Judith Hackitt, CBE (Chair of the Health and Safety Executive), Brian Tait (candidate), Teresa Budwo

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Student named best candidate in NEBOSH National Diploma

A VOCATIONAL Occupational Health and Safety student has achieved two national awards for academic excellence at a recent awards ceremony.

Brian Tait, 47, who recently completed his National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH), received the award for Best Overall Candidate 2015 and Best Candidate in Workplace and Work Equipment Safety.

The NEBOSH National Diploma is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification, aiming to provide students with the knowledge necessary to competently undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner.

Brian’s achievement was recognised at the annual Graduation and Awards Ceremony, held at the University of Warwick on 22 June.

Currently employed as Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Compliance Manager at Marshalls Plc, Brian said: “The diploma has provided me with the tools and framework to drive change within Marshalls and has been a real assistance in my role.

“To receive this award is a great personal achievement as the qualification is highly regarded within the industry.”

Dr. Michael Deary, who is responsible for NEBOSH programmes in the Department of Geography, said: “All of the teaching team are absolutely delighted that Brian has been given these two awards.

“To achieve the top overall mark from over 400 candidates is an outstanding achievement and reflects the enormous amount of hard work and dedication that Brian has put into his studies.”

The NEBOSH National Diploma is the flagship NEBOSH award and was the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals. Since its introduction in 1988 it has become established as the most popular qualification of its kind, with more than 10,000 students having successfully gained the award.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Northumbria University .

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