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Health and Safety Trainer

Why I became a Health and Safety Trainer

'As someone who had spent over a decade in the construction industry, specialising in health and safety, I never imagined that my career path would lead me to teaching. My journey as a trainer began almost by accident, when I was asked to lead a safety workshop for new employees. The experience was eye-opening. I realised that my real-world knowledge and stories had a profound impact on these newcomers, helping them understand the importance of safety protocols in a way that theory alone could not.'

Martin Freeman

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health and safety trainer

'My transition from a health and safety officer in a manufacturing plant to a full-time trainer was driven by a moment of realisation. I was conducting a routine training session on COSSH when a participant thanked me for making a complex subject easily understandable. That moment of gratitude sparked a passion in me to pursue teaching full-time.'

Faye Simpson

'Having spent over 15 years in the field of environmental health and safety, I always felt a strong sense of responsibility towards workplace safety and employee well-being. However, it wasn't until I volunteered to lead a fire safety training session at my company that I discovered my passion for teaching. Seeing the light of understanding in my colleagues' eyes as I demystified complex safety regulations was incredibly rewarding. That experience planted the seed for my future career change'

Craig Norris

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Success Stories

By transitioning into qualified health and safety trainers, professionals like Jack and Stacey have been able to utilise their extensive knowledge in health and safety to educate and empower workplaces and communities. Their dedication to teaching has allowed them to broaden their influence beyond their immediate roles, creating a lasting impact in promoting safer environments and practices. Through their training, they have equipped numerous individuals with essential skills and knowledge, contributing significantly to the overall well-being and safety of the people they have reached.

Stacey Carter

Stacey’s story begins in the bustling world of construction, where she spent over 15 years mastering the nuances of safety management. Known for her meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to safety standards, Sarah was a respected figure on every site she worked. However, she often found herself reflecting on the broader impact she wanted to make in her field.

The turning point came when she attended a workshop on educational techniques for professionals. It was here that Stacey realised her vast experience could be invaluable in shaping the next generation of safety professionals. Inspired, she enrolled in the Level 3 Award in Education and Training offered by the Education and Training Academy.

Our course was more than just a certification for Stacey; it was a transformative journey. She learned to adapt her extensive field knowledge into captivating educational content. We helped her develop interactive teaching strategies, making complex safety concepts accessible and engaging for her students. Our mentors worked closely with Sarah, nurturing her natural flair for communication and leadership into effective teaching skills.

Today, Stacey stands at the forefront of safety education. She is a celebrated educator, known for her dynamic teaching style and ability to inspire her students. Her courses are a blend of practical wisdom and innovative teaching methods, creating an immersive learning experience. Stacey’s impact extends far beyond the classroom; she is shaping the future of construction safety, one student at a time.
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David Davies

David’s career as a risk analyst in the corporate sector was marked by a keen eye for detail and a profound understanding of safety protocols. While he excelled in identifying and mitigating risks, David harboured a growing desire to contribute more directly to the development of safety standards in the industry.

Encouraged by colleagues who recognised his potential as an educator, David approached the Education and Training Academy. He was drawn to our Level 3 Award in Education and Training, seeing it as a pathway to share his expertise and mentor the upcoming generation of safety experts.

Our program offered David not just the theoretical knowledge but also the practical skills necessary for effective assessment and mentoring. He learned innovative assessment techniques, and our experienced instructors provided him with insights into adult learning principles and effective feedback methods. David’s transformation from analyst to teacher was supported at every step with personalised guidance and real-world application scenarios.

Now, David is a renowned figure at Nebosh. He leads panels that evaluate safety training programs, ensuring they meet the highest standards of industry relevance and educational quality. His mentoring sessions are highly sought after, providing aspiring safety professionals with invaluable insights and guidance. David’s leap into education has not only elevated his career but has also made a significant impact on elevating safety standards in the industry.

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What Do I Need to Teach?

Qualifications Required

Minimum of Level 3 Award in Health and Safety

Experience Required

A Minimum of 3-years in Health and Safety

Trainer / Assessor Requirements

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Our Recommendations

Sector Qualifications Required

Relevant qualifications in health and safety, such as NEBOSH or IOSH certifications, are essential. If you are new or do not hold an official health and safety qualification then the Level 3 Award in Health and Safety would be a good start. 

Experience Needed

A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in the health and safety sector is required to ensure that instructors have practical knowledge to share.

Teaching Requirements

As a bare minimum you will need the Level 3 Award in Education and Training AET). If you are also looking to assess in workplaces or to carry out health and safety assessment then we also recommend combining it with the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

The Health and Safety Trainer Bundle

Our teaching and assessing qualifications are recognised by Ofqual and will qualify you as a health and safety trainer nationally within the UK and abroad. These qualifications will also allow you to teach and assess in any other industry too.

