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NEBOSH Award in Health & Safety at Work

A qualification that is establishing itself as perfect introduction to health and safety in the workplace.

The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work is an introductory qualification designed to improve the health and safety culture of organisations by equipping the workforce and others to be able to identify and deal with hazards at work, helping them to reduce accidents/incidents and achieve costs saving.

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award is based on international standards and is aimed at anyone who needs to understand the principles of health and safety as part of their job. No previous health and safety knowledge is required, therefore the Award is suitable for all individuals that wish to have a basic knowledge of health and safety.

You can study by attending a classroom course, involving expert face-to-face teaching in one of our excellent UK venues, in one of our international venues or we can provide similar courses at your premises through our in-house services covering the UK and international locations. 

The Award is designed to meet the international market and the assessment is available through ACT in English, Arabic, Mandarin and Russian.

There are a range of easy options to book and purchase your place on this course. Either click "Purchase/Book" below, call +44(0)1384447915, or email You can also use our online booking form.


The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award covers the principles of health and safety, the identification and management of related risk and the practical application of this knowledge.   This is reflected in the two units that comprise the qualification.

Unit HSW1  Workplace safety foundations

  • The foundations of health and safety
  • The responsibility for health and safety
  • Health and safety risk assessment and control
  • Hazards and controls associated with work equipment
  • Transport safety
  • Hazards and controls associated with electricity
  • Fire safety
  • Hazards and controls associated with manual handling and repetitive movement
  • Hazards and controls associated with hazardous substances
  • Hazards and controls associated with the working environment

Unit HSW2 Workplace risk assessment

  • A workplace-based risk assessment activity that covers the application of understanding related to the HSW1 unit.

Course materials

Delegates will receive a copy of the course book designed by NEBOSH which matches the syllabus and is written in simple English.  Each chapter is supported by sample questions and activities.

To support delivery of the course a handout is provided for additional notes and directed study exercises.


The qualification is divided into two assessed units, each of which is assessed separately.  Assessment is by one multiple choice examination (Unit HSW1) and a work-based risk assessment (Unit HSW2), which tests the ability to apply the knowledge gained during the course to workplace situations.   A qualification parchment will be awarded on successful completion of both assessments.

Examinations take place at the end of the course and the risk assessment is completed shortly afterwards.  Examinations for in-house courses can be arranged with NEBOSH on demand, for a date to suit the learning programme.

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award is an international qualification, so the multiple choice assessment is available by prior arrangement in English, Arabic, Mandarin and Russian.  Other languages may be possible, subject to NEBOSH agreement.

Classroom based taught courses

Classroom courses provide an opportunity to discuss the topics with other students and the tutor and would suit those that enjoy interaction in a classroom environment.  In particular, it has a number of features that may be helpful to those students who have not done formal study and assessments for some time.

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award is provided as a three day classroom course.  

Classroom based taught courses are available from one of our UK venues, in one of our international venues or they can be organised as an in-house course in your premises if you have a number of students who need this qualification. 


13‐15 Aug 2018

08‐10 Oct 2018


 Fees:  £495 + VAT + NEBOSH fees

NEBOSH Fees Unit HSW1 @ £24.50 VAT Exempt / Unit HSW2 @ £23.50 VAT Exempt


West Midlands (Walsall)
West Midlands (Walsall)
The Holiday Inn M6, Jct.10 20 Wolverhampton Road Bentley Walsall WS2 0BS

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