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Certificate in Occupational health and Safety

This level of NVQ is aimed at students who would like to develop their skills and knowledge in the application of Occupational Health and Safety good practice within the workplace.


The award allows students to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression within the Health and Safety sector.

To achieve this qualification students must obtain the required level of 31 credits which are taken from the following:

23 credits from the mandatory units (301,302,303,304,305)

Plus a minimum of 8 credits from the optional units (306,307,308,309)

These are undertaken in the workplace and students must produce a portfolio of evidence making this a competence based qualification.

Mandatory units Credit
1. Ensure responsibility for action to reduce risk to Health and Safety 4
2. Develop procedures to safely control operations 4
3. Monitor procedures to safely control work operations 5
4. Promote a culture of Health and Safety in the workplace 4
5. Conduct a health and Safety risk assessment of the workplace 6
Optional units Credit
1. Investigate and evaluate incidents and complaints in the workplace 5
2. Make sure actions in the workplace aim to protect the environment 4
3. Review Health and Safety procedures in the workplace 4
4. Supervise the health and Safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace 4

Click here to view the Qualification handbook for Level 3


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