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Why is Self-Study Important on NEBOSH General Certificate Courses?

Introduction

On an accredited health and safety training course including the NEBOSH General Certificate a delegate may believe that because the syllabus is designed for taking students right through from having no previous training or knowledge regarding health and safety to a level where they have a solid understanding and know enough to pass the assessments at the conclusion, that everything is taught by the course tutor. The reality is that whilst the course tutor will cover the majority of information and talk about each topic, there is still an element of self-study involved in NEBOSH General Certificate courses that delegates need to undertake in order to learn all of the information necessary for the assessments. Just as schools need to issue homework in order to get through an educational syllabus, so too is homework and self-study required on courses like the NEBOSH General Certificate or NEBOSH Diploma.



The Importance of Revision

On a similar theme to self-study is the requirement for a suitable level of revision before the assessment. The majority of candidates who fail a NEBOSH General Certificate assessment do so because they have not afforded it the respect and dedication necessary in terms of completing enough revision to allow them to recall the knowledge when they need it in the written exam. A failure to pass the assessments means that no qualification is awarded, which after all is one of the primary aims and objectives of attending NEBOSH General Certificate training in the first place, aside from acquiring the knowledge to work safely and put this wisdom into practice when back at work to minimise the risk of accidents and incidents from taking place of course.

Failing to engage in effective self-study or thorough revision is highly likely to result in a candidate not passing all of the assessment parts that need to be achieved in order to be awarded with the complete NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health parchment. With the cost of such comprehensive training courses being high in relation to shorter ones such as the IOSH Managing Safely for example which is typically run over just four days, it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to embrace and accept the need for revision and self-study and to just do it to give you the best possible chance of achieving the qualification. The assessments will not simply be a case of using common sense to answer the questions; they will require detailed answers to specific questions, which is why revision and exam technique is so important.




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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