Diplomas For GradIOSH NEBOSH Diploma (Level 6) IDSE NCFE (Level 6) IdipOSH BSC (Level 6) NVQ Level 5.
LEVEL-6-SAFETY Diploma for GRADIOSH
What is Grad IOSH?
Graduate Member (Grad IOSH)
This category is for people who are working towards becoming Chartered Members. They will be asked to complete Initial Professional Development (IPD). To qualify for this level of membership, you’ll need to have completed an IOSH-accredited degree level qualification. As a Graduate Member, you can use the letters Grad IOSH after your name. All Graduates maintain a CPD record.
List of accredited courses for Graduate membership:
> NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma (For Registration & Fee Details please Contact 0092-321-1222296)
> IDSE Level 6 Diploma (For Registration & Fee Details please Contact 0092-321-1222296)
> British Safety Council IDIPOSH (For Registration & Fee Details please Contact 0092-321-1222296)
> NVQ Level 5 (For Registration & Fee Details please Contact 0092-321-1222296)
***NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma
The leading qualification in health and safety.The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety is for aspiring health and safety professionals and is requested increasingly more by employers. It is the ideal course if you want a successful long-term career in health and safety.
How to take this course
You can take the NEBOSH Diploma course online, through distance learning or in a class .
NEBOSH Diploma Course Key Facts
Learning Methods Online, Classroom , Distance learning and In-company
Units 4 units: A, B, C, DNI
Assessments 3 half day exams plus an 8,000 word work-based assignment
The NEBOSH Diploma builds on the content covered in the NEBOSH General Certificate. It is strongly recommended that you have completed this before starting the NEBOSH Diploma.The NEBOSH Diploma is split into 4 units A, B, C, & DNI which cover the following:
Unit A: Managing health and safety
Unit B: Hazardous agents in the workplace
Unit C: Workplace and work equipment safety
Unit DNI: Application of health and safety theory and practice
Upon completion of the NEBOSH National Diploma you will have the skills and knowledge to operate as a competent health and safety practitioner, with the ability to;Review health and safety arrangements within a workplace and produce justified recommendation to reduce risk and improve health and safety performance.Implement an effective health and safety management strategy at an operational level. Recognise and control major aspects of health and safety within a workplace. Reduce costs by preventing accidents and ill-health of employees and thus improving productivity.
Unit A: Managing Health and Safety
This unit provides an in-depth understanding of the key areas for managing health and safety, covering moral, economic and societal drivers, health & safety law and health & safety management systems.
A1 – Principles of health & safety management
A2 – Principles of health & safety law
A3 – Criminal Law
A4 – Civil Law
A5 – Loss causation and incident investigation
A6 – Measuring and reviewing health and safety
A7 – Identifying hazards, assessing and evaluating risk
A8 – Risk control
A9 – Organisational factors
A10 – Human factors
A11 – The role of health & safety practitioner
Unit B: Hazardous Agents in the Workplace
Unit B details all major aspects of managing chemical, biological, physical and physiological hazards in the workplace.
B1 – Managing Occupational Health
B2 – Identification, assessment & evaluation of hazardous substances
B3 – Control of hazardous substances
B4 – Monitoring and measuring
B5 – Biological agents
B6 – Physical agents – noise and vibration
B7 – Physical agents – radiation
B8 – Mental ill-health & dealing with violence & aggression at work
B9 – Musculoskeletal risks and controls
B10 – Work environment risks and controls
Unit C: Workplace and Work Equipment Safety
Unit C provides a thorough understanding of how to create and manage safe working environments, covering welfare, fire, dangerous substances, work equipment, electricity, construction and transport.
