Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Rosie Thomas

Rosie is the International Marketing Executive at Astutis. After graduating with a degree in Business and Management from Aberystwyth University, she joined the Astutis team to work closely with our learning development team and health and safety consultants to create useful content for our readers. Since taking her Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing online, Rosie particularly enjoys writing how-to-guides and career posts, using her own experience of online learning and professional development to offer advice to those thinking of taking a health and safety career. Rosie has also taken her NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Recent Posts

4 Reasons Why You Should Take The NEBOSH Diploma

Written by Rosie Thomas on 27 November 2019 11:45:03 GMT

NEBOSH are highly respected within the health and safety industry. They work with organisations, businesses and governments to help shape the workplace and the health and safety profession. So it's no wonder their professional qualification, the NEBOSH Diploma, is one of the most popular health and safety qualifications around the world. 

Here are 4 reasons why you should consider taking the NEBOSH Diploma as your next challenge. 

Read More

Tags: NEBOSH Diploma

Introducing Our New NEBOSH General Certificate Online Course

Written by Rosie Thomas on 31 October 2019 14:00:01 GMT

We’ve come a long way since we first started creating online courses back in 2012. Our course development has doubled to include learning designers, multimedia developers, graphic designers, health and safety experts and project managers. And our online course portfolio has grown to include not just accredited health and safety courses, but custom-made online training programs for some of the biggest companies around the world. 

Read More

Tags: NEBOSH General Certificate

NEBOSH Diploma vs NEBOSH Certificate: Which one is right for you?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 05 September 2019 09:30:00 BST

One of the most common questions our advisors get asked is “which NEBOSH course should I take, the Diploma or Certificate?”. Some learners come to us hoping to take the NEBOSH Diploma but don’t have the right experience. Some ask about the NEBOSH General Certificate when they have the ability to aim higher.

The answer to which course is best for you largely depends on your knowledge, experience and ability to learn. We’ve explained the difference in level, content and entry requirements to help you decide which one is best for you. 

Read More

Tags: NEBOSH Diploma

How Much Does the NEBOSH General Certificate Cost?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 04 September 2019 15:43:00 BST

Can you guess what the most common question about the NEBOSH General Certificate is?

Yep, that's right. How much does it cost?

The answer is – it depends.

Obviously, the price of the course will be different for each course provider. And it'll vary depending on your chosen learning method and location. There's also other costs you'll need to consider like travel, extra support, exams and VAT.

Read More

Tags: NEBOSH General Certificate

How hard is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 04 September 2019 15:00:00 BST

The NEBOSH General Certificate is a foundation level qualification. It's level 3 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and level 6 on the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework. 

People who pass the course are qualified to manage health and safety. And that’s a serious job, they don’t just hand it out to anyone!

Read More

Tags: NEBOSH General Certificate

What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 04 September 2019 13:21:00 BST

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is the most trusted health and safety qualification in the world. It was updated in 2018 with the input of 3,000 industry experts, organisations, learning partners and learners to reflect the needs of today's workplace.

Over 300,000 people have taken the NEBOSH General Certificate.  That makes it one of the most popular health and safety qualifications around the world (and the most requested by employers!). 

Read More

Tags: NEBOSH General Certificate

Choosing a Health & Safety qualification: NEBOSH Certificate vs NVQ vs NCFE IOSH Level 3

Written by Rosie Thomas on 04 September 2019 13:08:00 BST

Choosing a health and safety qualification can be a bit of a nightmare, especially when you're new to the industry. Which accrediting body do I go with? Which course will get me more job opportunities? What will i learn? How do I want to study? 

These are all valid questions i'm sure you're asking yourself. And we're here to answer them for you. 

Read More

Tags: NEBOSH General Certificate, Advice for learners

How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 04 September 2019 10:15:00 BST

Most people thinking about taking a qualification want to know 2 things: how much will it cost me? how long will it take me? One of the many advantages of the NEBOSH General Certificate is its flexibility. Being able to take the course online or in a classroom means you can spend as much or as little time as you need to complete the course.

Read More

Tags: NEBOSH General Certificate

Important changes to the NEBOSH General Certificate

Written by Rosie Thomas on 04 September 2019 09:30:06 BST

Breaking news - NEBOSH have just announced updates to the world's most trusted qualifications.

The NEBOSH General Certificate (National and International) has a fresh new syllabus to teach you all about health and safety in the modern workplace. It's been updated with the help of over 3,000 leading experts, organisations, learners and learning partners. 

I’m sure you’ll have lots of questions as to how these updates affect you. So whether you're a current learner or you're just thinking about taking the course, here's everything you need to know about the updates. 

Read More

Tags: NEBOSH General Certificate

National vs International: Which NEBOSH General Certificate is Right for You?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 11 July 2019 11:23:39 BST

Did you know there's 195 countries in the world? Each one has different beliefs, cultures and values. And different employment structures and jobs which all come with their own risks.

But for a world that's so different, we ultimately all have the same goal - to keep our colleagues safe, healthy and happy. 

So how do we do that? 

Read More

Tags: NEBOSH General Certificate