This programme has a broad focus and provides scope for senior members of staff responsible for the practical application and supervision of the health, safety and welfare of a team or organisation across a variety of sectors. This method of learning is ideally suited for those looking to balance Diploma studies with an existing role.

Who is this Qualification 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. They may be a staff member, supervisor or manager looking to improve their knowledge and skills. However, competence-based qualifications are not training courses, in contrast they provide recognition of skills and experience that have been developed within industry.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Each candidate is required to produce an online portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each of the ten
mandatory units.

What typical assessment methods will be used?

  • Candidate observation (Site Visits)
  • Assignments/projects/reports
  • Professional discussion
  • Witness testimony
  • Work product evidence
  • Worksheets
  • Record of oral and written questioning
  • Recognition of Prior Learning

How much will it cost?

The overall cost of this qualification is £1,500.

How long does it take to achieve the qualification?

The NVQ takes approximately 6 months to 18 months to complete, however, this is a completely learner driven course. This means that it is completely down to the learner and depends how much work they submit as to when they will complete the qualification.


  • Course Level: Level 6 – Equivalent to a Batchelor’s Degree
  • Achievement: There are no exams, you are either competent or not yet competent
  • Value: Globally recognised and reflects the requirement for Graduate Membership (GradIOSH)
  • Leading to Chartered Membership (CMIOSH)

Once you have achieved your qualification you will meet the requirements for a Black CSCS Card.

How do I apply?

Fill in the form below and a VIS representative/ skilled assessor will review your eligibility by referencing your skills and knowledge to identify any gaps which will also help plan a tailored process of learning. Once we are happy that you are within the correct role to carry out the NVQ we will be in touch to agree payment terms and register you with the awarding body.