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

Studying for the NEBOSH General Certificate

Written by Rosie Thomas on 28 June 2018 15:15:32 BST

When someone says the word 'studying', what do you think of? For some, it immediately conjures up thoughts of late-night study sessions and re-reading notes until something sticks. For others, they think of stuffy classrooms with lots of homework. Luckily, the concept of learning has evolved over the years and there's now over 70 types of learning models to suit all types of learners. This means that nowadays, studying is more often an enjoyable and positive experience. 

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What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 28 June 2018 11:01:52 BST

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NGC) is a foundation level (level-3) and the most popular health and safety qualification in the UK. It will introduce you to the principles of risk management how to incorporate them into day-to-day decisions.

In this post we talk about exactly what the NEBOSH General Certificate is about, its learning outcomes and why it's so popular amongst employers. Our introduction to The NEBOSH General Certificate is also a great resource to check out!

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Where Will Your NEBOSH Course Take You?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 01 February 2018 10:26:46 GMT

Joining a professional body is rightly important to many people considering taking a NEBOSH qualification. Not only do they support CPD and provide a range of resources and networking opportunities, they are also closely linked with career development. NEBOSH works closely with professional membership bodies around the world to ensure that their qualifications meet their membership requirements.

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Which NEBOSH Course is Right For You?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 01 February 2018 10:00:23 GMT

So, you’re considering doing a NEBOSH qualification, but which one is right for you? To help you answer that question, we’ve dug down into the different levels of NEBOSH qualifications and what each one has to offer.

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Why Should You Take a NEBOSH Qualification?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 01 February 2018 09:49:34 GMT

nebosh-transparentreduced.pngChoosing to embark on a new course can be quite daunting, especially if, like most people, you haven’t studied a formal qualification since school or university. Naturally, you want to make sure that the time and money you commit is going to be worth your while.

In this post, we’ll talk you through the pros and cons of NEBOSH qualifications to help you make a well-rounded decision as to whether that next course is right for you.

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Who is NEBOSH for?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 01 February 2018 09:42:00 GMT

NEBOSH qualifications are designed to build the knowledge and skills to save lives, prevent injury and ill-health, and protect our environment for future generations. As accidents and work related ill-health affect all types of workplaces and occupations, they are relevant to a whole range of job roles.

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What is NEBOSH?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 01 February 2018 09:13:07 GMT

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is the leading examining body for the UK health and safety industry. Their globally-recognised qualifications are designed to teach learners the skills and knowledge to manage health, safety and environmental issues in all places of work. Around 50,000 people take a NEBOSH qualification each year, all around the world.

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Is Health and Safety a Good Career Choice?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 05 December 2017 12:08:17 GMT

When it comes to a new career, it can be a daunting prospect to go into something you’re not entirely familiar with. There are so many new opportunities out there, so it’s important to do your research.

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Is the Environment and Sustainability an Attractive Career?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 28 November 2017 10:00:45 GMT

This blog post was updated in November 2017 to reflect the most recent changes in the industry.

The UK’s membership of the EU has played a major role in environmental protection. In fact, more than 1,100 UK environmental laws were made at EU level, with 80% of our environmental rules stemming from EU directives. It’s still not clear what the effect Brexit will have on the UK’s environment. And yet, despite these uncertainties and a US president sceptical about climate change, environmental and sustainability professionals are expressing high levels of job satisfaction and optimism for the years ahead.

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

Written by Rosie Thomas on 24 October 2017 13:08:42 BST

Choosing a professional qualification can often be quite daunting. After all, you’re going to be investing both time and money into your course, so it’s important to choose one that’s beneficial to your career, lifestyle and budget.

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