NCRQ (National Compliance and Risk Qualifications) is a qualifications awarding organisation based in Chester. They develop and deliver qualifications in occupational health and safety. NCRQ was formed by a collaboration between some of the largest employers in the UK and EU (such as the BBC, Royal Mail and Siemens plc), together with senior officers of the Health and Safety Executive, academics and barristers. It is headed by the former Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive, Geoffrey Podger CB.
NCRQ have developed a suite of degree-level (QCF Level 6) qualifications in occupational health and safety, with a focus on the competence and skills required in the modern workplace. Learners are assessed by assignments and an online validation interview, instead of exams. This contrasts significantly with other health and safety qualifications in the UK which are largely examination-based.
The qualifications are accredited by IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) and IIRSM (the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management).