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Yes, it is possible to move to a new Learning Partner. 

Provide your new Learning Partner with your Learner Number and let them know that you have achieved or partially completed NEBOSH qualifications before. This will help prevent the creation of a duplicate learner record. 

Please contact info@nebosh.org.uk to discuss your request.

The new qualifications have been designed to cover what a learner actually needs to know.  So general health and safety content is covered in the National or International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.  Whereas the specialist qualifications (Construction and Fire Certificates) contain content that is relevant to the discipline. 

NEBOSH stands for the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health.

We are an independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety and environmental practice and management.

Visit our Where to Study to section find a NEBOSH course near you. You can search for courses, Learning Partners and examinations based on location and your chosen course or qualification.

If you are unable to locate a learning partner in a location near to you, many NEBOSH Learning Partners deliver our qualifications by distance and elearning. These Learning Partners can also be found by searching in the Where to Study section of our website.

All NEBOSH Diploma holders can join the NEBOSH Alumni for free. It’s a fantastic way to access exclusive events, technical information and network with other Alumni members.

If you have received an email inviting you to join, you will be able to register automatically now on the NEBOSH Alumni website. You will need your learner number without the leading zeros and your email address at the time of registering. 

If you are a diploma holder and would like to join but have not received an invitation, maybe because your email address has changed since you completed your studies, we can arrange this for you. Please email alumni@nebosh.org.uk supplying your name, date of birth, learner number and the NEBOSH qualifications you hold so we can verify your eligibility and register you.

Safety Simplified is a three-day introductory level occupational safety and health course. It is suitable for anyone, in any sector, worldwide. Safety Simplified enables learners to develop their skills to take ownership of health and safety policies and strategies in their organisations. The course uses augmented reality and virtual reality to bring learning to life and engage learners.

For more information visit the Safety Simplified website.

Visit the Where to Study section to find NEBOSH Learning Partners offering Safety Simplified.

NEBOSH qualifications are some of the most respected and sought after qualifications for employers in the health and safety sector.

As an awarding body we do not provide career advice or recruitment support. However, if you search for NEBOSH on any popular job site and you will find a range of health and safety jobs which list a NEBOSH qualification as a role requirement.

The SHP4Jobs website has an option to filter your health and safety job search by the NEBOSH qualification required.

NEBOSH’s offices are based at 5 Dominus Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1QW.

NEBOSH qualifications and courses are delivered worldwide by a network of accredited Learning Partners. No matter where you are in the world, you can find a NEBOSH course near you, or access distance and elearning options. View the Where to study section to find out more.

Our learners value the career benefit our qualifications bring and we need to ensure that the learning experience they receive helps them to gain the skills they need to fulfil their career aspirations. A great learning experience must add value to the learner by helping them understand and do something they couldn’t do before.

We rely on our global network of Learning Partners to provide excellent learning and support to our learners and to help them prepare for their assessments. Our Learning Partner Programme is a quality assurance programme that aims to recognise those Learning Partners who can prove that they meet the principles that represent global best practice in the provision of course tuition and support. We are committed to working in partnership with our Learning Partners to continually improve the learning experience.

The Learning Partner Programme introduces a standard that must be met by all Learning Partners and we also ask our Learning Partners to commit to continuously improving the learner experience. Learning Partners can meet the required standard by different modes of study, including face to face, distance and blended learning. This will allow us to recognise our leading Learner Partners for their quality tuition, innovative delivery and excellent learner support.

You can find further information on our Learning Partner Programme by clicking here.

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