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11 Things you must know about NEBOSH Courses

Are you interested in NEBOSH courses? NEBOSH programmes make for some of the most widely acclaimed courses that can give you a very real boost in your career. They also happen to be some of the most discussed and most sought after programmes in the world. However, given the versatility of the courses and the many options that are available to an aspiring student, we know that you may feel a tad bit overwhelmed by the sheer choice that you have. Our previous blog “17 Reasons NEBOSH Courses are Good for you” may have given you an in-depth idea of what you should know. So here is a simple and comprehensive guideline that we hope, may help you find the answers to any further questions that you may have.

General information that you need to know about NEBOSH before getting started

Is NEBOSH a good qualification?

Yes, it absolutely is. Not only are these programmes widely acclaimed and accepted around the world, they also do not come with an expiry date. That said, we would firmly encourage you to continue to invest in upgrading your education because there is a real need to upskill given the competitive nature of the job market today. These programmes are affordable, easily available and accessible and will help you build a solid career as well.

Can you do NEBOSH online?

Yes, you can. The current world situation demands the need for more innovative methods of learning and online courses are the way to go. At Global Edulink we not only provide you with high quality programmes that can help you redefine your career with NEBOSH, we also ensure that our tutors are experts, our support team stays with you all through the way and that your learning maintains all the quality that you would expect from a classroom experience.

Where can I study NEBOSH?

You can easily start studying NEBOSH courses, depending upon your career path choices and needs, with a licensed education partner of NEBOSH. Global Edulink is such a partner where we offer you comprehensive programmes, completely complying with the golden standards that NEBOSH has set for the world market. We also offer our learning community a host of benefits and affordable prices, course materials, online access to materials around the clock and so much more.

Got specific queries about NEBOSH course levels? Perhaps, these may help you

We know that sometimes, understanding the levels of NEBOSH courses can become a bit of a nightmare. That is why we have simplified the many different levels of NEBOSH in a table below that will help you understand how you can get the ball rolling.

There are four categories of NEBOSH qualification: award, certificate, diploma and master’s degree.

  • An award provides awareness and an introduction to other NEBOSH qualifications.
  • Certificate-level qualifications are an excellent foundation for managers, supervisors and people at the start of a career in health and safety.
  • Diploma-level qualifications demonstrate professional knowledge of the subject covered.
  • Master’s degrees offered in partnership with the University of Hull demonstrate higher-order learning.

Level 1 – Awards

NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification

NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work Qualification

NEBOSH Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries Qualification

Level 2 – Certificates

NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety More Info

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

NEBOSH National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work

NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety More Info

NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence

Level 3 – Diplomas

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management

Anything above Level 3
Masters of Research (MRes) Degrees
NEBOSH offers three separate Master of Research (MRes) degrees in partnership with the University of Hull:

MRes in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

MRes in Occupational Health and Safety Management

MRes in Environmental Management

Masters of Science (MSc) Degrees
Masters of Research (MRes) Degrees
NEBOSH offers three separate Master of Science (MSc) degrees in partnership with the University of Hull

MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Management

MSc in Environmental Management

What is the highest NEBOSH qualification?

The highest NEBOSH qualification can be ranked, as per the table above, as being the MRes or the MSc degree programmes. Once you have completed all of the levels below, you will qualify to take on this final step to becoming a complete NEBOSH professional.

Have career-specific questions about NEBOSH? We hope these answers can help you

What do you do on a health and safety course?

Now, there is no short or clear cut answer to this question. However, in general, there are different aspects that you can look at when you pick your programme. Usually the requirement that you will have will depend on factors such as;

  • The type of activities that you are / hope to carry out in your organisation
  • The outcome of your organisation’s risk assessment
  • The kind of training that you have received previously, if any at all
  • Who your employer is
  • What your employer needs
  • What your career goals are and where you want to see yourself

There are many different reasons as to why people would want to take a health and safety course. Some of them may include details such as ensuring that there is safety in the workplace, promoting a positive health and safety culture in the workplace and compliance with legal obligations to look out for the health and safety of employees.

As such there is no specific format that your chosen programme should take. However, they can be in one of the following formats;

  • Giving information or providing instruction
  • Coaching and on-the-job training
  • Classroom training
  • Distance learning
  • E-learning

You are free to choose whichever format that suits your needs the most, as long as it is accredited, fits in to your budget and time duration needs. Your potential employer or the country that you hope to work in should also readily accept your qualification.

How do I become HSE certified?

A health, safety and environment (HSE) officer is responsible for promoting and maintaining the health and safety culture in their organisation. They are also in charge of ensuring that every employee in the company follows the safety policies that are to be complied with legally. There is no company size that an HSE officer can work at.

If you want to become a HSE Officer, here are some of the main pathways that you can take up.

You will be most likely to need at least a 2:2 degree or its equivalent. Also, a basic knowledge of H&S will help.

What does a safety officer do in a hospital?

The duties and responsibilities of a hospital safety officer are:

  • Monitoring and patrolling the hospital premises and ensuring that there are no miscreant activities.
  • Investigation of unauthorized personnel in the hospital premises to ensure that there is no threat to safety
  • Arresting of any individuals who are suspicious of making trouble
  • Monitoring all security cameras
  • Ensure that hospital property is not stolen or harmed by those visiting
  • Ensuring the legal and correct functionality of all departments of a hospital
  • Ensure the correct functionality of fire safety measures as well as fire evacuation exits and extinguishers.

How much does a Health, Safety and Environment Officer make?

Job role  Country  Average Salary
Health and Safety Officer Kuwait Source Salary Explorer 560 KWD per month
HSE Officer UAE Source Gulf Talent AED 5,500 per month
HSE Officer Qatar Source Gulf Talent AED 8,000 per month
Safety Officer Philippines Source Glassdoor PHP 150,000 / yr
Safety Officer India Source Glassdoor INR 379,977 / yr
HSE Officer Saudi Arabia Source Gulftalent SAR 6,500 per month
Health And Safety Officer United Kindom Source Reed.UK GBP 22,377 per annum

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