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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence


22 August 2024


HSE and NEBOSH have joined forces to develop a one-day health and safety qualification for senior business leaders or those aspiring to this position.

The interactive, thought provoking content shows how leaders can influence health and safety performance and culture through their actions and behaviours.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • Understand the moral, legal and financial reasons for good health and safety leadership and how it can positively influence health and safety culture
  • Understand how leaders can gain assurance that health and safety is being managed effectively
  • Understand how human failure can impact on health and safety culture and how HSE's 'Make It Happen' model can help to change behaviours
  • Recognise how mental short cuts, perception biases, habits and beliefs can influence the decision-making process
  • Know the meaning of transformational, authentic, resonant and transactional leadership styles
  • Understand the five values and supporting foundations of the HSE's health and safety leadership model
  • Understand how relationships with the workforce can be built by effective leadership communication

What the course will cover

This course sets out the business benefits of health and safety leadership (including the moral, legal and financial arguments), explains the effects of good health and safety leadership on safety culture and how to use HSE's 'Make It Happen' model. Delegates will examine how human failures can impact performance and culture and learn about the process of decision-making, including mental short cuts and perception biases. Delegates will also look at different leadership styles, HSE's five leadership values and also ways that leaders can build effective relationships with the workforce.

Download the learner guide here.

Who should attend?

This qualification is specifically aimed at individuals currently in a position of senior leadership, e.g. Board Director, H&S Director, Operations Director, HR Director, Finance Director, as well as others in senior leadership positions, or those who are aspiring to become a senior leader. The course covers financial and legal reasons for good health and safety leadership and also focuses on how leaders can become better advocates and influencers in relation to health and safety.

If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please contact us by email.

Find out how The FA (Football Association) have used the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence to gain colleagues buy-in and drive an engaging health and safety culture.

How is the qualification assessed?

Delegates will be assessed by writing a number of reflective statements throughout the course. These will show how their knowledge, skills and behaviours may have both positive and negative effects on health and safety performance in their organisation. Delegates will also need to make a commitment to a leadership intervention that will improve health and safety management within their sphere of workplace influence.

What will my employer gain from this qualification?

  • Leadership that reflects HSE's model of effective health and safety leadership
  • Health and safety will be factored into business decisions in the future
  • Leaders who recognise how their own behaviours impact on health and safety culture


The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton.

Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at

Comments & Feedback

"Very informative and would be a must for all company directors."

Anthony Rouse, Installation Technology Ltd


£595 per person (includes NEBOSH registration and assessment fees, course notes, lunch and refreshments - cancelled/repeat assessments will incur an additional charge).

Please note: Your details will be shared with NEBOSH as part of the registration process. For this they will also need your date of birth - please provide this in the 'comments' box when you book

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Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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