover?

The qualification provides learners with a range of essential health and safety knowledge and competence. This includes but is not limited to:

  • How to comply with Health and Safety requirements in the workplace
  • Awareness of hazards in the workplace
  • Personal actions to reduce risk to Health and Safety
  • How to control work operations safely
  • How to conduct a Health and Safety risk assessment of the workplace

Depending on how the candidate chooses to specialise, this can could also include how to:

  • Develop procedures to safely control work operations
  • Investigate and evaluate Health and Safety incidents and complaints at work
  • Review Health and Safety procedures at workplaces other than your own
  • Supervise health, safety and welfare of individuals at work

Who Is This Course Aimed At?

The qualification is aimed at candidates working as a health and safety practitioner, in a position of responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of a team or organisation.

The qualification is generic and appropriate for individuals working in a range of sectors.

How Can This Course Help Progress My Career?

This NVQ level 3 certificate in health & safety is typically intended for mid-level managers, supervisors and workers with existing Health and Safety responsibilities involved in their day-to-day working procedures and processes.

Successful completion of a Level 3 NVQ can enhance a candidates careers opportunities and enable them to  pursue more advanced  qualifications such as:

  • Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but candidates must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.

Our assessors will carry out an initial assessment of each candidate’s skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.


This qualification is competence-based meaning that candidates must demonstrate the level of competence described in the units.

Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification. The qualifications will be assessed in a work environment and in accordance with the Construction Skills’ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment, as well as being assessed by an appropriately experienced and qualified assessor.

Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit. Evidence can include:

  • Observation report by assessor
  • Assignments/projects/reports
  • Professional discussion
  • Witness testimony
  • Candidate product
  • Worksheets
  • Record of oral and written questioning
  • Recognition of Prior Learning

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