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Companies and Professionals continue to utilise the knowledge gained from accredited NEBOSH Health and Safety courses around the world to resolve health and safety issues. They serve foundational and executive-level health, safety and environmental training to make the world a safer place for everyone. 

Explore our catalogue of NEBOSH Health and Safety qualifications and Environmental management courses below.

What is NEBOSH training?

National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is a leader in health, safety and environmental management qualifications. NEBOSH courses support the role of modern-day risk management and health and safety professionals and help organisations meet their legal obligations. Over 168,000 NEBOSH qualification exams are taken every year, in over 132 countries.

NEBOSH provides Health and Safety training providers with the syllabus and exams for a number of different NEBOSH qualifications and training courses. Training providers, such as Astutis, are then able to provide accredited health and safety qualifications.

NEBOSH launched a new learning partner programme as a quality assurance scheme. It’s a way to help health and safety professionals recognise the learning providers that go above and beyond in their delivery of NEBOSH courses. Astutis were awarded Gold Learning Partner status.

Our NEBOSH training courses are created in-house by our team of learning designers and are available in the following learning methods: NEBOSH Online, NEBOSH Virtual, NEBOSH Classroom and NEBOSH Distance courses.

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Open Book Exam (OBE)

An open book examination, otherwise known as an (OBE) enables you to sit your NEBOSH assessment in your own chosen location. To find out more infomation on what happens on exam day read our latest article.

Why take a NEBOSH qualification?

1. 90% of UK HSE job advertisements require Health and Safety Professionals to hold one or more NEBOSH qualifications. This demonstrates that most NEBOSH Qualification could lead to a career progression and job security.

2. NEBOSH qualifications are designed to improve knowledge and understanding of key elements of health and safety, such as hazards, risk assessment and legal compliance. This understanding of health and safety issues will help you to manage risks in all types of workplaces, either for health and safety professionals or operational management roles.

3. Improved knowledge leads to improved skills. NEBOSH qualifications will help you to improve your leadership and interpersonal skills which are crucial to anyone within a health and safety management role. This will allow you to influence and change behaviour by improving safety management, educating your colleagues to use better health and safety practices and proactively resolving health and safety issues.

4. NEBOSH qualifications also improve your written communication skills allowing health and safety managers to effectively prepare documents and report on the health and safety of your workplace.


We have an FAQ section to answer some of your most common questions. If you have a question that you can’t find the answer to, please get in touch.
Anyone who wants to further their understanding of health and safety whilst improving their employability can study the NEBOSH National General Certificate! There are no restrictions. However, learners must be prepared to put in the study and revision time required to pass their NEBOSH Certificate assessments. 

The NEBOSH National General Certificate and NEBOSH International General Certificate are both versions of the NEBOSH General Certificate. The National General Certificate couse is available in the UK only and the International General Certificate is available to all countries outside of the UK.

Both NEBOSH Certificates are the same safety qualification level, have the same units, elements and learning outcomes and they both follow the same exam structure and grading system.

The NEBOSH course content isn’t that much different either. They both teach you how to manage health and safety issues based on the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” management system. But each NEBOSH Certificate reference different legislation and regulation in the finer details. Find out more about the difference in versions here.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate course is an ideal place to start as it gives a broad grounding in the field of health and safety. The NEBOSH National Diploma course will build on knowledge gained at this health and safety qualification level. Whilst it is not mandatory to have a pre-qualification to take the NEBOSH National Diploma, it is very highly recommended you have either the NEBOSH General Certificate or at least 5 years health and safety work experience.
The NEBOSH Diploma is a Level 6 qualification which is equivalent to a UK degree with full honours. According to the National Qualifications Framework, completing the NEBOSH Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals equates to a full bachelor's degree.
The NEBOSH Diploma course is available in two versions. National for UK based learners and International for learners outside the UK. Both NEBOSH courses are equal to one another however the syllabus is slightly different and is tailored to health and safety legislation in different parts of the world.
As a NEBOSH National Diploma course learner, you have access to your personal learning portal containing:
  • Unique health and safety information
  • Access to exclusive events for tailored Continuing Professional Development
  • Networking opportunities
  • Our biannual HSE journal exploring recent health and safety research.
The NEBOSH National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety qualification meets the academic requirements to apply for Graduate Membership (Grad IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). It is the first step to becoming a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner as a chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH).

The next step during the NEBOSH Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety course, is completing a Skills Development Portfolio. Once the Portfolio is completed, you will be asked to attend a peer review interview. Following the successful completion of all units of your NEBOSH Diploma, you will also need to maintain your continuing professional development (CPD).

NEBOSH stands for the 'National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health' and offers globally recognised health and safety qualifications covering health, safety and risk management. NEBOSH provides syllabuses, exams and assignments to Accredited Course Providers, such as Astutis who in turn deliver training courses to prepare candidates for NEBOSH course assessments and exams.

NEBOSH courses are a valuable introduction to occupational health and safety. They are suitable for any employee, at any level, in any sector and are one of the most popular health and safety qualifications asked for by employers in job advertisements.

If you would like to learn more about NEBOSH qualifications, recognition and professional membership, read our article ‘What is NEBOSH’ here:

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Except for the NEBOSH Diploma and the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety (NIOG), there are no academic qualifications, skills or experience required to take the NEBOSH courses.

Read more on the entry requirements of NEBOSH courses:

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The NEBOSH General Certificate costs start from £450+VAT for an Online course. The Online course cost includes access to an award-winning online learning portal. Online learning is an interactive, digital approach to studying. Immerse yourself in activities, videos and podcasts as you work through a structured learning plan.

Typical costs for NEBOSH courses:

  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Online £450 (excluding exams & VAT)
  • NEBOSH National Health and Safety Management for Construction Online £650 (includes exams, excluding VAT)
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Virtual Classroom £1150 (includes exams, excluding VAT)
  • NEBOSH National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals Online £2195 (includes exams, excludes VAT)

If you’re thinking about taking a NEBOSH course to develop your health and safety knowledge and get qualified you may like to read our blog ‘How much does a NEBOSH course cost?’, please follow the link below:

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Once an applicant has completed all units of a NEBOSH qualification, they are safe in the knowledge that their qualification will last forever.

For more information on the expiration of a NEBOSH course, read our blog here:

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There are two grants available for NEBOSH qualifications in the UK.

  1. Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS)
  2. ReAct

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