Level 5 NVQ in Occupational
Health & Safety practice

Qualification details

Are you looking to achieve the Level 5 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 practitioners who wish to achieve a recognised qualification in occupational safety and health management, for those wishing to progress a career in health and safety, and for those seeking Chartered Membership of IOSH.

The syllabus has been designed to cover all aspects/ topics needed for the role of a Health and Safety professional. There are 10 individual mandatory units that must be completed to obtain the overall qualification.

  1. Promote a positive health and safety culture
  2. Develop and implement the health and safety policy
  3. Develop and implement effective communication systems for health and safety information
  4. Develop and maintain individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters
  5. Identify, assess and control health and safety risks
  6. Develop and implement proactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  7. Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  8. Develop and implement health and safety emergency response systems and procedures
  9. Develop and implement health and safety review systems
  10. Maintain knowledge of improvements to influence health and safety practice

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 482 hours of learning study and preparation (although this figure will depend upon experience).

Fee: £1695 +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.



The Level 5 NVQ takes your health and safety knowledge to a higher level, helping you effectively manage and advise on risks in the workplace. It will advance your skills as a health and safety practitioner and increase confidence in your abilities. In addition, ProQual’s Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is accepted by IOSH as meeting the requirements for Graduate Membership (GradIOSH).


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 482 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 NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent.

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.