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NEBOSH announces raft of new qualifications for 2021

NEBOSH announces raft of new qualifications for 2021


29 Jan, 2021

NEBOSH has announced that it plans to launch seven new qualifications in the early part of 2021, including a one-day well-being qualification, along with another developed jointly with the Health and Safety Executive …

Health and safety practitioners will have even more opportunities for professional development in 2021 as NEBOSH has announced the launch of seven new qualifications for the early part of the year.

Leading the way will be a new, one-day well-being qualification in February. Titled NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing, this introductory course has been holistically developed to help employers support a person’s overall well-being.

Updated fire and construction certificates will follow. These popular qualifications have been refreshed to maintain their industry relevance and to introduce greater practical application in the assessment.

NEBOSH’s flagship qualifications – the National and International Diplomas – will also be updated.

Designed for senior professionals, the NEBOSH Diploma is an industry benchmark, and its update will maintain its industry relevance while supporting learners to develop the highest levels of competence. Testing will take place in the first quarter before its official launch later this year.

A long-standing relationship with Great Britain’s regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), will also continue in 2021 with an exciting new qualification to benefit any business, in any industry. The NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work is currently in development. This one-day qualification looks at practical steps to manage and control risks caused by workplace hazards.

Says NEBOSH chief executive, Chris Payne: ‘Among the external challenges of the pandemic in 2021, it promises to be an exciting year for NEBOSH. We hope that our proactive response and expertise will continue to help learners develop their skills and create safer workplaces across the world. Our qualifications are renowned for their rigour and relevance; by continually enhancing our portfolio we will ensure that health and safety professionals have a wide range of development opportunities for all stages of their career.

‘What’s more, we’re committed to enhancing learners’ practical application, which will enable those who gain a NEBOSH qualification to be well equipped to manage real-life responsibilities, adding tangible value for their employers and the people and communities in their care.’

NEBOSH will announce full details for each new qualification via its website at the time of launch. 




NEBOSH is a leading global brand in health, safety, well-being and environmental qualifications. Internationally recognised qualifications help to raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace.

Since its inception in 1979 more than half a million people around the world have studied for a NEBOSH qualification. Tens of thousands join their number every year studying with our network of 600 course providers in more than 132 countries.

NEBOSH qualifications are highly respected by governments, employers and our learners. They build the knowledge and skills that underpin competent performance as a health, safety and environmental professional. NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by all the relevant professional membership bodies.

In 2014, NEBOSH received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Outstanding Achievement in International Trade, in recognition of our international success.

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