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“The best just got better!”: NEBOSH unveils new-look General Certificate

The NEBOSH National and International General Certificates in Occupational Health and Safety have been updated with the input of 3,000 of the sectors leading experts and organisations.

Listening to what businesses needed their managers to know and do, the refreshed qualifications now even better reflect the needs of today’s workplaces. The result? A streamlined syllabus representative of the role of a real-life health and safety professional and a greater emphasis on risk management. 

NEBOSH Chief Executive, Ian Taylor, said: “Without doubt, the best just got even better. To go home safely at the end of the working day is a right, not a privilege; our General Certificates help secure that right for people all over the world. Through an extensive consultation process we captured not just what companies want their people to know – but what they need to be able to do. We’ve made sure the refreshed qualification truly meets the needs of the hundreds of thousands of organisations and learners it’s designed to serve.” 

The assessment has also been updated. Learners will undertake a single question paper to assess what they know whilst a practical risk assessment will assess what they can do

Ian added: “What’s more, people embarking on a health and safety career will gain the skills and recognition they need to succeed. There’s a reason why 87% of UK HSE vacancies ask for a NEBOSH qualification – because they are the best.”

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