With national and international options there is a NEBOSH professional health and safety course to suit your career.
There are three levels of NEBOSH
qualification available. The Award, the Certificate and the Diploma. The Award is the most basic level and is aimed at those at the beginning of their health and safety careers. The certificate is the mid range course, and currently is the most popular. It is designed for those currently working in the health and safety industry. The Diploma is the most advance course and is designed for those candidates that are looking for a professional level qualification.
There are different NEBOSH
courses on offer, across the three levels. They are based around different work environments and tailored to the special needs of those situations.
At the NEBOSH award level there is a choice between the NEBOSH
Health and Safety at Work Qualification and the NEBOSH Safety, Health and Environment for the Process Industries qualification. The Health and Safety at Work Qualification has only one module (HSW1) and covers ten elements including an overview of general health and safety and controlling specific hazards. The NEBOSH
Safety, Health and Environment for the Process Industries includes the HSW1 modules and two additional modules PS1 and PS2 modules. The PS1 modules covers process safety, while the PS2 module relates to environmental safety.
At certificate level there are 7 courses to choose from: National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, NEBOSH
Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate, National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management, NEBOSH National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work, NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety and the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety. The National course includes the module NGC1 (Management of Health and Safety) and successful candidates can use this to sit fire or construction conversion courses, rather than complementing them in full. There are a different number of modules to complete depending on the course chosen. All the courses have practical assessment modules as well as theoretical modules.
At the diploma level there is a choice of three courses. The first is the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. This course is made up of four units. Each unit is focus on an essential part of health and safety. Unit A covers Managing Health and Safety, unit B covers Hazardous Agents in the Workplace, Unit C is concerned with Workplace and work equipment safety and unit D is the Application of health and safety practice.
The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety follows the same set up as the course above, but is focused around the needs of those working in an international environment and so does not include UK specific legislation.
The NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management follows a slightly different structure than the other diplomas as it only has two modules ED1 and ED2. ED is split into 15 elements covering topics such as energy, water and land usage. ED2 is where candidates are asked to practically apply the knowledge that they have learnt in the course.