OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is an internationally acknowledged qualification developed to cater to working professionals seeking senior roles in occupational health and safety to manage health and safety practices.

Successful participants of this qualification become qualified professionals for the Certified level of membership CertIOSH.

Entry Requirements

Below are the entry requirements for the learners of the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

  • Suitable qualifications such as NQF/QCF/RQF Level 5 Award or Diploma or any equal qualification
  • 3+ years of working experience is recommended for those without any formal qualification.
  • Should be 18+ years old while starting this qualification

Units Covered

  • Health and Safety Management Principles and Policy (8 Credits)

  • Health and Safety Management Practice (10 Credits)
  • Risk and Incident Management (8 Credits)
  • Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture (6 Credits)

  • Maintaining a Safe Workplace Environment (12 Credits)
  • Health and Safety Law, Regulation and Influence (8 Credits)

  • Development of the Health and Safety Practioner (8 Credits)


    Various Qualifications fulfilling the above requirement:

    • British Safety Council Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
    • British Safety Council International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
    • NCFE IOSH Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business
    • NCRQ Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health and Safety
    • NEBOSH National / International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety


    OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 6 equal the skills, knowledge and proficiency which are academically evaluated in equivalent to:

    • Bachelor’s Degrees with Honours
    • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
    • Graduate Diplomas
    • Graduate Certificates


    Individuals successfully finishing this qualification can acquire the knowledge, expertise and potential for diverse career roles in occupational health and safety.

    This qualification has its approval and regulation from the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) which represents that the participants possess direct entry into suitable Master’s degree programmes in a range of UK/USA/Canada universities and progress their growth to OTHM Level 7. After this, the learners can accelerate their learning journey with a university to a dissertation stage and attain the Master’s Degree.


    Learners who successfully complete this Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety are entitled to the Certified level of membership CertIOSH.

    The eligible learners can start their professional growth and have to provide proof that validates their knowledge and capabilities in a skills development portfolio (IPD). During the conclusion of this stage, the learners are qualified for Chartered membership of IOSH (CMIOSH).

    Assessment and Verification

    All course modules are externally assessed by the OTHM and internal evaluation is done by the center. The criteria-referenced qualifications are derived based on the specific learning outcomes.

    Learners should submit proof indicating that they have met the mentioned assessment criteria and learning outcomes. The Judgement is provided by the Assessor which represents the successful course completion of the learners as per the assessment criteria.

    An audit trail given by the Assessor will show how the achievement of learners is arrived at.


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