City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Affiliation: City and Guilds
Duration: 730 days

Course Aim:

To provide an intermediate level, internationally recognized professional HSE practitioner qualification based on demonstrated workplace practice and achievement, rather than formal academic examination. 

Course Content:

To achieve the City & Guilds Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice, learners must achieve all the following units in the qualification:

· 3655-601 Health and safety emergency procedures Mandatory

· 3655-602 Health and safety audits Mandatory

· 3655-603 A positive health and safety culture in an organisation Mandatory

· 3655-604 Organisational health and safety policy Mandatory

· 3655-605 Professional development and ethics in health and safety practice Mandatory

· 3655-606 Systems monitoring and risk control Mandatory

· 3655-607 Organisational health and safety strategy Mandatory

Who Should Attend?

This qualification is for learners who wish to demonstrate and develop their skills and knowledge in managing health and safety for the workplace. They will have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice. They will report direct to or be part of the senior management team. Learners will recommend and implement changes relevant to their role. They will be aware of cost implications and budgetary control

Pre- Requisites 

Enables learners to progress into employment, higher education, management qualifications or to qualifications offered by:




Summary of assessment methods , learners must:

• Complete a portfolio of evidence covering all the assessment criteria for each mandatory unit

(note: all units in the qualification are mandatory)

• Successfully complete an assignment for unit 605 Professional development and ethics in health and safety practice.

This qualification requires that assessment of the learner’s performance must be planned to take place in the workplace and that observation should be of naturally occurring practice within the learner’s work role. This will include demonstrating practical application of knowledge. Simulation is not allowed, unless otherwise stated.

Evidence will:

• Reflect how the learner carried out the process

• Be the product of a learner’s work

• Be a product relating to the learner’s competence

• Be supported by a reflective account, unit summary or other suitable account demonstrating knowledge of the unit requirements.