C1 – Workplace welfare requirements and specific workplace issues
C2 – Fire and explosion
C3 – Workplace fire risk assessment
C4 – Storage, handling and processing of dangerous substances
C5 – Work equipment (general)
C6 – Work equipment (workplace machinery)
C7 – Mobile, lifting, access and work at height equipment
C8 – Electrical safety
C9 – Construction & works of a temporary nature – hazards and controls
C10 – Workplace transport and driving for work
Unit DNI: Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice
Unit DNI (Unit D for the National and International Diploma) is a new combined unit which replaces Unit D. it consists of an 8,000 word written assignment set by NEBOSH, designed to demonstrate the application of the knowledge you have gained through previous units. The completed assignment should be submitted electronically to be marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. As per the new syllabus, content from element A11 will now only be assessed in Unit DNI. Although the actual content from A11 sits within Unit A, it may not be taught alongside the rest of the unit.
Units A, B and C are each assessed by a three-hour written question paper. The exams consist of 11 questions split into 2 sections and covers each element within the unit, with a total of 120 marks available.
Unit DNI is a written assignment which assess the practical application of knowledge gained throughout the course. Individuals must demonstrate their understanding of the role of a health and safety practitioner and their ability to respond to risk and improve performance.
How to Complete the NEBOSH Unit DNI Assignment
Unit DNI is a compulsory module of the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety consisting of an 8000-word health and safety report. It replaced the previously known Unit D in the 2015 NEBSOH Diploma syllabus update. Whether you’re a National or International learner, this post will help you complete your assignment.
To pass unit DNI, you are required to obtain 50% or more out of the 100 marks available. Learners are to apply knowledge and understanding gained from studying A/AI, B/BI and C/CI in a real working environment and to carry out a critical analysis and evaluation of the information gathered during the review. The level of work should be that expected of a competent Health and Safety Practitioner working within an organisation.
Report structure for Unit DNI
Unit DNI table
The focus of the report should be on the management of health and safety and the evaluation of improvements. For each of the sections or subsections, there are 3 level descriptors. Level 1 achieves the top marks and level 3 the lowest, which can include zero if the objective hasn’t been met.
Please note that element titled ‘the role of the health and safety practitioner (element A11 for national students and element A9 for international students), is also assessed within the unit DNI brief, so you must consider this within the assignment.
If you’d like to know more information on the differences between Unit D and DNI, take a look at our ‘Smooth Transitions to Unit DNI’ blog post.
Do’s and Don’ts
Your own work only
Information that you have analysed from reviewing your health and safety management system
Relevant diagrams, charts, statistics and the occasional photograph
Organisational charts showing health and safety responsibilities for posts relevant to managing health and safety
Information about your own role and professional ethics in context
Page numbering and a contents page
Proper references using either Harvard or Vancouver systems
Logical argument and discussion based on the headings within the main body of the report
Information which is thoroughly researched and evidenced based
Financial justification for each improvement suggested and a cost-benefit analysis
Proportionate and sensible recommendations
Other people’s work, especially do not try to state this is your own work if it isn’t.
Whole copies of the company’s health and safety policy
Copious charts, photos and diagrams which are too small to read or do not add value
Job descriptions or diagrams that cannot be seen as the text is too small
Unnecessary blank proforma such as questionnaires within the Appendices
Other people’s analysis of the company’s health and safety performance
Information in the wrong sections of the report
Information for the sake of it that’s not evidenced and cannot be justified
Information that is not relevant to health and safety
Recommendations that do not relate back to the main body
How to submit your NEBOSH Unit DNI assignment
The unit DNI practical assignment can only be submitted once you have sat unit A/B and C exams for national students, or for International students, AI/BI and CI exams. You don’t have to have passed these exams or have your results back to be eligible for submission.
There are 4 potential submission dates for the unit DNI throughout the year. These are deliberately out of phase with the exam cycle and are February, May, August and November.
Unlike the old unit D, there is no need for a student log of information exchange which was previously signed by your course provider. You do, however, have to register your intention to submit unit DNI with your course provider well in advance of the submission dates given by NEBOSH. If you are learner, this is typically 8 weeks before the NEBOSH submission date. Once you have registered, you will then be able to submit your unit DNI directly to Nebosh. Nebosh will confirm registration and email you details of how to submit directly.
The Unit DNI must be typed and formatted as NEBOSH describe within the unit DNI guide.
