NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (3654)

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OMS' NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (3654) training course in Leicester leads to the City & Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma, the premier vocational qualification, designed for Health and Safety Professionals wishing to obtain Chartered status of IOSH (CMIOSH). This is a work-based qualification suitable for those already in a health and safety management role, which recognises a person's competence using on the job performance for assessment, rather than relying on examinations (the NVQ has replaced the Occupational Health and Safety NVQ Level 4).

Who should attend

The course is intended for people that want to forge a career in health and safety – for example as a health and safety advisor, manager or consultant. The qualification meets the academic requirements for Graduate Membership (Grad IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). With further experience and initial professional development (IPD), Chartered Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH) status can then be attained.

Entry requirements

Candidates with limited knowledge, experience or qualifications in the Health and Safety field may be considered to be suitable for this qualification if they have the opportunity or potential to produce the required evidence and are also willing to undertake further training. Interested candidates may seek advice from one of our qualified NVQ assessors regarding their suitability for this qualification. You must be 19 years of age or older.

Knowledge and experience requirements

As a Health and Safety manager you will be expected to prove that you are operating a comprehensive Health and Safety management system that encompasses all aspects of your company’s undertakings and involves relevant employees at all levels. You must also prove that you possess the relevant underpinning health and safety knowledge to satisfy the required standards.

Initial assessment and induction

An initial assessment of each candidate is required before the start of your programme to identify:

  • If you have any specific training needs
  • Support and guidance you may need when working towards your qualification
  • Any units you have already completed, or existing credits you have accumulated which is relevant to the qualification.

We require every candidate to complete the Self Assessment and Personal Action Plan before proceeding with this qualification. When you have completed the form you will have identified any training that you need in order to complete all of the units. If your job involves all of the required units, you are competent in all areas and evidence is easy to provide, you are ready to start your NVQ. If there are any training needs, you need to develop a plan with your manager to gain competence in the area(s) before attempting the unit(s). Please contact us if you require further advice in this area.


To achieve the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety in Practice, learners must achieve 108 credits from the following mandatory units:

 Accreditation No.  Unit Number Unit Title   Credit
 J/602/2224  401  Develop and implement effective communication
systems for health and safety information
J/602/2210 501 Promote a positive health and safety culture 5
Y/602/2227 502 Develop and maintain individual and organisational
competence in health and safety matters
J/602/2238 503 Identify, assess and control health and safety risks 18
L/602/2239 504 Develop and implement proactive monitoring systems
for health and safety
J/602/2241 505 Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for
health and safety
 R/602/2243  506 Develop and implement health and safety emergency
response systems and procedures
 H/602/2246  507 Develop and implement health and safety review
M/602/2248 508 Maintain knowledge of improvements to influence
health and safety practice
D/602/2214 601 Develop and implement the health and safety policy 14

Course Materials

All course materials required are provided and will be made available to you once you have enrolled on the programme. The course is designed to be extremely flexible, and it is up to you how quickly you progress. Our tutorial team are all expert health and safety consultants, who have experience of implementing health and safety every day with clients as well as delivering NEBOSH training and providing learning support.


As the qualification is primarily work based, the NVQ Level 5 Diploma can be taken anywhere in the world. Induction sessions and opportunities to meet the assessment/support team will take place at our Training Centre in Leicestershire.


This qualification is achieved through a practical evidence-based qualification, instead of the examination based assessment, such as the NEBOSH Diploma academic route.


On completion of the NVQ Level 5 Diploma, candidates will be awarded their certificate to demonstrate competence to the national standard i.e. City and Guilds Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. The certificate details all individual units completed as part of the overall programme.

Event Properties

Course start date: Contact us for details
Location: Leicester (OMS Centre)
Price per delegate: £1,695.00