NVQ Level 3 Occupational Health and Safety

The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is designed for individuals who are in a role of responsibility for health, safety, and welfare within a team or organization. This qualification is generic and suitable for individuals across various sectors. It is particularly beneficial for health and safety practitioners. The qualification does not have any formal entry requirements, making it accessible to a wide range of individuals.

Assessment Process – The assessment is based on four, five or potentially six assessment methods: Direct observation – an assessor will come to observe you at work. Visits are scheduled according to your availability

Written questionnaire – when we come for the first visit we will print your units and you will have to answer in writing about 100-150 theoretical questions. You will do this in your time, once you have finished you will send the answers to us and we will attach them to the portfolio. We will give you guidance, but the answers must be yours. Professional discussion – if you do not want to cover the theoretical questions in writing, we can organize a recorded discussion between you and the assessor where they will be covered. It takes between 1-2 hours and should be planned a little in advance (the assessor will make a plan of the discussions, will send it to you and then you will set a convenient day for both of you). This can take place at your site or at our office.

Evidence – attesting professional competence these include:

  • Observation report by the assessor.
  • Assignments, projects, or reports.
  • Professional discussion.
  • Witness testimony.
  • Candidate product.
  • Worksheets.
  • Record of oral and written questioning.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning.

The list is not exhaustive, in principle any document related to your work can be attached to the portfolio.

Mandatory Units 

  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Develop procedures to safely control work operations
  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promote a culture of health and safety in the workplace
  • Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace

Entry Conditions:
There are no official entry conditions for this qualification. But, you need to prove that you have the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience for the NVQ before signing up.

The length of time that the qualification takes to complete can vary. Most people will finish within 6-12 months, but it depends on how much time you can commit to it and how quickly you are able to gather your evidence.

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8-12 weeks


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