The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award is an introductory level qualification that looks at health and safety in the workplace. It is suitable for anyone who needs to understand the principles of health and safety as part of their job; this would include team leaders and supervisors, HR professionals, facilities managers and those training young people in a working environment.


NEBOSH offers Vocationally-Related Qualifications (VRQs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, VRQs are known as ‘Other accredited qualifications.


Generally, for learners wishing to continue their professional development NEBOSH offers a wide range of
internationally recognised qualifications.  NEBOSH’s Award and Certificate level qualifications offer the opportunity to
learn specific industry applications – such as process safety, construction, environmental management and leadership –
or hone in on specific skills such as incident investigation.

Training Delivery

We have two modes of training delivery

1. Classroom based training
Number of days:3
2. Online based training
Number of days:4

Qualification Key Features

Syllabus summary, learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Element No:

Element summary

Learning outcome On completion of this course the learner will be able to:

Assessment criteria

1Why and how you
manage health and
Understand why health and safety
needs to be managed, ensuring
effective processes are in place.
Carry out a workplace health and safety review which:
• considers how health and safety
is currently managed, and how it
can be managed better
• identifies health and safety
issues present, how they are
controlled, and if the risk can be
• selects the most important issue
for improvement using moral,
2Dealing with common workplace hazaradInspect the workplace, recognising a
range of common hazards, evaluating
risks (taking account of current
controls), recommending further
control measures and assigning action
3Stopping incidents
and ill-health before
they happen
4Learning from
Understand why incidents happen
and how to investigate them.


To achieve the qualification, learners must complete and pass the Unit HSA1 assessment. This assessment is a workplace health and safety review which should be carried out in the learner’s own Workplace


From the result declaration date, it may take another 20 working days for the delivery of certificate