NEBOSH provides globally recognised health, safety and environmental management qualifications. Our qualifications are updated regularly and are recognised, relevant and respected. For those looking for a career in health and safety, there are clear progression routes from Certificate to Diploma-level qualifications. These Diplomas meet the academic requirements for Graduate membership of many professional bodies.

For further information about NEBOSH itself, click the About tab at the top of the screen.

This learner section provides guidance and useful information for our existing learners and those considering becoming one.

Within the qualifications section, we outline what each qualification covers, the assessment process and the professional recognition available on completion. For each qualification you will also find a host of useful resources developed for our learners.

For prospective learners we provide advice on some of the factors that should be considered when selecting a Learning Partner.

The case studies provide details of how previous learners have benefited from their studies and are a great read too!

I am a Learner

Current Learner

We want to support you as much as we can whilst you are studying. We hope you find the following information and resources useful:

I am a Learner > Current Learner > Qualifications

The NEBOSH qualification portfolio consists of eighteen qualifications plus six Master-level qualifications delivered in partnership with the University of Hull. To access resources and information about the qualification you are currently studying, click on its link below: 




I am a learner > Current learner > Resources


Examiners' reports

Examiners' Reports are available for Certificate-level and Diploma-level qualifications. These reports are free to download for both learners and Learning Partners.

These reports include:

  • Questions used in the papers (strengths and weaknesses of candidate responses to each question with examples of good and more limited responses)
  • Some examples of what Examiners were expecting, particularly for those questions that candidates found most challenging
  • Information and guidance on examination technique and command words.

The reports will not include mark schemes or sample answers and should be used by learners and Learning Partners to inform tuition and revision sessions. Examiners’ reports are based on standard date examinations. Certificate reports are completed for March and September examinations, and Diploma reports for January and July examinations.

Use the links below to access the resources available for your qualification. 

Sample test papers

We have produced sample test papers for some of our Certificate level qualifications. These papers are available to download free of charge. They contain questions relevant to the NEBOSH qualification and are in a format that is used in final exam papers.

Use the links below to access the resources available for your qualification. 

Resource downloads

The following links will take you to the resources available for each qualification.



If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Experience team on + 44 (0)116 263 4700 or email

Case studies

When a learner achieves a NEBOSH qualification, they gain skills, knowledge and competence. This can be massively beneficial for them personally and for their employer too.

We have compiled a series of case studies which demonstrate how previous learners and employers have benefited from  success with NEBOSH. Their experiences may help you identify your next steps following your current NEBOSH studies.



I am a Learner > Current Learner > FAQs

The Frequently Asked Questions section contains the answers to a number of questions we regularly receive about all things NEBOSH.

Click on the link below and use the search facility to see if an answer is already available to your question. If it’s not, then please get in touch by clicking on Contact Us



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I am a Learner > Current Learner > What's next?

If you have already completed a NEBOSH qualification and are ready for a new challenge; we can help you identify what options are open to you. 

There are clear routes of progression from Award to Certificate-level qualifications, from Certificate to Diploma-level qualifications and ultimately from Diploma to a Masters-level qualification.

Alternatively, you may wish to add specialist knowledge (such as Fire and Construction) at the same level as the qualification you have already achieved. Some NEBOSH qualifications have common units, which offer significant advantages to our students. If you take a qualification that features a common unit that you have passed in the previous five years as part of another qualification, you would not need to retake the unit.

For suggestions about what you could do next, click on the NEBOSH qualification you already hold below and select what’s next in the left hand menu bar. 


Which Certificate should I take?


Prospective learner

We are delighted that you are considering joining the 50,000 learners who take NEBOSH qualifications each year.

The popularity of our qualifications reflect their continued relevance in the workplace and the recognition they have achieved worldwide.

We want to help you choose the qualification, study method and learning partner that is right for you. Within this section, we have supplied useful information to help you identify which qualification, study method and course provider is right for you below.

I am a Learner > Prospective Learner > Qualification

NEBOSH qualifications help you develop your health and safety or environmental knowledge which is a great way to advance your career. Before you choose a qualification, you'll need to decide which level of study will suit you best.

That will depend on:

  • What you hope to gain from your studies – Do you need a basic understanding of the subject, or something more substantial? 
  • If you had studied the subject previously – Have you completed a Health and Safety or Environmental qualification previously? Many of our qualifications build on knowledge gained previously and some are interconnected. Your previous studies are a good indicator of what would be a good next step. Further details of the connections between our qualifications are available here
  • Your previous experience – Your experience will influence which level of study is right for you.
  • Your career aspirations – NEBOSH research indicates that NEBOSH qualifications are often specified in job advertisements. Your career aspirations can therefore influence the qualifications you choose to complete. 

NEBOSH offer the following levels of qualifications:

Award-level qualifications - provide a basic understanding of health and safety principles and practice and provide a perfect introduction to other NEBOSH qualifications.

