Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety

The NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety qualification structure below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification, for those working as a health and safety practitioner, in a position of responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of a team or organisation. The qualification is generic and appropriate for individuals working in a range of sectors.


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On completion of your NVQ qualification, along with passing the relevant CITB HS&E test you will be able to apply for the CSCS Supervisory Card.

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L3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety 

Minimum Credit Value: 31

Reference: 601/4766/0 

Candidates must complete all of the Mandatory Units, plus a minimum of TWO Optional Units.

Mandatory Units

Credit Value: 23 | Units Required: 5

Title Credits Level  
Unit Description
Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
Credits: 4 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Develop procedures to safely control work operations
Credits: 4 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
Credits: 5 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Promote a culture of health and safety in the workplace
Credits: 4 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace
Credits: 6 Level: 3 More info about this unit

Optional Units

Credit Value: 8 | Units Required: 2

Title Credits Level More info
Investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and complaints in the workplace 5 3 More info
Make sure actions in the workplace aim to protect the environment 4 3 More info
Review health and safety procedures in the workplace 4 3 More info
Supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace 4 3 More info