Reviewing the NEBOSH Course Options.
The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), has a wide selection of courses on offer. These courses range from the more general health and safety options, through to the highly specialised construction, fire, and environmental courses. There are a number of different levels of NEBOSH course
to suit those at different stages of their career including the diploma, certificate and award. If you are looking to improve your CV then picking a NEBOSH course
is a sound choice.
The most popular NEBOSH course
on offer has to be the certificate. Candidates wishing to take a certificate level qualification can choose from seven different courses. Each NEBOSH course
uses a combination of taught study and practical application. This ensures that the courses are relevant to the employment as candidates can apply what they have learnt.
Outlined below are some of the most popular choices.
The National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course is designed for those looking for a comprehensive course covering general health and safety issues. It is split into three modules, the NGC1 - Management of Health and Safety, NGC2 - Controlling Workplace Hazard and the NGC3 - Health and Safety practical application. NGC1 and NGC2 are assessed by exam, while the NGC3 module requires a practical application of the knowledge and skills learnt in the course. Candidates can expect to experience 80 hours of taught work and 49 hours of their own personal study to pass.
The NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate, is also spilt between three modules. It is aimed at all candidates who are involved in minimising fire risks. This course includes the NGC1 module, in addition to FC1 and FC2 modules. FC1 deal with the knowledge and understanding elements of fire risk management, while FC2 is the practical report that applies this. Candidates can expect around 66 hours of taught time and 47 hours of personal study.
The National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety again covers three modules, two theory and one practical and also shares the NC1 modules with the courses listed above, It is the longest of the three at around 105 hours of taught study and is aimed at those supervising and managing projects specifically within construction and facilities management.
The International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is based on the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety outline. However this certificate course does not centre itself on UK legislation to make it more relevant to a world wide audience.
NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management is one of the shorter NEBOSH Courses, comprising of one theoretical and one practical module and exam. It is aimed at anyone who has the responsibility for minimising environmental damage in their role.
It is now possible to complete the NEBOSH course
of your choice via distance learning. This means instead of attending face to face sessions, candidates receive the learning material and can study in their ow homes. Although it does take a lot of personal motivation to complete the course in this way, the advantages are that the learner can study at their own pace and dictate when they think they are ready for the exam.