There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Flexible start date
According to the Health and Safety Executive, workplace injuries and ill-health cost UK businesses approximately £16.2 billion per year. The benefits to organisations in lowering this include reduced financial costs, lower employee absence and turnover rates. When coupled with reducing the risk of injury and illness the benefits are clear to see.
The NEBOSH HSW Award is the ideal solution for anyone who needs to understand the principles of health and safety in the workplace. Developing these skills will make a real difference in the workplace. You will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to help protect the health and safety of all workers. You will also be able help your employer to comply with the law and good practice, as well as help them avoid the huge costs from incidents and ill health.
This qualification is designed for anyone (managers, supervisors and workers) in any type of organisation. It’s ideal for anyone who needs a broad understanding of the principles of health and safety and will enable you to manage day-to-day risks effectively. If you later decide to pursue a career in Health and Safety, this course will provide an essential foundation course and it can be used as an entry qualification to the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award looks at everyday solutions for general workplace health and safety issues. Through your studies, you will gain knowledge and practical health and safety skills. This will enable you to:
After completing the course, you will be required to register for the exam HSA1 which is a workplace health and safety review that should take approximately 3 hours to complete. This assessment is typically taken in the workplace and is designed to test your ability to put into practice the knowledge you have developed. Exam registration is included in your course fee but NEBOSH do charge for resits.
Everything you need to know about applying for this course.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
It is recommended that learners have a suitable standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0 or higher.
There is no additional charge for exams, registration is included in the price of the course. There is an additional charge for any resits that may be required, please check the NEBOSH website for current fees.
Your course may be free if you are not a full time student with NESCol and you are : in receipt of benefits; or care-experienced; or your household taxable income falls below defined levels.
This course is eligible for ITA funding which offers up to £200 towards the cost of training. Conditions apply.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
This course is the perfect introduction to further NEBOSH qualifications.
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