NVQ Level 5 Health and Safety Qualification

One of the biggest problems those wishing to acquire a health and safety qualification find is that they are unable to get the time off work in order to attend a classroom-based health and safety course. In this situation, some people are tempted to go down the e-learning route where they can do the course at home on their computer after work. Whilst this may seem tempting, the amount of information being taught in the course syllabus makes e-learning an extremely difficult way of taking a health and safety course. Without the presence of a course tutor and other delegates from which to ask questions and engage in discussions, a lot of information can be misunderstood, and staring at a computer screen for hours after already doing a hard day at work is far from an ideal way to learn, not to mention the numerous distractions at home such as television, children etc all contribute to a poor learning environment. We have lost count of the number of delegates who have spent a lot of money doing an e-learning course with another provider, found it unsuitable for their requirements, and then have to pay out again to attend a classroom course.


Health and Safety NVQ Programmes

Whilst classroom training is the best way to go, if you wish to obtain a health and safety qualification and really cannot get the time off work to attend a taught course, an alternative option would be to embark on a health and safety NVQ programme. Rather than taught subject matter which needs to be learnt and memorised, an NVQ qualification is based around the collection and presentation of evidence gathered whilst performing your day-to-day job role (which means the qualification can only be taken by those who are currently in a position of work where they influence the health and safety policy of their organisation).

Along with the Level 3 NVQ, we also offer the NVQ Level 5 Health and Safety qualification which is so comprehensive and respected that a number of universities will accept it as part of the entrance criteria for further health and safety studies such as MSc programmes.


Find Out More About an NVQ Level 5 in Health and Safety

To find out more information about the NVQs in health and safety that we offer, please click on the "Health and Safety NVQ" tab at the top of the page from where you can read more about the Level 3 and the Level 5 qualifications.

Accredited Health and Safety Training Courses

Use the links below to see the accredited health and safety training courses we offer from various health and safety awarding bodies, such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH Diploma, IOSH Managing Safely and the CITB SMSTS and SSSTS courses.


The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health

NEBOSH qualifications are some of the most recognised and respected health and safety qualifications in the world. There are a range of courses available, starting with the NEBOSH Awards which provide an excellent foundation in health and safety, the Certificates such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, right up to comprehensive NEBOSH Diploma qualifications like the NEBOSH National Diploma.

The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

IOSH is Europe's leading body for health and safety professionals. As an independent and not-for-profit organisation they aim to regulate and steer the profession, maintaining standards and providing impartial and authoritative guidance on health and safety issues. Their flagship course, the IOSH Managing Safely qualification, is one of the most popular health and safety courses available.

CITB/ConstructionSkills Construction Site Safety Courses

The CITB ConstructionSkills site management SMSTS courses and the site supervisors SSSTS courses are designed to give the people and organisations involved in the construction industry the skills and knowledge that are necessary in order to survive and prosper in today's challenging economic environment, resulting in a safe, professional and fully-qualified UK construction industry.