If you are searching for a health and safety qualification which provides a comprehensive amount of information but is also suitable for those who have had little or no previous health and safety experience or training, then the NEBOSH General Certificate is a perfect option. Holders of the NEBOSH General Certificate will have a recognised qualification which is particularly valued by both current and prospective employers alike. Many employers advertising for health and safety job roles require candidates to hold the NEBOSH General Certificate as a minimum, as this proves that they have the knowledge required to pass the assessment and so will be able to transfer this knowledge to the new role within their company once they give them the job.
As one of, if not the most, respected and well-known health and safety awarding bodies in the UK and the world, NEBOSH courses are in high demand from individuals and organisations that have a number of employees whom they wish to hold the qualification. As well as the General Certificate which covers a general overview of the most common hazards and risks in a place of work, other NEBOSH Certificate courses are available including the Environmental, Health and Wellbeing, Construction and Fire, which allows for delegates to specialise in a certain area of health and safety if they or their company so wish.
Companies such as ATC Risk Management and Associated Training are amongst the top providers of NEBOSH courses in the UK, offering the General Certificate and the others mentioned above, as well as NEBOSH Award and Diploma qualifications. In fact, a number of those candidates who successfully achieve the NEBOSH General Certificate will then go on to take a NEBOSH Diploma qualification which is one of the most exalted and esteemed of health and safety qualifications available in the world. Bear in mind though that a Diploma requires a lot of work and dedicated self-study, so will not be suitable for everyone.