The UK examination board has established NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) in the year 1979, since then it has acknowledged as the best and most demanded course in the same field. It provides the highest qualification in health and security and students gain the NEBOSH National General certificate and offer opportunities to go further and have progression of post graduation studies. Generally there are two types of certification that includes a general and diploma certification. The first general certification provides 3 international and 5 national certificates, however the diploma certificates only provide one international and two national.
Students who are contributing their life for the security and health measures of others and gain NEBOSH diploma is actually educating equivalent to Bachelor degree. The prestigious IOSH health and safety awarding body has recognized this course at the level of graduate membership. The studies and certification has made this course something to pride on, as it is not easy for anyone to get the highest certification in heath and security measures and specifically from the highest renowned NEBOSH.
The NEBOSH awards the students with varied certifications and diplomas such as:-
1. National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
2. National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
3. National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
4. International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
5. National Certificate in Environmental Management
6. National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work
7. International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
8. International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety.
There is no specific qualification need by students who want to enroll for the essential security and health course but the student must have enthusiasm to do the course as it need 6 levels to clear the exams. It has been seen that over 25,000 candidates enroll for the courses annually and they need to work hard to qualify the exams. The examinations and assessments are set by external examiners with the help of professionally qualified staff of the institute. The course at NEBOSH does not take much of the time of students but need quality time spent on the same. It runs only for 11 days, which is divided into two categories, 6 and 5 days that take almost two weeks of the student and it also include 1 day for the exam. This course is offered by some countries that are UK, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon and Turkey.