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NEBOSH General Certificate Before NEBOSH Diploma?

It is fair to say that a NEBOSH Diploma is a tough qualification to achieve. Its sheer size in terms of the number of study hours and work involved makes it one of the premier health and safety qualifications available in the world. In fact, its worldwide appeal has led to the introduction of the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety which aims to give people who either live or work anywhere in the world, not just in the United Kingdom, the expertise required to pursue a career as a health and safety practitioner.

There are some people who have little to no experience in the heath and safety industry or have not attended any health and safety training courses in the past, without realising that a NEBOSH Diploma qualification is roughly equivalent to a degree. This means that it would be like a person going to university to study mathematics without ever having seen a maths textbook or studying it at school. So just as someone would expect to study maths as a GCSE, then an A-Level, and THEN go on to do a degree in it, so to is it highly recommended to work up to the Diploma by first achieving the NEBOSH General Certificate. In fact the Diploma qualifications, both the national and international version, will build upon the information taught on a NEBOSH General or NEBOSH International General Certificate. Even the NEBOSH General Certificate qualification is by no means a walkover, in itself requiring a lot of dedication and commitment to learn all of the information required to pass the assessment.

So it is highly recommended to take a NEBOSH General before a NEBOSH Diploma to give you a much better chance of achieving the Diploma qualification.




NEBOSH Courses

Please see below for some NEBOSH courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH qualification, and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals.

The NEBOSH National Diploma provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an occupational health and safety practitioner.

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NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Diploma is intended for safety professionals and managers who are taking on environmental responsibilities. It is designed for individuals with responsibilities for the management of environmental risk in relation to the damage caused by work activities.

Holders of the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma will be able to advise their organisation on the environmental impacts of their activities, on their legal obligations and the means of continuously improving their environmental performance as part of an integrated management approach.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General Certificate is one of the most popular and widely-held health and safety qualifications in the UK. It is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who require an understanding of general health and safety issues.

The NEBOSH General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, along with the identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The general content of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus means it is suitable and relevant for those working in virtually any industry, and is often used as a solid foundation for those going on to further study and specialising in a particular area such as construction site health and safety or fire safety.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is aimed primarily at managers and supervisors who are responsible for fire safety within their organisation and compliance with applicable fire safety legislation.

The course aims to give delegates the knowledge to conduct and review fire risk assessments, along with fire prevention and protective measures within most workplaces.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety to give it its full title, is one of the most recognised health and safety qualificatons in the construction industry.

It is aimed primarily at managers, supervisers, CDM co-ordinators and anyone else who is responsible for making sure that construction activities under their control are undertaken safely.

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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management to give it its full title, is an environmental health and safety course which is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who are responsible for managing environmental issues at their workplace.

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate qualification focuses on UK law, so is really only suitable for those who are based and operate within the UK.

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