A four-step guide to help you get licensed to deliver courses.
We have created a four-step guide to help you get licensed to deliver courses.
First you need to decide which safety and health training course(s) you want to become licensed to deliver.
You can either:
- buy one of our IOSH-produced training courses (like Leading Safely or Managing Safely),
- submit your own course for IOSH approval
- work with one of our training providers to deliver e-learning courses
Our Getting approval guides may help your decision-making, as you can find out more about the target audience, content, style and customer benefits of each IOSH training course. The guides will also explain the support available to you as one of our licensed training providers.
Getting approval to deliver:
Safety and Health for Business, level 3 qualification
All trainers who wish to deliver the training will need to be approved. You’ll be asked for details of their safety and health qualifications, training qualifications and experience on the application form. Trainer criteria differs from course to course, and is specifically to do with sector experience and level of IOSH membership. All members’ CPD must be in good standing.
All trainers of IOSH courses will need to:
- be a Technical member of IOSH
- have up to date CPD
- have an adult training qualification at level 3 on a regulated qualifications framework; OR have successfully completed the IOSH Train the Trainer course
- have two years substantial face-to-face training experience
Some specialist courses have different requirements, specifically to do with sector experience and level of IOSH membership. E-learning training providers will need to have at least one Technical Member of IOSH. See below the different requirements, additional to the above, for Environment for Business, Leading Safely, Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Site Managers and Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers.
Environment for Business:
- A level 3 (QCF) qualification in the environment sector or two years’ practical experience in the environment field
- To be an approved training organisation, you must have an IOSH member who works for your business. Your ‘nominated IOSH member’ must be a Chartered Member, and any trainer at least a Graduate Member of IOSH. Trainers must be able to provide evidence of their experience, knowledge and skills of working with, and training, a senior-level audience. They must have significant business leadership experience or a business qualification at level 5 or equivalent. Any information they provide to support their application will be verified – so by providing this information, trainers consent to us contacting third parties.
Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Site Managers:
- Have 3 years construction experience
Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers:
- Have 2 years construction experience
Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business
In order to be able to offer this new IOSH qualification, training providers must:
- already be accredited by an awarding organisation for the delivery of regulated qualifications
- be an existing IOSH Training Provider, delivering Managing Safely
- have an Internal Quality Assurer (IQA), who is an employee accountable and responsible for the Qualification quality assurance and assessment processes
- also have a Lead Trainer Assessor (LTA) who is an employee, meets the trainer criteria below and has experience of conducting various types of assessments at level 3, particularly in relation to National Occupational Standards or regulated qualifications
- the IQA will be required to attend a pre-approval meeting or conference call with IOSH.
An individual trainer must:
- be a Graduate Member of IOSH (minimum level) and CPD-compliant
- be an approved IOSH trainer who has delivered and marked IOSH Managing Safely
- have significant business leadership experience or a business qualification at level 5 or equivalent
- have a minimum of three years face-to-face training delivery experience
- have three years practical health and safety experience.
Any information a trainer provides to support their application will be verified, so by providing this information, trainers will consent to IOSH contacting third parties.
Once you have been approved as an IOSH training provider, we’ll offer you continuing support and guidance which you can find on our Resources for trainers page. You will also be able to request use of the IOSH Training and Skills logo to help you promote your courses.
Need more help?
Please download our frequently asked questions document which gives you full details on how to become a licensed provider of IOSH training and skills courses.
Phone us on +44 (0)116 257 3605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.