OTHM Level Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

OTHM- INTERNATIONAL OHS DIPLOMA

Overview

Level 6 qualifications in occupational health and safety have been developed to provide learners who wish to develop or have a senior role in an organization to manage health and safety policy and practice. Learners will gain the skills and knowledge to understand the legal and regulatory background for occupational health and safety policy, to be able to assess policies, as well as to recommend and implement policy changes. Learners will develop relevant knowledge and skills to put policy into practice, use management systems, resources, risk and event management, leadership, management and skill development.

Individuals who successfully complete the diploma qualification will be eligible to apply for membership grade IOSH at the graduate level.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety qualification, learners must possess:

  1. Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF certificate or diploma or equivalent recognised qualification that covers the following basic concepts within Occupational Health & Safety:
    • Science and Technology
    • Legal and regulatory systems
    • Workplace safety and health
    • Definitions of risk and risk management principles
    • Principles and theories of safety and health management
    • Occupational health and hygiene
    • Occupational psychology
    • Information technology, literacy and numeracy
  2. Qualifications that fulfil this requirement include:
    • British Safety Council Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
    • British Safety Council International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
    • NCFE IOSH Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business
    • NCRQ Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health and Safety
    • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  3. Mature learners (over 21) with practical experience at least 2 years
  4. Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course

Equivalences

The OTHM qualification at RFQ level 6 represents practical knowledge, skills, qualifications and competencies that are evaluated at an equivalent level of academic degree with Honors, Bachelor Degree, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate. is. This is done as follows.

OTHM Level 6 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The Level 6 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety consists of 4 mandatory units for a combined total of 32 credits for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units:
  • Health and Safety Management Principles and Policy (8 credits)
  • Health and Safety Management Practice (10 credits)
  • Risk and Incident Management (8 credits)
  • Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture (6 credits)

OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety consists of 7 mandatory units for a combined total of 60 credits for the completed qualification.

  • Health and Safety Management Principles and Policy (8 credits)
  • Health and Safety Management Practice (10 credits)
  • Risk and Incident Management (8 credits)
  • Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture (6 credits)
  • Maintaining a Safe Workplace Environment (12 credits)
  • Health and Safety Law, Regulation and Influence (8 credits)
  • Development of the Health and Safety Practitioner (8 credits)

Duration and delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over 4 months approximately for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance and blended learning.

The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online by approved Centre’s only.

Assessment and Verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the center and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.

Progression

Successful completion of Level 6 Occupational Health and Safety qualifications provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be competent in a range of Occupational Health and Safety roles. Individuals who achieve the diploma qualification will be eligible to apply for Graduate level of membership Grad IOSH.

Those eligible for Graduate membership can then undertake a period of Initial Professional Development which will require students to provide evidence of their practice skills in a skills development portfolio (IPD). At the end of this period there will be a professional review interview. After successful completion of this IPD process students will then be eligible for Chartered membership of IOSH (CMIOSH)

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