Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management


The level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is a qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals. It is aimed at learners who are responsible for developing and applying health and safety procedures day-to-day in an organisation. They are likely to be managers looking to improve their knowledge and skills. The Diploma is designed to provide learners with the expertise required to undertake a career as a health and safety practitioner and it also provides a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study.

We hope that learners take the opportunity to learn a great deal from this programme that will provide relevant new skills and knowledge. It is envisaged that this programme will encourage both academic and professional development so that learners move forward to realise not just their own potential but also that of organisations across the industry.


The rationale of the programme is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their practice capabilities within the health and safety sector. The expected outcome of the Diploma, which is the achievement of a recognised UK qualification, is for learners to develop the skills required by organisations and the industry globally.  This qualification will:

  • prepare learners for employment; and
  • support a range of roles in the workplace.

This qualification is suitable for part-time learners in the workplace but is equally appropriate for full-time learners who can also participate in formal work placements or part-time employment. Learners can progress into or within employment in the health and safety sector.


The qualification has been accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and each qualification unit has its own unique Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN). This number will appear on the learner’s final certification document. Each unit with the qualification has its own RQF code. The QAN for this qualification is as follows:

Qualifi Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management – 603/5226/7


The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the qualifications will be through centre interview and learners will be expected to hold the following:

In certain circumstances, students with considerable experience but no formal Qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.


The Qualifi Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management comprises four units in total. All units are mandatory, and all units cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes.

Unit ReferenceMandatory UnitsLevelTQTGLHCredits
OHS601Principles of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management and Regulation61004410
OHS602Occupational Health and Safety in Organisations61004410
OHS603Risk Management and Control in Occupational Health and Safety61004410
OHS604Working with Hazards and Emergencies in Occupational Health and Safety61505815

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