Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we receive. If the question you have is not answered here, please get in touch by clicking on Contact Us.
To apply for a Special Consideration you will need to do so via your Course Provider.
Special considerations must be applied for after the assessment via your Course Provider, and within seven working days of the assessment date. This is inline with our Policy and Procedure for Access Arrangements, Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration
If you would like to discuss these requests you can contact our Customer Service Team on +44 (0) 116 2634700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To book a resit you will need to do so through your Course Provider.
If your current course provider is unable to offer you a suitable date or you would like to change to a different course provider you will need to visit the Where to Study section of our website and select 'Find a Course Provider' or 'Find an Examination'.
If you would like to verify a persons certificate or qualification parchment, you will need to follow our Verification Policy.
If you would like to make a request to verify your own or someone else qualification, you will need to follow the Verification Policy.
The NEBOSH Diplomas have a five year enrollment period. A students enrolment commences on the date of their first examination registration.
Upon the successful completion of the students first assessment, the enrolment date changes to the declaration date of this unit. The successful unit is then given a unit validity. The Unit Validity is 5 years (A unit is valid for five years from the declaration, this is the date printed on the unit certificate).
NEBOSH does appreciate that there are some circumstances that prevent students from continuing their studies for a period of time. To allow students the opportunity to complete their qualification NEBOSH does allow students to apply for an extension to their unit validity period . These requests are considered on a case by case basis.
Full details of the enrolment rules for NEBOSH Diplomas can be found in the Enrolment Policy in the Qualification section of our website under resources.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies only to public authorities, i.e. publicly-funded bodies (such as schools, colleges and universities). NEBOSH is a private entity and is not subject to the Act.
NEBOSH takes all instances of fraudulent certificates very seriously.
In cases where we are informed of a certificates and/or parchments being used fraudulently, we make every effort to identify and alert the authentic holder.
Each unit certificate and parchment has a number of anti-forgery and anti-fraud features, including a unique identifying number that enables NEBOSH to check to whom it was issued.
Most fraudulently used certificates have been made available online – for example they are posted on LinkedIn by the genuine holder. NEBOSH strongly advises against posting certificates online or making reference to any identifying numbers relating to your NEBOSH studies, such as your student number or certificate reference number.
For more information please email our Customer Services team at email@example.com or call +44 (0)116 263 4700.
No. Vocational qualifications may be offered to pre-19 learners in schools in Scotland but as in the rest of the UK are subject to particular restrictions:
- Be credit-rated in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
- Meet the criteria associated with the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) offered to learners aged between 13-19 in Scotland
- Meet other technical requirements related to school provision in Scotland.
NEBOSH qualifications are accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation and credit rated in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). However, NEBOSH qualifications are primarily intended for adult (post-19) learners operating in the workplace and have not been designed to meet national technical, funding and other criteria for vocational qualifications that can be offered to 14-19 learners in UK schools.
NB: Based on the latest information we have received from SQA Accreditation (as of October 2014), NEBOSH qualifications are not currently eligible to be offered in schools in Scotland.
With NEBOSH qualifications not being eligible for, or funded for use, in maintained schools or academies, our understanding is that any activity related to the qualification including tuition, private study or examinations may not normally take place on school premises, during school time or as part of any other school-sponsored activities.
Information provided is offered in good faith and should not be taken to imply eligibility, recognition or acceptance of NEBOSH qualifications to be offered to candidates aged under 19 or to be accepted for a pre-19 funding scheme.
Eligibility and funding is normally assessed on a case-by-case basis and may vary according to individual, provider, local and national circumstances and scheme-specific eligibility criteria. Please contact the relevant Course Provider and/or government agency for the latest information regarding eligibility criteria, which are subject to change.
It is the responsibility of maintained schools and academies to check the suitability and eligibility of qualifications offered on school premises or during school time or school-funded activities with the relevant local authority and/or national education department (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland).
No liability is accepted by NEBOSH for information provided by external websites or for any decisions made on the basis of information given here.
Scottish Government: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Education
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