When picking a NEBOSH training certificate, consider your role, your specialism and future career goals to get the right match for you.
If you are feeling confused by the choice of NEBOSH certificate training
on offer, read on to discover how to ensure you get the perfect match to your personal and professional needs.
The most well know of all the NEBOSH certificate training
is the General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. This is offered as an international and a national course. Both consist of three modules that cover the principles of managing health and safety, controlling hazards and practice applying this knowledge to a real world situation, usually based around the delegate’s own role. The key difference between the national and international course is that the international does not cover the information specific the UK market.
The other NEBOSH certificate training
courses available are more specifically tailored to particular trades. This is where you need to consider both your current role and how you would like to progress in the future.
A key point to remember here is that if you have completed the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety successfully, you will already have the NCG1 module. Meaning, if you are looking to complete the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety or the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management you are eligible to take a conversion course instead of the full courses. This can save time and money for those who are looking to develop their careers into other areas.
However, if you have not previously completed the NGC1 module, you can complete the more specialised NEBOSH courses in full. The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is also run in a modular way, with the last module being a practical application of the knowledge cover in the other two. This NEBOSH certificate training
covers both general health and safety, as well as specific issues related to fire control and prevention such as explosions and how to safeguard people and structures in the event of a fire.
The National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety works on a similar basis to the course above with modules, one general, one specific to construction and one testing the delegates ability to practically apply what they have learnt. There is also the option to complete the NEBOSH certificate training
in construction internationally instead of nationally. This means that the detail of UK construction law and policy is not covered, while issues relevant to those working in an international situation are.
Growing out of the concern for the impact that business has on the wider world, other NEBOSH certificate training courses that are available include the NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management and the NEBOSH National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work. These consist of two modules, one theory based and one practical application.
The final choice of certificate is the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety. This is split into five elements instead of modules. The modules are tailored to specific oil and gas issues and two of them include issues concerned with hydrocarbon process safety.