The City & Guilds Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is a standard qualification for people who are working in the area of health and safety practice. The qualification is suitable for people who work in all industry sectors and ideal if you are responsible for developing and applying health and safety procedures day-to-day in your or someone else’s organisation. The City & Guilds Level 5 NVQ Diploma is equivalent to the NEBOSH Diploma.
The Level 5 NVQ Diploma is a work-based qualification that recognises a person’s competence from workplace performance assessment, rather than relying on teaching and examinations.
The qualification needs the collection of evidence from your day-to-day health and safety work activities. This process does not want you to be away from your workplace for long periods and any time spent with your assessor is spread over the period it takes you to complete the qualification, this is essentially a distance learning approach to gain a qualification.
You might already have some experience and may have attained a City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Certificate or NEBOSH International General Certificate. Candidates who prefer to be analysed by examinations should consider the NEBOSH International Diploma.
The City & Guilds Level 5 NVQ Diploma is recognised as meeting the requirements for Graduate membership (Grad IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH –www.iosh.co.uk), providing a progression path to Chartered membership of IOSH (CMIOSH). It is also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management ((IIRSM – www.iirsm.org) as meeting the academic requirements for full membership (MIIRSM).