Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Rosie Thomas

Rosie is the International Marketing Executive at Astutis. After graduating with a degree in Business and Management from Aberystwyth University, she joined the Astutis team to work closely with our learning development team and health and safety consultants to create useful content for our readers. Since taking her Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing online, Rosie particularly enjoys writing how-to-guides and career posts, using her own experience of online learning and professional development to offer advice to those thinking of taking a health and safety career. Rosie has also taken her NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Recent Posts

Tackling Stress in the Workplace

Written by Rosie Thomas on Nov 07 2018

The results of the CIPD Health and Wellbeing Survey 2018 has shown that the UK is facing a mental health challenge with increasing levels of work-related stress and mental ill health absence. Many employers are now recognising the importance of looking after their staff and the need to take a strategic and integrated approach to health and wellbeing or risk an unhealthy, unproductive workforce.

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Choosing an Environmental Course: IEMA vs NEBOSH

Written by Rosie Thomas on Sep 14 2018

If you’re thinking of embarking on a career in the environment or sustainability, you’ll no doubt be looking at what qualifications and experience you need to secure that dream job. This post will walk you through the different courses available to develop your environmental skills, what you can expect from environmental jobs, and the advantages of different professional memberships.

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Ways to take an IOSH Managing Safely Course

Written by Rosie Thomas on Sep 06 2018

If you've decided the IOSH Managing Safely is the best course for you, your next important decision is to choose your studying approach. The two main methods of studying are online and classroom based training and the method you choose will largely depend on your budget, availability and motivation. In this post, we've discussed the difference between online and classroom learning so you can make an informed decision as to how you take your IOSH Managing Safely Certificate. 

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How Much Does the NEBOSH General Certificate Cost?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Jun 28 2018

The number one question people want to know about the NEBOSH General Certificate is, of course, how much does it cost? The answer is – it depends.

The price of the course will be different for each course provider and is largely determined by your chosen learning method and location. Whatever learning method you choose, you’ll also need to consider additional costs such travel, extra support, exams and VAT.

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Studying for the NEBOSH General Certificate

Written by Rosie Thomas on Jun 28 2018

When someone says the word 'studying', what do you think of? For some, it immediately conjures up thoughts of late-night study sessions and re-reading notes until something sticks. For others, they think of stuffy classrooms with lots of homework. Luckily, the concept of learning has evolved over the years and there's now over 70 types of learning models to suit all types of learners. This means that nowadays, studying is more often an enjoyable and positive experience. 

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What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Jun 28 2018

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NGC) is a foundation level (level-3) and the most popular health and safety qualification in the UK. It will introduce you to the principles of risk management how to incorporate them into day-to-day decisions.

In this post we talk about exactly what the NEBOSH General Certificate is about, its learning outcomes and why it's so popular amongst employers. Our introduction to The NEBOSH General Certificate is also a great resource to check out!

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Where Will Your NEBOSH Course Take You?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Feb 01 2018

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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Which NEBOSH Course is Right For You?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Feb 01 2018

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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Why Should You Take a NEBOSH Qualification?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Feb 01 2018

nebosh-transparentreduced.pngChoosing 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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Who is NEBOSH for?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Feb 01 2018

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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