Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
About the qualification

The Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification is aimed at candidates who are responsible for developing and applying health and safety procedures day-to-day in their organisation. They may be a staff member, supervisor or manager looking to improve their knowledge and skills. Achievement of the ProQual’s Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is now accepted by the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety (IOSH) when individuals are applying for Graduate Membership of IOSH.

There are ten mandatory units. If you are looking to reach Graduate Membership and Chartered Membership of IOSH, then the unit Professional Development and Ethics in Health and Safety Practice needs to be completed.


£1500 + vat

Bookings made by phone or email are provisional only. We must receive a completed booking form and 50% of the qualification fee before we will register any learner with the awarding body.

The remaining balance for the qualification will be invoiced eight weeks from enrolment.

If your employer is registered with CITB they may be able to apply for a grant to cover the cost of your NVQ. Click here to see if this qualification is eligible.


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but candidates must be working on site or in a job or work placement that allows them to demonstrate the skills required.

Prime Qualification will carry out an initial assessment of learner skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and to help plan the assessment.


A portfolio of evidence is collated with support from an allocated assessor to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit. Evidence can include:

– Observation report

– Assignments/projects/reports

– Professional discussion

– Witness testimony

– Worksheets

– Recordings of oral and written questioning

– Recognition of prior learning

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