Upgrade to Level 6 NVQ Occupational Health & Safety Practice

Upgrade to Level 6 NVQ Occupational Health & Safety Practice

Who is this Course For?

The Upgrade to Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice is aimed at professionals who already hold a Level 4/5 H&S NVQ, and who are in a H&0S role, or where Health and Safety takes up a major part (at least 50%) of their role and responsibility.

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There is a “mini portfolio” to be completed made up of CPD requirements. The new Level 6 NVQ Diploma Occupational Health & Safety Practice from ProQual Awarding Body is now at the same level as NEBOSH Diploma and other Health & Safety Diplomas. If you are already maintaining CPD with IOSH or IIRSM, most of this evidence will already be available.

Are you CIMOSH?

If you have NOT achieved your Chartered Membership, we will mentor you FREE OF CHARGE when you enrol for your upgrade.

Core Exercises

The new CPD learning outcomes needed are as follows:
a) an ongoing evaluation of their personal competence
b) reflective commentaries on CPD activities
c) setting and prioritising realistic goals for professional development
d) applying professional ethics in practice – reflective account along with evidence to support (applying the IOSH code, for example)
e) an appreciation of diversity and inclusivity in workplaces – reflective account on how you have applied this, with evidence to support appreciation, in practice
f) sharing personal experiences in professional debate and discussion – reflective account with evidence to support sharing
Full guidance is provide on how to achieve the additional outcomes.


There is NO EXAMINATION. It is not a course, like NEBOSH Diploma, for example.

Although this is an upgrade it is still an NVQ, all our NVQs are internally and externally assessed by Awarding Organisation. All work/evidence will be submitted through our e-portfolio system where it will get quality checked by your designated tutor before being sent off to be assessed.

What are the next steps?

Forward a copy of your NVQ Level 4 / 5 to services@cognitia.co.uk for checking, we will then be in touch to arrange payment.

If you have any questions, please complete the online contact form and we will call you back, or call us on 02921 675265.

Am I Suitable?

If you already hold a copy of the Level 4/5 NVQ in Occupational H&S Practice and are in a H&S role you maybe eligible to complete this NVQ upgrade.

[We reserve the right to contact the awarding body to authenticate, if required]

What Will I Get?

  • Video guides on how to complete the new outcomes.
  • Guidance on how to submit your work to your assessor, quickly and easily, using our online e-portfolio.
  • Experienced assessors who have also completed this upgrade.

Call: +44 (0) 2921 675 265

Email: services@cognitia.co.uk

148a Aberrhondda Road, Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff, ​CF39 0BA

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm