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The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health


NEBOSH, also known as The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, was established in 1979 as an awarding body with charitable status. NEBOSH offers a range of globally-recognised qualifications designed and developed to meet the health, safety, and environmental management needs of a variety of workplaces around the world. 50,000 candidates a year take NEBOSH qualifications across 120 countries from 600 various course providers. In 2014, NEBOSH was awarded Britain’s highest accolade for trade success, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award was in recognition of NEBOSH’s outstanding achievement in International Trade.

NEBOSH accredited qualifications are globally recognised and highly respected by a huge number of organisations worldwide. A NEBOSH qualification is also recognised by professional membership bodies such as the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environment Management (CIWEM), and the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).

NEBOSH accredited qualification holders can expect to be equipped with up-to-date industry knowledge and key skills to enable them to thrive in their career aspirations.

NEBOSH is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified, as well as approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) a UK-wide regulatory remit and overseen by a Qualification Governance Council.


Fantastic employment prospects - With a NEBOSH qualification you can expect to be highly knowledgeable about good occupational health and safety standards within the workplace which enable businesses to run safely and effectively. Occupational Health & Safety is an element all businesses need to consider; therefore, your skills in this area are highly valuable and sought after by a wide range of industries and organisations.

Internationally acclaimed certification - NEBOSH is a globally recognised examination board offering widely esteemed qualifications in occupational health and safety. A NEBOSH qualification holder can benefit from industry-relevant skills and knowledge that are sought after in all organisations.

Learn industry-relevant knowledge & key skills - The aim of a NEBOSH accredited course is to equip individuals with a good working knowledge of the principles related to health and safety and the ability to correctly identify and take control of workplace hazards effectively. Professionals will benefit from industry knowledge and skills that are highly desired in the workplace.

Flexible learning options - Students of NEBOSH accredited courses have the benefit of flexible learning- students can study from anywhere, at any time suited to them. Whether working in fast-paced environments or at a self-paced speed, students are in control of their learning. NEBOSH students also have the option of choosing the ideal time and location to sit their exam.

Career opportunities

A NEBOSH certificate in occupational health and safety is a necessity to a variety of jobs and career paths. NEBOSH certification is widely recognised as an ideal first step towards becoming a health and safety professional, often taken by people who have had health and safety as part of their duties and now wish to it to become their specialist field.

Occupational health is an increasingly popular profession and one for which there is a growing demand in both small businesses and multinational companies. Accidents at work cost UK employers billions of pounds every year, so it definitely pays to have a skilled occupational health professional on the payroll.

Once you are established as a health and safety professional you may wish to specialise in a particular area, for example, offshore oil and gas, or even provide specialist expertise as a consultant. Whether you are an experienced manager or are just starting out in your career in occupational health, studying with NEBOSH will give you the grounding you need to get your career on track.

Learning new skills and building on those you already have can have a massive impact on your career trajectory. By studying a NEBOSH course you'll be able to meet the demands of the 21st-century job market. Whether you want to launch your career in health and safety or gain a basic understanding of the principles of occupational health to boost your CV, by gaining this sought-after knowledge you'll open doors to an exciting new phase in your career.

A NEBOSH certificate could lead you to the following roles:

  • Health & Safety Advisor
  • Health & Safety Manager
  • Site Manager

Which certification?

You may be wondering, what is NEBOSH training, and what does it involve? NEBOSH training refers to training courses that have been developed completely by NEBOSH. NEBOSH is responsible for creating a syllabus that is up-to-date and suitable for individuals at every level, in a range of industries and organisations.

NEBOSH qualifications are globally recognised and designed to meet the health, safety, and environmental management needs of a variety of workplaces.

Here is a break-down of the current NEBOSH courses available via e-Careers:

How to get certified

To get a better idea about which course is right for you speak to one of our Course Consultants on +44(0) 20 3198 7700, who will be able to provide some impartial advice on which health and safety certification will be most suitable for you.

We look forward to welcoming you as you start your NEBOSH course journey with e-Careers!