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Awards An Award qualification demonstrates basic understanding of the subject covered and is suitable for workers at all levels of an organization. An Award may be used as an introduction to other higher level NEBOSH qualifications. NEBOSH offers three Award level qualifications: • NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work • NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work Qualification • NEBOSH Award in Safety, Health and Environment for the Process Industries Employers are particularly attracted to this level of qualification as they help to improve overall health, safety and environmental culture. A significant number of employers have fully integrated these Awards into their training programmes to become mandatory foundation qualifications. A key benefit for employers is the flexibility of Award course structure and content, which can be tailored to suit different industries and individual workplaces, and therefore have a positive and rapid impact on performance. The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work can be taken in five languages; Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish, as well as in English. Certificates NEBOSH Certificate level qualifications demonstrate broad knowledge of the subject covered and provide an excellent foundation for managers, supervisors and anyone starting a career in health and safety. There are nine NEBOSH Certificate level qualifications: • NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety • NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety • NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety • NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management • NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management • NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety • NEBOSH National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work • NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management For those seeking a long-term career in occupational health and safety, Certificate qualifications offer a progression route towards NEBOSH professional level Diplomas. Both the NEBOSH National and International General Certificates in Occupational Health and Safety are increasingly viewed as important, core qualifications for general management in the workplace. Interestingly, around 80% of people who undertake a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety qualification are employed in roles where the primary function is not actually health and safety. The NEBOSH International General Certificate can be taken in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish, in addition to English. As well as rigorous examinations, NEBOSH Certificate level qualifications feature practical assessments, designed to help candidates apply their learning at work whilst also adding value for their employers. Diplomas Diploma level qualifications demonstrate professional knowledge of the subject covered. There are four NEBOSH Diploma qualifications: • • • • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management NEBOSH Diploma in Regulatory Occupational Health and Safety, designed exclusively for UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors NEBOSH Diplomas are recognised as the world’s flagship professional qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals. Diplomas are established as being amongst the most popular and highly respected qualifications of their kind, and those who hold them are highly sought after by employers globally. Those who pass a NEBOSH Diploma are entitled to use designatory letters, such as IDipNEBOSH for the NEBOSH International Diploma. Subsequently, those who hold a Diploma may also qualify for membership of professional bodies, including Graduate membership (Grad IOSH), Chartered membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) and membership of the Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM). Every year, more than two hundred NEBOSH Diploma students travel from around the UK and the world to celebrate their success at a Graduation Ceremony held at Warwick University. In 2015, Diplomates attended from Egypt, India, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. Awards are also presented to the best performing candidates for both Certificate and Diploma qualifications at the Annual Graduation Ceremony. NEBOSH’s partnership with the University of Hull provides Diploma holders with further opportunities for development after their graduation. Six different Masters Degrees in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management subjects are offered by distance learning. These qualifications have been designed with an emphasis on flexibility, for people in full time work looking to complement their previous NEBOSH Diploma studies. Achievement Two years ago, Her Majesty the Queen conferred a Queen’s Award for Enterprise upon NEBOSH in recognition of the organisation’s outstanding achievement in International Trade. NEBOSH is very proud of this achievement; not only HSE INTERNATIONAL 13