is available as general occupational health and safety training and as more specific courses such as construction, fire and environmental management. It is also available across three different levels of achievement certificate, award and diploma. Award level NEBOSH training
is at an introductory level, while certificate courses are pitched at an intermediate level and diplomas are at the highest level.
A particular benefit of the certificate course, is that many share the same first module – NGC1. This means that once a candidate has successfully completed this, they can omit this module from any of the additional courses they wish to take.
is also available as either an international or national course. The latter is specially devised to be relevant to the health and safety sector in the UK, while the former is designed for health and safety work overseas.
Face to Face learning options:
Traditionally NEBOSH training
has been available as a face to face course, where delegates attend the providers’ venue for a number of days before taking the exam.
While course durations differ from provider to provider, a face to face certificate level course can take from five days for an environmental management course through to up to 13 days for a national general course. A face to face diploma course is often divided up into three sections of 10 to 11 days, spaced across six months to a year.
The key benefits of a face to face training course includes being guided through the structure of the course by an experienced tutor, having face to face help on hand and being able to interact and discuss ideas with other members of the group.
Distance Learning options:
A recent innovation in NEBOSH training is the option to complete it via distance learning. Although covering the same content as the face to face courses, the distance learning training differs significantly in several key ways.
Firstly, the candidate is provided with full course materials at the start of the course and then can work through them at their own pace. This means that it is possible to dedicate study time on areas that they are less confident with.
The second key difference is that it is possible to postpone the exam, to a time when you feel confident enough to complete it. Obviously there is a time limit on this and it cannot be done indefinitely, but within reason, the candidate does have the option to pick and choose when to take the assessment.
It is worth bearing in mind that although candidates on a distance learning NEBOSH course do not have access to face to face tutor support, they can benefit from assistance over social media, email and telephone. The social media groups replicate the opportunity to compare ideas with other NEBOSH students, while the email and telephone support is a way to ask questions and advice from a qualified NEBOSH instructor.
With online training solution providers now offering both distance and face to face courses, it has never been easier to find a NEBOSH course that suits you.