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NEBOSH announces new qualifications to kick off 2021


Health and safety practitioners will have even more opportunities for professional development in 2021, as NEBOSH announced the launch of seven new qualifications in the early part of the year

A new one-day well-being qualification will lead the way in February. Titled NEBOSH Working with Well-being, this introductory course has been developed in a holistic way to help employers promote a person’s overall well-being.

Updated fire and construction certificates will follow. These popular qualifications have been refreshed to maintain their industry relevance and introduce greater practical application in the assessment.

NEBOSH’s flagship qualifications, the national and international Diplomas, will also be updated. 

Designed for senior professionals, the NEBOSH Diploma is an industry benchmark, and its update will maintain its industry relevance while supporting learners to develop the highest levels of competence. Testing will take place in the first quarter before its official launch later this year.

A long-standing relationship with Great Britain’s regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), will also continue in 2021 with an exciting new qualification to benefit any business, in any industry. The NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work is currently in development. This one-day qualification looks at practical steps to manage and control risks caused by workplace hazards. 

Chris Payne, NEBOSH CEO, said, “Amongst the external challenges of the pandemic in 2021, it promises to be an exciting year for NEBOSH. We hope that our proactive response and expertise will help learners develop their skills and create safer workplaces across the world. Our qualifications are reputed for their rigour and relevance; by continually enhancing our portfolio, we’ll ensure that health and safety professionals have a wide range of development opportunities for all stages of their career. 

“What’s more, we’re committed to enhancing learners’ practical application, which will enable people who gain a NEBOSH qualification to be well equipped to manage real-life responsibilities, adding tangible value for their employers and the people and communities in their care.”