Which NEBOSH certificate is best?

Which NEBOSH certificate is best?

There are 11 NEBOSH Certificate courses, and the most popular by far is the NEBOSH General Certificate. This is because it's recognised as a key qualification, if you want to develop a career in health and safety.

Each of the NEBOSH certificate courses provides different career options

The NEBOSH Certificates are designed to reflect the needs of today’s employer, giving learners everything they need to know and do to make their workplace safer. As Level 3 qualification, they are equivalent to UK A-levels (Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; Level 6 in Scotland). They provide a broad understanding of health and safety issues within the modern workplace. Understanding which NEBOSH Certificate qualification is right for you is about knowing what you need to progress in your chosen career path or desired job roles.

RISK Health & Safety specialise in the following NEBOSH Certificate courses:


National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The General Certificate provides an overview of the core aspects of occupational health and safety. This qualification is relevant to every workplace and designed to minimise workplace injuries and illness. Boosting employee wellbeing and demonstrating a commitment to health and safety in the workplace. According to NEBOSH over 200,000 people hold a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - because it’s considered the gold standard in health and safety qualifications.

National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is ideal for:

  • Anyone embarking on a health and safety career
  • Managers, supervisors and anybody with health and safety management responsibilities
  • Supporting and developing your companys’ health and safety culture


Health and Safety Management for Construction (UK)

The Construction Certificate is aligned to CDM regulations and is guided by legislation but focused on best practice. Those with this qualification will be better able to influence their on-site colleagues to work more safely; because they will gain the confidence and technical know-how to challenge unsafe behaviours and offer practical solutions.

NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (UK) is ideal for:

  • Construction site managers
  • Contract managers
  • Site workers with health and safety responsibilities
  • Construction health and safety advisors


NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

The Fire Safety certificate is a globally relevant fire safety qualification. It's designed to provide valuable in-house fire safety expertise for your workplace. After successfully completing the course you will understand fire and explosion protection and prevention principles. Plus carry out an effective fire risk assessment in a low to medium risk workplace. It's designed to positively influence fire safety behaviours and improve fire safety culture.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is ideal for:

  • Those responsible for fire safety in low to medium risk workplaces
  • Health and Safety managers
  • Facilities managers
  • Health and safety representatives within businesses.


NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate

This qualification helps you understand how to manage environmental issues and this knowledge can be applied in workplaces anywhere in the world. It helps you to identify and manage its positive and negative environmental impacts of your organisation. The Environmental Management Certificate supports the implementation and continuous improvement of effective environmental management systems. Demonstrating environmental excellence and social responsibility, as well as potentially helping to avoid prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.

The Environmental Management Certificate is ideal for:

  • Anyone who has or would like to have environmental management responsibilities at work
  • Anyone looking to develop a career within the environment and sustainability


There’s a health, safety, environmental, risk and wellbeing qualification to suit everybody. There are no entry requirements for these qualifications, however, it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

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