Level 3 NVQ in Occupational
Health & Safety

Qualification details

Are you looking to achieve the Level 3 NVQ in Occupational H&S Practice?

….. Safety Management Consultancy’s web-based NVQ is a safe alternative to traditional classroom based learning.

We know that learning in a classroom and having your competence tested via formal exams is not for everyone. NVQs assess your practical skills and the application of knowledge in the workplace instead.

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This qualification is aimed at Health and Safety personnel who represent staff concerns to employers. Persons such as representatives of employee safety, newly appointed supervisors, managers and safety representatives.

The syllabus has been designed to cover all aspects/ topics needed for the role of a Health and Safety professional.

There are 5 individual mandatory units that must be completed to obtain the overall qualification.

  1. Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  2. Develop procedures to safely control work operations
  3. Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  4. Promote a culture of health and safety in the workplace
  5. Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace

In addition, you need to achieve additional credits amongst the following optional units;

  • Investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and complaints in the workplace
  • Make sure actions in the workplace aim to protect the environment
  • Review health and safety procedures in the workplace
  • Supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace

The qualification is competence-based; candidates must demonstrate the level of competence described in the units.  Assessment is achieved by measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.  Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

The qualification will be internally assessed by an appropriately experienced and qualified Assessor from SMC Ltd.

The qualification involves a notional 187 hours of learning study and preparation (although this figure will depend upon experience).

Fee: £1295 +VAT


  • Candidate guide,
  • Access to the online system
  • tutor support
  • and registration fees

SMC creates a safe, open and fun learning environment from the start. Their enthusiasm and passion is endless with a clear objective to ensure that delegates pass any examination papers first time, every time. Simply the best training provider I’ve encountered

Simon Tennant
Walkers Crisps

Online ePortfolio

Not sure if its right for you?

Why not talk to one of our qualified consultants who will discuss the qualification with you and answer any questions you may have.



Upon successful completion of the Proqual Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Practice you may be able to apply for the status of Technician Member of IOSH and use the letters (Tech IOSH), it also provides a significant grounding and insight to further your career in Occupational Safety & Health.  You will also have the necessary underpinning knowledge enabling progression to the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety practice which could lead to Chartered Membership of IOSH.


The flexibility of this qualification allows you to complete it in a time period to suit candidates. Normally this will be between six months to one year but depends upon your current workload and the amount of time each candidate can contribute.

The qualification involves a notional 187 hours of learning study and preparation (although this figure will depend upon experience).


There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however, candidates must be in a role that allows them to collect the required evidence. It would be advisable for candidates to already hold a health and safety qualification such as the IOSH Managing Safely, SMSTS or Level 2 in H&S.

We will send you a Questionnaire before your begin to ensure that you are in a position to gain the necessary evidence for the qualification, and to ensure it is the right course for you.


You will be assigned a designated NVQ tutor/ assessor who will monitor your progress throughout your learning. They will provide you with an induction, and they will mark your completed assignments and provide feedback, and will respond to your questions and queries when necessary. We will do our very best to ensure you are well prepared for gaining the qualification.


Our user friendly on-line system enables you to plan, organise, upload evidence and review your progress. The cloud based software gives you the freedom to access your ePortfolio anywhere at anytime. Your assessor also has access to your portfolio, so that you can liaise with them on-line, and they can review your work and monitor your progress also.