What you need to know about NEBOSH training?

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The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is an internationally recognized qualification suitable for people from any industry to enhance their competence in workplace health and safety management. A NEBOSH qualification offers a platform on which to build a successful career in occupational health and safety.

There are three levels of NEBOSH qualification courses. These include

  • NEBOSH Award Courses – These are introductory courses providing a basic understanding on occupational health and safety principles and practices.
  • NEBOSH Certificate Courses – These courses provide a good foundation in health and safety and is ideal for those looking to start a career in the safety and health field as well as for individuals holding managerial and supervisory positions. For those seeking a long term career in occupational health and safety, the successful completion of this course offers a progression route to the NEBOSH Diploma course.
  • NEBOSH Diploma Courses – The NEBOSH Diploma is a professional qualification course for health and safety advisors, consultants and environmental practitioners. These courses provide in-depth knowledge and skills required to manage challenging occupational safety and health issues and deal with them effectively.

NEBOSH course information

NEBOSH courses are suitable for anyone wanting to embark on a career in occupational health and safety or enhance their career prospects or develop workplace health and safety skills and knowledge. With the exception of NEBOSH Diploma courses, there are no specific entry requirements in terms of academic qualifications, experience or skill sets to pursue NEBOSH courses. The exact duration of a NEBOSH course will depend on the qualification level chosen. Generally courses can last anything from a few days to several weeks. Depending on the type of course chosen, a required number of hours through classroom and/or online learning, exams and assignments will have to be completed. Each course also includes a practical assignment, which involves report-writing and/or carrying out an assessment.

Why should you choose NEBOSH?

NEBOSH qualifications are one of the most sought after qualifications in the health and safety industry. Achieving a NEBOSH qualification will not only help provide opportunities to gain a rewarding employment, it will also aid in career progression and enhancing your earning potential.
As NEBOSH is recognized by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), gaining a NEBOSH qualification demonstrates your competence in occupational safety and health practices and will put you on a fast track in gaining employment and/or career progression.

Benefits of pursuing a NEBOSH training course

The benefits of taking up a NEBOSH course are numerous both for individuals as well as for the employers. Some of the main benefits are listed below.

From the individual’s perspective, the benefits include

  • NEBOSH qualification validates your competency in key areas of health and safety which includes workplace hazards, legal compliance and risk assessments. This consequently opens up job opportunities in companies committed to safe and healthy work culture.
  • A NEBOSH qualification can improve your leadership as well as your interpersonal skills which are a crucial requirement for anyone holding a safety and health position.
  • NEBOSH qualification readies you to effectively carry out job related safety and health responsibilities.

For employers, having NEBOSH qualified employees demonstrates your commitment in promoting a safe and healthy working environment to its stakeholders, clients and the community at large.

  • NEBOSH qualified employees will be able to perform their work efficiently in their role as a safety and health professional.
  • Higher levels of NEBOSH qualification can help employees to identify and manage all kinds of workplace safety risks, effectively reducing accidents and injuries that may occur at work. This in turn can help organizations to make significant cost savings by minimizing workplace accidents, absenteeism and costly litigations.

Starting a NEBOSH training course

NEBOSH training courses are offered by accredited NEBOSH training providers. The first step in starting out to gain a NEBOSH qualification is to select a good and reputed training provider. Before choosing one it is essential to take into consideration all the factors like, the levels of NEBOSH qualification offered, the duration, the cost of training, the faculty and the study program. If you are working, you may want to consider a study program that has flexible hours, such as an e-learning course so that you can study at your own pace and without demanding time schedules.

A career in health and safety are dependent on the type of role that you wish to take. Most health and safety professionals start with introductory courses also known as the NEBOSH award level qualification course. The NEBOSH certificate level course comes after the award course and offers a deeper understanding of safety and health principles and is ideal for those looking to increase their qualification level. The NEBOSH Diploma course is the graduate level qualification which is the required level of qualification suitable for those in a health and safety management role.

NEBOSH examinations and practical assessments?
Every NEBOSH qualification has a number of associated exams and a practical assessment to determine whether a student has gained the requisite knowledge and skills after undergoing the specific training course. The examinations and assessments are set by NEBOSH qualified professionals from varied industries. All NEBOSH exams are held in a NEBOSH registered exam center and managed by external invigilators. Depending on the level of qualification chosen, NEBOSH examinations will consist of written exams which cover all aspects of the chosen course and a work-based assignment that demonstrates your understanding of application of the theoretical knowledge from the course. Pass marks will vary depending on the chosen qualification course level.

Requirement for passing NEBOSH exams
Once you have competed the training, you will have to pass written examinations as well as practical assessment to achieve your NEBOSH qualifications. The number of exams and assignments vary depending on the qualification level. Depending on the course selected, you will need to achieve a specific score in each section, which is used to determine your overall score. Once you have achieved a pass in all units of the course, the marks will be added together and you will be awarded the final qualification grade.

Results and certificates

Exam results will be sent via email within 2 months of taking the exams. Successful students will receive their NEBOSH qualification certificate within twenty days of receiving the results.

If you are looking for an accredited NEBOSH course provider for enhancing your career prospects in workplace safety and health field, SLC is the one for you. We are one of the leading accredited NEBOSH training providers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, offering NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) and NEBOSH Diploma training courses for individuals looking to become a competent safety and health professional.

Enroll today and open up avenues to a better and rewarding career in occupational safety and health field.

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