*** > IDSE Level 6 Diploma
IDSE (International Diploma in Safety engineering) is a Level 6 International Qualification certified by NCFE UK and Accredited by IOSH for GRADIOSH Membership.
The qualification has been carefully designed to meet industry requirements for occupational safety and health provisions. The existing diplomas in OH&S provide only generic information about occupational health and safety and are more information oriented. However, both units of IDSE have been designed in such a manner that the successful professionals of Unit 1 will be able to establish, implement, maintain, manage and continually improve the OH&S Management system based on any standard including OHSAS 18001 or ISO 45001.
Similarly, Unit 2 has given more emphasis on the engineering related skill, knowledge and information for the requirement of occupational safety and health provisions at the workplace. The Unit 2 provides the professionals with the core knowledge of engineering which they can translate into skill base for engineering design assessments, material failure modes, incident investigations, reliability engineering, structure analysis, equipment selection, engineering risk assessments, engineering control designs and assessments, mathematical and geometric calculations and much more.
unlike other Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, IDSE requires candidate to meet any of the following criteria for registration. The criteria have been established so that only competent professional may apply for IDSE to increase the success rate of the qualification.
-Level 3 certification in OH&S (IOSH Accredited only) + 3 years OH&S experience, Or
-A graduate degree in Science subjects from reputable university (60% score) + 1 years OH&S experience, Or
-Four years engineering degree (B.E or BS Engg Min 60% aggregate) from a reputable university
IDSE is assessed via 2 closed book written exams ( Each units) comprising total 150 Marks in each exam. Time allowed for each examination is 5 hours.
Note: There will be two sections in each exam i.e. Section A and Section B. Both section need to be completed the same day without any break in between.
10 Reasons your should prefer IDSE
-It has 2 units assessed through 2 subjective type written exams (No reports/ Projects).
-The contents of IDSE are more professional and skill oriented.
-Assessments are more relevant and believe us, it will not be an English language test like other HSE Diploma do
-Result within 15 working days after the exam and certificates within 15 working days after the result (in case you qualify)
-You can sit both exam separately i.e. with a gap of 2 months to 12 months between both unit exams
-You can opt to have exam date of your choice (You will need to confirm exam date by payment and 4 weeks prior to your date of choice)
-IDSE fee package is much competitive than other HSE level 6 diploma
-It is being offered in Distance Learning so you can study at your own pace. Our online trainer support will guide you whenever you will find any difficulty
-It has eligibility criteria for registration. So all registered professional will meet the minimum eligibility criteria to ensure maximum pass rate for IDSE.
-Diploma awarding body is NCFE UK which is an Ofqual regulated largest Certification Body with a history of more than 150 years
IDSE Syllabus and Scheme of Assessment
Achieving Continual Improvement in OH&S Management System
1.Assess the planning of an OH&S Management System from continual improvement perspective
1.1 Assess and evaluate the context of organization based on complexity of the processes and nature & scale of the organizations i.e. from small simple organizations to very large organizations with complex operations
1.2 Assess and review the OH&S policy for its effectiveness, continual improvement of OH&S MS and the alignment with strategic direction of the organization
1.3 Design an OH&S Management system with clear inputs and outputs using process approach to management system
1.4 Outline the key processes in the OH&S Management system
1.5 Assess the risks and opportunities inherent with the planning of an OH&S Management System from the organization’s context
1.6 Report on the effectiveness of planning an OH&S Management system
1.7 Investigate loopholes in the planning phase for the OH&S Management system
1.8 Justify the competence of personnel involved in the planning of an OH&S management system commensurate with nature and scale of the organization
1.9 Present a case for cost benefit analysis of an effective OH&S Management system to the top management
