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IQ Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (QCF)


Qualification Number 601/4002/1
Title IQ Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (QCF)
Category National
Sector Health & Safety
Operational Start Date 01/09/2014
Operational End Date 31/08/2015
Total Units 10 Min Credit 108
Min Guided Learning Hours 482 Max Guided Learning Hours
Min Age From 19 Min Age To 100

Qualification Fee : £50.00

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

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About this Qualification

The IQ Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their knowledge, understanding and competence of working as a health and safety practitioner. The qualification is generic, so it is suitable for individuals in a position of responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of a team or organisation in a variety of sectors. Learners will cover the essentials of health and safety culture, policy, communications systems, individual and organisational competence, risk control, reactive and proactive monitoring systems, review systems, emergency response systems and procedures and improvements to influence health and safety practice. Objectives of the qualification include: meeting relevant programmes of learning, preparing learners for employment and supporting a role in the workplace.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


To achieve this qualification candidates have to achieve a minimum of 108 credits in total. All 108 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group.

IQ Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (QCF)


All units in this qualification are assessed by portfolio. Evidence for this qualification must come from the learners consistent performance in the workplace and must meet the requirements of the Proskills Assessment Strategy. Further guidance for each unit can be found in the assessment guidance relevant to each unit. All Assessment Criteria must be met in each relevant unit to achieve this qualification. All Assessment criteria of selected units must be met.

An Achievement Record for this qualification which includes the forms necessary to map and claim knowledge and competence is available to download from the IQ website.

Assessment for this qualification must also meet the requirements for Additional Requirements for Qualifications that use the title NVQ within the QCF see appendix B

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers/assessors and internal verifiers delivering this qualification must meet the requirements as per the Proskills assessment strategy.

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification.



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