The NEBOSH Diploma is considered the ‘gold standard’ in Health and Safety qualifications. That’s why it can lead to higher salaries and better job prospects. But who is the NEBOSH Diploma for and what makes you the right candidate for this qualification?
Well, in short, this qualification is perfect if you’re already working in health and safety and want to expand your knowledge and skills within this ever-changing sector. People who take the NEBOSH Diploma are typically employed in job roles like:
- Health and Safety Managers, Advisors or Officers
- Compliance Managers
- Training Coordinators
- Quality, Risk and Environmental workers
But aside from job role, there are a few other indicators that will make you the right for the NEBOSH Diploma, which this blog will look at.
Health and safety professionals around in the world
With both the NEBOSH International Diploma and NEBOSH National Diploma available to choose from, the good news is that you can take the NEBOSH Diploma no matter where in the world you’re based.
With each course tailored to be relevant to legislation that is applicable to your working life, taking your NEBOSH Diploma will give you great insight and implementable knowledge. If you’re already working in the health and safety field, then this course will cover topics in enough depth to challenge and educate you in equal measure.
Those who aspire to be health and safety leaders
The NEBOSH Diploma is internationally recognised and respected, meaning that taking this high level qualification can help you reach the top of your field. If you have high aspirations and the ambition to push yourself then you are ready for your Diploma.
The amount of work required to achieve a successful result shouldn’t be underestimated so you will need to be somebody with good self-motivation. However, you’re likely to be rewarded for your dedication through the increased salaries that NEBOSH Diploma holders can often command. One study in 2016 found that, on average, graduates of this course command salaries that are 14% higher than those without it!
Graduates of the NEBOSH General Certificate
Although it’s not specifically demanded that you have passed your NEBOSH Certificate before taking the Diploma, it is highly recommended. This is because lots of the content in the NEBOSH Diploma is covered at a basic level in the NEBOSH Certificate.
Having already completed this qualification will mean that you have a core understanding in place and will be able to get the most out of your learning. This makes the NEBOSH Diploma the perfect step up if you have taken your certificate and are now looking for your next professional challenge.