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OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

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The OTHM Level 6 Online Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is designed to prepare students for managing health and safety practises and policies in organisations where they already hold senior roles or who aspire to do so. The abilities and information acquired by learners will enable them to evaluate policies, suggest policy modifications, and comprehend the legal and regulatory context of occupational health and safety regulations. Learners will acquire information and abilities related to implementing policies, using management tools, resources, managing risks and incidents, developing leadership and management abilities, and developing talents.


This Course has been offered in 2 duration modes:

  • 5 Months
  • 9 Months


The programme is accredited by OTHM, an Ofqual regulated qualification.

OTHM Qualifications

Course Delivery

The OTHM Level 6 Online Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety course is delivered in 2 methods:

  • Online
  • In-Class Learning

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the Level 6 Online Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety qualification, learners must possess:

Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF certificate or diploma or equivalent recognised qualification at L3 or above

Module Structure

Unit Ref. No. Unit title Credit GLH TQT
H/617/7539 Health and Safety Management Principles and Policy 8 30 80
Y/617/8526 Health and Safety Management Practice 10 40 100
Y/617/7540 Risk and Incident Management 8 30 80
Y/617/8543 Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture 6 20 60
R/617/9092 Maintaining a Safe Workplace Environment 12 40 120
H/617/7542 Health and Safety Law, Regulation and Influence 8 35 100
K/617/7543 Development of the Health and Safety Practitioner 8 25 80
Total 60 220 600


After successfully completing the Online Diploma in Health course, students will have the academic know-how, comprehension, and abilities needed to pursue competency in a variety of Occupational Health and Safety professions. In order to grant all certificated students the ability to become IOSH Graduate members, OTHM is now submitting an application to have the certification recognised as mapping to the IOSH criteria. The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, which approves and regulates this qualification, allows learners to achieve direct entry into a relevant Master’s degree programme.


Assessment is via assignment submission.

No Exams

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