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Safety, health and environment (SHE) technician apprenticeship

The Level 3 Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Technician apprenticeship (delivered in England) allows you to get experience of working in safety and health, as well as a level 3 qualification. You will also be eligible for student membership

Entry requirements

  • Anyone aged 16 or above can apply and you do not need any work experience. 
  • Each employer offering this apprenticeship sets their own entry requirements. 
  • You’ll need at least GCSE grade C in Maths and English. Most employers will ask for five GCSEs at grade C or above. You can be working towards these when you apply. 
  • Being able to use a computer is also recommended.

What you will learn

By the end of the apprenticeship you’ll be able to:

  • present information or training in an assertive, engaging way
  • work in a team and lead by example within a team
  • assist in the development, management, implementation and monitoring of SHE management systems
  • assist and manage the investigation of accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses and other incidents
  • plan and put systems in place to manage change during an activity relevant to the working environment.


You’ll take assessments during the apprenticeship in this order.

  1. Exam using multiple-choice questions.
  2. Work project with a presentation and question-and-answer session.
  3. Professional discussion based on a portfolio of work.