The NEBOSH General Certificate is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK.
It is studied by managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The certificate helps them manage risks effectively. Many people take the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a first step in a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further study.
National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is a UK-based independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety & environmental practice and management.
It was founded in 1979 and has charitable status. It offers a range of qualifications from introductory to professional level. Around 180,000 people worldwide hold a NEBOSH qualification.
It develops syllabuses for its qualifications and sets methods of assessment, such as examinations and practical coursework. Courses are delivered by NEBOSH Accredited Course Providers such as Goldcross.
Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract over 50,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 600 Course Providers based in 40 countries around the world. In 2014/15 nearly 180,000 NEBOSH Assessments were taken in 132 countries. NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM), the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).
NEBOSH maintains Investors in People (IIP) status and is also ISO 9001 certified.
In 2014 NEBOSH achieved a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Outstanding Achievement in International Trade