BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL

BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL

BSC (British Safety Council) one of the leading Health & Safety Organisations

The Level 6 Diploma is a degree-level qualification for health and safety professionals wishing to progress their careers. Holders of the Level 6 Diploma can apply for graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH).

Diploma course has been designed by a team of experts from health and safety, and education. The focus is on practical health and safety management that can be applied in your workplace and intensive examination preparation.

UNIT1: Principles of Health & Safety Management

Unit 1A – Fundamentals of Health and Safety Management

Unit 1B – Applied Health and Safety Management

UNIT2: Safeguarding people’s health in the workplace

Unit 2A – Occupational Health

Unit 2B – Risks to Health at Work

UNIT3: Promoting a positive Health & Safety Culture in the workplace

Unit 3A – Developing a Positive Health and Safety Culture

Unit 3B – Developing the Business Case for Health and Safety Examination

30 Days

The Level 6 Diploma comprises of three mandatory units each assessed individually via two written examinations and two workplace-based assignments.

Unit 1 - Principles of Health and Safety Management

Assessed by a 3-hours of written examination in two parts. Part A comprises one compulsory, stimulus-based question relating to a fictitious workplace and questions centred on risk management. Part B comprises eight compulsory short-answer questions.

Unit 2 - Safeguarding People’s Health in the Workplace

Assessed by a 2½-hours of written examination and an assignment (5000 words) based on an occupational health hazard in the candidate’s workplace. The examination comprises ten compulsory short-answer questions.

Unit 3 - Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture in the Workplace

Assessed by an assignment involving an assessment (10,000 words) of the health and safety culture in the candidate’s workplace, preparation of a strategy for improving that culture and a business case to support the strategy.

  • At the end of the training, the candidate should be able to:
  • Understand the need for managing health and safety at work.
  • Understand how the law relating to health and safety at work is developed and applied.
  • Understand how to develop and implement a health and safety management system
  • Understand how to identify and evaluate hazards and risks associated with workplace activities.
  • Understand how to develop and implement control strategies for managing health and safety risks at work.
  • Know how to report and investigate health and safety incidents at work
  • Understand how to reduce the impact of workplace activities on the environment.
  • Understand how occupational health hazards affect people.
  • Know the current statutory requirements for occupational health.
  • Understand how to identify and evaluate occupational health hazards and risks.
  • Understand how to develop and implement control strategies for managing occupational health risks.
  • Understand the importance of promoting a positive health and safety culture within an organisation.
  • Be able to assess the existing health and safety culture of an organisation. Understand the factors that influence staff behaviour Know how to develop a strategy for improving the health and safety culture of an organisation
  • Be able to develop and present a business case for improving the health and safety culture of an organisation.

Successfully completing the International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health leads to Graduate Membership of IOSH. This is the first step to becoming a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner as a Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH)