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Who should do this Level 3 Diploma?
This qualification is ideal for Health and Safety Officers, Health and Safety Representatives, and people who are actively involved in the health and safety as part of their jobs.

It can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years to achieve the NVQ from receiving the induction to gathering evidence for the portfolio. The guided learning hours for this qualification (the amount of time spent with the assessor or gathering evidence) is 187 hours. On average most people complete within 18 months.

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification however must include the management of health and safety to enable them to gather the evidence required for this qualification.

Are electronic portfolios available?

Qualifications structure
This qualification is made up of the following five mandatory units and two from the optional list:

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

The NVQ Level 3 Certificate is available at £1500 + VAT which includes induction, registration with City & Guilds, portfolio, assessment, verification and certification.

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Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (3654-03)
This qualification is ideal for those whose job involves health and safety and with an experience of developing and applying policy and procedures within the workplace. It is also a useful qualification for those who want to develop their professional skills further and an ideal starting point for a health and safety career.