I’ve worked at Make UK for 24 years & for most of that time have been focused on delivering professional Health & Safety Qualifications. It’s fair to say that 2020 has been the most challenging period for me &, I think for us all so far.
So, I wanted to take a minute & talk about where our NEBOSH training programmes are at the moment & hopefully offer some guidance to our past, current & future students.
Make UK have been supporting learners to achieve their health, safety and environmental training aspirations for decades, after all we all NEBOSH Centre 001 & have a Gold rating with the National Examining Board for Occupational Safety & Health. We consistently achieve very high pass rates (59% first time passes on the NEBOSH Diploma in 2019). Recently, we have adapted, tailored and focused our training programmes in order to meet those aspirations and will continue to do so for the benefit of our students, their employers and society.
During these challenging times, employers, training providers and learners are focused on securing the best possible learning outcomes whilst ensuring that all individuals stay safe at all times & we think we are leading the way.
Different modes of study
Varying modes of study are available for our range of HSS courses including E-learning, distance learning, virtual classroom and face-to-face options. Courses and programmes can be structured in different ways, including self-paced modular approaches through to day or block release, together with a number of assessment methods including electronically submitted open book examinations. NEBOSH have recently announced that students will be able to sit the NGC1 exam in an electronic open book format, designed to take approximately four hours, to be completed within a 24 hour period.
However, we have listened to our students & members & overwhelmingly they are tell us that they want to study high-level professional qualifications like the NEBOSH Certificate & Diploma in a safe, face to face environment. We are now able to provide this at our flagship training venue, Woodland Grange.
Face to face training is back
Face-to face training allows us to get the highly technical content of these courses across to our students & also enables networking opportunities within the professional community. A pre-determined venue, date and time for the training is arranged with all in attendance, either at Woodland Grange or on a client’s premises. By ensuring a dedicated learning facility, attendees are in a comfortable, spacious environment, free from work and colleague interruptions. This in turn usually enables the learner to focus their attention to the course content and its objectives. The trainer will be at ease with the facility, thus ensuring that technical issues, if any, are of little effect to the event. The trainer can engage effectively with the learners though various activities, individually and as part of a group, ensuring the involvement of all. Which often leads to an enhanced interaction with students, involving discussions surrounding work related scenarios and sharing experiences, these discussions often continue outside the classroom environment.
Face-to-face training promotes a natural flow of communication which is essential for the tutor to ensure the learners understanding and interpretation of the course content and in turn allows the tutor to adjust the training to suit the needs of the specific group. Through group participation there tends to be a greater enhancement of outputs to syndicate type work, giving learners the opportunity to develop and practice leadership and presenting skills.
In our experience, students and learners often discuss a plan for their individual professional development with each other and the tutor. Relationships are formed which may provide a professional benefit over the learner’s career.
The way forward & planning your study
Make UK intends to re-open its flagship training venue, Woodland Grange, on the 4h July 2020 for training, education and business meetings, including any associated overnight stays. We look forward to welcoming clients back to our venues at the earliest opportunity.
Because things have changed at NEBOSH recently, I also thought it would be useful to provide some advice on the different options students have.
- If you are a previous Certificate student that needs to sit or re-sit your certificate exam, you can do that with us, even if you studied elsewhere. Our first exam sitting will be the 11th of September & you can even attend the revision session just before the exam.
- Our next Certificate starts on the 7th of September, face to face at Woodland Grange.
- If you’ve completed the Certificate & are looking to start the Diploma, Unit A starts at Woodland Grange on the 10th of August.
- If you need to sit or re-sit a Diploma exam, then we have revision dates scheduled in September for the 1st (Unit A) 2nd (Unit B) & the 3rd (Unit C)
How to gain a globally recognised qualification in lockdown
Q. I’ve heard that the NEBOSH Certificate exam is now in an Open Book format, is that true?
NEBOSH open book examination learner guide – click here
Q. What qualification should I take?
Here at Make UK we offer a range of accredited programmes from IOSH to our very own University of Portsmouth Advanced Diploma. But let us focus on arguably the world’s most recognisable health and safety qualification – NEBOSH.
NEBOSH offers a range of qualifications but for most people it will be the NEBOSH General Certificate or the NEBOSH Diploma.
The Certificate is designed a first step for health and safety professionals or as a robust management level qualification for managers of risk, people or processes.
The Diploma is designed to equip people with the competence for a career in health and safety either as a health and safety consultant or manager.
Q. I have already started my studies what options do I have to complete?
NEBOSH Diploma syllabus – click here
Q. I have passed some of the assessments but not all. What are my options?
Don’t let that hard work go to waste!
Q. Has the syllabus been updated?
The current Syllabus for the Diploma is the 2015 specification therefore no change although as part of continual improvement and regulatory requirements the Diploma is due to be revised soon. Watch this space for further updates.
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