Occupational Health and Safety Practice
Are you motivated by the idea of helping people? Do you want to create positive change in the workplace? Study for an apprenticeship in occupational health and safety practice and join a sector that’s dedicated to creating a safe work environment.
The apprenticeship is ideal for individuals who want to improve the healthy and safety practices within Scottish businesses. Learn how to reduce insurance premiums and legal costs. Develop your understanding of health and safety practices in an office. Learn how to protect the rights of employees and contribute to a productive work setting.
There are a number of jobs to choose from in Scotland’s occupational health and safety industry. Take on the role of a health and safety officer and help to prevent accidents in an office. Become an occupational health advisor and create new protection strategies for people in the workplace.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 7.
Your qualification includes:
Core units of an SVQ in occupational health and safety practice at SCQF Level 7
Work experience in an industry that is focused on helping others
Occupational Health and Safety at SCQF Level 7
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Develop procedures to safely control work operations
Promote a positive health and safety culture
Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of a workplace
Investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and complaints at work
Develop and implement the health and safety induction process
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as human resources and management.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Continue your studies with a technical apprenticeship in occupational health or go on to full-time work.
Further education: Expand on your skills by applying for a bachelor’s degree in medical science. You could go on to study for an advanced qualification like a Masters in healthcare.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in the occupational health and safety practice industry. Several jobs are listed below:
Health and safety officer
Junior health and safety consultant
Occupational health nurse
Corporate health and safety officer
Health and safety specialist
There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. But it is useful to have an interest in occupational health and a genuine desire to help people.
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 Modern 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.