Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice

Our most popular pathway to achieve Graduate Membership of IOSH

  • Further personal and career development. Our CEO, Nigel Lewis BA (Hons) CMIOSH PIEMA OSHCR is actively engaged with several UK Universities to help our learners gain entry on to their MSc Programmes. Nigel will also mentor you for CMIOSH
  • Your progress is continuously tracked. We track and monitor your work to ensure you remain on the programme to the deadline you have agreed. You will be assigned a Learner Journey Manager to guide you throughout the process
  • Easy to use online e-portfolio. You can submit your work for assessment at any time! We provide you with an easy-to-understand structure on how to submit your modular unit assignments

This qualification is aimed at experienced health and safety professionals who have already achieved a Level 3 qualification and are practicing health & safety in their job role.

You are assessed on your competence, skills, knowledge & understanding. In simple terms, you will “show us” and “tell us”, how & why you carry out your work.

There are no examinations.

Our fully supported, assignment-based approach, helps you build a portfolio of work across 10 mandatory units.

Our learner resources clearly advise you in the work-based evidence you will need to gather. Your work is submitted via an easy to use, e-portfolio system, which is sent to your assessor for marking & feedback.

Our assessors are available to book via an online booking system, should you need any additional help or support. We provide easy to understand assignments: supported with evidence resources, articles and publications.

We take the “sting” out of the jargon and help you interpret the learning outcomes. The flexible approach to assessment means you can complete your qualification, “as you work’, as your “work” is over 50% of the qualification!


IOSH accept a number of Level 6 Diploma qualifications for Graduate Membership. The Level 6 NVQ Diploma, The Level 6 NCRQ Diploma and the NEBOSH Diploma, among others.

However, the qualification you decide on will generate a different pathway when it comes to passing your IOSH IPD – which then qualifies you for your Peer Review Interview (PRI) (prior to a review and check of your CPD).

QualificationPathwayIPD requirement for PRI
NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice (RQF)Competence basedAcademic:
Part A: 60 multiple choice questions.
Part B: 2 essays of 700 words each
NCRQAcademicSkills portfolio
NEBOSH DiplomaAcademicSkills portfolio

NVQ Overview

The Level 6 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.

While, you will not be required to take any formal examinations; you are however regularly assessed on your work-based competency. An assessor will be assigned to you, as well as a dedicated Learner Journey Manager to ensure we provide you with all the help you need to complete the qualification within the target timeframe of 6 months based on committing 3-4 hours a week.

Candidates must complete ALL of the mandatory units.

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