2 Assess the established & Implemented OH&S Management System from the continual improvement perspective
2.1 Identify and manage the resources for the implementation of an OH&S Management system
2.2 Review and evaluate the sufficiency and adequacy of documented procedures as per nature and scale of the organization
2.3 Outline the competencies requirements for the implementation of key processes of OH&S Management system
2.4 Present a case for the requirement of operational controls as required
2.5 Review and assess the requirement for maintaining & retaining documented information
2.6 Justify the implementation of an OH&S Management system in the organization from the health and safety culture perspective
2.7 Review the internal and external communications necessary for effective implementation of an OH&S Management system
2.8 Justify the arrangements necessary for complying with applicable legal and other requirements
2.9 Identify and report on risks and opportunities pertaining to implementation of an OH&S Management system
2.10 Evaluate the arrangements for control on subcontractors regarding OH&S Matters
2.11 Review and evaluate the established performance indicators for measuring the effectiveness of implementation
2.12 Justify the OH&S Objectives and goals commensurate with OH&S Policy
2.13 Compile a report on the utilization of resources for OH&S to be efficient and effective in view of continual improvement for an OH&S Management system
2.14 Evaluate and report the relevance of the implemented OH&S Management system with planned one
2.15 Report on the effectiveness of the implemented OH&S Management system
2.16 Review and evaluate the sufficiency and adequacy of the arrangements against potential emergency situations
3 Review and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the inspection and audit process for OH&S Management System
3.1 Justify the frequency and type of inspections and audits (Internal & External) for the OH&S Management system in the context of organization
3.2 Review and assess the necessary competencies requirement for the personnel involved in inspections and audits
3.3 Manage the provisioning of effective training as per the complexity of processes and evaluate the effectiveness of imparted training
3.4 Evaluate the quality of inspections and audits
3.5 Present a case for the requirement of resources for inspections and audits
3.6 Review and assess the effectiveness of inspection/ audit criteria
3.7 Identify the requirements for any measuring and monitoring equipments including any calibration arrangements for OH&S Management system processes
3.8 Review and assess the risks pertaining to inspections and audits
3.9 Evaluate the arrangements to measure the degree of conformance of the OH&S Management system against the established criteria
3.10 Review and interpret the legal requirements and incorporate them into the organization’s inspection and audit process
3.11 Investigate the root causes for the non conformances/ incidents and suggest corrective actions
3.12 Review and assess the inspection and audit objectives and deliverables
3.13 Evaluate the arrangements for preventive actions in context of the organization
4 Review and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of Management Review process for the OH&S Management System
4.1 Review and evaluate the arrangements for analysis of the OH&S Management system performance
4.2 Review and evaluate the arrangements for evaluation of the OH&S Management system performance
4.3 Review and evaluate the quality and number of inputs for management review
4.4 Report on performance of the OH&S Management system to the top management
4.5 Present a case for the resource requirements to implement the decisions made by top management
4.6 Review and evaluate the requirements to change the OH&S management system and its possible implications
4.7 Manage the change in the OH&S Management system subsequent to Management review decisions
4.8 Report on progress of action plans for implementation of decisions subsequent to Management Review
4.9 Explain the OH&S Management system deliverables in context of continual improvement in quantified manner subsequent to decisions made in Management Review
Principles and Application of Science and Technology in Safety
1 Assess and apply basic principles of Chemistry at the workplace for occupational health and safety
1.1 Evaluate the hazards due to the nature and form of chemical agents and suggest control measures from hierarchy of control perspective. This should include the transportation hazards associated with the chemical agents.
