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Minimum standard of English required for candidates

The standard of English required by candidates studying the NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work qualifcation must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. It is important to stress that the onus is on accredited course providers to determine their candidates’ standards of proficiency in English.

NEBOSH recommends that candidates undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0 or higher in IELTS tests in order to be accepted onto an Award in Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries programme.

For further information please consult the IELTS website: http://www.ielts.org/

A chart mapping IELTS and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test (IBT) scores to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) can be found on the British Council website here: