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NEBOSH Diploma Study Guide

Written by Jason Mordecai on 06 October 2019 09:26:00 BST

You're standing at the start line of your NEBOSH Diploma journey. You're armed with your study materials, computer and notebook. You've got 4 units and 500 hours of study ahead of you. Then someone yells - GO!

The problem is, you haven't studied in a long time. It suddenly dawns on you how much work you've got and you start to feel a little bit anxious. 

Don't worry - we've all been there.

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What Causes Mistakes and Near Misses at Work?

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 18 September 2019 10:15:00 BST

Mistakes are not inevitable and near misses can be avoided. Improving the culture of businesses and teams is fundamental to effective health and safety management. So, what is a mistake and how might this lead to a near miss?

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Why take the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety?

Written by Kate James on 06 September 2019 15:31:00 BST

Are you wondering if devoting time and money (yours or your employer’s) to taking the NEBOSH General Certificate is going to be worthwhile? Read on if you want some answers to this question. Find out how the NEBOSH Certificate can start to make some positive changes to your working life – now and for the future.

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Ways to take a NEBOSH General Certificate Qualification

Written by Kate James on 06 September 2019 15:28:00 BST

If you have decided the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is the best qualification for you to develop professionally, the method you choose to study is the next important decision.

Typically the learning options available to study the NEBOSH Certificate are online (also known as e-learning) and classroom. Your circumstances such as availability and budget, preferred approach to learning and motivation will determine your choice of method. Read the features of the methods available and decide which is best for you. Our introduction to the NEBOSH General Certificate also covers these points.

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How Much Does a NEBOSH Course Cost?

Written by Kate James on 05 September 2019 15:35:00 BST

If you’re thinking about taking a NEBOSH course to develop your health and safety knowledge and get qualified, naturally one of the first questions you’ll have is - how much is it going to cost? Taking any qualification requires an investment in time and money. You want to be reassured that your decision to take a NEBOSH course is the right one before committing. Here, we will answer some of the most common questions on NEBOSH course prices.

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NEBOSH Exams

Written by Jason Mordecai on 05 September 2019 15:25:00 BST

If you’re embarking on a NEBOSH course, naturally you want to know what is involved in the assessments. What are the exams like? Are there practical assignments or multiple-choice tests? This post will outline what you can typically expect from a NEBOSH exam, how and where you take them and the process for getting the results and a certificate.

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NEBOSH Certificate - NEW Risk Assessment Practical Stages 1 & 2- Part 2

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 05 September 2019 11:15:45 BST

If you have read part 1 of the 3-part guide, you will now have an understanding of the key facts and pass marks on the Risk Assessment Practical of the new NEBOSH General Certificate. This part 2 post will look at stages 1 and 2 of the Practical and offers guidance on what you need to include to pass the first 2 stages of the assessment. 

  • Stage 1 covers a description of the organisation and methodology used.
  • Stage 2 cover the risk assessment
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NEBOSH Certificate - NEW Risk Assessment Practical Stages 3 & 4 Part 3

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 05 September 2019 11:15:22 BST

Here is the final post (part 3) on how to complete stages 3 and 4 of the new NEBOSH Certificate practical. Part 1 covers an overview of the key aspects of the practical including marking schemes and pass marks; part 2 offers guidance on writing stages 1 and 2. This 3-part guide will help you through each stage of this new NEBOSH Certificate Practical so you feel confident to successfully complete it and pass.

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NEBOSH Diploma vs NEBOSH Certificate: Which one is right for you?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 05 September 2019 09:30:00 BST

One of the most common questions our advisors get asked is “which NEBOSH course should I take, the Diploma or Certificate?”. Some learners come to us hoping to take the NEBOSH Diploma but don’t have the right experience. Some ask about the NEBOSH General Certificate when they have the ability to aim higher.

The answer to which course is best for you largely depends on your knowledge, experience and ability to learn. We’ve explained the difference in level, content and entry requirements to help you decide which one is best for you. 

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What are the NEBOSH Certificate exams?

Written by Jason Mordecai on 04 September 2019 17:32:37 BST

NEBOSH updated its most popular health and safety qualification the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety on 4 September 2019. One big change is the assessment framework. It is a positive change because the number of assessments/exams has been reduced and it is a bigger practical element using management models.

The first thing to note is not to worry about the exam and assessment. You will have plenty of help and guidance throughout your course. A good course provider will also offer plenty of practice of exam and assignment questions with feedback so you know what to expect.

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