1.2 Explain the current developments in identification, measuring and monitoring and control of chemical agents at the workplace
1.3 Identify and interpret the legal requirements for use, storage and transportation of chemical agents
1.4 Explain the human physiology with natural immunity and defence mechanism against chemical agents
1.5 Identify the requirements and application of personal protective equipments in a chemical environment for sufficiency and adequacy including future design requirements of PPEs
1.6 Explain the features of an emergency preparedness and response procedure for accidents related to chemical agents
1.7 Identify the requirement of operational controls with clear direction to what and how should the human involvement be eliminated/ reduced
1.8 Outline the physio chemical hazards of inflammables at the workplaces
1.9 Present a case for the possibility for use of clean energy with cost benefit analysis and implications on occupational health and safety
2 Assess and apply basic principles of Physics at the workplace for occupational health and safety
2.1 Evaluate the hazards due to the physical properties of materials and suggest control measures from hierarchy of control perspective
2.2 Explain various forms of energy including the law of conservation of energy and their potential implications on health and safety at workplace
2.3 Explain Momentum, Inertia, Moment, Acceleration, Impulse, force, load, power, work, pressure, material stress, strain, heat, friction, Flow, Light, Noise, Vibration, and their significance from occupational health and safety perspective
2.4 Explain lever, pulley, screws, slope, wheels, pendulum and their significance from occupational health and safety perspective
2.5 Inspect & Evaluate a mechanical structure for its strength and durability in a given condition
2.6 Explain the human physiology with capabilities and capacities from an ergonomics perspective
3 Assess various inspection techniques and their applications for mechanical equipments
3.1 Explain current/ prevailing non destructive testing methods and their utility for ensuring safety of tools and equipments
3.2 Explain current/ prevailing destructive testing methods and their utility for ensuring the safety of tools and equipment
3.3 Identify and evaluate the cost benefit analysis and the frequency of inspections and testing of tools and equipments
3.4 Identify and justify the testing requirements for a bespoke designed product (Tools/ Equipments)
3.5 Review and identify the testing requirements for a refurbished/ modified product for occupational safety and health provisions
3.6 Justify the preference of an inspection method (From choice of prevailing NDT methods or any other prevailing destructive testing methods) over the others in a given environment for a specific work equipment etc.
3.7 Explain the reasons and contributory factors for material failures of tools, equipments or structures leading to unsafe conditions at the workplaces
3.8 Assess the risks of measurement uncertainty including the calibration frequency and its provisions
4 Assess the designs of tools, equipments or structures for their reliability for use in a given environment from an occupational health and safety perspective
4.1 Explain the common end user requirements for tools and equipments to be incorporated in design
4.2 Explain the role of a well designed tool, equipment or structure in occupational safety and health
4.3 Evaluate the design with respect to stated and implied use of tools, equipments and structures
4.4 Explain the design flaws which may compromise occupational safety and health at the workplaces
4.5 Explain the requirement of international standards of ASME (American Society of Mechanical engineers) in occupational safety and health from product design perspective
4.6 Explain the requirements of current/ prevailing design testing software and their implications on occupational health and safety provisions
4.7 Review a material failure investigation and suggest the design or any other changes
5 Assess the occupational health and safety risks from electricity at the workplaces
5.1 Explain the principle of electricity
5.2 Explain common terminology related to electricity including current (Alternating and Direct), resistance, voltage, single phase, 3 phase, circuits (Series and parallel), arcing, short circuiting.
5.3 Assess various electrical protection devices for their suitability of use in a specific work environment
5.4 Assess various electrical appliances for the risks to their users and other persons in varying work environments
5.5 Review and evaluate the sufficiency and adequacy of engineering controls against electricity hazards at the workplaces to ensure health and safety provisions
5.6 Analyze and evaluate the emergency preparedness and response procedure for its relevancy and completeness from electricity risks perspective
5.7 Evaluate the training and skill requirement by the workforce for safe use and maintenance of electrical appliances
5.8 Identify and assess prevailing electrical appliances and machinery being used in various industries with detailed hazards and risks in familiar and unfamiliar situations and environments.
5.9 Identify the potential risks of explosions from electrical appliances including any contributory factors which may give rise to the likelihood or severity
6 Assess the occupational health and safety risks from fire at the workplaces
6.1 Explain the principle of fire in context of fire initiation and propagation control
6.2 Identify type of raw materials being used at workplaces from fire propagation perspective
6.3 Justify the fire plan of the organization for its effectiveness with respect to its nature of work, size and context
6.4 Evaluate the emergency preparedness and response for potential fire occurrences within the workplaces due to the nature of work they carry out.
