The ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice 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.


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 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice you must complete 10 mandatory units to demonstrate competency, knowledge and understanding.


Mandatory Units

Unit D/616/9536: Promote a Positive Health and Safety Culture

Unit F/616/953: Develop and Implement the Health and Safety Policy

Unit J/616/9532: Develop and Implement Effective Communication Systems for Health and Safety Information

Unit R/616/9534: Develop and Maintain Individual and Organisational Competence in Health and Safety Matters

Unit Y/616/9535: Identify, Assess and Control Health and Safety Risks

Unit H/616/9537: Develop and Implement Proactive Monitoring Systems for Health and Safety

Unit K/616/9538: Develop and Implement Reactive Monitoring Systems for Health and Safety

Unit M/616/9539: Develop and Implement Health and Safety Emergency Response Systems and Procedures

Unit H/616/9540: Develop and Implement Health and Safety Review Systems

Unit K/616/9541: Maintain Knowledge of Improvements to Influence Health and Safety Practice


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 18 months access to their course. Average completion time for the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is 6-8 months.



You will receive full uncapped access to the TrustTeach Health & Safety assessment team for 2 years. 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 the hard copy of your certificate within 4 weeks of completion.



The cost of the course is £1295.00

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


You will need to maintain your CPD with IOSH whilst studying this course and we advise you to join IOSH as a member at the point of enrolment.

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma provides Graduate membership upon application and, following this, access to IPD for Chartered membership.  Please call us on +44 (0)203 9002048 for further details.

GradIOSH is subject to IOSH acceptance. Please see this link for further details: