Level 6 Diploma Occupational Health & Safety Practice

Am I suitable for this Level 6 NVQ Health & Safety Diploma?

This Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice is aimed at learners who are in a health & safety role, or where health & safety takes up a major part (at least 50%) of their role and responsibility.

What is this Level 6 NVQ Health & Safety Diploma?

The Level 6 NVQ Health & Safety Diploma is an assessment of your existing KNOWLEDGE and PERFORMANCE. There is NO EXAMINATION.

It is not a course, like NEBOSH Diploma, for example.

Recognised route to Graduate Membership of IOSH, now at Level 6, the same as a degree, or other recognised diplomas, such as NEBOSH and NCRQ. The Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice has been updated with the NEW Level 6.

Have a look at our attachment here – showing how to progress to CMIOSH via the NVQ Route.

  • Flexible online assessment – send your work at any time
  • Easy to use online e-portfolio.
  • Guidance – no jargon– clear explanation on what work evidence you need to gather for your portfolio
  • Assessor support & assessment plan.

What are the units?

There are 10 mandatory units in this NVQ and the learner must achieve all of them to pass.

  1. Promote a positive health and safety culture
  2. Develop and implement the health and safety policy
  3. Develop and implement effective communication systems for health and safety information
  4. Develop and maintain individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters
  5. Identify, assess and control health and safety risks
  6. Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  7. Develop and implement proactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  8. Develop and implement health and safety review systems
  9. Develop and implement health and safety emergency
  10. Maintain knowledge of improvements to influence health and safety practice

What will I get?

  • FREE MENTORING to CMIOSH once completed.
  • Recognised Level 6 NVQ Health & Safety Diploma qualification.
  • No requirement to sit any exams.
  • Flexibility & market leading support – you can submit work at anytime.

How much does it cost?

£1400 plus VAT (£1680).

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

The finance payments are:

Deposit: £336, then the choice of monthly payments:

  • 3 monthly payments of £448
  • 6 monthly payments of £224
  • 9 monthly payments of £150
  • 12 monthly payments of £112

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 24 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!

What do our past learners have to say?

“I would fully recommend Cognitia if you are considering undertaking the NVQ Level 6 in Occupational Health and Safety. After undertaking this course I felt that the team fully supported me in achieving my learning goals, by effectively coaching and mentoring me when I required it. The support given throughout was second to none. I look forward to continuing on my CPD journey with Congnitia in the future. A big thank you to all the team!”

James Brown, CMIOSH


“Great training provider, I completed my ProQual L6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with them. Their E Portfolio and evidence software is simple to follow and with the added support of the assessor made the whole process a stress free operation. Highly recommended if you are looking at doing any form of online qualification”

Karl Petre


“I completed my NVQ Level 6 diploma in occupational health and safety with Cognitia and it was fantastic. This being my first experience of the NVQ style of qualification, I was a little overwhelmed to begin with but thanks to a great assessor and support when I needed it, Cognitia made the NVQ a great experience. Would highly recommend learning with Cognitia. I was so impressed, with the level of service that, after completing the qualification, an opportunity came up and I joined the company!!!”

Sam Tantum


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