IOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health Leadership and Management

The IOSH Level 6 Diploma offers a clear career pathway for OSH professionals looking to lead as business enablers, driving change in a new world of work.

About the IOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health Leadership and Management

The IOSH Level 6 Diploma is a global professional qualification, built on the IOSH competency framework. It offers a clear career pathway for OSH professionals looking to lead as business enablers, driving change in a new world of work. Registration is through IOSH Awarding Organisation.

This program is designed for ambitious occupational safety and health professionals who hold or aspire to assume responsibilities within their organisation. These responsibilities could involve overseeing safety and health policies, procedures, and practices, reporting to the senior leadership team. It is Ofqual regulated and approved by the Institute of Leadership.

Candidates will have access to our online system to help them with the process of putting together their portfolios and the qualification is assessed via work place assignments.

Business Safety Systems is widely accepted as one of the most successful NVQ/Diploma providers in the UK with over 1200 successful candidates. All our assessors and verifiers are members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and have experience in a wide range of working environments.

Knowledge and experience requirements

As a Health and Safety manager you will be expected to prove that you are operating a comprehensive Health and Safety management system that encompasses all aspects of your company’s undertakings and involves relevant employees at all levels. You must also prove that you possess the relevant underpinning Health and Safety knowledge to satisfy the required standards.

Candidates with limited knowledge, experience, or qualifications in the Health and Safety field may be suitable for this qualification. Suitable candidates should have the opportunity or potential to produce the required evidence and be willing to undertake further training. Interested candidates may seek advice from one of our qualified assessors regarding their suitability for this qualification.

Mandatory units – based around the IOSH competency framework

Unit 1

Advanced OSH management principles in organisations. Enabling learners to demonstrate advanced understanding of OSH legal frameworks and management principles, drawing from the Technical competencies, and assessing the ability to apply, develop and appraise different management approaches in the context of an organisation.

Unit 2

OSH integration within an organisation. Enabling learners to critically appraise OSH performance within an organisation. Demonstrate a wide appreciation of how internal and external factors can influence OSH decision making, drawing from the technical areas of culture and sustainability along with core business competencies.

Unit 3

Leading and influencing in OSH. Enabling learners to demonstrate understanding and the application of leadership skills that equip them to influence, challenge and drive change within OSH in an organisation, drawing from the behavioural and core competencies in the context of OSH.

Guided learning hours is 155 hours. Total qualification time 380 hours.

What is included?

  • All necessary assessments
  • Portfolio development and training on criteria requirements
  • Verification – internal and external Access to the unique on-line facility
  • Free access to T100 Essentials to provide working documents as part of the portfolio with supporting information.
  • Your initial IOSH membership purchased through IOSH will give you access to the Blue Print Resources – CPD and learning documents which support this qualification. You need to register with IOSH as a Member directly for this qualification. (At time of publishing the cost for this is £15)

Method of Learning

  • Study for the IOSH Level 6 Diploma can consist of one-to-one sessions or blended learning.
  • Group sessions will be held at our Stafford Office.
  • One-to-one sessions will be held in person or remotely on Microsoft Teams to suit the candidate’s requirements.

Apply for the IOSH Level 6 Diploma

If you’d like to take the first steps towards enrolling on the IOSH Level 6 Diploma, please register using the form below. 

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