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The NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation Certificate is a globally respected health and safety qualification.  A modern, practical qualification that provides skills and knowledge needed to conduct an unaided incident investigation and implement an action plan to help prevent a recurrence.

The course is aimed at health and safety managers, facilities managers, HR Managers, health and safety representatives, managers, supervisors and anybody who supports an organisation with incident investigation. It also makes excellent continued professional development (CPD) for those who are looking to expand their knowledge.

Why choose the British Safety Council

As a Gold learning partner, we exceed the learning excellence principles, which include the quality of our material, expert tutors, exceptional support to all our students and the creation of an engaging and positive learning environment.

You will receive unlimited support from our approved NEBOSH tutors until you pass

All our learners will have free access to all our excellent online interactive Digital Learning Resources and Study Support Hub, with additional resources, tutor guidance and forums to talk with tutors and other students

From the very start of your studies, our expert tutors are committed to guiding you through your qualification, providing supportive learning and application of your knowledge in real-world scenarios, enabling you to confidently achieve your qualification.

The British Safety Council has been a trusted provider of health, safety sustainability and wellbeing education for over 65 years, with exceptional pass rates. Not only will you be joining our large cohort of students who have successfully completed their professional development with the British Safety Council, but you will also be supporting our global charitable activities in our dedication to making sure no one is injured or made ill through their work.

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NEBOSH Course Information

What’s the outcome?

You will achieve the NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation Certificate which is an SCQF Level 6 qualification (equivalent to RQF Level 3, similar to an A Level).

A comprehensive foundation course that will provide you with a good understanding of investigation techniques and effective action plans to prevent a recurrence, with the confidence to apply your knowledge in the workplace.

Course requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

Course overview

The qualification comprises one unit:

Unit INV1 covers the techniques and processes for investigating incidents, including interview strategies, gathering evidence, producing an action plan, contributing to team investigations for large incidents and evaluating how to impact the safety culture in your organisation.  By the end of the training, you will be able to investigate simple incidents unaided.

For classroom courses unit INV1 is taught over 1 day.


Unit INV1: You will be assessed on the application of the PEACE interview model for three separate witness interviews and your ability to draw conclusions from the evidence that you have gathered by producing an action plan to try to stop recurrence of the incident presented. On average you should allocate approximately 1 hour to complete the exam. You will receive a ‘Pass’ or ‘Refer’ (fail) for each part of your assessment.

Results and Certificates

NEBOSH will email you your results directly approximately 50 working days from your assessment.

You will receive your certificate parchment within 8 weeks of the successful completion of both unit assessments.

Profession recognition

NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Learning progression: What’s next?

Once completed, our students often continue their studies by completing a NEBOSH National General Certificate, NEBOSH Fire Safety, Foundation in IEMA or a NEBOSH Diploma. Please contact us to discuss your options.

Study methods and booking

Virtual Classroom

An expert tutor-led delivery in our virtual classrooms online. You can join our 1-day course via the web using a PC, laptop, tablet or phone and study in any location. Throughout this course, you can interact with our expert tutors, engage in group discussions and network with other students. Our learning is student-centric, full of activities, case studies and discussions, helping you to apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

Additional fees for NEBOSH Examination and Assessment.

Why virtual classroom?

  • Benefits of both digital and face to face training
  • Engage with group discussions
  • Interact with our expert tutors

Face To Face

All the benefits of digital learning, plus experience our 1-day course studying within a classroom, networking with other learners, engaging with your tutor, being part of a community and even enjoying the delicious lunches.

Book at one of our convenient locations across the UK. The examination and workplace-based assignment are taken online.

Why face to face?

  • Engage with your tutor
  • Opportunity to network with other students
  • Free from workplace distractions


Either virtual class or we can visit your workplace or a third party venue and deliver this 1-day course on dates of your choice.

A cost-effective method that can be tailored to your organisation, creating a study community with your colleagues, building team relationships and discussing hazards and risks relevant to your organisation. Our dedicated account managers can guide you through the options that suit your organisation to support your learning requirements.

Why in-company?

  • Cost-effective method that can be tailored to your organisation
  • Creates a study community with your colleagues
  • Allows you to tailor the training to your organisation

Frequently asked questions, queries and feedback

Should you have any queries, please contact our Education Team ([email protected])

If you wish to provide feedback regarding the service provided by your tutor or our Education Team, please contact our Customer Service Team ([email protected]).

You can also refer the matter to NEBOSH ([email protected]).

If you wish to provide feedback regarding the service provided by NEBOSH, please contact the Scottish Qualifications Authority ([email protected]).

How long does the course take?

The NEBOSH INV takes 7-10 hours to study, depending on what delivery method you choose.

What happens if I have to re-sit my exam?

We will continue to offer you support and access to our resources until you pass. Please note that further exam fees are not included.

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