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NVQ Level 6 in Health and Safety

The NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is a bachelor’s degree-level qualification. It is for people whose responsibilities include developing and implementing health and safety procedures within their workplace.
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Course overview

The NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is a bachelor’s degree-level qualification. It is for people whose responsibilities include developing and implementing health and safety procedures within their workplace. This qualification is more advanced than the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Health and Safety, which is a foundation degree.

NVQs are the UK’s premier vocational qualification, ideal if you prefer a practical, evidence-based approach to learning that takes place within your working environment — as an alternative to academic study.

Completing the NVQ Level 6 allows health and safety practitioners to apply enhanced knowledge to their work environment.


Who is this course suitable for?

The NVQ Level 6 course is the perfect choice if you’re in a senior position and wish to gain a degree-level qualification while continuing to hold a demanding role. 

We expect candidates to be in a senior job role and to have already earned a Level 3 qualification, such as the NEBOSH National General Certificate and several years of experience before starting the NVQ Level 6 Diploma. 

Many candidates pursue NVQ Level 6 with the help of employer sponsorship. They then report back to the board on the company’s health and safety status.


Course Programme

The Level 6 NVQ is work-based, and your tutor support is done remotely, which means that NVQ Level 6 courses can be undertaken anywhere in the world.

Phoenix will allocate a dedicated course manager to you for the duration of the course, who will conduct your initial assessment and induction. This can take place face-to-face, by telephone, or online.

NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is a distance learning and assessment programme. For this course, your work and evidence are submitted electronically — either via a cloud-based system or by email. 

Support and training from your manager are provided principally through telephone calls, Skype, and emails. Your course manager is a dedicated resource, always ready to offer help and advice on a one-to-one basis.

There are ten mandatory modules to complete before the NVQ Level 6 Diploma can be awarded; these align with the ten learning outcomes.

Courses are generally completed over a 12 to 18-month period. During your NVQ Level 6 Diploma, support is provided and includes two induction sessions. These usually take the form of feedback on work submitted via email, phone or work packages. Feedback and work packages are tailored to each candidate. 

If you require more time to complete your qualification, additional support can be purchased. 


Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of the NVQ Level 6:

  • Promote a positive health and safety culture.
  • Develop and implement a health and safety policy.
  • Develop and implement effective communication systems for health and safety information.
  • Develop and maintain individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters.
  • Identify, assess, and control health and safety risks.
  • Develop and implement proactive monitoring systems for health and safety.
  • Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for health and safety.
  • Develop and implement health and safety emergency response systems and procedures.
  • Develop and implement health and safety review systems.
  • Maintain knowledge of improvements to influence health and safety practice.

Next steps

The NVQ Level 6 Diploma is an advanced qualification, and can act as a stepping-stone into further postgraduate study, including masters-level degrees.


Assessments

Self-assessment

Before starting the programme, you will be asked to complete a self-assessment to identify:

  • Specific training needs.
  • Support and guidance requirements.
  • Units that have already been completed, or existing credits that have been accumulated.

This assessment helps to establish whether you require any additional training before tackling the units. If necessary, you will need to develop a plan with your manager to gain competence in the relevant areas before attempting the units.

Assessment and portfolio

Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence, demonstrating that they have achieved all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Once you gather evidence for each of the ten units, your assessor will make sure that you meet all the requirements. Once the assessor is satisfied, your work will be forwarded to the invigilators. We will not submit any work that we believe might not lead to a pass.


Register for the NVQ Level 6 in Health and Safety

Before starting your NVQ Level 6 qualification, an assessment is required as part of your registration. This assessment is to provide proof of each learners qualifications and achievements. 


For the NVQ Level 6 assessment pack please email uksales@phoenixhsc.co.uk


Payment plans

Payment Plans are offered to self-funding UK students only. We require 30% of the total course fee upfront. Payments will be made monthly from the day your deposit was made and must be received within 7 days of this date. The balance of your account must be cleared in full, prior to you registering for examinations. Payment plans can be paid by: Credit/debit card or bank transfer. If you would like to organise a payment plan please get in touch.

Popular NVQ FAQs

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  • 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.
  • 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.

Why choose a NVQ course with Phoenix?

  • Pass Rate

    Our pass rate is above the industry average for the NVQ Level 6 course.

  • 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 create an engaging learning environment.  

  • Student support

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

    Many candidates find our Facebook community group a great source of knowledge when they are studying, as it allows them to compare notes with fellow students and ask questions. 

  • The Phoenix Pass Pledge

    Although unlikely, if you fail any exams during the course, the Phoenix Pass Pledge allows you to continue your studies free of charge. What’s more, our Study Support Tutors are always on-hand to offer guidance and advice — so that you have the best chance of success.