NEBOSH General Cert vs Diploma in Health and Safety
Looking for a bit of advise here, I am currently doing a Diploma in Health and Safety Level 6, I was wondering given I am undertaking a diploma is there any value in doing the NEBOSH General Cert when this sits at a lower level?
Are there advantages or would I just be duplicating work?
Thanks in advance for any help/guideance and opinions.
From pure qualifications framework perspective an L6 diploma is a 'higher' qualification than the NEBOSH cert, although not exactly an apples to apples comparison. Beyond that, it is a little more of 'what is the purpose / goal of the study'? And the match between that and the qualification will be very dependent on the training provider.
I did the NEBOSH IGC in a blended model (group / classroom time and self-directed study) and absolutely loved it - was very beneficial. I then went on to do the NEBOSH Int'l Diploma in an almost entirely remote format. I found this a very challenging format, however the content is excellent - very comprehensive and principles based, rather than regulatory focused. I was able to augment the curriculum with practical application and previous work experience. NEBOSH has an advantage of being widely recognized, so if the goal is future employment opportunities it is worth considering.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the feedback, my goal/purpose is purely learning and understanding. I am in a health and safety role now although have just started, my background is Quality for 15+ years with the last approx 10 in management. I have had expsure through those roles and as being a senior manager to H&S.
In terms of other employement opportunities I am not looking as just started in my role and I have no desire to move overseas where I can see this being useful.
So I guess what I am looking for is will NEBOSH given me other knowledge which I may not get from my diploma?
Appreciate your feedback.
You have a good background to integrate with safety.
I would recommend doing the diploma and then follow through with the NEBOSH if you are interested in travelling overseas.
I would recommend a course in ISO 45001 as this standard will be the go to. The standard is very similar to ISO 9001 so should align well with your studies
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