NEBOSH

NEBOSH Qualifications

Over 30,000 people take a NEBOSH qualification every year. NEBOSH qualifications are globally recognised and taken by people working in all types of industries, as well as national and local government organisations.

NEBOSH’s Certificate-level qualifications give a good foundation in health and safety for managers, supervisors and staff with health and safety among their day to day responsibilities. These qualifications are widely taken as a first step towards a career in health and safety and are accepted by IOSH – the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health – in meeting the academic requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH).

NEBOSH Diplomas are globally recognised qualifications aimed at professional health and safety advisors and environmental practitioners.

Previous experience of health and safety is strongly recommended and entry requirements may be set by course providers. If you are looking to start your career in health and safety NEBOSH does offer certificate level qualifications that will provide a broad knowledge of health and safety in the workplace.

Completion of a NEBOSH Diploma provides an excellent foundation for further study.

Diplomates are invited to the NEBOSH Graduation Ceremony held at the University of Warwick. Family and friends are also able to attend to enjoy and celebrate your achievement.

Browse the different qualifications for more information:

  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health (Level 3 UK)
  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health (Level 6 UK)
  • NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6 UK)

About NEBOSH

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status. We offer a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.

Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 30,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 400 course providers in 80 countries around the world. NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

NEBOSH examinations and assessments are set by its professionally qualified staff assisted by external examiners; most of whom are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners operating within industry, the public sector or in enforcement.

NEBOSH technical standards are overseen by a Qualification and Technical Council with representatives drawn from national institutions.

In October 2000, NEBOSH became the first health and safety awarding body to be accredited by the UK regulatory authorities: The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) – previously QCA in England, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

From August 2009 NEBOSH also received Awarding Body approval with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in Scotland.

In addition, NEBOSH maintains Investors in People (IIP) status and is also an ISO 9001:2008 registered organisation.

Prestige of NEBOSH

  • Established since 1988 and now the most widely recognised academic health and safety qualification in the UK, the benchmark against which other qualifications are compared
  • The broad ranging syllabus, combining legal, risk, and management issues, adds to the intellectual capital of the individual and the firm which helps increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and generate competitive advantage
  • Core academic qualification enabling the holder to use the letters CMIOSH after their name following two years experience and a professional peer review by IOSH
  • ully comprehensive and transferable between companies and industries, enhancing the potential for career progression
  • Empowers individuals and firms to make well informed decisions in response to health and safety problems thus saving time and money
  • Extensive in-house knowledge will not only save time and money on consultants and lawyers, but also help to prevent costly incidents occurring through pre-emptive action and planning
  • In-depth coverage of not only related law but also of the legal system, enables the individual to drive the organization forward and avoid litigation
  • Emphasizes the application of skills in the workplace through the use of various practical sessions preparing delegates to effect change in the future
  • The course enables delegates to identify and assess risk factors, to introduce and manage necessary control measures and to operate in line with current legislation and HSE guidance, which is pro-active and goal setting, rather than rule following. The syllabus comprises the common core of transferable knowledge that underpins competent performance as a health and safety professional.

5 Good Reasons Why You Should Choose NEBOSH:

1) It is a multi-disciplinary field, where you study management, law, engineering, psychology, health care, a little bit of engineering and medicine. As a career, you will be called upon to interact with professionals from many fields.

2) The recent passing of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 2005 has opened vast prospects for employment of Health and Safety Officers and Advisers. Indeed, all places of work employing more than 50 persons (whether private, para-statal or governmental organizations) are now under an obligation to obtain the services of persons qualified in HS. There are presently not enough persons holding appropriate qualifications in this field.

3) The NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in OSH is recognised internationally (in UK, Europe, Australia, etc) and even locally (Approved by TEC and meeting the schedule of courses as per OSHA 2005) ,thus provides high employability everywhere.

Click on this link for TEC approval letter

4) The NEBOSH Diploma is pitched at Level 6 in the UK National Qualifications Framework of UK – which means that it is equivalent to a BSc Hons Degree.

5) Two years of post-diploma practice will enable you to become a Chartered Safety Practitioner of IOSH UK – a most prestigious class of professional membership in EUROPE.

