If you are looking to have a positive influence on wellbeing in your workplace, NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing is a great choice for you.  It is particularly relevant to HR specialists, Health and Safety professionals and those with people management responsibilities.

Investing in good wellbeing will bring benefits to your business as well as your workforce.

Research has shown that good wellbeing can:

  • Reduce staff turnover
  • Reduce sickness absence
  • Reduce accidents and injuries
  • Increase employee satisfaction and engagement
  • Increase productivity.

Who is it for?

NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing is relevant to HR specialists, health and safety professionals and those with people management responsibilities.


Throughout the qualification learners identify initiatives that can make a real difference in your workplace. 

Employers looking for more information on how NEBOSH qualifications can benefit your organisation, can find out more on our Guidance for Employers page. 

Working with Wellbeing

Learn how to measure wellbeing and the effectiveness of your interventions.

This one-day qualification introduces the concept of the NEBOSH 'wellbeing tree', which considers six key areas of wellbeing - Interaction, Exercise, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Kindness and Learning.

Understand how to proactively and effectively influence employee wellbeing.

Course details

Based on research and best practice, NEBOSH Working with Wellbeing provides a holistic approach that is relevant for any sector, anywhere in the world. It covers:

  • what ‘wellbeing’ is and why it matters
  • the different factors that can positively and negatively impact wellbeing
  • the benefits of achieving good worker wellbeing
  • practical initiatives that can improve wellbeing
  • how to measure the effectiveness of wellbeing initiatives.

The qualification introduces the concept of the NEBOSH 'wellbeing tree', which considers six key areas of wellbeing - Interaction, Exercise, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Kindness and Learning.

Through your participation you will gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to positively influence employee wellbeing in your workplace.

Length of the course

This one-day qualification has a minimum of 6 hours study with a recommendation of 1 hour for the assessment.


The assessment checks your understanding and ability to apply what you have learnt to your workplace.

First you will review the strengths and weaknesses in relation to each area of wellbeing within your workplace. Then you will produce a wellbeing intervention plan for your workplace, explaining how its effectiveness will be evaluated.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

It is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that learners 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.

Read more about language requirements for NEBOSH qualifications.

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Choose a Learning Partner

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 and will help you prepare for your assessments. You can search for Learning Partners in our Where to Study section, and can filter the results by multiple factors, such as location and mode of study.

You should ensure that the Learning Partner you choose offers the qualification in the way you want to study. We recommend that 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 qualification and in the run up to your assessments match your expectations?

Find a Learning partner


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. Costs can vary depending on the mode of study, the level of support given, and the inclusion of examination registration fees, for example. 

Read more about our Learning Partner Programme and how to choose the right Learning Partner for you: Choosing a NEBOSH Learning Partner.


Assessment registration

All assessment registrations must be completed by an accredited Learning Partner.

Assessment dates

All assessments are held on a date chosen by your Learning Partner. You should contact them for more information.

Assessment results

You will receive your results within 24 working days of sitting the assessments. Once you have achieved a pass a qualification parchment will be issued. This is normally within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.

Further study

For learners wishing to continue their professional development NEBOSH offers a wide range of internationally recognised qualifications.

Our range of Award and Certificate level qualifications offer the opportunity to learn specific industry applications – such as fire safety, process safety, environmental management and leadership – hone specific skills such as incident investigation or take a more general approach via the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

For those wishing to study at a higher level, the NEBOSH Diplomas or Masters qualification offer the opportunity to gain one of the sector’s most prestigious qualifications.




This section provides guidance and useful information in support of this qualification.

If you would like any further information please get in touch through our Contact Us page - our Customer Enquiry Team will be happy to help.

Assessment Guidance

Working with Wellbeing Course Book

working with wellbeing course book thumbnailThe content of this book follows the syllabus for NEBOSH’s Working with Wellbeing qualification, making it an ideal resource for learners who are studying this qualification.

It looks at what ‘wellbeing’ is in practice and highlights the different factors that can positively or negatively influence this.

Even if you are not studying Working with Wellbeing, this book is a valuable reference source and practical guide if you are striving to improve levels of wellbeing in your workplace. It covers the foundations of wellbeing, the 6 branches of wellbeing, and how to plan interventions and measure their effectiveness.

Download a course book extract


Learners studying this qualification may receive a copy from their Learning Partner.

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