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National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ’s)

Each of our Assessors and Mentors will work with you to find the best approach for your NVQ portfolio compilation. We promise that your involvement with us will be a beneficial one – we may not be the cheapest NVQ provider on the market, but we sincerely think we are the best – with our unique format workbook, friendly assessors and provision of study aids, you’ll find the combination hard to beat!

What’s more we don’t take short cuts. We will come to your workplace to observe you as per the NVQ requirements and we will assist you with your portfolio build on a one to one basis if you need personal assistance. If this can’t be done then we will loan you a digital recorder for your workplace observations and discussion and also issue learners with a supporting text book. For the L3 certificate we issue the Ferret & Hughes Introduction to Health and Safety at Work and for the L5 diploma we issue the IOSH book Health and Safety Risk Management by Dr Tony Boyle.

SHE Knows also seek to drive the cost of your career development down. We may be able to do this for you in a variety of ways.

  1. By providing distance packages for candidates wishing to self study not requiring the Assessor to visit outside of the induction visit. We also utilise skype for face to face discussions and evidence collection.
  2. We also utilise skype for face to face discussions and a free dropbox for your evidence collection.

Assessors are approved/accredited by City and Guilds (C&G). Assessors are either Chartered Members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) or are working towards this status.

NVQs in Health and Safety

NVQs are achieved in your workplace, whereby you will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence as listed in our workbook. SHE Knows offers NVQs in Occupational Health and Safety the level 3 Certificate and the Level 5 Diploma.

National Vocational Qualifications are work based and involve no exams

We issue our candidates with a workbook that provides a route map, taking you through your NVQ step by step. Evidence requirements are specified in a checklist format, and all cross referencing is done for you. The Level 5 Diploma is fully recognised by the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) as a route to corporate membership. On successful completion of the NVQ portfolio, candidates can initiate their application to IOSH to become a Graduate Member (Grad.IOSH).

NVQ Level 3 holds the same status and respect as the NEBOSH (International) General Certificate. Students studying for NVQ Level 3 ideally should have undertaken the IOSH Managing Safely Certificate and be undertaking a supporting H&S role within your organisation.

NVQ Level 5 – Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

This Level 5 Diploma has replaced the old NVQ Level 4. The NVQs have become increasingly popular within the safety industry. A salary survey in 2010 identified that NVQ holders earned more than the NEBOSH Diploma holders, proving that competence in the workplace is essential to the job selection process.

The new NVQ 5 is on a par with the NEBOSH Diploma level 6. IOSH holds both qualifications at entrance level for Grad.IOSH membership providing you undertake and complete the optional unit 611 – Professional development in ethics and H&S management. Students studying for Level 5 Diploma ideally should have undertaken a Level 3 or 4 H&S qualification (such as the NEBOSH International Certificate, NVQ level 3 in Health and Safety or Certificate in Environmental Health (CIEH) L4 in H&S) and be undertaking a substantial H&S role within the organisation