NCRQ qualification a substitute for NEBOSH diploma

OVERVIEW OF NCRQ

NCRQ qualifications have been designed to give the skills and knowledge to be able to do health and safety, rather than answer exam questions.

The NCRQ qualification have been developed by the UK leading experts on health and safety, including academics, barristers, serving Health and Safety Executive specialists, and importantly with some of the biggest employers in the UK – including the BBC, Royal Mail, and Siemens plc.

NCRQ qualification (National Compliance and Risk Qualifications) is a qualifications awarding organisation based in Chester. They develop and deliver qualifications in occupational health and safety. NCRQ was formed by a collaboration between some of the largest employers in the UK and EU (such as the BBC, Royal Mail and Siemens plc), together with senior officers of the Health and Safety Executive, academics and barristers. It is headed by the former Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive, Geoffrey Podger CB.

NCRQ qualification has been seen as an alternative to NEBOSH Diploma. See my previous article to see the comparison between NCRQ, NVQ and NEBOSH

 

AIM OF THE NCRQ QUALIFICATION TRAINING

  • NCRQ qualification aims at accomplishing certain objectives at the end of the training. At the end of the training, participants should:
  • Be able to confidently manage employees undertaking higher risk activities.
  • Have the skills to advise an employer as a competent person or register as a health and safety consultant.
  • Be able to undertake a safety management role in an organisation dealing with complex or higher risk activities
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of risks to safety and occupational health in the workplace
  • Be able to develop and implement strategies to reduce the costs and consequences of personal injury claims to an employer.
  • Be able to justify your decisions to senior management, deal with conflict, and practical advice on how to implement change management and improve attitudes to health and safety.

 

NCRQ COURSES

The NCRQ award both certificates and diploma.

They are:

  • NCRQ Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health and Safety (Requirement for Tech IOSH / AIIRSM accredited)
  • NCRQ Level 6 Certificate in Personal Injury Liability and Absence Reduction.
  • NCRQ Level 6 Diploma in Applied Health and Safety (Requirement for Grad IOSH / MIIRSM accredited)

The three (3) courses can be taken together to complete the full diploma training or individually incases of financial constraint.

 

Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health and Safety – unit HSD 1

This Certificate focuses on the principals of health and safety management, and enables learners to:

  • Supervise or manage a workforce in a safe way.
  • Undertake risk assessments and develop sensible and proportionate control measures.
  • Carry out investigations into workplace accidents or ill-health.
  • Establish and develop a safety management system for any size of organization.
  • Understand and improve behaviours and attitudes that foster a positive safety culture.
  • Manage health and safety in a low risk environment.
  • It is suitable for existing safety practitioners but also designed for those with no previous health and safety qualifications or experience.

 

Level 6 Certificate in Personal Injury Liability – unit HSD 2

This unit is develop as a separate qualification and integrated as a significant part of the Diploma in Applied Health and Safety.

This unit will help learners:

  • Understand the risks and control measures associated with the biggest causes of lost time and civil claims: work-related stress, manual handling, slips and trips and asbestos.
  • Be able to develop and implement strategies and procedures to reduce sickness absence and lost time.
  • Know how to apply sensible risk control measures that allow activities to take place in a safe manner, without unnecessary bureaucracy.
  • Recognise how an employer may be liable in tort for personal injury claims.
  • Appreciate the often significant differences between keeping people safe and compliance with statutory duties, and recording and retaining the evidence to be able to successfully defend a civil claim.
  • Be able to advise an employer of appropriate steps to reduce both the number of civil claims and their associated costs, both generally and in relation to specific risks.

 

Level 6 Diploma in Applied Health and Safety – units HSD 1 to 3

The final unit of the full Diploma looks in detail at higher risk activities or those with more technical controls or legal requirements. When combined with the previous two units, learners will be able to:

  • Confidently manage employees undertaking higher risk activities.
  • Have the skills to advise an employer as a competent person or register as a health and safety consultant.
  • Be able to undertake a safety management role in an organisation dealing with complex or higher risk activities.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of risks to safety and occupational health in the workplace.
  • Be able to develop and implement strategies to reduce the costs and consequences of personal injury claims to an employer.

 

NCRQ ASSESSMENT PATTERN

Learners of NCRQ are assessed by assignments and an online validation interview, instead of exams. This contrasts significantly with other health and safety. The NCRQ qualifications are accredited by IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) and IIRSM (the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management). This assessment mimics real life scenario and case studies for better understanding with experience on how to tackle Health and Safety issues in real life.

This practical approach adopted by NCRQ is what stands its out from other Health and safety certification like NEBOSH which is exams based.

 

NCRQ COURSES PROVIDERS

NCRQ runs an online training with full student support. These support are phone and e-mail support during office hours and via the online myNCRQ Student Forum.

The on-call tutor is available for immediate support seven days a week, and until 8pm Monday to Friday.

Are you interested in enrolling for any of the NCRQ courses? If yes,

Visit the NCRQ website for their courses or you visit SHEilds

You can also send mail to info@hserecruitment.co.uk or call 0121 454 5000

N/B: No prior training is set as a prerequisite for enrolling for the NCRQ diploma. Also, the course is not recommended for candidates working outside the UK, except they are working for a British organization since it may not be recognized.

 

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