Occupational health and safety practice qualification overview

The Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice allows learners to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise. This qualification is recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) for Graduate Member (Grad IOSH). As an IOSH Graduate Member, you can use the letters Grad IOSH after your name. All Graduates are required to maintain a CPD record.

On achievement of the qualification learners will have developed the level of competence which will enable them to perform consistently, reliably and productively in their work role, and make a positive contribution to their employment.

This qualification will support progression of learners to:

  • increased responsibility or promotion at work
  • level 6 occupational/vocational qualifications in occupational health and safety
  • senior technical, management or director roles

OAL Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice – 601/1276/2

The Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice allows learners to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.  This qualification covers areas such as promoting a positive health and safety culture, effective communication systems and policy for health and safety information, developing and maintaining individual and organisational competence as well as controlling risks and reviewing proactive and reactive monitoring systems for health and safety. It also covers developing and implementing emergency response, reviewing systems and procedures, and influencing and keeping pace with improvements in health and safety practice.

This qualification is recognised by IOSH for Graduate Member (Grad IOSH).  As a Graduate Member, you can use the letters Grad IOSH after your name.

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for individuals who have achieved the OAL Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety and individuals who are currently in employment as health and safety officers and who wish to obtain a formal qualification.

Assessment

The qualification must be assessed using at least one of the following assessment methods:

  • Coursework
  • E-assessment
  • Portfolio of evidence

Learners are required to achieve all learning outcomes within units of assessment.

All assessment is subject to internal quality assurance within approved centres providing this qualification.

External quality assurance of assessment and internal quality assurance within approved centres is provided by OAL.

This qualification is graded: fail, pass