Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
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FAQs about Level 3 NVQ Certificate
Who should undertake it?
What is involved in the Level 3 NVQ Certificate?
his qualification route differs from traditional qualifications, which require learners to pass exams or coursework assignments successfully. Instead, those who embark upon it must provide work-related evidence of health and safety activities they have experienced within their retrospective employment. Candidates can obtain examples from everyday duties or less frequent tasks. An experienced assessor with a health and safety background will work with the individual to guide them on the most appropriate evidence method. Examples include written explanations of past experiences, references from others or questions and observations led by the assessor.
The qualification has the following mandatory units:
- Risk reduction
- Development of health and safety procedures
- Monitoring performance
- Promoting a positive safety culture
- Conducting risk assessments
In addition, candidates must choose any two of the below optional units:
- Investigate and evaluate accidents, incidents, and complaints
- Protecting the environment
- Reviewing health and safety procedures
- Supervising others in the workplace
How long does the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety take?
Why choose the Level 3 NVQ Certificate over alternatives?
Is it recognised by IOSH?
IOSH recognises the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, and those who complete it can apply for technical membership. Prospective candidates can obtain further information on how this qualification can contribute to IOSH membership from the IOSH website.