The Chartered Route

The following chart depicts how you can achieve the Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner if you take the NEBOSH Professional qualifications:

 

Career Opportunities

Holding the prestigious NEBOSH professional qualifications offers immense job opportunities unlike other qualifications since employers usually prefer holders of professional diplomas rather than academic degrees – which why many degrees holders also take the NEBOSH professional qualifications.

Currently in Mauritius, there are about 150 Health and Safety Officers and there is a big scope of immediate employment in this field.

If you wish to find out more about employment opportunities abroad, please download this presentation of advertised jobs in the UK: NEBOSH JOB PRESENTATION

Frequently Asked Questions

(1) Who runs NEBOSH?
(2) Why is the NEBOSH Diploma Prestigious?
(3) Why take up NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma?
(4) Where can we study this course?
(5) Why study at Integral Training Institute Ltd?
(6) What is the difference between Certificate and Diploma?
(7) Are NEBOSH NGC & Level 6 National Diploma in OSH, MQA approved?
(8) What are the Entry Requirements?
(9) How long will the course take?
(10) Can I study part-time?
(11) How much will it cost?
(12) Are there facilities available for payment?
(13) Examining Body
(14) When are the examinations held?
(15) Application Process
(16) Further course details
(17) Employment Opportunities
(18) Why is NEBOSH Diploma of shorter duration?
(19) What is the difference with the course given at the University of Mauritius and NEBOSH with Integral Trainining Institute Ltd?


(1) Who runs NEBOSH? ▲Up
NEBOSH advisory committee includes nominees of IOSH (UK) bodies of further higher education and sector training organisation. The Department of Education as Skills (DES), the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the Employment National Training Organisation (ENTO), the Environmental Agency, the Confederation of British Industries (CBI), the trade Union Congress, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), amongst others, nominate independent members to the Advisory Committee.

(2) Why is the NEBOSH Diploma Prestigious? ▲Up
NEBOSH (National Examinations Board in Occupational Safety and Health in UK) was formed in 1989 as an independent examining board and awarding body. It offers a comprehensive range of qualifications designed to meet the health and safety training needs of industry, commerce and the public services.

NEBOSH’s assessment procedures comply with the best practice of examination in industry and are approved and monitored by the regulatory authorities of UK (QCA, SQA, ACCAC, CCER and QAA) and thus ensure that its awards are of high quality.

(3) Why take up NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma? ▲Up
➔ NEBOSH is designed to meet the Health and Safety or Environmental training needs of industry, commerce and the public services.

➔ NEBOSH’ assessment procedures comply with the best practice of examination in industry and are approved and monitored by the regulatory authorities of UK (QCA, SQA, ACCAC, CCER and QAA) and thus ensure that its awards are of high quality.

It is a British Qualification, widely recognised in Europe and commonwealth countries.

The NEBOSH Diploma (and even the NEBOSH Certificate) offers excellent opportunities for employment in UK and elsewhere (including Mauritius).

Unlike conventional programmes at Universities, which takes 3-4 years, this Level 6 Diploma (Equivalent to a Bsc with (Hons) Degree) may be completed within 12 – 18 months. Holders of this Diploma can eventually, after relevant experience, become Chartered Safety Practitioners of UK

(4) Where can we study this course? ▲Up
There are 59 study centres in UK and 3 other centres overseas including Integral Training Instititue Ltd, offering this diploma; and in Africa, ITIL is the only NEBOSH Accredited Centre.

(5) Why study at Integral Training Institute Ltd? ▲Up
➔ ITIL is an MQA-approved centre for NEBOSH courses

➔ We are the only NEBOSH-accredited centre in the African region

➔ ITIL delivers this course through a team of highly experienced professionals who are also active practitioners and leaders in the field.

➔ The study cost is practically a fourth of what you will spend if you undertake the same studies in UK.

➔ ITIL (through IES) has privileged contacts with local industries and is fully equipped with equipments, instruments and facilities to provide the best opportunities for industrial visits and practical assignments so important in developing the best knowledge in this field.

➔ As practising Safety Professionals, our lecturers will also impart knowledge of local health and safety context to students to enable them to easily practice as Health and Safety professionals locally.

(6) What is the difference between Certificate and Diploma? ▲Up
The National General Certificate is primarily to enable managers, supervisors and employee representatives to carry out their health and safety duties more efficiently.

