IOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health Leadership and Management
Take the next step in your career with this business-focused, degree-level qualification
The IOSH Level 6 Diploma is designed for a new generation of occupational health and safety professionals. You’ll gain the skills needed to make an impact at all levels of your organisation, wherever it operates around the world. If you’re an ambitious professional working towards these types of responsibilities, this qualification can help you achieve your career goals.
This qualification is suitable if you manage occupational safety and health (OSH) policy, procedures and practice, or you're a member of a senior leadership team or report directly to senior leaders.
You must be aged 19 or above and:
- have a Level 3 OSH qualification, or
- have a minimum of two years' relevant OSH experience
- are an active IOSH member (all grades qualify)
- meet our English criteria, which you can review during the sign-up process.
What you will learn
You'll learn the skills and knowledge needed to lead on the development of health, safety and wellbeing within workplaces. The focus is on the application of best practice in occupational safety and health to improve business performance.
The IOSH Level 6 Diploma consists of three units.
- Advanced OSH management principles in organisations.
- OSH integration within an organisation.
- Leading and influencing in OSH.
You'll be assessed through three assignments that include a combination of reports and presentations. Tasks are based on your current workplace. This means you and your employer will benefit from your work on the Diploma straight away.
If you don't have a current workplace, it may be possible to base these tasks on a volunteer role or place of study, such as a college or university. Please talk to our customer service team to find out more.
Your membership journey
This provides learners with additional professional recognition of their learning experience and ongoing commitment to effective leadership, inspiring others to achieve excellence.
IOSH as an awarding organisation
IOSH is recognised as an awarding organisation (AO) in England by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual). The AO is a part of the IOSH charity but is managed and administered by a separate team to further IOSH's charitable objects. It is responsible for:
- designing, developing and awarding its regulated qualifications
- accrediting study centres to deliver its qualifications.
Coming soon – paper certificates
You'll soon be able to request a paper version of your certificate. We'll publish details of how to order one when this service is available.
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