NEBOSH unveils new-look General Certificate

Ian Taylor NEBOSH CEONEBOSH National and International General Certificate for Occupational Health and Safety have been updated with input from 3,000 leading industry experts and organisations

The certificate has a streamlined syllabus of the role of real-life health and safety professional and a greater emphasis on risk management.

Ian Taylor, the NEBOSH CEO, said, “Through an extensive consultation process, we captured not just what companies want their people to know – but what they need to be able to do. We’ve made sure the refreshed qualification truly meets the needs of the hundreds of thousands of organisations and learners it’s designed to serve.”

The assessment has also been updated. Learners will undertake a single question paper to assess what they know while a practical risk assessment will assess what they can do. This holistic approach will ensure that successful learners return to work and instantly add value to their employers and colleagues.

“Risk management is a key part of the role for anyone with health and safety responsibilities, so we’ve made it central to the new-look certificate. Thanks to our practical focus on the real, everyday risks that people encounter, our learners will learn how to identify and manage these risks, so they provide real value to their employers – protecting people and protecting profits,” he added.

“What’s more, people embarking on a health and safety career will gain the skills and recognition they need to succeed. There’s a reason why 87 per cent of UK HSE vacancies ask for a NEBOSH qualification – because they are the best,” he noted.

The NEBOSH General Certificate can be taken via online, face-to-face or blended learning options.

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