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Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)

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The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is essential to teach any qualification and is an introductory to teaching. The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a widely recognised qualification designed for individuals aspiring to become effective educators, trainers, or instructors across a variety of sectors and industries. This qualification provides a solid foundation in teaching and training principles, equipping candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver engaging and informative sessions. This is the most important course that you need. 

Level 3 Award in Health and Safety


If you do not hold any Health and Safety qualficiation then you will need the Level 3 Award in Health and Safety. This is a 3-day course which can be completed via self-study or through virtual learning. It is assessed via a 60-question multiple-choice exam which can be completed at home. 

What you can teach with this bundle

Level 2 Fire Safety
Level 2 Risk Assessment
Level 2 COSHH
Level 2 Manual Handling
Level 3 Health and Safety
NEBOSH National Certificate
NEBOSH National Diploma
IOSH Managing Safely
CSCS - all cards
Subject to you holding the relevant qualifications and experience


What is a Health and Safety Trainer?

A health and safety trainer is a professional who specialises in educating others about health and safety practices, policies, and regulations. These trainers play a crucial role in various industries by ensuring that employees, managers, and sometimes the public are well-informed about safety procedures, risk management, and compliance with relevant health and safety laws.

What kind of experience is required in the health and safety sector before I can start teaching?

Practical experience in the health and safety field is crucial. Ideally, you should have several years of experience working in roles that have given you in-depth knowledge and understanding of health and safety practices and regulations.

How much health and safety training do I need?

Most learners come to us with a NEBOSH General Certificate but for those with the experience but without any formal health and safety qualifications can complete our 3-day Level 3 Award in Health and Safety which will get you up and running teaching around 10 Level 2 H&S qualifications. 

I don't hold a health and safety qualification so I need the Level 3 Award in Health and Safety, can you tell me more?

The Level 3 Award in Health and Safety is a recognised qualification designed for individuals who wish to gain a deeper understanding of health and safety principles and practices in the workplace. This qualification is particularly beneficial if you are looking to enhance your knowledge in this area, whether for personal development, professional advancement, or as a stepping stone towards a career in health and safety. Here are some key aspects of the Level 3 Award in Health and Safety:

  • Course Content: The course covers a range of topics essential for understanding workplace health and safety. These may include understanding the principles of risk assessment, awareness of hazards and risk control, understanding the implications of health and safety legislation, and the importance of a health and safety management system.

  • Duration and Delivery: The duration of the course can take up to 3 days, but it is dependent upon your experience and knowledge. The course can be offered via self-study or virtual learning.

  • Assessment: Assessment methods for the Level 3 Award in Health and Safety typically involve a 60-question multiple choice exam which is taken online at your home. 

What qualfiications do I need to teach Health and Safety?

To become a health and safety trainer, you typically need a Level 3 Award in Education and Training for basic training roles. For more advanced training or assessing roles, a Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is recommended. Sector-specific qualifications like NEBOSH, IOSH, and others are also highly valuable. 

Do I need an Instructor qualifcation to teach?

No. Avoid any designated Instructor qualification or 'Train the Trainer' as they are not normally recognised anywhere. Our Health and Safety trainer courses are actually the Level 3 Award in Education and Training and / or the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement which are recognised qualifications throughout the UK and abroad. 

How long does it take to become a Health and Safety trainer?

The duration to become a health and safety trainer can vary depending on your current qualifications and experience. Typically, completing a Level 3 Award in Education and Training can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on the mode of study (part-time, full-time, or intensive courses). Additional qualifications, like the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, may require additional time. However, the practical experience in health and safety is also a crucial factor, and the time to accumulate this experience can vary greatly from individual to individual. In summary, the path to becoming a fully qualified health and safety trainer can range from a couple of weeks to a few months, depending on your starting point and the time you can dedicate to your training and professional development.

Can I balance being a health and safety trainer with other professional commitments?

Yes, many health and safety trainers work on a part-time or freelance basis, allowing them to balance training with other professional commitments. Our courses are designed to be flexible to accommodate working professionals.

How can I keep my knowledge and skills up-to-date as a health and safety trainer?

Continuous professional development is crucial. This can be achieved through attending industry conferences, participating in further training courses, staying updated with the latest health and safety regulations, and being part of professional networks.

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Ready to enrol onto the Health and Safety Trainer Bundle including Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Level 3 Award in Health and Safety.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training and Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement: £775 per delegate

With the Level 4 Award in Understanding Internal Quality Assurance - £999

Level 3 Award in Health and Safety: £399 per delegate
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