Occupational Health and Safety Practice Technical
Do you want to make Scotland safer for future generations? Study for a technical apprenticeship in occupational health and safety and be part of an industry that’s focused on protecting employees from accidents in the workplace.
The apprenticeship is designed to teach you valuable healthcare skills. Improve your knowledge of safety practices and help reduce the risk of injury for people in an office setting. Learn how to develop worker safeguarding strategies and make a positive difference in a business. Carry out a health and safety risk assessment and ensure a company is compliant with safety standards.
Whether you’re interested in accident prevention or safety initiatives, there’s a job for you in Scotland’s occupational safety sector. Work as a health and safety advisor and prevent accidents from occurring in a busy environment. Become a safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ)manager and work with businesses to make sure they provide safe working conditions for their staff.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 9.
Your qualification includes:
Core units of an SVQ in occupational health and safety practice at SCQF Level 9
Work experience in a versatile and dynamic industry
Occupational Health and Safety Practice at SCQF Level 9
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Control health and safety risks
Develop, implement and review proactive monitoring systems for health and safety
Develop and implement health and safety emergency response systems and procedures
Influence and keep pace with current health and safety trends
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as therapy and healthcare.
This Technical Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Continue to improve your knowledge with an occupational health-related degree or find a job.
Further education: Continue your studies by applying for a bachelor’s degree in occupational health psychology. This could lead to a higher qualification like a Masters in safety and risk management. Your experience will support your application.
Straight to work: Utilise your qualifications to find a job in the occupational health sector. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
Health and safety consultant
Occupational health advisor
Occupational health and wellbeing leader
Risk management consultant
There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. However, it is useful to have completed a relevant qualification like an SCQF Level 6 in occupational health and safety practice.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Technical Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.