Why are Certain Accredited Courses and Qualifications Not Suitable for e-Learning?
The interest in online health and safety training has increased a lot in the last year or two, especially since new providers are popping up all the time with websites offering online courses. Put the name of any accredited qualification such as the NEBOSH General Certificate or NEBOSH Diploma courses into a search engine and you will most likely be presented with numerous companies offering e-learning courses at fantastically low prices and claiming how much more convenient it is to study in your own time. Unfortunately many unwary individuals are sucked into paying a couple of hundred pounds or more for such a course, only to find it is not suitable for them, by which point it is too late and their money has gone.
A lot of people forget or are unaware that accredited qualifications require you to pass an assessment at the end, with many of the questions demanding to be answered in a certain way and in a particular level of detail. It will not be a simple multiple choice questionnaire. The information taught is also likely to be detailed and complex. As an example the NEBOSH General Certificate covers topics including health and safety management systems, chemical and biological health hazards & risk control, and legislation such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 (except Part IV) as amended in 2002 to name just some.
Staring at a computer screen for hours at a time, without the support and guidance of a course tutor, and with all the distractions that are present in the home, make online training for detailed qualifications highly inadvisable.
We have lost count of the number of people who have spent money on an e-learning or distance learning course only to find out once it is too late that it would be far better to attend a classroom-based course. Please do not become one of them.
Our overall pass rates are far above the national average because we do not offer these courses in an online format, as we care more about getting delegates to pass the assessments and actually obtain the qualification rather than taking their money from them.
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