Our NVQ courses are designed to provide managers, supervisors, and senior safety practitioners with a degree-level qualification through practical study.

ProQual are the Awarding Body for NVQ Diplomas. They are recognised and approved by Ofqual to develop and award qualifications. 

What are NVQ Diplomas in Health & Safety? 

NVQs are a premier vocational qualifications and a great alternative to academic study. Students compile a portfolio during the course, using evidence-based learning from their workplace to demonstrate knowledge and expertise. 

NVQ Diplomas are suitable for health & safety professionals who already have a few years’ experience in the industry. Candidates are likely to have gained a level 3 health & safety qualification prior to studying the Diploma, such as a NEBOSH Certificate. 

All our NVQ courses are work-based and completed via distance learning. There are no formal, written exams, as the course is assessed via a portfolio of work. Candidates are assigned a dedicated course manager, who will support you and provide feedback throughout your course.   

The NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Health & Safety is usually completed in 12 – 18 months, with a recommended total of approximately 1,000 hours of study. 

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Why choose an NVQ course from Phoenix?

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5 Star Service

We're rated 5 stars on Trustpilot with over 1800 reviews! When you choose Phoenix, you can be confident you'll get exceptional service and quality in every aspect of your course.

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We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety. Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise, experience and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience.

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Student Support

Our team of NVQ Assessors are here to support you every step of the way on your Diploma journey, providing feedback on your work and advice to get your work to Level 6 standard.

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ProQual Approved Training Provider

We're also an Approved Training Provider for ProQual, the Awarding Body for NVQ qualifications. They recognise that we deliver the qualification to the high standards they expect, providing fantastic learning experiences.

Popular NVQ FAQ's

How long does it take to complete the NVQ Level 6?

On average, it takes delegates between 12 and 18 months to complete the NVQ Level 6. However, some candidates manage to complete within a year, while others take longer than 18 months. Additional support can be purchased should you require more time to complete your qualification.

Are there any NVQ Level 6 equivalent courses?

If you prefer a more academic approach to achieving a degree-level Health and Safety qualification, the NEBOSH National Diploma is the best alternative to NVQ Level 6.

What's the difference between the Level 5 and Level 6 NVQ?

The NVQ Level 5, which we no longer offer, is the equivalent of a foundation degree. The NVQ Level 6 is a higher qualification, equivalent to a full bachelor’s degree and the NEBOSH National Diploma. Due to its slightly more stringent requirements, many international employers prefer NVQ Level 6.

When will I get my NVQ Results?

You will receive a pass or fail result once each unit is moderated. However, your Phoenix assessor won’t send off a unit unless it’s going to pass the course unit criteria.

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