As part of our offer back to the live entertainments industry the NEC Group has a very successful training arm, Oncourse, which offers essential training in areas including first aid, food safety, fire, noise, crowd control and construction.
Based on the NEC Campus in Birmingham, the Oncourse team train 100s of event and entertainment industry professionals every year, from the Royal Shakespeare Company to London’s O2. The team pride themselves on combining engaging material, passionate trainers and spectacular surroundings to bring your learning to life. Their hardwork has been repaid this week as the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) has awarded Oncourse its Silver Accreditation for the excellent quality of the courses, content, trainers and the extremely positive feedback from the learners.
NEC Group Oncourse Trainer, Julie Fletcher said: “I’m thrilled that we have been awarded this silver accreditation from the most recognised global Health and Safety qualification and curriculum provider organisation. I have been working and training in the Health and Safety environment for over 20 years now and it brings me great pride to know how many people I have now trained from many different organisations, as well as our talented events teams here at the NEC Group.
“Every year, over seven million people come together at more than 800 events at NEC Group venues to learn, conduct business or be entertained. The safety of our staff and all our visitors is vitally important and we therefore take health and safety very seriously. It’s also great to know that we’re keeping many more millions of people safe by extending our training to staff from live entertainment venues all over the UK.”
Dee Arp, Director of Learning and Assessment at NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) said: “The NEC Group Oncourse training offer is second to none and they absolutely deserve to be given our Silver Accreditation. They are offering courses that are bespoke to their industry in an engaging and friendly environment. I congratulate them on the work they do training the hard working event staff – from riggers, lighting teams and stewards to keep staff and customers safe.”