Do NEBOSH Courses Expire?

3 minute read | 26 January 2019 09:04:00 GMT

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Before sitting a NEBOSH exam and answering its numerous questions, candidates tend to have some of their own.

The first usually relates to course material and exactly what they will be tasked with learning, which is highly dependent on which NEBOSH course they take. Take a look here for more information on the most popular NEBOSH course syllabus.

Secondly - but no less important - is how to study and whether the course is taken online or in classroom and where they will need to travel to take the course.

Thirdly – and unsurprisingly - is the cost of exams themselves and whether or not their qualification will expire.

The answer to that final query is, in short, no.

Once an applicant has successfully completed all units of a NEBOSH qualification, they are safe in the knowledge that their qualification will last forever. The only point of note is that learners need to complete those same units of a NEBOSH qualification within a five-year period there is no requirement to revisit them at any point in the future. This not only means they remain qualified but also that there is no need to retake the course.

Keeping Up To Date

However that is not the end of the story and there is good reason for this in that health and safety – and approaches to it – are constantly evolving.

The reality is, new legislation is introduced every few years which either re-writes or replaces previous regulations. What this means of course, is that material learned during previous studies should be continually updated by keeping on top of new legislation and changes to existing legislation.

When signing-up for a NEBOSH qualification an individual makes a commitment to taking the health and safety for themselves and those around them seriously. Achieving a pass mark not only reflects well on their company but can lead to career progression and increased responsibility and part of that responsibility is keeping up to date with legislation, no matter how long one has held a NEBOSH course for.

About NEBOSH Courses

NEBOSH is the leading authority on health and safety within the United Kingdom. Established to help staff improve standards throughout their place of work, the institute delivers wide-ranging courses with no entry requirements or expiration.

Made-up from a combination of written assessments and practical assignments, NEBOSH qualifications carry great weight and are internationally recognised. They also help entrants carve out careers in the health and safety industry.

As of 2017 92% of job HSE job advertisements requested some form of NEBOSH certification or IOSH membership. Recognising its growing importance, people from 125 countries registered to begin a course between 2016 and 2017.

Each year Astutis train thousands of applicants ahead of their NEBOSH exams, offering learning in both a classroom setting and via online resources.

With a tutor team comprised of NEBOSH examiners, we prime students to manage health and safety, identify and reduce the risk of hazards and implement systems designed to evaluate the suitability of a working environment.

Take a look here for more information on the most popular NEBOSH course.

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At Astutis, we are committed to helping our clients create a positive health, safety and environmental culture within their organisations by providing tailored advice and market-leading training solutions in the classroom and online. Led by an experienced management team of industry professionals with a reputation for delivering high-quality training over the last 20 years, Astutis launched in January 2011 with 3 UK training venues. It is the passion and drive of its Senior Management Team that has seen Astutis become one of the leading providers of NEBOSH courses across the globe. Today we are the fastest-growing provider of HSE services in the UK, with 15 UK venues as well training locations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. This is coupled with a comprehensive suite of e-learning and distance learning courses which are supported by our international network of exam centres. Over 900 organisations have trusted us with their health and safety and environmental staff development plans and on average, 170 new learners are enrolling with us each week. Our Senior Management Team has over 20 years valuable industry experience each. Seeing a niche in the market for a high-end, service-orientated health, safety and environmental training and consultancy firm, they formed a partnership and Astutis was born. It is their passion and drive that has seen Astutis become one of the leading providers of NEBOSH courses across the globe.