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Serious about becoming a health and safety professional?

Serious about becoming a health and safety professional?


25 May, 2021

The NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a great place to start …

The Certificate is usually taken by those who already have some health and safety duties but wish to specialise in the field and gain more knowledge – however, it is open to everyone.

What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

The NEBOSH General Certificate is considered the standard for health and safety qualifications. It is respected by employers across industries, and is designed to equip employees with the necessary skills to create a safer workplace. That’s why more than 200,000 people in the UK currently hold this valuable qualification.

The General Certificate is an evolving qualification: NEBOSH recently introduced an updated syllabus, reflecting the way occupational health and safety has changed – and will continue to do so – in the years ahead.

Who should study the NEBOSH Certificate?

The NEBOSH General Certificate course provides a useful overview of the core aspects of occupational health and safety, meaning that candidates will be able to manage workplace risks effectively after completing the training. 

NEBOSH has consulted thousands of leading experts and organisations in creating and updating the certificate curriculum, which reflects the needs of different employers and is relevant to every industry. The course is suitable for managers, supervisors, and anybody with health and safety responsibilities. That’s what makes it the perfect stepping-stone for anyone who wishes to forge a career in health and safety.

How NEBOSH can help you develop your career

According to RoSPA, 87% of UK employers ask for a NEBOSH Certificate when they are recruiting for health and safety roles. Many people who earn a NEBOSH qualification early in their health and safety career go on to the more advanced NEBOSH Diploma, which is a degree-level qualification.

What jobs can you get with a NEBOSH Certificate?

Around half of job vacancies in the health and safety profession require candidates to hold a NEBOSH Certificate – and this figure is set to rise, making it even more critical for candidates to have the appropriate training. 

Ready to book?

Contact Dorset Health and Safety Limited to book a course or to find out more …


Tel: 07841 023522



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