Basic Health and Safety Training (Where you can start)

Basic Health and Safety Training

Basic Health and Safety Training is the starting point for intending Health and Safety professionals.

It is a recurrent question.


I want to start a career in Health and Safety, where should I start from?

Which Health and Safety Course should I enroll for?


This article aims to solve two (2) important issues:

  • For intending professionals: It will present a guide on where to start from.
  • For young professionals: It will present an head-way to avoid moving in circle. Most young professionals enroll for lots of Health and Safety courses without knowing that they are actually moving in circle, i.e, the courses do not take them even a step forward.

The Health, Safety and Environment professional courses are rated from Level 1 – 7, so if you are not guided, you may settle for all level 3 courses. Though they will help boost your knowledge base, they are not taking you higher. You need to enroll for higher Health and Safety certification to move higher in the Health and Safety professional ladder.


Here are some Health and Safety courses and their level rating – Please keenly pay attention to them.


  1. UKHSE Courses


2.  British Safety Council Courses & others

Level 1 HSE Course

Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

Level 2 HSE Courses – British Safety Council list HSE Level 2 courses

Award in Risk Assessment

Award in COSHH Risk Assessment

Level 3 HSE Courses

City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

NEBOSH Certificate (All NEBOSH Certificates)

Level 4 HSE Training

Shield Level 4 Health and Safety Training: This Level 4 Health and Safety Training Course provides those in managerial and supervisory positions with appropriate knowledge and understanding of the issues involved. It is also suitable for those wishing to deliver health and safety qualifications as part of their training provision.

Level 5 HSE Course

City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

Level 6 HSE Course

BSC Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

NEBOSH Diploma

Level 7 HSE Courses

M.Sc in Occupational Health and Safety

Also, NEBOSH offers three separate Master of Science (MSc) degrees in partnership with the University of Hull:

  • MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management
  • MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • MSc in Environmental Management


Above are the most popular Health and Safety courses. Now that you have known their level rating, lets get back to the subject matter – Basic Health and Safety Training.

Since you have now known the different health and safety courses and their level rating, my job is now simple.

What are Basic Health and Safety Training?

Basic health and safety training is considered to be a training which covers the health and safety courses with level rating between level 1-3. Depending on the training provider, you can enroll for a full level 1, 2 or 3 program as a single package or enroll for the different level courses individually.

Read Also: Top 10 Health, Safety and Environment training providers in Nigeria and Overseas

NOTE: Enrolling for the different courses individually will give you more understanding depth than when they are embedded into a single package.

In conclusion, if you are looking for basic health and safety courses, start with Level 1, 2 & 3 courses. After these, you can move to higher courses.



If there is any question with regards to this article, feel free to contact us.


Further Reading

HSE Certification online in Nigeria (Online courses & how to enroll)

Health and Safety E-Learning in Nigeria and Overseas


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By Ubong Edet

A passionate Health and Safety professional with a good level of field experience and relevant certifications including NEBOSH, OSHA, ISO, etc certifications. An Health and Safety activist who believes in the growth and continual improvement of the profession. He is going all out to create awareness and safe precious lives.

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