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OTHM Level 6

Certificate in in Occupational Health and Safety

Qualification number: 603/5002/7

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Course overview

The Level 6 qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety are developed to provide learners who have, or are looking to develop into, a senior role in an organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice. Learners will gain the skills and knowledge to understand the legal and regulatory background to occupational health and safety policy, to be able to assess policies, as well as to recommend and implement policy changes. Learners will develop knowledge and skills relevant to putting policy into practice, utilizing management systems, resources, risk and incident management, leadership, management and skills development.


Qualification structure
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

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)

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)







Awarding Institution










Enrol anytime


12-16 weeks






Online / Distance Learning / Part Time


Manchester, UK


£950+VAT for online learning

£3250 for Classroom-based learning

and / or under student visa route.

The intakes generally are in the 1st and 3rd week of every month, but you can join anytime

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF certificate or diploma or equivalent recognised qualification that covers the following basic concepts within Occupational Health & Safety:
    o Science and Technology
    o Legal and regulatory systems                                             o Workplace safety and health
    o Definitions of risk and risk management principles    o Principles and theories of safety and health management
    o Occupational health and hygiene                                     o Occupational psychology
    o Information technology, literacy and numeracy            
    Qualifications that fulfil this requirement include:
    o British Safety Council Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health    o British Safety Council International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
    o NCFE IOSH Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business        o NCRQ Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health and Safety
    o NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

  • Mature learners (over 21) with practical experience at least 2 years
    Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
    IELTS 5.5 or equivalent qualification is preferred but not essential.

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