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NVQ Level 3 Occupational Health and Safety

About this Level 3 NVQ

Qualification title

ProQual Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety


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This NVQ has been designed for people who have an element of responsibility for health and safety in their workplace. Typical roles include Team Leader, Supervisor, Safety Representative, Manager, Head of Department or equivalent. It is a vocational qualification with no formal examinations.


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Qualification Structure:

Candidates must complete the 52 credits from the Mandatory units plus, A minimum of 15 credits from the Optional units

Mandatory Units

Candidates must complete all eight mandatory units
Optional Units
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Frequently asked questions about the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
What is an NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)?
This Level 3 NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) is a certification program that provides recognition of an individual's competence in the field of health and safety management. It is a UK-based qualification that is internationally recognised and demonstrates the holder's ability to implement, manage, and monitor OHS policies and procedures.
What are the benefits of holding an NVQ Level 3?
The benefits of holding an NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) include recognition of your expertise in the field, improved job opportunities, career advancement, and the ability to develop and implement effective health and safety policies and procedures. Additionally, you will have the knowledge and skills required to identify, assess, and control workplace hazards, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace.
How do I obtain an NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)?
To obtain this NVQ, you will need to complete a relevant training course, which usually takes around 12 months to complete. During the course, you will develop your knowledge and skills in managing OHS policies and procedures, risk assessment and control, and monitoring and reviewing workplace safety. You will also be required to complete practical assessments and work-based projects to demonstrate your competence in the field.
Who is eligible to take an NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)?
Anyone who is currently working in the field of health and safety management or who is interested in pursuing a career in this field is eligible to take this NVQ. There are no formal entry requirements, although some prior knowledge or experience in the field may be beneficial.
What job roles can I pursue after completing this NVQ?
Completing this NVQ can open up a range of job opportunities, including health and safety advisor, health and safety officer, health and safety manager, and health and safety consultant. You may also be able to progress to higher-level qualifications, such as an NVQ Level 4 or 5 in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), which can lead to more senior roles in the field.
Is this NVQ recognised internationally?
Yes, an NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is internationally recognised, particularly in countries that follow the UK education system. However, it is always advisable to check with potential employers or training providers to confirm their recognition of the qualification in your specific location.
Can I apply for a CSCS card on completion?
Yes, You can be eligible for the CSCS Gold Supervisory card, as long as you have completed the Supervisory Health and Safety Test within 2 years of applying for the card.
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