Qualification number (QN): 610/0888/6
The OAL Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides essential occupational health and safety knowledge and skills, from conducting risk assessments to introducing procedures and promoting a culture of health and safety in the workplace for those who are responsible for or looking to start a career in health and safety in an organisation in any industry.The OAL Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety will develop the knowledge and competence for those who wish to develop skills and knowledge in the application of occupational health and safety good practice within the workplace.
On achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to ensure that their own actions in the workplace will reduce risks to health and safety. They will be able to develop and monitor procedures to safely control operations at work and promote a positive health and safety culture. They will be able to carry out a health and safety risk assessment in the workplace and investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and complaints at work as well as supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace.
Qualification objectives are meeting relevant programmes of learning, supporting a role in the workplace.
Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is designed for learners who have an element of responsibility for health and safety within their role in the workplace.
There are no formal entry requirements for learners selecting this qualification. However learners must be working in occupational health and safety to be able to achieve this qualification and
centres must ensure that learners have the potential and opportunity to achieve the qualification successfully. This qualification is not approved for use by learners under the age of 16 years and OAL cannot accept any registrations for learners in this age group.
This qualification will support progression of learners to:
•Increased responsibility or promotion at work
•Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
This qualification is assessed using the following assessment methods:
•Portfolio of evidence
The portfolio of evidence may consist of various types of assessment evidence including work- based projects, observation of learner performance, question and answer, written records, assignments, projects etc. The portfolio is internally set and marked and Quality Assured by OAL. A portfolio mapping document is available for approved centres to download from the OAL portal. Learners are required to achieve all learning outcomes and assessment criteria within the seven units of assessment. All assessment criteria must be assessed and achieved by learners.
Knowledge outcomes must be assessed using methods to meet the needs of learners this may include responses to oral or written questioning or the use of assignments or tests.
All assessments are 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 not graded, successful leaners will achieve a pass.
Qualification title: OAL Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
Qualification number (QN): 610/0888/6 Total Qualification Time (TQT): 335
Total qualification credits: 34 Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 174
All units are mandatory, learners must achieve 34 credits from the 7 units.
Manage own actions to reduce risks to health and safety
Developing procedures to safely control work operations
Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
Promote a positive health and safety culture
Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of a workplace
Investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and complaints at work
Supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace
Qualification support endorsement and mapping
This qualification is supported by a number of Further Education Colleges and Independent
Providers of post-16yrs training and education.
This qualification is made up of 7 mandatory units of assessment.
All units are allocated a credit value which provides an indication of the size of the units in terms of total qualification time (TQT), 1 credit = 10 TQT.
All units have been assigned Total Qualification Time (TQT) and Guided Learning Hours (GLH): GLH is the average estimated time that a learner will spend under the direct supervision of the tutor /trainer and includes invigilated and practical assessments.
TQT is: the average time a learner will spend carrying out unsupervised leaning activities such as assignments, course work etc. PLUS the GLH.
Achievement of the required 7 units will mean the qualification has been completed and will be subject to approval of a claim for certification. OAL will issue a certificate complete with the learner’s name, the qualification title, the credits achieved, and the grade awarded.
Centres must ensure they understand all qualification requirements prior to the registration of learners and prior to carrying out assessment of learners. Assessment of learners must not take place prior to the registration date of the learner with OAL.
Centres must retain copies of learner’s assessment records for at least three years after certification. Registration and certification fees may be subject to change. Centres should be fully aware of registration and certification end dates to ensure learners are not disadvantaged.