6.5 Review the organizational arrangements for controlling the fire spread and suggest the corrective actions
6.6 Explain common fire initiation causes in the organizations including the suitable control measures commensurate with nature, size and their context
6.7 Identify the current technologies being used across the globe for escape and rescue during fire and/ or other emergency situations and their use in specific workplaces
6.8 Outline the latest developments for fire extinguishing and their possible use in specific workplaces
6.9 Describe the training and skill requirements for emergency escape, fire control in specific organizations with varying nature and scope of work
6.10 Identify and interpret the legal requirements for safety arrangements against fire occurrences and how to incorporate them into organizational arrangements for compliance.
7 Assess the occupational health and safety risks from nuclear and other radiations hazards
7.1 Explain the principle of fission and fusion reactions in atomic power plants with emphasis on the requirements of occupational safety and health
7.2 Evaluate known type of radiations for their potential effects on OH&S
7.3 Explain the available engineering controls for containment of radiations and the limitation of their uses
7.4 Identify and interpret the applicable legal requirements for the exposure limits of various radiations
7.5 Explain the role of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding occupational safety and health against nuclear radiations
8 Assess the Biological health hazards at the workplace and the application of suitable controls
8.1 Explain common biological agents at the workplaces and the occupations which pose most risks
8.2 Assess the significance of health hazards due to presence of biological agents within the workplace
8.3 Justify the control measures commensurate with the level of risk against biological hazards
8.4 Assess the workplace hygiene conditions and the awareness amongst the workers regarding biological hazards
8.5 Identify and interpret the legal requirements regarding the control of biological hazards and hygiene
8.6 Explain various methods for detection and containment of biological agents
8.7 Explain the use of engineering controls as measures against biological hazards for a range of occupations and workplaces
9 Assess the significance of operational controls against a range of hazards at the workplaces
9.1 Explain engineering control options against the known occupational safety and health hazards
9.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of existing engineering controls deployed in the organization
9.3 Present a case to the top management for cost and benefit analysis for deploying engineering controls against a number of known hazards
9.4 Explain suitable engineering controls for a range of equipments that are known to have a potential explosion hazard
9.5 Assess the situations and their implications on OH&S where engineering controls may fail
9.6 Design the requirement of redundant engineering controls against significant hazards
10 Assess the requirement of information Technology for Occupational Health and safety within the workplaces
10.1 Explain the latest developments and innovations in Information Technology for occupational health and safety
10.2 Explain the use of Information Technology for training & awareness, communications, incident investigations, control of documented information for OH&S in a specific organization
10.3 Propose the utilization of Information Technology against a range of Occupational Safety and health hazards
10.4 Explain the role of information technology in identification of hazards, their risk assessments and use of benchmarking techniques for applying control
10.5 Identify and evaluate the requirements for an IT based OH&S Management system for its continual improvement
11 Assess various mechanical devices used in industries for Occupational Health and safety at the workplaces for their suitability of use in specific environments.
11.1 Explain various types of valves used in the process industries with possible implications on occupational safety
11.2 Explain various types of pumps used in the industries with possible implications on health and safety
11.3 Explain Pascal law and its applications within industries
11.4 Explain the use of locking and braking devices and their potential applicability at the workplaces
Scheme of Assessment
Type of evidence : End of course closed book assessment
Assessment criteria :Question paper comprising 150 total marks. 50% marks required to pass the assessment. Question paper will cover all 4 elements of the Unit 01 with section A and Section B. Section A will comprise 5 case studies (10 Marks each) where student will be required to assess and evaluate the situation and present a case for possible options for continual improvement including identification of root causes, systematic approach to find the problem statement, suggesting effective corrective actions etc.
Section B will comprise 10 question (10 Marks each) in which the student’s knowledge and skill will be tested for managing real time industry’s problems related to OH&S
Additional information :The assessments for unit 01 will be designed in such a way to measure the knowledge and skill of the students to analyse, evaluate and continually improve OH&S Management system in complex industry environments. The students will be gauged how effectively and efficiently they can handle familiar and unfamiliar OH&S issues and assessing the implications. They will also be able to provide a cost benefit analysis and calculate the risks and opportunities when required .