Certificate-level qualifications - provide an excellent foundation in health and safety for managers, supervisors and people starting out on a career in health and safety.

Which Certificate should I take?

Diploma-level qualifications - professional qualifications for health, safety and environmental practitioners. 

Masters-level qualifications – An option for all NEBOSH Diploma holders who are looking to further their learning in Health, Safety and/or Environmental Management.  MSc and MRes qualifications offered in partnership with the University of Hull. 

I am a Learner > Prospective Learner > Mode of Study

NEBOSH qualifications can be studied in a variety of ways. It is important to give some thought to which option will be best for you. You may wish to consider what method of learning has been most effective for you in the past and the other demands that will be placed upon you whilst you are studying.

Our network of learning partners are located throughout the UK and the world, offer a variety of modes of study to suit your needs including:

  • Full time block release
  • Part-time day or evening courses over a number of weeks
  • Open and Distance learning (including eLearning)

The Where to Study search facility can help you to shortlist course providers that match your personal requirements.

You can search for providers accredited to offer courses leading to specific qualifications. Location and mode of study preferences can also be factored into your search.

I am a Learner > Prospective Learner > Our Learning Partners

NEBOSH recognises that great learning experiences equip learners to make a difference to health, safety and the environment in the workplace. We are therefore committed to ensuring that our qualifications and courses offer the best learner experience by putting your needs first. 

Every learner must register with a NEBOSH accredited Learning Partner and undertake the relevant learning before taking an assessment and gaining a qualification. It is not possible to self-study for a NEBOSH qualification. 

Our global network of Learning Partners provide excellent learning and support to our learners and will help you prepare for your 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. You can find further information on our Learning Partner Programme by clicking here.

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. This will allow us to recognise our leading Learner Partners for their quality tuition, innovative delivery and excellent learner support.

You should ensure that your chosen Learning Partner offers the qualification in a format that will suit your personal circumstances. Therefore we recommend you explore your options before selecting a Learning Partner as it is an important personal choice.

The factors you may wish to consider include:

  • Mode of Study – Options available include face to face, distance learning, in-company training and eLearning. Has one method of learning been more effective for you in the past?
  • Course Structure – If you opt for classroom training, would you prefer day or evening classes, block release or a modular course?
  • Location – Being able to study and sit your examinations locally may be an important consideration for you. NEBOSH examinations are taken in over 130 countries.
  • On-going support – Will the support provided during your course and in the run up to your assessments match your expectations?
  • Cost – Each Learning Partner sets their own fees to reflect the service offered. We recommend you contact a number of Learning Partners to establish what their fees are and what is included in the fee.

 The Where to Study section of our website is a useful resource; which allows you to identify Learning Partners that match your requirements. 


All NEBOSH Learning Partners have their own unique logo with their Learning Partner number incorporated. Look out for this when researching your options more widely on the internet.

I am a Learner > Prospective Learner > Funding

Here are some grants available for NEBOSH qualifications in the UK that we have been informed of:

CITB Construction Skills Grant
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has funding available for the achievement of approved short-period qualifications in core construction skills, this includes the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Construction Health and Safety. Click here to find out if you are eligible. Find out more about the grant and how to claim on the CITB website.


The Redundancy Action Scheme (ReAct) is a programme of funding for training provided by the Welsh Government for people living in Wales who are facing redundancy. You can receive a training award of up to £1,500 to help you get the skills you need to land a job. You can train while you are job hunting or you can go on courses to get the skills you need even if you plan to become self-employed.
Please note this scheme is due to end early 2019.

Find out more on the Careers Wales website.


Charity Safety Group
NEBOSH and the Charities Safety Group are continuing to assist small charities, and voluntary sector organisations in providing scholarships for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. For further information please click here.


Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS)
The Ministry of Defence’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The scheme provides financial support for service leavers wishing to undertake recognised qualifications at Level 3 (NEBOSH Certificate-level) or above. Full information is available on the Enhanced Learning Credits website.

ELC approved providers must meet a set of rigorous requirements. There are currently 48 NEBOSH course providers (as of 25 October 2018) approved to the ELC scheme. You can search for a course provider and course on the ELCAS website.


Please note that these are accurate at the time of publishing but may be withdrawn without notice.

Other potential national and regional sources of funding throughout the UK can be found on our FAQs page here.

If you are interested in finding out more information please contact the customer services team on +44 (0)116 2634700 or email

I am a Learner > Prospective Learner > Case Studies

When a learner achieves a NEBOSH qualification they gain skills, knowledge and competence. This can be massively beneficial for them personally and for their employer too.

We have compiled a series of case studies which demonstrate how previous learners and employers have benefited after their NEBOSH success. Their experiences may help you identify which NEBOSH qualification is right for you.