The City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is aimed at candidates who wish to demonstrate and develop their skills and knowledge in managing Health and Safety for the workplace. This qualification is ideal if you are looking to start a career as an Occupational Health and Safety specialist or have joined a Health and Safety team and are seeking to gain certification to prove your competency in the role.


Course Structure

Through the Learning Assistant platform provided by City & Guilds, you can earn your qualification online while learning, developing and practicing the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Health & Safety sector.

To gain the Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice you must complete 7 units – 5 mandatory units and 2 optional units – to demonstrate competency, knowledge and understanding.


Mandatory Units

Unit 301: Ensure Responsibility for Actions to Reduce Risk to Health and Safety

Unit 302: Develop Procedures to Safely Control and Work Operations

Unit 303: Monitor Procedures to Safely Control and Work Operations

Unit 304: Promote A Culture of Health and Safety in the Workplace

Unit 305: Conduct a Health and Safety Risk Assessment of the Workplace


Optional Units

Unit 306: Investigate and Evaluate Health and Safety Incidents and Complaints in the Workplace

Unit 307: Make Sure Actions Within the Workplace Aim to Protect the Environment

Unit 308: Review Health and Safety Procedures in Workplaces

Unit 309: Supervise the Health, Safety and Welfare of a Learner in the Workplace


Course Format

The learning material is provided electronically on the Learning Assistant Platform with a guidebook and assessment plan. The assessment team will monitor your progress to offer you support and guidance throughout your course. 



A personal portfolio will be produced demonstrating understanding and application of the standards at this level, and evidence can be electronically submitted via the Learning Assistant platform. Your work will be assessed and verified by our trained Health & Safety assessors in order to complete your qualification.



Learners will receive 12 months access to their course. Average completion time for the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is 4-6 months.



You will receive full uncapped access to the TrustTeach Health & Safety assessment team for 12 months. You can contact the assessment team via phone, email or over the Learning Assistant platform.  Our assessors work Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, and any messages sent outside of these hours will be picked up during normal working times.  

You will receive your e-cert within 1 week of completion and the hard copy of your certificate within 4 weeks of completion.



The cost of the course is £845.00

Should you wish to pay in full by card you can receive 15% off the full cost of the course. Use code PIF15 or call +44 (0)203 9002048.

Interest-free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no credit checks.


Membership with Professional Bodies


Candidates may apply to the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management for membership at associate level


Candidates may apply to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health for membership at Associate or Technician level.

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