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Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA

Jim has worked as a Health & Safety and Environment trainer and consultant for over 13 years, delivering NEBOSH Diploma and NEBOSH National/International General courses.Jim is particularly experienced in delivering Environmental training, having delivered accredited IEMA, CIEH and Environmental awareness courses in both the UK and Internationally.

Recent Posts

Where Will Your NEBOSH Course Take You?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 01 February 2018 10:26:46 GMT

Joining a professional body is rightly important to many people considering taking a NEBOSH qualification. Not only do they support CPD and provide a range of resources and networking opportunities, they are also closely linked with career development. NEBOSH works closely with professional membership bodies around the world to ensure that their qualifications meet their membership requirements.

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Tags: NEBOSH courses, Advice for learners, Careers

Which NEBOSH Course is Right For You?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 01 February 2018 10:00:23 GMT

So, you’re considering doing a NEBOSH qualification, but which one is right for you? To help you answer that question, we’ve dug down into the different levels of NEBOSH qualifications and what each one has to offer.

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Tags: NEBOSH courses, NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH Diploma

Why Should You Take a NEBOSH Qualification?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 01 February 2018 09:49:34 GMT

Choosing to embark on a new course can be quite daunting, especially if, like most people, you haven’t studied a formal qualification since school or university. Naturally, you want to make sure that the time and money you commit is going to be worth your while.

In this post, we’ll talk you through the pros and cons of NEBOSH qualifications to help you make a well-rounded decision as to whether that next course is right for you.

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NEBOSH Course Entry Requirements

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 01 February 2018 09:43:44 GMT

If you are ready to take a health and safety course but you’re wondering what qualifications are required for the NEBOSH courses, this post will provide you with the entry requirements. As a note of reassurance, NEBOSH qualifications attract around 50,000 people globally, from all industry sectors, every year. Therefore NEBOSH qualifications are developed for everybody to be able to study, pass them and use the knowledge in their job to meet their health and safety responsibilities. 

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Who is NEBOSH for?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 01 February 2018 09:42:00 GMT

NEBOSH qualifications are designed to build the knowledge and skills to save lives, prevent injury and ill-health, and protect our environment for future generations. As accidents and work related ill-health affect all types of workplaces and occupations, they are relevant to a whole range of job roles.

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Is there Funding Available for NEBOSH Courses?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 01 February 2018 09:17:36 GMT

Embarking on any training course can be expensive especially if you are paying for it yourself so it’s not something to be taken lightly. NEBOSH is no different in that respect, but there is some financial help available for adult learners in the UK provided you meet the criteria of each scheme. 

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Studying a NEBOSH Course

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 01 February 2018 09:13:40 GMT

Are you planning to study a NEBOSH qualification? If the prospect of dedicating time and brainpower effectively is keeping you awake at night, read on for valuable and reassuring study techniques for studying for your NEBOSH qualification.

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What is NEBOSH?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 01 February 2018 09:13:07 GMT

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is the leading examining body for the UK health and safety industry. Their globally-recognised qualifications are designed to teach learners the skills and knowledge to manage health, safety and environmental issues in all places of work. Around 50,000 people take a NEBOSH qualification each year, all around the world.

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Ways to Take a NEBOSH Course

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 29 January 2018 00:00:00 GMT

If you’re thinking about taking a health and safety training course, you will have probably found NEBOSH come up, as the most widely recognised awarding body. NEBOSH is considered the ideal route to developing yourself professionally. There is a wide range of NEBOSH qualifications suitable for all job roles and industry sectors; for example there are NEBOSH Certificate courses suitable for people working in construction, oil and gas or more involved in fire responsibilities. Read the blog on Which NEBOSH Course is Right For You? Once you have decided the right course for you, the next step is to decide how you are going to take it i.e. what learning method? NEBOSH online, distance, or class based.

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Is the Environment and Sustainability an Attractive Career?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 28 November 2017 10:00:45 GMT

This blog post was updated in November 2017 to reflect the most recent changes in the industry.

The UK’s membership of the EU has played a major role in environmental protection. In fact, more than 1,100 UK environmental laws were made at EU level, with 80% of our environmental rules stemming from EU directives. It’s still not clear what the effect Brexit will have on the UK’s environment. And yet, despite these uncertainties and a US president sceptical about climate change, environmental and sustainability professionals are expressing high levels of job satisfaction and optimism for the years ahead.

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Tags: Careers, Environment