Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (Outline)
The course is suitable for anyone performing a Health and Safety role and reporting to senior management or director level personnel. Applicants should have a background in health and safety and ideally have achieved a qualification to NEBOSH General Certificate level. It is most appropriate for those who have already amassed practical experience as safety and health practitioners.
The aim of this course is to assist persons to gain formal qualification in Health and Safety through demonstration of their competence in the workplace. The Qualification relies on work-based assessment rather than formal teaching and examinations. Candidates undertake practical work –related tasks which enable them to prove their competence in the workplace and thereby demonstrate their skills and knowledge.
IOSH accepts this qualification for candidates to apply for membership at Graduate Level (Grad IOSH). Following two years IPD (Initial Professional development) candidates may then apply to IOSH to do an Open Book examination and a Peer Interview to gain Chartered membership level (CMIOSH).
There are 11 Mandatory units:
- Develop and implement effective communication systems for health and safety information
- Promote a positive health and safety culture
- Develop and maintain individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters
- Control health and safety risks
- Develop and implement proactive monitoring systems for health and safety
- Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for health and safety
- Develop and implement health and safety emergency response systems and procedures
- Develop and implement health and safety review systems
- Develop and implement a health and safety audit
- Behavioural safety in the workplace
- Develop and implement the health and safety policy
And an additional (optional) Unit: Professional development and ethics in health and safety management is included. Candidates wishing to gain IOSH graduate membership must complete this unit and assessment.
Assessment is a continuous process throughout, with regular contact with an assigned assessor. The candidate builds a portfolio of evidence and writes statements reflecting upon their practice, and explaining the evidence they have used. A Professional Discussion can be used as an additional tool to establish both knowledge and understanding. An e-portfolio can be used, enabling regular contact with the assessor via email and a contact diary. This is ideal for those candidates who prefer not to take time out from their workplace or are at a distance from the centre.
Candidates should expect to take approximately 12-18 months to complete this qualification. No formal start dates – individuals can start immediately following discussion and acceptance with their appointed assessor.
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