The Level 6 qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety are developed to provide learners who have or are looking to develop into a senior role in an organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice. Learners will gain the skills and knowledge to understand the legal and regulatory background to occupational health and safety policy, to be able to assess policies, as well as to recommend and implement policy changes. Learners will develop knowledge and skills relevant to putting policy into practice, utilizing management systems, resources, risk and incident management, leadership, management and skills development.
For entry onto the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety qualification, learners must possess:
Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF certificate or diploma or equivalent recognized qualification that covers the following basic concepts within Occupational Health & Safety:
Science and Technology
Legal and regulatory systems
Workplace safety and health
Definitions of risk and risk management principles
Principles and theories of safety and health management
Occupational health and hygiene
Information technology, literacy and numeracy
The Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety consists of 7 mandatory units for a combined total of 60 credits for the completed qualification.
Health and Safety Management Principles and Policy (8 credits)
Health and Safety Management Practice (10 credits)
Risk and Incident Management (8 credits)
Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture (6 credits)
Maintaining a Safe Workplace Environment (12 credits)
Health and Safety Law, Regulation and Influence (8 credits)
Development of the Health and Safety Practitioner (8 credits)
Duration and Delivery:
The qualification is designed to be delivered over 4 months approximately for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance and blended learning.