Diplomas are designed for people seeking a professional career in Health and Safety.

Holders of Diploma can eventually, after relevant experience, become Chartered Safety Practitioners of UK.

(7) Are NEBOSH NGC & Level 6 National Diploma in OSH, MQA approved? ▲Up
Yes.

***Employers are eligible for substantial refunds from HRDC (approximately 75%)

(8) What are the Entry Requirements? ▲Up
NGC: Good SC and HSC (minimum 2 subjects Principal Level)

National Diploma : NEBOSH NGC or equivalent, or degree with relevent experience

(9) How long will the course take? ▲Up
NEBOSH National General Certificate in OSH

3 months Part-Time study

NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma in OSH

12 to 18 months of Part-Time study

NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Environmental Management

6 to 9 months of Part-Time study

(10) Can I study part-time? ▲Up
Yes.

NEBOSH National General Certificate in OSH

3 months Part-Time study (Two 3-hour sessions per week)

NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma in OSH

18 months Part-Time (1 module per semester – Two 3-hour sessions per week)

NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Environmental Management

6 months Part-Time (Two 3-hour sessions per week)

(11) How much will it cost? ▲Up
See FEES Section For Further Details…

(12) Are there facilities available for payment? ▲Up
Educational loans are available for this course of study from commercial banks such as MPCB etc.
See Fees Section For Further Details…

(13) Examining Body ▲Up
National Examinations Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) UK

Examinations are supervised by Mauritius Examination Syndicate, MES.

(14) When are the examinations held? ▲Up
NGC

4 times per year

(Beginning March, June, September & December)

Level 6 National Diploma in OSH

2 times per year

(Mid January and mid July)

Modules A, B,C being taken on 3 consecutive days.

*** The ideal arrangement is to take 1 module per semester although some candidates have completed all 3 modules in 1 semester.

NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Environmental Management

2 times per year

(Beginning June and December)

(15) Application Process ▲Up
Fees of Rs 500/- Application Fee

Submit application form along with relevant documents

(16) Further course details ▲Up
NGC

➔ 2 Written Examinations (2 hrs each) & 1 Practical Examinations (2 hrs)

➔ Paper 1: Management of Health and Safety

➔ Paper 2: Controlling Workplace Hazards

➔ 16 Modules

Level 6 National Diploma in OSH

➔ Examination on 3 Modules (each 3 hrs)

A. Management of Health and Safety

B. Hazardous agents in the workplace

C. Workplace and work equipment

➔ 1 unitized Assignment (8,000)

Level 6 National Diploma in OSH

➔ Examination on 1 Module (3 hrs)

ED1 Management of Environmental Risk

➔ ED2 – 1 workplace-based practical assignment

(17) Employment Opportunities ▲Up
➔ The demand for Health and Safety expertise has substantially increased following the new OSHA 2005 legislation which has opened up vast employment opportunities locally for those qualified in Health & Safety.

➔ The demand for Health and Safety expertise is also showing in Europe and UK. You may consult www.iosh.co.uk for an insight into job opportunities.

➔ Holders of the NEBOSH NGC can work as Health and Safety Advisors in UK and can chair Health and Safety committees.

➔ Holders of the NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management can shoulder environmental responsibilities and provide advice to employers both locally and internationally.

(18) Why is NEBOSH Diploma of shorter duration? ▲Up
NEBOSH Diploma has been developed by specialists in order to provide workable solutions to health and safety problems actively encountered by the industry.

While comprehensively dealing with the broad range of health and safety issues, it avoids all superfluous subjects which unnecessarily prolong the duration of the studies.

It must be pointed out that the standard of the NEBOSH Diploma is not lower on account of its shorter duration.

In fact, many holders of degrees in occupational safety and health have been known to take the NEBOSH Diploma to add the practitioner’s edge to their profile.

(19) What is the difference with the course given at the University of Mauritius and NEBOSH with Integral Training Institute Ltd? ▲Up
➔ Unlike conventional programmes at Universities, which takes 3-4 years, this Level 6 Diploma (B.Sc. Hons Degree) may be completed within 12-18 months.

➔ BSc Hons Equivalent in Occupational Safety and Health

➔ A British Qualification widely recognised in Europe and commonwealth countries.

