Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management


Level 6 course is the perfect choice if you’re in a senior position and wish to gain a degree-level qualification while continuing to hold a demanding role.  

We expect candidates who apply for the diploma to be in a senior job role and to have already earned a Level 3 qualification, such as the NEBOSH National General Certificate. Candidates must also have several years of experience before starting the Level 6 Diploma.  

Many candidates pursue Level 6 with the help of employer sponsorship, allowing them to finance their qualification and benefiting the company through increased health and safety expertise. 


Course Overview

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.

  • Principles of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management and Regulation
  • Occupational Health and Safety in Organisations
  • Risk Management and Control in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Working with Hazards and Emergencies in Occupational Health and Safety
Entry Requirements
  • A minimum of a Level 5 qualification in a related sector or;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ work experience which demonstrates current and relevant industry
  • 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.
Progression routes:

Level 7 Diploma or directly into employment in an associated profession or

Direct entry to advance level of bachelor in relevent degree programme.