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Why Enrol on a Health & Safety NVQ?

Do you want to start or progress your Occupational Health & Safety course qualifications?

Do you want an alternative learning style to classroom taught courses?

If you haven’t the time to spend in a classroom and answered ‘Yes’ to the above questions, then our bespoke learning programmes are just right for you!

Online Training CourseMany people wonder how best to progress their career in health and safety. In the UK the largest body representing Health & Safety Professionals is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH for short).

There are several membership grades, the first one requiring (amongst other things) a qualification is that of Tech IOSH. Membership at this level has various other boxes to tick which we will discuss with you, but one of which is a qualification at a certain level, which on successfully completing our learning programmes this box is ticked.

Next level up is Grad IOSH, which again has various boxes to tick, but also qualification at a certain level is the key pre-requisite of obtaining this membership grade. Again, which on successfully completing our learning programmes this box is ticked

At the top of the tree there is Chartered Membership, or CMIOSH (one can also be a fellow of IOSH, CFIOSH, but this grade is not for this webpage). CMIOSH status gives access to the widest range of work and the most rewarding jobs.

The Main Advantages of the NVQ Learning Route: ​

Online Health and Safety Course

  • No pressure of formal examination, all learning is unit submission based, which can be revised as many times as you like
  • Flexible workplace based study – earn while you learn
  • Continuous enrolment, start any time – monthly inductions
  • The course is not a formal classroom based courses
  • Designed to be taken at a pace that suits your needs, many learners take about six months to a year to complete or longer. The courses are outcome-based with no fixed learning programme, allowing flexibility of delivery to meet your individual needs.
  • Equivalent to an academic qualification – viewed by IOSH the same way as a NEBOSH Certificate or a NEBOSH Diploma is

To obtain either Occupational Health and Safety course qualification, you must complete various numbers of mandatory & optional units, dependent on whether you have/are undertaking the level 3 or level 6 qualification.

A Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (via Pro Qual)

This is equivalent in learning level to the NEBOSH General Certificate, and upon successful completion, like the NEBOSH Certificate, provided you have the other pre-requisites needed, you will be able to apply to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) to become a technician level member (Tech IOSH). If you have no prior health & safety qualifications, or health and safety qualifications at a basic level, then this is for you. Assisted online by our assessor throughout.

The full cost of this NVQ level 3 Certificate is £1995 + VAT

If you would like to apply for the NVQ Level 3, please contact our team for more information.

A Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (via Pro Qual)

The NVQ Health & Safety Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is a work-based qualification suitable for those in a health and safety management role, which recognises a person’s competence using on the job performance for assessment, rather than relying on examinations. You will use an online system to help you with the process of putting together your portfolio and will be assisted online by a CMIOSH assessor throughout.

The full cost of this NVQ level 6 Diploma is £2295 + VAT

Looking to take your NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety? Feel free to contact our team today for any more information.

Why Should I Choose Watson & Watson as My Training Provider? ​​

  • Easy to use email Dropbox Unit submission system
  • One to one video support calls / telephone calls
  • Up to 5 onsite visits from your personal assessor during the programme, at a date and time that suits you
  • Direct telephone number of your assessor for you to call with queries
  • Assessor available at weekends (pre booked timed slots)
  • Group induction session at our NG17 Offices to ensure that all of your questions are answered, and that you fully understand the programme requirements
  • Clear and concise assessment plans, showing you EXACTLY what you need to do to achieve your NVQ.
  • Vastly experienced assessors
  • The NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety can be completed as part of our Online Health and Safety Training for your convenience.

Who is the NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety course suitable for?

The NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety is sculptured for those who look to provide health and safety support in businesses that can oppose possible safety hazards and health risks.

This course is suitable for those within an organization who are responsible for developing the health and safety procedures within the workplace. Training will be provided to develop a strong understanding of how to manage health and safety in a professional manner.

Prior to taking the NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety course, you will need a base of existing knowledge regarding health and safety, often an existing health and safety certificate. To take the course, you need to be involved within a health and safety role within your business.

How Much Does It Cost?

​The full cost of this NVQ level 3 Certificate is £1995 + VAT

The full cost of this NVQ level 6 Diploma is £2295 + VAT

What Do I Do Next?

​Due to the very nature of a Health & Safety NVQ being a work-based assessment, we just need to ensure that you are in a position in your current role to be able to collect the evidence required for your portfolio.

Therefore, please give us a call on 01623 753 654 to discuss your needs.

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

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Fixed Fee Service

We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive, no nonsense services at an agreed fixed fee sensible price.


Accreditation Specialists

Our dedicated Consultants are fully insured professionally qualified Health and Safety Specialists and are registered with IOSH; and as such adhere to the Continuous Professional Development programme.

National Coverage

Nationwide Coverage

We work with clients across the length and breadth of the UK and in a diverse spectrum of industry sectors.


Money Back Guarantee

Money Back Guarantee

In the unlikely event you do not achieve your SSIP accreditation and you have fully complied with our guidance and advice we will give a full refund of the fees you have paid to us.


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