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Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management

Qualification title: Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management
Qualification type: Vocational Related Qualification
Level: 7
Accreditation status: Accredited
Credit Equivalency: 120
Qualification number (RQF):  610/2295/0
Progression routes: ● Qualifi Level 8 Diploma
● Employment in an associated profession
● Further studies at a university
Availability: UK and international
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Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management
Course Overview

The aim of the Level 7 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management is to develop occupational health and safety management skills for managers who have the authority and personal attributes to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance.

This qualification reflects current practice in Occupational Health and Safety Management and allows learners to develop and expand their high-level understanding of occupational health and safety in the workplace.

The qualification addresses a wide range of multidisciplinary topics such as, health and safety management practice, health and safety management systems, strategic risk intervention, strategies to improve occupational wellbeing, and sustainability and ethics. The Advanced Research Methods unit will allow learners to develop a critical understanding of the philosophical, practical and ethical concepts of research within the context of a health and safety environment.

The qualification will enable learners to become independent, self-directed learners with tools and motivation to continue learning, developing, and reflecting on practice throughout their careers.

Successful completion of the QUALIFI Level 7 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management provides learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.

  • Health and Safety Management Practice
  • Effectiveness of Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Factors Affecting Risk and Strategic Risk Intervention
  • Strategic Commitment to Health and Well-Being
  • Sustainability and Ethics in Health and Safety Practice
  • Advanced Research Methods
Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the factors that influence an organisation’s culture and atmosphere around health and safety.
  2. Be able to evaluate organisational practices and structures relating to health and safety.
  3. Understand what contributes to being able to present a plan which promotes a health and safety strategy for the organisation.
  4. Be able to assess health and safety risks within the organisation.
  5. Be able to promote plans and engage all levels of the business so that the strategy is actioned, monitored, and evaluated.
  6. Understand the scope for ethical business practices on the part of the health and safety professional and the scope for developing engagement and commitment to ethical behaviours and measures.
  7. Be able to plan and prepare a research project.
Entry Requirements

Approved Centres are responsible for reviewing and making decisions as to the applicant’s ability to complete the learning programme successfully and meet the demands of the qualification. The initial assessment by the centre will need to consider the support that is readily available or can be made available to meet individual learner needs as appropriate.

The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access. For this qualification, applicants must be aged 21 or over.

For entry onto the Level 7 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management qualification, learners will be expected to possess:

  • A minimum of a Level 6 qualification; or
  • An honours degree (2.2) with relevant knowledge and experience in the occupational health and safety sector.


In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate enrolment to UK higher education postgraduate programmes where applicable. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be academic.

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