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