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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Managing Stress at Work


NEBOSH has collaborated with Great Britain’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to develop the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Managing Stress at Work.

This qualification is designed to help delegates identify and reduce workplace stressors in order to create a positive, healthier workplace.

Who is it for?


This qualification is suitable for anyone responsible for managing people or for managing workplace stress. This may include:

  • Health and Safety professionals

  • Human Resource professionals

  • Line managers and supervisors

  • Occupational health professionals


Through studying the qualification, individuals will undertake in-depth, best practice learning from which they will understand the six key areas of work design and how to identify warning signs and implement strategic interventions.


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.

What will I learn?

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Managing Stress at Work aims to help you understand the key principles of work-related stress and its relationship to mental ill health issues. Beyond this you will learn:

  • How to recognise the causes and effects of workplace stress

  • The responsibilities of employers and individual roles in managing workplace stress

  • How to apply the HSE’s Management Standards approach to assess stress risks in the workplace

  • How to develop suitable interventions to address stressors, reduce negative impacts, and manage the effects of stress in the workplace

  • Ways to continually improve your organisation and create a great place to work

How is it 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 focused on the principles learnt throughout the course.

How to study

Modes of study

Classroom based

Our live face to face classroom based sessions are our most popular choice and hold the highest pass rate.

Remote learning

Attend live training sessions from your home or workplace.

Sessions are held via either MS Teams or Zoom.

A laptop or PC with a camera, microphone and strong internet connection are required for this mode of study.


The Managing Stress at Work course will involve a minimum of 6 taught hours and approximately 1 hour for assessment.

1 Full Day


Classroom based

£200.00 + VAT

Remote learning

£170.00 + VAT


Please contact us for a quotation

Professional recognition

n the UK – and, increasingly, worldwide – regulatory accreditation is recognised as a badge of quality, allowing our qualifications to retain their highly regarded professional status.


UK accredited qualifications provide you with certain guarantees that the qualification:

  • Meets specific quality criteria that ensure it is fit for its purpose

  • Includes relevant content

  • Uses appropriate assessment methodology

  • Is mapped to relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS)

  • Is supported by relevant stakeholders including employers

NEBOSH qualifications can play an important part in ensuring that the health and safety provision businesses have in place is effective. This is one reason why so many organisations choose to include NEBOSH qualifications on their competency matrices.   

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