NVQ Occupational Health and Safety Practice Course

NVQ Occupational Health and Safety Practice Course / ND Safety Limited – Health & Safety Advisors in Sheffield

An NVQ is a National Vocational Qualification, which will allow an individual the opportunity to gain new skills and develop professionally whilst gaining full recognition for their previous experience. They are designed to meet individuals needs, and allow flexibility and choice for each candidate. All NVQ’s are made up of Units which when taken as a whole add up to the full award. There is no time scale for completion, and with there being no examinations, the amount of pressure placed on candidates is significantly reduced.

There are no examinations involved for the NVQ Occupational Health and Safety Practice Course, and unlike some awards, the NVQ actually encourages candidates to open books and use reference material. There is a whole unit in the NVQ on sources of information.

2021 Course Dates

To achieve a full NVQ you must complete the following units...

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS

  • 301 Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety.
  • 302 Develop procedures to safely control work operations.
  • 303 Monitor procedures to safely control work operations.
  • 304 Promote a culture of health and safety in the workplace.
  • 305 Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace.
  • 306 Investigate and evaluate incidents and complaints in the workplace.
  • 307 Make sure actions in the workplace aim to protect the environment.
  • 308 Review health and safety procedures in the workplace.
  • 309 Supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace.

 

COSTS
£1,600.00 + VAT per person.
The costs quoted include 5 assessment visits. Should additional visits be needed, these will be charged at £300.00 per half day + VAT.

For more information and course booking please call the ND Safety Booking Hotline on 0114 269 9255

Level 5 NVQ DIPLOMA CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS

Mandatory Units

  • 402 Develop and implement effective communication systems for health and safety information.
  • 510 Promote a positive health and safety culture.
  • 511 Develop and maintain individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters.
  • 512 Control health and safety risks.
  • 513 Develop and implement proactive monitoring systems for health and safety.
  • 514 Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for health and safety.
  • 515 Develop and implement health and safety emergency response systems and procedures.
  • 516 Develop and implement health and safety review systems.
  • 517 Develop and implement a health and safety audit.
  • 518 Behavioural safety in the workplace.
  • 610 Develop and implement the health and safety policy.

Optional Units

  • 519 Influence improvements in health and safety practice.
  • 520 Develop, implement and review the organisations health and safety strategy.
  • 521 Contribute to health and safety legal actions.
  • 522 Manage contractors to ensure compliance with health and safety.
  • 523 Develop and implement the health and safety induction process.
  • 611 Professional development and ethics in health and safety management. **

** This unit must be completed to gain IOSH Graduate Membership recognition.

 

COSTS
£2,100.00 + VAT per person.
The costs quoted include 6 assessment visits. Should additional visits be needed, these will be charged at £300.00 per half day + VAT.

For more information and course booking please call the ND Safety Booking Hotline on 0114 269 9255

 

 

NVQ’s are based on nationally defined occupational standards that…

  • A. Identify the main roles and responsibilities within the area.
  • B. Take the form of units based on the occupational roles and responsibilities identified.
  • C. Show the outcomes of competent performance including the essential knowledge and understanding required.
  • D. Show the standard of occupational competence to be reached for the stated outcome.

These standards can also be used to develop action plans, and set further targets, as well as assist in setting future business objectives.

When undertaking an NVQ, initially you will be given a brief induction, setting out the roles of various individuals in the assessment process.

The Candidate

You will often be in a position to…

  • A. recognise when you are ready for assessment;
  • B. identify opportunities to collect evidence, in discussion with the assessor;
  • C. arrange observations by colleagues;
  • D. collect witness testimonies from clients, colleagues etc;
  • E. make provisional judgements on your own evidence;
  • F. decide how to present evidence;
  • G. identify gaps in opportunities to collect evidence in your assessment plans;
  • H. request formal assessments;
  • I. identify suitable ways of meeting your own development needs;

The Assessor

The assessors role will include…

  • A. one to one discussions with the candidate;
  • B. discussions with the internal and external verifier to ensure consistent standards are maintained;
  • C. making decisions on the type of evidence needed, within the constraints of the evidence requirements;
  • D. identify opportunities for evidence collection;
  • E. make arrangements for judging evidence;
  • F. make arrangements for reviewing the candidates progress and the assessment plan;
  • G. offer support and advice to the candidate on matters relating to the on going assessment process;

The Internal Verifier

Their role is…

  • A. to advise assessors, and maintain the quality of the assessments throughout the centre;
  • B. sample assessments systematically, confirming the quality and consistency of the assessors decisions;
  • C. liaise with candidates, assessors and the external verifier to ensure standards are maintained, and any new developments are implemented as soon as possible;

The External Verifier

Their role is…

  • A. quality check & consistency of assessments both within / between the centre/s by systematic sampling;
  • B. make regular visits to centres to ensure they still meet the criteria for approval;
NVQ Occupational Health and Safety Practice

NVQ Occupational Health and Safety Practice Course / ND Safety Limited – Health & Safety Advisors in Sheffield

Evidence for the NVQ Occupational Health and Safety Practice Course can be presented in various forms, both verbal and recorded. As well as hard copy evidence, witness testimonies and photographic evidence can be used, which will all be placed into the candidates portfolio of evidence, and will go towards proving they have the necessary knowledge and skills to be accredited with an NVQ. This portfolio remains the property of the candidate at all times, though it may need to be taken away for sampling from time to time. As well as this evidence, candidates will have their knowledge on the subject tested by the assessor either verbally, or in some cases via a small written exercise. This again will form part of the portfolio of evidence, and will go towards proving your competence.

The NVQ in Health and Safety Practice is aimed at supervisors (Level 3), and Practioners (Level 4). The Level 5 is an award aimed at Senior Managers who manage a team of full time practitioners. As you can see from the units listed below, there are quite a lot of items that relate to supervision and implementation, and some optional units that relate to training.

To achieve a full NVQ you must complete all three units.

More information and Enquiries

For more information and or general enquiries on the above or for any of the information throughout our website, please contact ND Safety Limited on 0114 269 9255