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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Managing Stress at Work

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11 March 2025 - 12 March 2025



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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and NEBOSH have jointly developed a new one-day qualification aimed at helping you and your organisation reduce one of the biggest causes of work-related ill health: stress.

Stress is one of the leading causes of sickness absence in the workplace. It affects individuals, their families and colleagues by impacting on their health, but it also has an impact on employers, resulting in sickness absence, costs relating to replacement staff, lost production and increased accidents.

The moral and financial case to take action to reduce cases of work-related stress has never been so compelling, but above all, employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work by doing a risk assessment and acting on it.

However, many who are tasked with managing work-related stress do not understand their legal obligations, know what to do or where to start.

HSE and NEBOSH have jointly developed a one-day qualification aimed at helping delegates and their organisations to identify and reduce workplace stressors in order to create a positive, healthier workplace.

This qualification will give delegates the confidence that they are trained in HSE's current approach to managing and controlling stress at work. By adopting the principles taught in this qualification, delegates can empower their employees and colleagues to create a positive workplace and significantly reduce the causes and effects of workplace stress.

"Organisations that take action to reduce work-related stress before it becomes a problem have reported improvements in productivity, staff retention and a reduction in sickness absence. It's more than that though. It's about creating the right work environment for people to thrive and if you don't look at what you are doing at the organisational level, everything else is just a sticking plaster."

Jen Webster, Occupational Psychologist at HSE

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand the six key areas of work design which can cause stress
  • Know how to establish a framework to manage and address stress in their workplace
  • Understand how to identify early warning signs and provide support to individuals
  • Develop strategic interventions that will address the root causes of stress in their organisation

What the course will cover

This course explains the key principles of work-related stress and its relationship to mental ill health issues. Delegates will learn how to recognise the causes and effects of workplace stress and learn about the responsibilities of employers and individual roles in managing workplace stress. Delegates will examine how to apply the HSE Management Standards approach to assess stress risks in the workplace and how to develop suitable interventions to address stressors, reduce negative impacts and manage the effects of stress in the workplace. Delegates will also look at ways to continually improve their organisation and create a great place to work.

Download the learner guide here.

How is the qualification assessed?

At the end of the course, delegates will be presented with a realistic workplace scenario and will complete a multiple-choice assessment using the principles learnt throughout the course.

Who should attend?

The qualification is suitable for anyone responsible for employee wellbeing or managing workplace stress, including health and safety professionals, HR professionals, occupational health professionals, line managers and supervisors.

What will my employer gain from this qualification?

Investing in the understanding and prevention of work-related stress and improved wellbeing can benefit your organisation in several ways. This qualification will help you to:

  • Build valuable in-house expertise
  • Improve staff attendance levels and reduce absences
  • Boost staff performance and productivity
  • Enhance your organisation's reputation
  • Build organisational and workforce resilience
  • Reduce the threat of litigation
  • Create a safer and healthier work environment

This qualification will give you confidence that your team is trained in HSE's current approach to managing and controlling stress at work. By adopting the principles taught in this qualification you can empower your employees to create a positive workplace, and significantly reduce the causes and effects of workplace stress.

Why learn with HSE?

By learning with HSE, you will benefit from access to the experts who developed the course content who fully understand the issues of work-related stress and have experience in all stages of implementing the Management Standards approach. This means that when you come to put your learning into practice, you will be confident that you will do so in a way that is consistent with HSE's current thinking.

How is the qualification assessed?

A multiple-choice assessment is completed at the end of the course. You will be presented with a realistic workplace scenario and will answer multiple-choice questions focussed on the principles learnt throughout the course.

Live online course information

Our live online training courses are taught in real-time, allowing you to have a direct dialogue with our experts, a high level of interaction with the other attendees and lots of opportunities to ask questions - just as you would in a real classroom.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam and microphone. Before you book, you can check that you meet the  Zoom system requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings.


£560 per person (includes digital training resources and NEBOSH registration and assessment fees - 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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