➔ NEBOSH Diploma (and even the NEBOSH Certificate) offers excellent opportunities for employment in UK and elsewhere (including Mauritius)

Testimonials

Here are some testimonials from our past and current students:

Robert DESVEAUX

GM

AEL DDS Transport

A comprehensive course of a high standard indeed!!
Karuna RAMESSUR

BSc (Chem & Environment)

Caltex Oil (Mtius) Ltd

A modern and directly relevant course for a practical Health & Safety Advisor!!
Curtis CATACOOPEN

Btech Mech Engg

Savannah Sugar Estate

Very interesting course – directly relevant and comprehensive. Covers all the elements of knowledge which a Safety Officer requires
Bhanoo GOPAL

Fire Safety Officer

Airports of Mauritius Ltd

In my capacity as a member of health and safety committee, I firmly believe that this course should have been recognised as a minimum qualification for practice for health and safety
Sanat Kumar CAHOOLESSUR

Inspector

CWA

A complete course giving detailed knowledge of al aspects of health and safety. Holder of this qualification should be allowed to practice as Health and Safety Advisors, as is the case in UK and Europe
Devdassing GOBHARDHUN

Pharmacist

Pleasantly surprised by the high standard of the course – the certificate is indeed a pre-requisite qualification for the NEBOSH Diploma
Dalip kumar LUCKEENARAIN

Ex-Plant Manager

MCFI

A thorough course laying the foundation for the NEBOSH Diploma. A high standard of marking by NEBOSH.
Shyam MOHABIR

Supervisor

Princes Tuna Mtius Ltd

Passing this examination required regular and consistent work. The teaching atmosphere of IESL was very supportive!
Dineshsingh MEENOWA

Technician

MBC

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and found it useful. I am definite that it will help me in my future career.
Sailesh RAMNAUTH

Health & Safety Environment Officer

Shell Mtius Ltd

A course of appreciable standard which indeed deserves its international recognition. The tutors at IESL were very motivating.
Preeya GOPAUL

Nurse

Hotel industry

Interesting but by no means easy. The teaching staff helped me towards success.
Floyd FITZGERALD

Personnel Officer

Systems Building Contracting Ltd

I recommend this course to all HRMs who are involved in some ways or another with Health and Safety. It provides a deep insight into this challenging field – which can only benefit the enterprise.
Maheshwarnath MOHABEER

 Fire Officer

MMA

Very interesting course which I find most helpful for the Diploma course which I am now following.

Links

We would like to recommend the following websites:

British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) www.britishchambers.org.uk
British Institute of Facilities Management www.bifm.org.uk
British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) www.bohs.org
British Standards Institution www.bsi-global.com
Careers Partnership (UK) www.careers-partnership-uk.com
Confederation of British Industry (CBI) www.cbi.org.uk
Curriculum Council for Northern Ireland (CCEA) www.ccea.org.uk
Curriculum Council for Wales (ACCAC) www.accac.org.uk
Department for Education and Skills (DfES) www.dfes.gov.uk
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) www.dti.gov.uk
Emergency Planning Society (EPS) www.the-eps.org/
ENTO www.ento.co.uk
Environment Agency www.environment-agency.gov.uk
Fire Protection Association (FPA) www.thefpa.co.uk
Health at Work (Health Education Authority) www.hea.org.uk
Health and Safety-Centre. Croner CCH www.healthandsafety-centre.net
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) www.hse.gov.uk
Her Majesty’s Stationery Office www.hmso.gov.uk
HSE Books www.hsebooks.co.uk
Institution of Fire Engineers www.ife.org.uk/
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) www.iosh.co.uk
International Institute of Risk and Safety Management www.iirsm.org
Learning & Skills Council www.lsc.gov.uk
National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) www.nrpb.org.uk
NEBOSH www.nebosh.org.uk
OSH World www.oshworld.com
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) www.qca.org.uk
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents www.rospa.com
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) www.sepa.org.uk
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) www.sqa.org.uk
The Ergonomics Society www.ergonomics.org.uk
The Institute of Risk Management www.theirm.org
Trades Union Congress (TUC) www.tuc.org.uk
www.healthandsafety.co.uk www.healthandsafety.co.uk