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City & Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Health and Safety 3654-06

City & Guilds NVQ/SVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

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There are a variety of health and safety nvqs out there, but the City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (3654-06) introduced in August 2016 is the most suitable NVQ safety course for those Supervisors, Managers and Consultants and other specialists with specific responsibilities for the health, safety and welfare of others in the organisation. As a family business training since 2004, SVT Ltd are highly experienced and understand which courses are best designed for online learning where candidates are training in the workplace. The candidate for this course will have a significant degree of authority and autonomy and be in a position to influence policies and procedures in their organisation, take a leadership role and promote good health and safety practice and to implement changes relating to health and safety.

The candidate will report to, or be part of the senior management team and they will be aware of cost implications and budgetary controls and may be budget holders, before commencing online safety courses.

To achieve the full NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification, a candidate must demonstrate their competency, knowledge and understanding by completing the eleven mandatory units. This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the health and safety sector through our Distance Learning Portal meaning you can earn your qualification in level 5 safety online.

City & Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Health and Safety

When taking your Health and Safety training online there are modular units you must successfully complete in order to achieve your NVQ occupational health and safety qualification.

Mandatory NVQ Units (3654-06)

Unit Code Unit Title

Unit 402 Develop and implement effective communication systems for information health and safety

Unit 510 Promote a positive health and safety culture

Unit 511 Develop and Maintain individual and organisational competence in health and Safety Matters

Unit 512 Control health and safety risks

Unit 513 Develop and implement proactive monitoring systems for health and safety

Unit 514 Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for health and safety

Unit 515 Develop and implement health and safety emergency response systems and Procedures

Unit 516 Develop and implement health and safety review systems

Unit 517 Develop and implement a health and safety audit

Unit 518 Behavioural safety in the workplace

Unit 610 Develop and implement the Health and Safety policy

Unit 611 Professional development and ethics in Health and Safety Management. (GradIOSH unit) - See IOSH Below 


As part of the new NVQ standards providers must conduct an observation on the candidates work place. There are cost implications for these as follows:

Zone 1 - Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Tyne Side and London would be £100.00+VAT 

Zone 2 - Norfolk, Surrey, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Sommerset, Suffolk for example would be £200.00+VAT

Zone 3 - Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland would be £300.00+VAT 

Zone 4 - Northern Ireland £495.00+VAT 

Prices for the UAE are £200.00 and Qatar £250.00

Observations can be paid at time of booking or at a later date.

Optional Units

There are additional optional units should you wish to complete these for CPD purposes. Units 519,520,521, 522, 523 and 611. Please click here for details There will also be a observation fee should you choose the 6 options units. The cost depends and location. Please ask an advisor for further details, 


The cost of the course is £1495.00+VAT (VAT UK Only) Should you wish to pay in full by card you will get the rate of £1346.00+VAT. Use code PIF10 or call +44 (0)1472 240112. Interest free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no checks. 

Course Format

The learning material is provided electronically with a guidebook and assessment plan. The assessment team will monitor your progress to offer you support and guidance throughout your course. Their is no cap on the supoort and you can call or email your assessor as often as you wish. 


Assessment for the NVQ Level 5 Health and Safety Diploma is by production of a personal portfolio demonstrating understanding and application of the standards at this level; this is greatly simplified by our eLearning platform, where evidence can be electronically submitted toward your health safety NVQ. An onsite observation will take place typically 3/4 of the way through your course. 30% of the course is done under professional recorded discussion. 

NVQ Qualification Duration

2 Years access (Average completion time 6 - 12 months) - Please see below IOSH for details. 

Membership to Professional bodies


Candidates may apply to the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management for membership at Associate level


Candidates will receive unit 611 (IOSH) included in the course as standard. You can complete all the units except unit 611 in 6 months typically with hard work and apply for GradIOSH. If you are successful we advise that you continue to working on unit 611 to use for your future application to CMIOSH (Chartered IOSH Status) Regardless once you have completed the unit 611 your will be guaranteed GradIOSH Status. Please call us for details +44(0) 1472 240112

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SVT deliver these courses internationally with Students as far as Australia. We have offices in the UAE as well as the UK. SVT have perfected the delivery of our NVQ's. We have been providing Vocational courses for 20 years. 

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