NEBOSH stands for National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health. It is a UK awarding organisation offering professional qualifications in health, safety and environmental practice and management.
NEBOSH doesn’t deliver health and safety training courses; instead, it provides qualification syllabuses, exams and assignments to Accredited Course Providers (NEBOSH Learning Partners), such as Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd, who in turn deliver training courses to prepare candidates for NEBOSH qualifications.
Those working in health and safety are often required to hold the appropriate NEBOSH qualification for their job role, and for many, career progression is closely linked to enhanced NEBOSH qualifications.
The qualifications are also recognised by professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). This means that successful candidates can apply to use letters such as TechIOSH, GradIOSH, CMIOSH, and MIIRSM after their name.
Each year over 30,000 candidates take a course that leads to a NEBOSH qualification, and courses are offered in 33 countries around the world – so if this is something that you are considering you’re not alone! NEBOSH qualifications range from introductory Health and Safety at Work Qualification to the professional safety practitioner level NEBOSH Diploma.