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Benefits of a NEBOSH General Certificate Course Tutor

Course Tutors Play an Important Part in a Course

The role of the tutor in providing health and safety training is often underestimated, particularly during accredited courses like the IOSH Managing Safely or NEBOSH General Certificate. Not only do they impart the information required by the syllabus, but their teaching style, experience and knowledge of the subject all plays a crucial role in achieving the objective of assisting attendees pass the course assessments and actually acquire the qualification.



Focusing Solely on Cost can be a Costly Mistake

Too often, the cost of health and safety training is the primary concern and the be all and end all of decision makers. They believe that all training will be the same, especially when offering the same product such as accredited courses with a syllabus that is set by the relevant awarding body. Surely one NEBOSH Environmental Certificate is no different to one provided by another health and safety training provider? In reality though, teaching styles, training facilities, tutor experience, provision of training materials, class sizes and other considerations all play a part in the likelihood of success. Opting for the cheapest training possible not only results in poor value for money more often than not, but may end up not getting you or your employees the accredited qualification at the end of it. Value for money should always be more of a consideration than price alone. Which is better, paying a smaller yet still substantial amount of money and not achieving the qualification through not passing the exams, or paying a bit more and actually passing the course?



The Presence of a Course Tutor is Important on a Sizeable NEBOSH General Certificate Course

The lack of a course tutor is one of the primary reasons for pass rates being lower amongst those undertaking a NEBOSH General Certificate via an online course or through distance learning as opposed to a classroom-based course. In the classroom, not only do individuals have other students in the room with them to learn from and understand the health and safety risks involved with their industries, but the constant presence of the course tutor enables questions to be asked and certain points clarified instantaneously. When ploughing through an online course or corresponding through distance learning, responses can be slow (if they come at all) and students may feel that their question is so minor that they do not need to bother getting in communication with someone at the provider to ask. This can lead to confusion and misunderstanding of important information, which can obviously have detrimental effects when it comes to answering the questions in the examinations.

Also, trying to learn all of the information contained in the syllabus of the NEBOSH General Certificate by reading it all on the computer screen or through distance learning correspondence will be exceptionally difficult (it does take ten full days of classroom training normally after all!). Whereas this knowledge is reinforced on a classroom course through exercises and group work, simply reading through ten days' worth of pages and pages of text by yourself will soon start to see concentration levels wavering and much information being missed, or rather, not retained in the memory for the exams. A large part of the course tutor's skill is in keeping delegates interested and engaged in the session so that they learn what is being taught.



Pass Rates Before Profits

It is for these reasons that at the BCF Group we do not offer such sizeable qualifications by distance learning or as online courses. Whilst we could happily take the money and let delegates struggle on trying to learn all the required information themselves, we prefer to put pass rates first and give our customers the best chance of passing the assessments and achieving the qualification. For more information on the reason why these comprehensive courses are not suitable for being taught by online or distance learning methods please click here.




NEBOSH Courses

Please see below for some NEBOSH courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH qualification, and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals.

The NEBOSH National Diploma provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an occupational health and safety practitioner.

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NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Diploma is intended for safety professionals and managers who are taking on environmental responsibilities. It is designed for individuals with responsibilities for the management of environmental risk in relation to the damage caused by work activities.

Holders of the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma will be able to advise their organisation on the environmental impacts of their activities, on their legal obligations and the means of continuously improving their environmental performance as part of an integrated management approach.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General Certificate is one of the most popular and widely-held health and safety qualifications in the UK. It is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who require an understanding of general health and safety issues.

The NEBOSH General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, along with the identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The general content of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus means it is suitable and relevant for those working in virtually any industry, and is often used as a solid foundation for those going on to further study and specialising in a particular area such as construction site health and safety or fire safety.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is aimed primarily at managers and supervisors who are responsible for fire safety within their organisation and compliance with applicable fire safety legislation.

The course aims to give delegates the knowledge to conduct and review fire risk assessments, along with fire prevention and protective measures within most workplaces.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety to give it its full title, is one of the most recognised health and safety qualificatons in the construction industry.

It is aimed primarily at managers, supervisers, CDM co-ordinators and anyone else who is responsible for making sure that construction activities under their control are undertaken safely.

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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management to give it its full title, is an environmental health and safety course which is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who are responsible for managing environmental issues at their workplace.

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate qualification focuses on UK law, so is really only suitable for those who are based and operate within the UK.

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