Occupational Health and Safety Practice (3655)

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2021

This Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification is for learners who wish to demonstrate and develop their skills and knowledge in managing health and safety for the workplace. 

The qualification is ideal for those who have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice; either as a direct report to, or as part of, the senior management team.

iosh logoOur Level 3, 5 (3654) and new Level 6 (3655) Health and Safety qualifications are accredited by The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (“IOSH”) the world’s leading body for health and safety 
Professionals. This means that learners will be eligible to enrol with IOSH and IOSH Student Membership for the duration of their studies and, on successful completion, they will meet the academic requirements for Graduate membership. As IOSH is the only organisation in the world that offers Chartered Membership to health and safety practitioners, this can help members achieve the highest professional standards and gain international recognition.

The following categories apply to our qualifications:

Associate or Technical category (A/T)
Graduate category (G)

  • City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (A/T)
  • City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (G) Holders of this qualification must complete all mandatory units, including Unit 611 to be eligible for Graduate membership. Note: Learners that register for the City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice before the 31 August 2022 will be able to apply for Graduate member, those registering for the qualification after the 31 August 2022, will be eligible to apply for Associate/Technical membership.  
  • City & Guilds Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (G)

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Allows learners to develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in the occupational health and safety sector. The qualification is based on the National Occupational Standards developed by ProSkills UK and on current IOSH competencies for professional standards for safety and health at work.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Allows candidates to progress into employment, higher education, management qualifications,  or to qualifications offered by:

  • IOSH
  • NEBOSH

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

Centres currently offering the City & Guilds NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety (3654) have automatic approval to offer this qualification. To find all the resource requirements, download the handbooks from the centre documents section.


Level 6

Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (3655-06)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2024 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

  • Accreditation No: 603/7253/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2027 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2027 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Learning Assistant

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Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to walled-garden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form