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Should I study IOSH or NEBOSH?

If you’re looking to earn health and safety qualifications but are unsure whether you should choose to study IOSH or NEBOSH certificates, this article will help you decide which course is right for you.

Both IOSH and NEBOSH offer excellent training courses, but which one you choose depends on what you career goals are for the future, as there are a few key differences between the two.

Below, we explore the differences between IOSH and NEBOSH.

Read more: Detailed overview of IOSH 

What is IOSH?

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is a not-for-profit institution, health and safety membership organisation, and an awarding body.

Typically, IOSH training is completed within a few days, so would suit those with limited time.

IOSH qualifications are typically designed for non-health and safety individuals looking to increase their efficiency in the workplace and manage risks.

We offer two IOSH training courses:

Benefits of ISOH courses

  •    Suitable for non-health and safety individuals looking to manage risk and resources.
  •    Smaller qualifications which can be used to quickly build higher-level knowledge and practical skills.
  •    Provides health and safety awareness in the workplace for those who don’t work in health and safety.
  •    Suitable for team members and managers wanting to understand health and safety fundamentals.

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What is NEBOSH?

NEBOSH is a health and safety awarding body.

The NEBOSH General Certificate is a highly recognised qualification in the industry, and it demonstrates that you have understood essential health and safety principles.

NEBOSH training courses are comprehensive in duration, and depth of knowledge and understanding, which makes them a great choice for anyone wanting to embark on a career in health and safety.

NEBOSH qualifications were developed for health and safety professionals or those wanting to further their career in the industry and achieve professional certifications.

We offer two NEBOSH training courses:

Benefits of NEBOSH courses

  •    Developed for professionals currently working within a health and safety role. 
  •    Suitable for those looking to further a career within health and safety.
  •    Longer than IOSH training and offers a higher-level qualification at the end.
  •    Certificates are a Level 3 qualification and provide a good foundation in health and safety principles.
  •    Diplomas are a Level 6 qualification and are more advanced than IOSH courses and NEBOSH Certificates.

Contact our Health and Safety Course Consultants on +44 (0) 20 3198 7700, to find out which courses are best for your career development, and they’ll be happy to help you out.

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