Health and Safety NVQ Level 5 achieves a City & Guilds Level 5 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Awarding body

(City & Guilds)

City & Guilds
Workplace Visits 4 Minimum
Duration Up to 18 Months
HSE Regulation Compliance
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Read more
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Health and Safety NVQ Level 5 prices and availability are dependent upon location as training is delivered on clients' premises.

To receive a quotation, complete the Get-A-Quote form including a postcode and our sales staff will contact you with full details.

0800 773 4230

NVQ Level 3 Information

Who should complete this qualification

  • Managers
  • Health & Safety Practitioners

Entry requirements

Candidates must be working in a position responsible for implementing and evaluating Health & Safety policy and procedure.

Qualification syllabus

  • Develop and implement effective communication systems for health and safety information
  • Promote a positive health and safety culture
  • Develop and maintain individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters
  • Identify and control health and safety risks
  • Develop and implement pro active monitoring systems for health and safety
  • Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  • Develop and implement health and safety emergency response systems and procedures
  • Develop and implement health and safety review systems
  • Maintain knowledge of improvements to Influence health and safety practice
  • Develop and implement the health and safety policy
  • Continual assessment and support

Start time

The programme can commence at anytime, it is not fixed to the academic calendar.


Workplace Visits and E-Portfolio. Didac staff visit the workplace for review and support with evidence submitted using E-Portfolio.

Refresher training

The qualification is lifelong and does not need to be refreshed but CPD will need to be undertaken to maintain up-to-date practices.

Qualification Description

Qualification Description

Level 5 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety is a diploma qualification aimed at senior management who write and implement policy and procedure, though the course remains suitable for supervisors, managers or consultants looking to improve their knowledge and skills.

The overriding subject of the Level 5 NVQ  Health and Safety course is that of procedural development and implementation in order to prevent and respond to matters of Health and Safety. Candidates learn systems to review and evaluate the effectiveness of policy, indentifying areas for change or improvement.

NVQ Health and Safety training includes communication of systems to staff at all levels of the organisation, ensuring access to health and safety information relevant to the organisation. The actions of the Health and Safety NVQ training candidate should enable individuals in the workplace to take responsibility for their own health and safety.

Level 5 NVQ Health and Safety training courses help employers understand their obligations. Training advises on how to remain up to date with current legislation and regulations which could be through membership of an external organisation such as an occupational Health and Safety group.

Pro active Health and Safety is accident prevention. Reactive on the contrary is the response to an issue of Health and Safety, being prepared in the case of an accident or emergency or any other Health and Safety situation. The Level 5 Diploma in Health and Safety prepares candidates for this responsibility and completion of training requires candidates to demonstrate their competency in this area among others.

Training Locations

On-site Health and Safety NVQ Level 5, UK wide

Didac deliver on-site Health and Safety NVQ Level 5 qualifications and other training courses to any location across the UK.

Some recent on-site training locations include:

  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Dorset
  • Gloucester
  • Hampshire
  • Kent
  • Leicester
  • Lincoln
  • London
  • Newport
  • Nottingham
  • Portsmouth
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Swindon
  • Yorkshire

Overseas Work

Didac will always consider work overseas, including volatile regions and territories.

Contact us about our overseas work policy.