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What is the NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing?
The NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing is a highly recognised award level qualification. NEBOSH has developed it to help equip individuals with a level of workplace health and wellbeing expertise. The skills gained aid those trained to influence employee wellbeing positively.
This introductory level qualification covers the concept of bringing about positive workplace wellbeing change. Learners can bring about this change in any workplace in any sector. The content is structured into the three elements listed below.
Foundations of wellbeing: This element explores the concept of wellbeing and why it matters.
The branches of wellbeing: This element covers the benefits of wellbeing practice within the workplace. Focus is placed on how organisations can use an intervention plan to improve individual and organisational wellbeing.
Interventions in the workplace: This section focuses on how organisations can use an intervention plan. Such plans can contain a mixture of both primary and specialist health and wellbeing interventions. Importance is placed on how these interventions should address the factors which affect health and wellbeing. Not factors that are perceived to influence it by HR or other management-level functions.
The course introduces the NEBOSH wellbeing tree, which considers six critical areas of wellbeing. These facets are Nutrition, Exercise, Mindfulness, Interaction, Kindness, and Learning. If a plan is based around these six areas, it is believed to address the aspects that matter.
How is the NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing assessed?
The Working with Wellbeing NEBOSH qualification is assessed via a single practical assessment. This assessment comprises two parts that collectively take approximately 1 hour to complete. The first part requires the delegate to reflect on their organisation’s strengths and weaknesses using the NEBOSH wellbeing tree. The second part requires the learner to develop an intervention plan to address the areas of weakness. Delegates must justify each choice, detailing how they could evaluate the effectiveness of each intervention. This assessment is intended to measure delegates’ ability to demonstrate that they understand what they have been taught. It is also used to ascertain that the employee can apply the learning in a workplace environment.
How long does the NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing take?
The NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing qualification involves a minimum of 6 taught hours, typically delivered over one full day. Trainers can cover the content from the classroom or online via a live virtual classroom.
Who is the NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing aimed at?
The NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing course is relevant to anyone who has the scope and ability to influence wellbeing within the workplace positively. It is ideal for anyone working within human resources or those with line management responsibilities. It has also proved a popular course among specialist health and safety practitioners.
The knowledge gained from the NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing provides a sound basis for creating an intervention plan. When delivered, these plans can positively influence wellbeing and the factors that contribute to its fluctuation.
What is the NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing entry requirements?
No previous health and wellbeing knowledge or prerequisites are required to undertake the NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing Award. However, it is recommended that individuals have a passion for wellbeing in the workplace and a desire to explore how they can improve it.
Why is the NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing important?
A business that invests in the wellbeing of its staff will reap the benefits. Research and statistics prove that good employee wellbeing can reduce the turnover of staff, sickness absence, accidents, and adverse incidences and increase staff morale and productivity.
Businesses need to have a level of in-house expertise to effectively plan and deliver upon health and wellbeing interventions that can bring about real change. The NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing can provide this. The qualification’s primary aim is to equip learners with the knowledge and ability to identify initiatives that can make a real difference by addressing the factors which affect health in the workplace.