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A Career Starts in the Forces & Transfers to Safety

Written by Chris Flynn GradIOSH on Jul 24 2018

Having been persuaded by my father at the age of 17 that the Parachute Regiment could wait and obtaining a trade was initially a wiser approach, I embarked on a career in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). It turned out my father understood a little more about life than I did and his advice was sound for a young man unsure of where to direct his energy.

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Why take a NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety?

Written by Kate James on Jun 30 2018

Are you wondering if devoting time and money (yours or your employer’s) to taking a NEBOSH Certificate Health and Safety qualification 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 Jun 30 2018

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 as a class-based course. 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 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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What to Expect from the NEBOSH General Certificate Exams

Written by Rosie Thomas on Jun 28 2018

To achieve your NEBOSH General Certificate qualification, you need to pass 3 assessments - 2 x written exams and 1 workplace assignment. Don't worry - you'll get lots of exam preparation and support throughout your course, and in this post we've gone through everything you need to know about the NEBOSH General Certificate exams so you know just what to expect.  For more general information on the NGC take a look here.

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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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Tags: NEBOSH courses, NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH National Diploma

What is NEBOSH?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Feb 01 2018

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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Company Benefits of Staff taking the NEBOSH Certificate

Written by Kate James on Dec 15 2017

If you’ve decided to take your NEBOSH Certificate but you need to persuade your employer of its real value and benefits for the company it's worth reading on. Here are 5 tangible benefits for a company to invest time and money in getting a staff member qualified on the NEBOSH Certificate.

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Tags: NEBOSH General Certificate, Training for teams/businesses