Over 50,000 people take a NEBOSH qualification every year. NEBOSH qualifications are globally recognised and are taken by people working in all types of industries, as well as national and local government organisations.
NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner
Health Matters are one of small exclusive group of Learning Partners (LPs) that have been awarded the prestigious ‘Gold Learning Partner Status’ by NEBOSH.
This status acts to recognise that Health Matters ‘Greatly exceed’ performance expectations when audited, by NEBOSH, against their 6 learning excellence principles.
This recognition should provide you with reassurance that you will be embarking on a learning journey with the very best!
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This qualification is aimed at anyone who holds or has the desire to hold health & safety responsibilities within a workplace. It is perfect for those embarking on a career in health & safety and is often a mandatory criterion within ‘officer’ and ‘advisor’ level job descriptions.
This qualification is aimed at anyone who holds or has the desire to hold health & safety responsibilities within a construction environment. It is perfect for those embarking on a career in health & safety and is often a mandatory criterion within ‘officer’ and ‘advisor’ level job descriptions.
This qualification is for individuals who wish to gain a sound understanding of the principles of environmental management and is relevant for both UK & international markets. It covers the practical issues of managing environmental risk within any workplace.
This qualification is aimed at individuals that have a requirement to understand the underpinning principles of fire safety and to be able to carry out effective fire risk assessments within a low or medium-risk workplace.
This course is aimed at those who wish to gain a greater understanding of workplace wellbeing and the factors which affect it. The qualification will also equip learners with the knowledge and understanding required to positively influence and evaluate levels of wellbeing in the workplace.
This course is aimed at anyone involved in managing workplace health & safety risks. The content aims to develop practical health & safety risk management skills to enable individuals to go beyond risk assessment, to effectively control the health & safety risks caused by hazards in the workplace.
This course is aimed at anyone outside of the UK who is required to manage construction-related health and safety as part of their employment. There are no significant entry requirements, meaning it is an ideal entry course for those wishing to pursue a career in health and safety within the construction industry.
This course is aimed at anyone outside of the UK who has aspirations to manage health and safety as part of their current or future employment. It is suitable for individuals with no prior experience or training in health and safety and can significantly improve career opportunities.
The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is a leading global awarding body that provides varying health and safety qualifications.
Their suite of internationally recognised qualifications helps raise the competence of health, safety and environmental professionals and individuals at all levels in the workplace.
Over 50,000 people take and receive NEBOSH certification every year. Health Matters significantly contribute to this number by delivering NEBOSH courses on a local level from training centres in Northern Ireland (Newry and Belfast) and the Republic of Ireland (Dundalk and Dublin). More recently, this delivery has expanded to international markets such as the middle east, specifically countries like India, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar via distance learning. Distance learning options include online virtual classrooms and eLearning.
Who needs a NEBOSH course?
NEBOSH courses are suitable for any employee, at any level, in any sector, who desires to hold health, safety, or environmental responsibilities. It is perfect for those embarking on a career in health & safety and is often a mandatory criterion within officer and advisor level job descriptions.
Some of the most successful individuals involved in health and safety management and safety and environmental management have built their careers using a NEBOSH course as their foundation.
Having managers and supervisors trained can bring enormous benefits for any business, specifically legislative compliance and reducing adverse events such as accidents.
High-risk industries such as construction, manufacturing, FMCG, and oil and gas rely on the qualifications gained from NEBOSH courses to keep their people safe and healthy.
Which NEBOSH course should I take?
Deliberating over the most appropriate qualification is a common problem for individuals. Those considering embarking on a NEBOSH qualification journey want to be sure that their chosen path is correct.
NEBOSH categorise their qualifications into three levels, Awards, Certificates and Diplomas, each providing varying outcomes and benefits. To gain a better understanding of which course is right for you, let's explore the qualification levels…
Awards: NEBOSH's award-level qualifications provide a general understanding of health and safety principles and practices. They often act as an introductory course to other NEBOSH qualifications. If your goal is to hold health, safety or environmental responsibilities, it is recommended that you skip this level and consider their flagship certificate level qualifications.
The advantage of this level of NEBOSH course, and what is unique to health and safety in general, is the short time frame in which they can be completed – typically 10 days over a 2 – 3-month period. When comparing the entry requirements for any comparable discipline such as healthcare, finance, or law, the foundation level qualifications are likely to involve upwards of 2 – 3 years of study. This reduced time commitment presents a significant opportunity for those considering embarking on a certificate level qualification journey with a fast-track route to a brand-new career in safety and environmental management.
Another benefit of the NEBOSH certificate level suite of courses is that many meet the academic requirements of technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Safety and Health and IOSH courses go together, so an access route through NEBOSH courses to this prestigious professional membership is a significant benefit and attraction.
Diplomas: NEBOSH consider their Diploma level qualifications appropriate for health, safety, and environmental practitioners. Within this category are the renowned NEBOSH National Diploma and NEBOSH International Diploma often referred to collectively as the safety and health NEBOSH diploma.
Although categorised as the courses for health and safety practitioners, many successful health and safety professionals successfully practice with a certificate level qualification combined with occupational experience. Therefore, it is recommended that aspiring health and safety professionals strongly consider undertaking a certificate level qualification before a diploma level qualification.