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Why do I need to be in a suitable job role to take the NVQ Level 5 in Health and Safety?

A health and safety NVQ qualification is ideal for those who wish to achieve a formal health and safety qualification but do not have the time available to attend a classroom-based health and safety training course like the NEBOSH General Certificate (it is not recommended to take accredited qualifications in another format such as distance learning or online/e-learning - click here to read why not).

Unlike a training course, a health and safety NVQ does not teach any information to a delegate, but instead incorporates the collection of evidence as the means of achieving the qualification. This obviously means that those wishing to enrol will have to be in a suitable job role which allows them to gather such evidence. This is an issue which many people forget when they see an NVQ qualification advertised, as they like the fact that it can be completed around their workplace requirements and that there are no exams to take. But without being in a suitable job role it is simply not possible for them to take the NVQ Level 5 in Health and Safety or indeed any other NVQ qualification.

A suitable job role will be one in which the person has a direct responsibility for developing and implementing the health and safety policies of the organisation. Assessors will ensure that you are in a job which will enable you to collect the necessary portfolio of evidence for you to achieve the NVQ qualification before we take any money from you, which is in stark contrast to many other health and safety training providers out there.

Selected Courses

Please see below for a selection of health and safety courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH qualification, and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals.

The NEBOSH National Diploma provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an occupational health and safety practitioner.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General Certificate is one of the most popular and widely-held health and safety qualifications in the UK. It is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who require an understanding of general health and safety issues.

The NEBOSH General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, along with the identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The general content of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus means it is suitable and relevant for those working in virtually any industry, and is often used as a solid foundation for those going on to further study and specialising in a particular area such as construction site health and safety or fire safety.

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IOSH Managing Safely Course

The IOSH Managing Safely course is designed for managers and supervisors of organisations in virtually all industry sectors, in order to give them all they need to know to effectively manage health and safety in the workplace.

Recently updated, the new high impact programme covers key health and safety issues, and includes references to international case studies.

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CITB Site Management SMSTS Course

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is one of the most popular health and safety training courses, and is intended for construction site managers, project managers and senior supervisors, as well as proprietors of smaller companies.

Client-based personnel would also benefit from attending the SMSTS course.

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CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course

This course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site. It aims to provide a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental health and safety issues.

The course also allows delegates to identify their individual responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, what the employer's duties are and what should be done if they think anyone's health and safety is being put at risk.

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