SVQ Occupational Health & Safety Practice at SCQF Level 9

Course Code: GK52 24
SQA Level: 4
SCQF Level: 9
Mode of Study: Part time/in the workplace
Length of Study: Dependent on employment demands
Entry Requirements: Please see entry requirements page


The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. It lays down clear guidelines and duties for employers, contractors, managers, people in control at work, employees and the general public.

As employers put more resources and emphasis on health and safety, there is an increasing demand for suitably qualified personnel to supervise and manage the H&S practice within a company.

To achieve this qualification, candidates will have to demonstrate that they are able to assess health and safety risks, develop and promote safety control measures and monitor safety control measures are being carried out according to the company’s health and safety ambitions.

Candidates will be assessed to the industry recognised National Occupational Standards (NOS) that have been developed by the Sector Skills Council (SSC).

Pass Requirements

Complete 10 Mandatory Units

Programme Content

Mandatory Units

Promote a Positive Health and Safety Culture
Develop and Implement the Health and Safety Policy
Develop and Implement Effective Communication Systems for Health and Safety Information
Develop and Maintain Individual and Organisational Competence in Health and Safety Matters
Control Health and Safety Risks
Develop, Implement and Review Proactive Monitoring Systems for Health and Safety
Develop, Implement and Review Reactive Monitoring Systems for Health and Safety
Develop and Implement Health and Safety Emergency Response Systems and Procedures
Develop and Implement Health and Safety Review Systems
Influence and Keep Pace with Improvements in Health and Safety Practice