This article is meant for those who are planning to have the NEBOSH certification and wanting to sit for the examination this year. It will give you a better understanding of what the board and their certification is all about. You will also get to see the NEBOSH Training Centres in Lagos, Nigeria, their contact addresses and payable fees for enrolment. You might get what you have been desperately searching for right in this post.
To get you equipped, let me first of all give you an overview of what NEBOSH is all about.
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What is NEBOSH?
NEBOSH is an acronym which stands for National Examination Board Occupational Safety and Health. It is a UK-based independent examination board which delivers vocational qualifications in health, safety and environmental practice and management.
It is established in 1979, and ever since then, NEBOSH had grown to be an organization to reckon with. It had grown from a recognized organization in the United Kingdom to a world known certification. The reach has expanded to Nigeria as we now have NEBOSH training centres in Lagos.
We cannot overemphasize the importance of NEBOSH certification. According to reports, 90% of heath an safety jobs require NEBOSH qualifications. This alone demonstrates the high standard NEBOSH courses and training has attained.
This have warrant to over 50,000 candidates sitting for the examinations yearly, all spread across the world, in more than 130 countries the certification is recognized.
In 2014/15 alone, about 180,000 NEBOSH Assessments were taken across the world. As it stands now, there are over 180,000 people worldwide holding a NEBOSH qualification.
NEBOSH is more important than ever, as the number of people whose health have been tempered by their work is increasing day by day, making people want to study how to help prevent it.
NEBOSH is ISO 9001 certified and maintains the Investors in People (IIP) status. As stated before, the qualifications are recognized globally, it’s recognized by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM) , the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).
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NEBOSH qualifications are classified into three:
The awards provide awareness and a perfect introduction to other NEBOSH qualifications.
The Certificate level qualifications are an excellent foundation for managers, supervisors and people at the start of a career in health and safety.
The diploma qualifications demonstrate professional knowledge of the subject covered.
There are more than 600 organizations worldwide delivering NEBOSH courses which lead to NEBOSH qualifications.
NEBOSH course providers must be accredited by NEBOSH. Accreditation is required for each separate qualification.
The accreditation process ensures course providers have procedures and resources in place to deliver training programmes of a standard required by NEBOSH and to maintain the integrity of the assessment process.
Accredited NEBOSH Course Providers not only deliver courses, but organise exam sittings for candidates. Accredited Course Providers include educational establishments, commercial training and consultancy providers and large employers.
NEBOSH Training Centres in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Accredited NEBOSH training centres in Nigeria are centres where you are trained to sit for the NEBOSH examinations. Though an international certification, the examination body has very few accredited training centres in Nigeria.
In fact, they are only found in big cities like Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. The NEBOSH Training Centres in Nigeria is listed below.
Novelle Training Centres
Novelle is one of the accredited NEBOSH training centres in Lagos offering top safety and health related courses to their students. They have centres both in Lagos and Abuja. Their office address are as follows :
Lagos office: 3rd Floor, AA plaza, 2 Akin Osiyemi street, along Allen Avenue Ikeja.
Abuja office: Suite B12B Alpha cell Plaza, 12 Ebitu Ekiwe Street, besides NIPCO filling station, Jabi District
Port Harcourt office: Suite 21 Opus plaza, 21 Afam street behind Fruit Garden off Kaduna Street.D line Port Harcourt.
Sydney Gateway Ltd
Sydney Gateway Ltd is another good training centre that offers available NEBOSH courses in Lagos state. Their address is:
Address: 320, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos, Lagos, Lagos
School Of Safety Engineering
This school has what it takes to compete with the very best. You can locate them at:
Address: Ajoke Akinbami St, Opebi, Lagos
Multiple Development Services
At Multiple Development centre, they offer top notch safety training and that is why they are among our best NEBOSH training centres in Lagos. Their address is seen below:
Address: 17 Akingbola Street, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Please note that this list is not the comprehensive list. If you know any NEBOSH accredited centre, please let us know about it. We will definitely add it to the list after confirming its accreditation status. You can simply send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by simply using the comment section below.
Cost of NEBOSH Training and Certification
As stated in the qualification section, the NEBOSH qualifications are; awards, certificates and diploma. With this, it is expected that there will be differences in the cost of obtaining either of the qualifications and its relevant training. Just like any other training, the cost also differs, depending on the training institute.
On an average note, we can say it will cost you anything between NGN 230,000 to NGN 250,000. You can have get the exact amount figure when you approach any of the NEBOSH training centres in Lagos or Nigeria at large. The post has given all the required information for those flocking the NEBOSH Nairaland thread on the forum.