Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Health and Safety

Why do a Health & Safety NVQ?

Many people wonder how they actually progress their career in health and safety. Becoming a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) is the most popular way of demonstrating that you are capable and, above all, knowledgeable. CMIOSH status gives access to the widest range of work and the most rewarding jobs.

The entry starting level membership is Associate leading to Technical Membership.

Achieving the Level 3 Certificate in Health & safety is the equivalent of the NEBOSH Certificate; the academic route. This will allow entry as a Technical Member of IOSH (TechIOSH).

What if I’m new to IOSH?

To be recommended for Technical Member status, you should hold an accredited level 3 qualification and have a suitable amount of experience in health and safety, which is easily demonstrable with an NVQ portfolio. This will put you on your way to Graduate then Chartered status.

Why should I choose Cognitia as my training provider?

  • Easy to use E-portfolio system from Quals Direct. Click HERE to watch our YouTube Video.
    One to one video support calls / telephone calls.
  • Clear and concise assessment plans, showing you EXACTLY what you need to do to achieve your NVQ.
  • Experienced team of assessors and quality assurers – some of whom work as External Verifiers for Awarding Bodies.

What is this NVQ?

An NVQ Level 3 Certificate or Diploma is a work-based qualification suitable for those in a health and safety management role, which recognises a person’s competence using on the job performance for assessment, rather than relying on examinations. You will use an online system to help you with the process of putting together your portfolio and will be assisted by a named assessor throughout. This online system means you can enrol and undertake the qualification from anywhere in the world.

The main plus points are:

  • No formal examination
  • Flexible workplace study – earn while you learn
  • Continuous enrolment, start any time
  • Equivalent to an academic qualification

NVQ’s are:

Designed to be taken at a pace that suits your needs. Many learners take about six months to a year to complete. NVQ’s are outcome-based with no fixed learning programme, allowing flexibility of delivery to meet your individual needs. To earn a qualification, you must complete five mandatory units as well as two optional units.

Based on national standards for various occupations and these standards say what a competent person in a job could be expected to do. As you progress through the qualification, you compare your skills and knowledge with these standards as you learn, so you can see what you need to do to meet them.

How much does it cost?

£1000 plus VAT (£1200).

Spread the cost of these NVQ’s with our INTEREST FREE finance (subject to status).

The finance payments would be:

Deposit: £240. Then the choice of the following monthly payments:

  • 3 monthly payments of £320
  • 6 monthly payments of £160
  • 9 monthly payments of £107
  • 12 monthly payment of £80

We also offer a 50/50 option, where you pay 50% of the cost upfront and 50% upon completion/in 12 months (which ever comes first).

For this NVQ you will be allocated an assessor for 12 months, if you do not complete within this duration there maybe an additional fee.

When can I enrol?

At anytime!

Due to the nature of a NVQ being a work-based assessment, you just need to ensure that you are in a position in your current role to be able to collect the evidence required for your portfolio.

If you are happy that this is the route for you, then checkout here and select your chosen payment method to gain access to your portfolio and start your NVQ!

If you are enquiring on behalf of a company and they will be paying on a credit account, please select the ‘Apply for Credit Account’ option at the Checkout, we will then send an invoice. 

Select the 0% Interest Free Finance Option if you would like to apply for interest free credit via our partner Duologi, complete checkout and we will send you the finance application separately to complete. 

Select the 50/50 option if you would like this option, we will then be in touch for the first payment (note your NVQ will not be issued until second payment is made).

If you would like to speak to one of our experienced assessors, call 02921 675265 and we will be happy to call you back!


Call: 02921 675265

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