NEBOSH Courses - Classroom and Distance Learning Options
Over the last 10 years a significant move in teaching and learning has been to identify how best an individual learns and tailor the teaching to their needs. There are now many courses aimed at adult learners such as NEBOSH courses
, but if it’s been a while since you have been in the education system, you may be unsure as to your own learning style. A handy way to approach this is to consider what type of learner you are by remembering your school days.
Did you love being in class and bouncing ideas off your fellow classmates and asking questions of the teacher or were you watching the clock, desperate to get home where you know you could study at your own pace?
If you were the clock watcher, the one that laboured over course work to get it just right and preferred to do things independently, studying one the NEBOSH courses
by distance learning is likely to suit you well.
While you still receive the same course materials and sit the same exams as though completing the classroom based option, you have the opportunity to study at a pace that you dictate. You even have the option of deferring your exams until you feel confident and of course, you are not really working alone as you have support from the trainers and others students by email, phone and via internet groups.
However if you prefer discussing things in groups, and being directed to specific tasks by the teacher and generally enjoy having the support of a classroom situation you may find that completing one of the NEBOSH courses
at a trainer’s site is the most constructive option for you to obain your qualification.
As there are a wide range of NEBOSH courses
to choose the classroom based courses can range from a duration of 5 to 6 days for a conversion course up to around 37 days for the full diploma courses, although these are often broken down into more manageable modules of around 12 days each. There are locations across the UK, run by a range of NEBOSH accredited training providers and using a quick search service on the internet can be helpful in finding the best location, price and dates.
It is also important to remember that even in a classroom based course, there is an expectation that candidates will complete some private study such as revision of the days progress and preparation and practice for the exams.
Whether you are completing the NEBOSH national or international General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, a NEBOSH conversion course in Construction or Fire Safety and Risk Management or the NEBOSH national or international Diplomas, giving some thought to how you learn best can make all the difference in succeeding in your goals.
Although your school days may be distant memories now, the way you learn can still have an important effect of your progress in your current career and can help you to decide how to complete one of the range of NEBOSH courses