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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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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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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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How Much Does the NEBOSH General Certificate Cost?

Written by Rosie Thomas 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 Rosie Thomas 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 Rosie Thomas 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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Choosing a Health & Safety qualification: NEBOSH Certificate vs NVQ vs NCFE IOSH Level 3

Written by Rosie Thomas on 04 September 2019 13:08:00 BST

Choosing a health and safety qualification can be a bit of a nightmare, especially when you're new to the industry. Which accrediting body do I go with? Which course will get me more job opportunities? What will i learn? How do I want to study? 

These are all valid questions i'm sure you're asking yourself. And we're here to answer them for you. 

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

Written by Rosie Thomas 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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