NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Heath & Safety Practice

Course Overview

This qualification aims to support and develop good practice and awareness of all aspects of health and safety in the working environment; including the identification, monitoring and control of workplace hazards and risks. Health and Safety Officers and Supervisors charged with such tasks will identify and develop the necessary skills to undertake these activities and will demonstrate their competence and knowledge throughout the range of units required to gain this qualification. They should have a reasonable degree of authority and autonomy and have access to supportive management in their organisation.


Who needs this qualification?

This is a qualification aimed at those whose job includes elements of health and safety at a practitioner level. Candidates should have some responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of others.


Why is this training important?

All businesses have a legal duty to provide adequate information, training and supervision to employees to enable them to carry out their work safely, not just to front-line staff but also to directors, managers and those in other key roles.


Mandatory units:

  • 301 – Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risk to health and safety
  • 302 – Develop procedures to safety control and work operations
  • 303 – Monitor procedures to safety control and work operations
  • 304 – Promote a culture of health and safety in the workplace
  • 305 – Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace


Candidates can then choose 2 from a selection of 4 Optional Units.



Course details.

The learning material is provided electronically with a guidebook and assessment plan. Assessment is production of a personal portfolio demonstrating understanding and application of the standards at this level. 

This is simplified by our distance learning platform, where evidence can be electronically submitted.

IOSH – Completion of this qualification would allow the candidate to apply for TechIOSH status