NVQ Diploma courses

NVQ Diploma courses are created for people whose responsibilities include developing and implementing day-to-day health and safety procedures within their workplace. 

  • Our NVQ Diploma courses are designed to provide managers, supervisors, and senior safety practitioners with a degree-level qualification through practical study.

  • What are NVQ Diplomas in Health & Safety?

    NVQs are the UK's premier vocational qualifications and a great alternative to academic study. Students compile a portfolio using evidence-based learning from their workplace.
    NVQ Diplomas are suitable for health & safety professionals who already have a few years’ experience in the industry. Candidates are likely to have gained a level 3 health & safety qualification, such as a NEBOSH Certificate.

    All our NVQ Diplomas are work-based and completed via distance learning. There are no formal, written exams. Candidates are assigned a dedicated course manager, who will support you and provide feedback throughout your course.

    The NVQ Level 5 and Level 6 Diplomas in Health & Safety are usually completed in 12 – 18 months, with a recommended total of approximately 1,000 hours of study.


Why choose a NVQ Diploma course from Phoenix?

  • High Pass Rate

    Our pass rate for NVQ Level 5 and Level 6 is above the industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions. 

    Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through study guides and student groups. 

    Many candidates find our Facebook community group particularly helpful while they are studying, as it enables them to compare notes with fellow students and ask questions. 

  • Expertise

    We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety.

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise, experience and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience.  

    The Phoenix Pass Pledge

    Every Phoenix NVQ Diploma course entitles you to continue studying free of charge if you fail to meet the required standard in examinations. However, this is rarely necessary. Our pass rate for NVQ Level 5 and Level 6 is above the industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions. 


Popular NVQ FAQs

  • Are there any entry requirements for NVQ Level 5?

    There are no formal entry requirements, but candidates must be aged 19 or over. We recommend that candidates are experienced in health and safety roles. Before starting the programme, you will be asked to complete a self-assessment to identify training needs.
  • How long does it take to complete the NVQ Level 5?

    On average, it takes delegates between 15 and 18 months to complete the NVQ Level 5. However, some candidates manage to complete within a year, while others take longer than 18 months. Additional support can be purchased should you require more time to complete your qualification.
  • Are there any entry requirements for NVQ Level 6?

    There are no formal entry requirements, but we recommend that candidates are in senior positions and experienced in health and safety roles. Before starting the programme, you will be asked to complete a self-assessment to identify training needs.
  • How long does it take to complete the NVQ Level 6?

    On average, it takes delegates between 12 and 18 months to complete the NVQ Level 6. However, some candidates manage to complete within a year, while others take longer than 18 months. Additional support can be purchased should you require more time to complete your qualification.
  • Are there any NVQ Level 6 equivalents?

    If you prefer a more academic approach to achieving a degree-level Health and Safety qualification, the NEBOSH National Diploma is the best alternative to NVQ Level 6.
  • What's the difference between Level 5 & Level 6 NVQ?

    NVQ Level 5 is the equivalent of a foundation degree. NVQ Level 6 is a higher qualification, equivalent to a full bachelor’s degree and the NEBOSH National Diploma. Due to its slightly more stringent requirements, many international employers prefer NVQ Level 6.
  • When will I get my NVQ results?

    You will receive a pass or fail result once each unit is moderated. However, your Phoenix assessor won’t send off a unit unless it’s going to pass the course unit criteria.

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