Health & safety training courses are available in Birmingham, Bracknell, Cardiff, Colchester, Darlington, Gatwick, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Southampton, Warrington, York and other cities across the UK.
NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an independent examining board and awarding body. NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 35,000 candidates annually with exams taken in over 100 countries around the world. In addition to NEBOSH we also offer a range of offer Health & safety courses and qualifications.
Health & Safety Courses by Type
NEBOSH General Certificate
The NEBOSH General Certificate is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK with over 160,000 people having gained the award. It has been designed for managers and supervisors and those in a position of responsibility in health and safety at work.
There are three units to cover: management of health and safety, controlling hazards and health and safety practical application. Those who pass gain a qualification which is comparable with a SCQF level 6 and a NQF Level 3.
NEBOSH General Certificate Courses generally comprise 2 blocks of 5 days' study followed by a separate exam. There may also be a revision day prior to the exam. This focused and intensive format provides a more effective learning experience compared to day release programmes.
In addition to the General Certificate, there are also industry specific courses:
- Fire Safety & Risk Management Certificate: Suitable for managers and supervisors who have attended the General Certificate course
- Construction Health & Safety Certificate: Suitable for managers and supervisors who have attended the General Certificate course
- The Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety: Higher level “flagship” award. Leads on to postgraduate study or a career as a health and safety practitioner
There is a closely related set of NEBOSH international certificates and courses reflecting the needs of those working outside of the UK. Contact our sales team if you wish to explore these options.
Frequently Asked Questions
NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status.
It offers 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 35,000 candidates annually, with exams taken in over 100 countries around the world.
NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
This can be confusing.
There are two taught units, each with an associated exam:
NGC1 - Management of Health & Safety
GC2 - Controlling Workplace Hazards
The training for each unit takes 5 days.
There is a separate exam day (often a week or two later)
Some of our courses include an additional revision day immediately prior to the exam session.
See the course outline associated with a specific course to verify dates for each unit and the exams. Ask Focus if this is not clear.
The third element required for certification is a practical, workplace-based assessment.
IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) is the world's biggest membership body for health and safety professionals.
NEBOSH is an independent examining board and awarding body.
However, IOSH accept various NEBOSH qualifications.
Holders of the following qualifications are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
These qualifications also meet the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH.
• National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
• National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
• National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
• International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
• International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
• International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
Most of the courses are run from hotel venues so it is easy to configure a residential option, even though the courses are not listed in this way. Call Focus to advise your requirement and we will make a proposal.
Yes. Focus can arrange delivery of closed group training at your premises for any of the NEBOSH units. This will generally become a more economic solution once you have a group of 6 or more delegates. Ask us to quote.
Our course schedules only show the start date for a given course. NEBOSH courses are delivered as a series of units, often with gaps between the various training and exam elements. Check the course outline for a given event to verify the dates for each module. If dates are not clear then contact Focus.
Focus arranges delivery of NEBOSH training in conjunction with a selection of the most reliable accredited delivery specialists. It is they who are accredited by NEBOSH. If you need to know who will be training a specific event just ask.
We work alongside expert trainers to deliver an extensive schedule of public Project Management, Business Analysis and IT training courses. We have also delivered in house training of a consistently high standard for well-known organisations worldwide.
Focus customers include Balfour Beatty, Department of Health, Greater Manchester Police, NHS Education for Scotland and Southampton Council.
We have an extensive range of courses suitable for business, IT and project professionals. This includes training in the areas of Prince2, MSP, APM, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft Project and Software Testing.
Our most popular courses include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, MSP Practitioner, ITIL Foundation and ISTQB Software Testing Foundation. Contact a member of our sales team today to discuss your requirements.