OTHM Level 3 Technical Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
Qualification Number: 603/7346/5
OTHM is a not-for-profit global course provider established in 2003 who awards British qualifications in several sectors including health and safety. Approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), OTHM is a tested and trusted as well as an affordable pathway to a British degree/ Master’s programme. OTHM level 3 technical certificate in health and safety is an elementary course in health and safety that provides a foundation for further studies in the field. The course provides insight into managing workplace issues and enables a professional with primary knowledge on safe working principles. Level 3 Certificate is equivalent to Foundation level, and enables a professional in starting an international career in Occupational Health and Safety.
The programme will enable candidates to:
Grapple an understanding of roles and responsibilities in managing OHS in a workplace.
Gain awareness of international safety rules and regulations
Gain awareness of benefits of safety management systems
Learn principles of risk assessment
Learn managing the outcomes of incidents and accidents
No formal qualifications prerequisite to course
Learners above 16 years of age can attend OTHM level 3
Learners are expected to have basic understanding to grasp the language in which the course is provided.
OTHM qualifications at Level 3 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Level of study.
The OTHM Level 3 Technical Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety consists of 3 mandatory units for a combined total of 34 credits, 340 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 220 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.
Duration and delivery
The qualification is designed to be flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning. The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online.
Assessment and verification
All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.
To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.