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IQ Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (QCF)


Qualification Number 601/4800/7
Title IQ Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (QCF)
Category National
Sector Health & Safety
Operational Start Date 01/12/2014
Operational End Date 31/08/2016
Total Units 9 Min Credit 31
Min Guided Learning Hours 187 Max Guided Learning Hours 197
Min Age From Min Age To

Registration Fee : £51.00

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 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (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.

In the mandatory units, 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 31 credits in total. 23 credits from all units in the Mandatory Group A, and a minimum of 8 credits from the Optional Group A.

IQ Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (QCF)
The learner must achieve all units within the Mandatory GroupMinimum Units:5
 Minimum Credits:23
 H/601/6687Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace3632
 L/601/6408Develop procedures to safely control work operations3426
 A/601/5867Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety3438
 F/601/9354Monitor procedures to safely control work operations3535
 F/601/6633Promote a culture of health and safety in the workplace3418
The learner must achieve a minimum of 2 units from the Optional GroupMinimum Units:2
 Minimum Credits:8
 F/601/6664Investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and complaints in the workplace3526
 J/601/6701Make sure actions in the workplace aim to protect the environment3417
 M/601/6837Review health and safety procedures in the workplace3421
 Y/601/6847Supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace3422


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 (Appendix A located at the end of this document). 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 2 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. See Appendix A located at the end of this document.

Centre Requirements

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



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