SVQ/MA Occupational Health and Safety

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • Individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • Individuals who seek career change

Candidates should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience or knowledge of the health and safety and related sectors would be an advantage

To attain the qualification candidates must complete 7 Units in total. This comprises:

  • 5 mandatory Units
  • 2 optional Units 

This SCQF level 7 award could provide progression to:

  • a PDA in Occupational Health and Safety Practice at SCQF level 8
  • an SVQ 4 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice  at SCQF level 9
  • degree level study in a related area at a higher education institution
  • employment in a range of sectors, perhaps as a health and safety officer


  • Successful Interview  
  • Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment routes

SCQF Level

Level 7