HSE International ISSUE 100 - Page 11

More than half require a professional level qualification such as the NEBOSH Diploma, which is the same level as an Honours degree and is recognised by appropriate professional bodies. However, health and safety is increasingly regarded as an important skill for all kinds of workers to have; from company directors to construction workers, machine operatives, insurance advisors and more. This is just one of the reasons why the increasingly diverse range of NEBOSH qualifications are so popular and globally respected. NEBOSH does not deliver training courses itself. Instead, courses are offered by NEBOSH Accredited Course Providers, of which there are more than 620 situated across 35 different countries. Course Providers deliver the training and education needed to achieve a NEBOSH qualification. The process of accreditation ensures that the right procedures and resources are in place and importantly, that they meet a standard which maintains the integrity of the NEBOSH assessment process. NEBOSH has been a UK-recognised awarding body since 2000 and received Approved Awarding Body status from the Scottish Qualifications Authority in 2009. The majority of NEBOSH qualifications are accredited by SQA Accreditation, which is widely recognised as a badge of quality in the UK and increasingly, worldwide. Qualifications There are currently three different categories of NEBOSH qualification - Award, Certificate and Diploma, plus the Masters qualifications NEBOSH offers in partnership with the University of Hull. HSE INTERNATIONAL 11