You’ve passed your NEBOSH General Certificate? What do you do next?
Posted: 13th June 2019
Successfully passing the NEBOSH General Certificate is a great achievement, both personally and professionally. Its important to take a moment to reflect on the effort, dedication and commitment that was made to your studies and furthering your career.
Now you have received your results, what are the next steps?
- Join a professional body
Joining a professional body is an important step for those looking for support in their continued professional development (CPD). Additionally, it can also provide the opportunity to network with others in the industry and gain access to a variety of resources.
The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the largest membership organisation for the health and safety industry in the world. After successfully passing the NEBOSH General Certificate, individuals qualify for Associate Membership (AIOSH). This demonstrates a clear understanding of health and safety and shows a commitment to the industry which is evident to potential employers. Additionally, the NEBOSH General Certificate also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH), deeming individuals competent and knowledgeable within their health and safety roles. For more information, click here.
The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) is another professional body who aim to provide support to those within the health and safety industry, who manage risk to businesses, people or organisations. Through the completion of the NEBOSH General Certificate, individuals can apply for Associate Membership (AIIRSM). For more information, click here.
- Expand knowledge areas through different NEBOSH Certificates
Individuals can choose to build on the foundation knowledge gained from the NEBOSH General Certificate and expand into specialised areas of health and safety. Once completing the NGC1 module, delegates will only be required to complete one additional module and project, rather than two modules, as long as the examinations are taken within 5 years of completing the NEBOSH General Certificate.
NEBOSH currently offer several Certificate courses:
- National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
- National Certificate in Environmental Management
- National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
- National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
- National Certificate in Management of Health and Wellbeing at Work
- Progress onto the NEBOSH Diploma or NCRQ
Individuals can progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma. This is the most popular and recognised health and safety qualification in the UK. After completing this Diploma, individuals can apply for Graduate Membership with IOSH and will be considered professionally competent within the Health and Safety industry. The NEBOSH Diploma requires a minimum of 243 hours of tutor-led learning and approximately 257 hours of self-directed study. Assessment consists of one three hour written examination.
Another option for individuals is the Diploma in Applied Health and Safety (NCRQ), which is a self-directed study with assignments to be completed within set time parameters. This qualification consists of approximately 380 hours of self-study through workbooks and online activities, with seven short assignments and three longer assignments.
Hopefully, these options give individuals an idea of the next steps to take after completing the NEBOSH General Certificate. For further information and advice, call us on 0333 666 0555.