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Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM

Dafydd is a Health and Safety consultant with significant expertise in environmental and occupational hygiene. He has completed over 10 years of duty with the Royal Air Force where he reported on environmental, health and safety, occupational hygiene and public health matters affecting the Air Station. He trains on IOSH and NEBOSH courses; he has a background in occupational hygiene, and food hygiene and has worked in diverse sectors including engineering, retail and leisure.

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NEBOSH General Certificate Online

Written by Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM on 25 October 2019 07:59:21 BST

Taking the NEBOSH General Certificate Online is one of the most convenient ways to get your entry qualification into health and safety. You can work from anywhere, from any device with the online course meaning you can complete the Certificate in your own time, at your own pace.

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

Written by Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM 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 Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM 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 the NEBOSH General Certificate Cost?

Written by Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM on 04 September 2019 15:43:00 BST

Can you guess what the most common question about the NEBOSH General Certificate is?

Yep, that's right. How much does it cost?

The answer is – it depends.

Obviously, the price of the course will be different for each course provider. And it'll vary depending on your chosen learning method and location. There's also other costs you'll need to consider like travel, extra support, exams and VAT.

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How hard is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM on 04 September 2019 15:00:00 BST

The NEBOSH General Certificate is a foundation level qualification. It's level 3 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and level 6 on the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework. 

People who pass the course are qualified to manage health and safety. And that’s a serious job, they don’t just hand it out to anyone!

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What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM on 04 September 2019 13:21:00 BST

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is the most trusted health and safety qualification in the world. It was updated in 2018 with the input of 3,000 industry experts, organisations, learning partners and learners to reflect the needs of today's workplace.

Over 300,000 people have taken the NEBOSH General Certificate.  That makes it one of the most popular health and safety qualifications around the world (and the most requested by employers!). 

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How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM on 04 September 2019 10:15:00 BST

Most people thinking about taking a qualification want to know 2 things: how much will it cost me? how long will it take me? One of the many advantages of the NEBOSH General Certificate is its flexibility. Being able to take the course online or in a classroom means you can spend as much or as little time as you need to complete the course.

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NEBOSH Certificate - Most Commonly Asked Questions

Written by Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM on 04 September 2019 09:49:00 BST

Are you considering a well-thought-of course and qualification in health and safety management such as the NEBOSH Certificate? This widely recognised and increasingly demanded qualification by employers will enable you to develop new opportunities for your career as a manager, and in health and safety.

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How To Choose A NEBOSH General Certificate Provider?

Written by Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM on 04 September 2019 08:26:00 BST

The many benefits associated with gaining a NEBOSH General Certificate make the decision on whether to study for one relatively easy. However, it can be slightly more difficult to decide which provider is best for you.

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Who is the NEBOSH General Certificate for?

Written by Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM on 06 March 2019 10:00:00 GMT

Most of us spend more time in work than we do at home. Our colleagues are like our friends and family and none of us want to see them get hurt. That's why we all have a responsibility to look out for each other and keep each other safe and healthy.

But how exactly do we do that? 

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