Type of evidence : End of course closed book assessment
Assessment criteria :Question paper comprising 150 total marks. 50% marks required to pass the assessment. Question paper will cover all elements of the Unit 02 with section A and Section B. Section A will comprise 5 case studies (10 Marks each) where student will be required to assess and evaluate the situation and suggest suitable engineering controls from a range of hazards Section B will comprise 10 question (10 Marks each) in which the student’s knowledge and skill will be tested for identifying hazards, assessing risks and suggesting suitable controls
Additional information :The assessments for unit 02 will be designed in such a way to measure the knowledge and skill of the students regarding operational controls in Part A and regarding overall suitable controls from a range of hazards from various industries
***British Safety Council IDIPOSH Level 6 Diploma
The Level 6 Diploma is a degree-level qualification for health and safety professionals wishing to progress their careers. Holders of the Level 6 Diploma can apply for graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH). Many then progress to become chartered members (CMIOSH).
BSC Level -6 IDIPOSH syllabus:
The International Diploma is divided into Three units, each of which is assessed separately:
Unit 1: Principles of health and safety Management.
Unit 2: Safeguarding People’s Health in the Workplace.
Unit 3: Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture in the Workplace.
Scheme of Assessment
The International Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health exam is assessed in Three units:
The Unit 1: Principles Health and Safety Management – 3 Hrs written exam.
The Unit 2: Safeguarding People’s Health in the Workplace – 2.5 Hrs written exam and 5000 words Assignment.
The Unit 3: Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture in the Workplace – 10,000 words Assignment only.
NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
The Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is the UK’s premier vocational qualification designed specifically for safety professionals who want to attain chartered status of IOSH (CMIOSH) through a practical, evidence-based route as opposed to an academic course.
Programme NVQ Level 5 Diploma
The Level 5 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.The course is suitable for those in the following roles who are looking to improve their knowledge and skills:
Staff who’s daily duties revolve around HSE
The awarding body for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).This qualification has been accredited onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Please contact us for further information on course availability.
There are NO EXAMS to take for this course!
NVQ Diploma – A quick overview
Awarding Body: ProQual
Recommended: Health and safety managers
Legislation: UK Legislation
Duration: 24 Months
Average completion: 6 – 12 months
Study: eLearning / distance learning
Course Unit modules: Evidence based assessment – No examinations
Examination Schedule: N/A
Post Nominals : 10
Membership options: GradIOSH, CMIOSH, MIIRSM
National Qualification Framework (UK) equivalent: 6
Equivalent Qualification: Foundation Degree
Progression: Masters Degree
Minimum standard of English: IELTS – 7
Great news – Successful completion of the ProQual’s Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is accepted by the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety (IOSH) at a GradIOSH level (Graduate Membership of IOSH).ProQual have a fantastic working relationship with IOSH, ProQual are currently working in partnership with IOSH to continually develop and update the qualification.
Standard of English
An adequate understanding of the English language required by students who undertake study for the ProQual Level 5 Diploma must be to such degree that they can both understand and articulate the key concepts contained within the course syllabus.
There are 11 individual units that you must complete if you wish to achieve the full diploma. Should you wish to reach Graduate Membership and follow the Chartered Membership route through IOSH, you will need to complete the optional unit which IOSH require ( Professional Development and Ethics in Health and Safety Practice).
The 10 Mandatory units are as follows:
1.Develop and implement effective communication systems for health and safety information.
2.Promote a positive health and safety culture.
3.Develop and maintain individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters.
4.Identify, assess and control health and safety risks
5.Develop and implement proactive monitoring systems for health and safety.
6.Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for health and safety.
7.Develop and implement health and safety emergency response systems and procedures.
8.Develop and implement health and safety review systems.
9.Behavioural safety in the workplace
10.Develop and implement the health and safety policy.
The optional unit for Graduate Membership recognition and Chartered Membership route:
Professional development and ethics in health and safety practice.
Or one of the following alternative options.
Develop and implement the health and safety induction process.
Manage contractors to ensure compliance with health and safety.