The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) offers globally recognised qualifications covering health and safety and risk management. A significant number of health and safety job adverts specify NEBOSH qualifications, demonstrating the high standard of NEBOSH courses and training.The NEBOSH National General Certificate provides a broad understanding of key health and safety issues, covering the legal requirements for health and safety in the UK and the identification and control of workplace hazards.The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health and Safety is an internationally recognised qualification that will provide a broad understanding of key health and safety issues.The NEBOSH IGC is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, offering a solid platform on which to progress to either of the NEBOSH Diploma courses. No proir health and safety knowledge is needed.NEBOSH stands for National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, a UK awarding organisation offering professional qualifications in health, safety and environmental management.As an examination board, NEBOSH provide a syllabus and exams for training providers. NEBOSH courses are varied and cater to all levels of staff in a range of workplaces.The courses offer globally recognised qualifications such as the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, which are excellent first steps towards becoming a fully qualified health and safety professional. Qualifications are also available for Construction Safety and for Fire Safety and Risk Management.The NEBOSH National General Certificate is an ideal starting point for people looking to begin a career in health and safety management or to formalise previous training. It is a Level 3 qualification, equivalent to A Level.Both this and the NEBOSH International General Certificate do not require any previous health and safety knowledge but are a good basis for those looking to progress to a NEBOSH National Diploma. The National Diploma is a Level 6 qualification, equivalent to a full honours degree.The National General Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is the most popular health and safety qualification in the UK. Specified in a significant number of health and safety job adverts, holders will have improved job prospects and the ability to apply for IOSH membership.The NEBOSH Diploma is the highest-level qualification NEBOSH offers. It is a degree level qualification, meeting the academic requirement for Graduate IOSH membership and is intended for those pursuing a career as professional health and safety advisors.NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is aimed at health and safety professionals who want to advance their career or progress to further study as a postgraduate. It is highly sought-after by employers from a range of industries.While all NEBOSH courses can be completed in person at training centres in London, Birmingham and Manchester, flexible alternatives are available to ensure staff can be trained via e-learning if required.All NEBOSH courses can be completed via distance learning including the NEBOSH National Diploma. Online training, which allows the course to be completed at a time that better suits the student, means that training can be completed without interfering with a busy schedule. Workplace study is also available if a number of staff require the same training. In this case a tutor can visit your place of work, tailoring the course to your company.The National General Certificate has been designed for managers, supervisors, employee representatives and others who require a basic knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety, so that they can fulfil their workplace responsibilities. It is also suitable for those who wish to progress into health and safety as a career.The course leads to the standard nationally examined qualification in health and safety, and covers the following topics outlined in the NEBOSH syllabus:
Management of health and safety at work.
Legal requirements for health and safety.
Safety hazards and controls for machinery and equipment, fire, electricity, construction, transport and handling.
Health hazards and controls for chemicals, physical and psychological hazards and controls.
The approach is practical rather than theoretical, and where possible is directly related to the work experience of course participants.