NVQ Level 6: Advance Your Career in Health and Safety
Gaining recognized qualifications doesn’t always have to involve an exam and a classroom. If you work in Occupational Health and Safety, or supporting roles, and want to advance your career, then this blog is for you. Read on to learn how we can support you in achieving the NVQ you need: the NOCN – Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice.
NVQ stands for “National Vocational Qualification.” It is a work-based qualification system that assesses an individual’s competence in a specific job role. Unlike traditional academic qualifications, these focus on practical skills and real-world experience allowing individuals to demonstrate their proficiency through hands-on tasks and assessments.
Benefits of Completing a Level 6 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Practice?
- Career Progression: Achieving a Level 6 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Practice demonstrates a high level of expertise. This qualification opens doors to advanced roles, such as senior health and safety management positions.
- Recognized Competence: Employers value these qualifications because they showcase practical competence and is the equivalent to a degree.
- Financial Benefits: Research indicates that individuals with higher qualifications tend to earn higher salaries. This qualification can lead to better-paying positions due to the specialized nature of the role and the responsibility it entails.
Professional Recognition Opportunities
Several professional bodies recognise the Level 6 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Practice for professional memberships, including:
- Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Use the post nominals GradIOSH. (Soon to be called Certified)
- International Institute of Risk & Safety Managers (IIRSM)
- British Safety Council (Safety Training & Certification | British Safety Council (britsafe.org))
Completing an NVQ
The process of completing a Level 6 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Practice involves:
- Registration: Enrol with PGL Midlands who will skill scan candidates to ensure suitability.
- Assessment: Undertake varying assessments in your own workplace, or online. These assessments are designed to evaluate your ability to plan, manage and monitor health and safety practices effectively to the standard.
- Portfolio Building: Compile a portfolio of evidence showcasing your competence, supported by your assessor.
- Verification: Your portfolio is verified by assessors, and internal and external verifiers to ensure it meets the required standards.
- Certification: Once verified, you’ll be awarded the Level 6 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification.
How Long Does It Take To Complete?
This varies on how quickly the delegates can gather/upload evidence. But there is no deadline – work at your own pace. Between 8-12 weeks is achievable.
PGL Midlands Is An Accredited Centre!
PGL Midlands is a trusted provider with experienced assessors guiding delegates through all aspects of the NVQ journey, providing support, resources, and help.
Earning a Level 6 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is a significant achievement that not only enhances your career but also gains the recognition from employers and awarding bodies, which can pave the way for a successful and rewarding career in the field of occupational health and safety.