NCRQ Diploma – The Lowdown

To give you a little more insight into what the NCRQ Diploma involves, we have created this information page for you to dive into the detail a bit further before considering doing it.

What is the Aim?

The NCRQ Diploma builds upon the knowledge and skills in the previous two certificate-level qualifications.

In addition to the aims of those qualifications, on completion of the full Diploma you will be able to:

  1. Confidently manage employees undertaking higher risk activities
  2. Have the skills to advise an employer as a “competent person” or register as a
    health and safety consultant
  3. Be able to undertake a safety management role in an organisation dealing with
    complex or higher risk activities
  4. Demonstrate a strong understanding of a wide range of risks to safety and
    occupational health in the workplace

How is it Assessed?

As with all NCRQ qualifications, assessments are designed to reflect real workplaces, and test the skills that are actually required by employers.

Assessments are in the form of a series of assignments. Each one will consist of a scenario, a task, and supporting information. Students will then have 2-4 weeks to complete the assignment in their own time.

The final unit HSD3 is assessed by completion of online activities throughout the course and one final long research and analysis assignment. You are given 6 weeks to complete the final assignment (once you indicate that you are ready!).

The Flexible Approach

An awesome feature of the NCRQ Diploma is that reports can be written using any approach or presentation – so that students can work in a style that they are familiar. Or they can adopt the methods used by their employer.

And as in real life, there are sometimes no black and white solutions. The assessors will look at the process and justification, as well as the final recommendation. In our opinion, this helps to make the NCRQ Diploma unique in its class.

If you would like to hear more about the story of NCRQ, you should definitely check out our insightful podcast with NCRQ Chief Executive Iain Evans. Just click on the image below!

Before you decide on whether to enrol on an NCRQ course, make sure to check out our very popular NCRQ or NEBOSH review article!

Course Breakdown

The qualification consists of three units:

HSD1: Principles of health and safety (RQF level 6, 14 credits)
HSD2: Personal injury liability and absence reduction (RQF level 6, 14 credits)
HSD3: Further workplace hazards (RQF level 6, 14 credits)

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

These are in addition to the learning outcomes from units HSD1 and HSD2, here’s a summary of the specific things that you will learn.

HSD3: Further Workplace Hazards

There are a number of main learning aims for this part of the course, they are broken down into 3 key sections below…

1. Be able to develop control measures to achieve legal compliance, reduce the risk of ill health and reduce personal injury claims arising from work-related health hazards

• Identify possible risks to health arising from a wide range of workplace:
(a) agents
(b) chemicals
(c) activities

• Research and interpret information relating to the identified risks

• Apply relevant legislation to a work–related scenario

• Determine appropriate control measures to reduce risks, ensure compliance, and
reduce exposure to personal injury claims

2. Be able to develop control measures to achieve legal compliance, reduce risk of injuries, and reduce personal injury claims arising from work-related safety hazards

• Identify possible risks of injury arising from a wide range of workplace equipment and
activities

• Research and interpret information relating to the identified risks

• Apply relevant legislation to a work-related scenario

• Determine appropriate control measures to reduce risks, ensure compliance, and
reduce exposure to personal injury claims

3. Be able to develop control measures to achieve legal compliance and reduce risks associated with fire safety

• Identify possible risks of fire

• Determine appropriate preventative and protective measures

• Record the measures in a fire risk assessment

Hopefully that gives you a good idea of the type of things that you will learn throughout the course. Students tend to find the content and the case-study led approach very beneficial to their learning, and also relatable to their past experience.

Are you considering doing an NCRQ course?

We are such big fans of NCRQ’s courses that we’ve teamed up with them to offer our community a discount on course fees.

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You can access the full course specification and apply to complete the course over at NCRQ Diploma in Applied Health & Safety

Would like to hear more about my own experience of completing the NCRQ Diploma and to hear what some other folks thought of it? Check out our NCRQ or NEBOSH blog post and the Safeti Podcast Review below.

Thanks for visiting the Safeti website, we hope some of the information was valuable to you. Don’t forget to connect with Richard on Linkedin to start a conversation and check out other episodes of the Safeti Podcast for free learning content and access to experts and services providers in the sector.

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