NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (3654-03)



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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
15 Months
Level 3 NVQ
Additional info
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The NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is designed for learners in a health and safety role within their organisation who are looking to gain recognition and develop their skills in the field. It features a uniquely flexible learning style and is primarily work-based, so it can be started and completed at a time that suits you.


Level 3 NVQ


Aims and Objectives

This course offers a solid grounding in the world of health and safety management, with a focus on helping learners to identify, monitor and control their workplace hazards.


Thanks to its flexible learning style, the time taken to complete this course is entirely up to you. The course can be started at any time and studied at a pace that suits your needs.


All candidates must complete the Self-Assessment and Personal Action Plan before proceeding with this application. In addition, they are expected to have a reasonable level of authority and autonomy in their roles and to have access to management support within their organisation.

City and Guilds are unable to accept registrations from candidates aged under 19 years.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for anyone with health and safety responsibilities in their organisation who wish to develop and gain recognition for their skills.


As this course is work-based, candidates are expected to record evidence of their own proficiency and develop these into a portfolio.

Candidates will be expected to show ability and competence in the following skill areas:

  • Ensuring responsibility for actions to reduce health and safety
  • Developing and Monitoring procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promoting a culture of health and safety in the workplace
  • Conducting health and safety risk assessments of their workplace
  • Investigating and evaluating health and safety incidents and complaints in the workplace
  • Ensuring that actions in the workplace aim to protect the environment
  • Reviewing health and safety procedures in the workplace
  • Supervising the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace

Course Benefits

This course is an ideal starting point for those looking to begin their career in occupational health and safety management and wanting to gain certification.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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