Level 3 Technical Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
The OTHM Level 3 Technical Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is designed to empower learners with a comprehensive understanding of health and safety practices in a professional setting.
This course offers valuable insights into effectively managing workplace issues, addressing key areas integral to roles in health and safety. It equips learners with practical knowledge and skills necessary for success in this field.
Formal entry requirements are not mandatory for this qualification. Nevertheless, it is crucial for learners to possess the ability to comprehend and express the concepts outlined in the syllabus using the language in which the course will be delivered and assessed. While not obligatory, having a basic understanding of health and safety in the workplace would be beneficial.
- To begin the course, the learners should be 16 years or older.
OTHM Level 3 Technical Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety consist of 3 units
- Health and Safety Principles in the Working Environment (10 credits)
- Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Working Environment (14 credits)
- Principles of Risk and Incident Management in the Working Environment (10 credits)
Is this qualification equivalent to a degree?
OTHM Level 3 qualifications embody practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competencies that, in academic terms, are deemed equivalent to the level of study of GCE AS/A Level.
Progression after completing the qualification
Learners who successfully complete the OTHM Level 3 Technical Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety can aim to advance to the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety with relevant experience.
Moreover, learners will be presented with the opportunity to further advance to the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management with a suitable qualification, and subsequently pursue an MSc qualification.
Those who successfully complete the qualification will qualify to apply for Affiliate/Technical (TechIOSH) membership.
This certification is well-suited for individuals aspiring to pursue roles in health and safety across diverse sectors, offering the practical knowledge and skills demanded by organizations and employers.
What is the assessment and verification method?
All units within this qualification undergo an internal assessment by the centre and external verification by OTHM. These qualifications follow a criterion-referenced approach, assessing the fulfilment of specified learning outcomes.
To attain a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must furnish evidence demonstrating the fulfilment of all learning outcomes and adherence to the standards outlined by the assessment criteria. The Assessor is responsible for determining that learners have successfully met the assessment criteria.
The Assessor is expected to provide an audit trail, outlining the process by which the judgment of the learners’ overall achievement was reached.