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.
The Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO) is a fire safety professional membership body. The IFPO’s aims and objectives include:
- To promote the advancement of fire safety education generally
- To maintain high professional standards amongst members
- To direct anyone with a need for fire safety information to those members with the skills and knowledge to satisfy that need
- To encourage appraisal, evaluation, research and study in the field of fire safety
- To represent the interests of members on bodies and committees dealing with statutory controls, regulations, standards and codes of practice
- To promote international liaison amongst fire safety professionals
- To maintain an approved Competency Council Register of Fire Risk Assessors
Further information can be found at http://www.ifpo.org.uk
IIRSM is the risk institute for industry organisations and those that provide products and services to them. It offers practical education, training, advice, networking and resources to help people and organisations be resilient to manage the challenges they face. As an independent charity, IIRSM speaks freely, helping businesses, public organisations, charities and policymakers appreciate the vital role that sustainable and targeted risk management plays – from saving money to saving lives.
Further information can be found at http://www.iirsm.org
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is a leading international chartered professional membership body for health and safety professionals.
The Institution was founded in 1945 and is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that sets professional standards, supports and develops members and provides authoritative advice and guidance on health and safety issues.
Further information can be found at http://www.iosh.co.uk.
Unit Certificates and Qualification Parchments are awarded by NEBOSH to the person named on the certificate to denote their successful completion of the assessment and not to the organisation or individual(s) that funded the learners course of study.
Certificates also contain personal details protected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and are therefore the property of the learner.
For Award level and Certificate level qualifications; Unit Certificates (where applicable) and Qualification Parchments for these qualifications are sent to the Learning Partner for distribution to learners.
For Diploma learners based outside of the UK; Unit Certificates and Qualification Parchments are sent to the Learning Partner for distribution to learners
For Diploma learners based in the UK; Unit Certificates and Qualification Parchments are sent directly to the learner’s address.
In designing qualifications we are bound by statutory regulation.
This means that we have to specify to the regulatory authorities in our application to accredit a qualification with them, the time period over which units can be linked together to form qualifications.
The regulatory authorities do not set hard and fast rules regarding the time period in which a unit can be combined with other units and count towards a qualification; however, NEBOSH has to demonstrate to them that the time period is valid. In the case of health and safety law, which does change over time, 5 years was accepted by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
Learners who complete the National/International Diploma will normally conclude their studies by submitting their Unit D/ID/DNI assignment. This will involve the learner researching and including in their report consequences of breaches of UK legislation OR ILO Conventions/Recommendations as well as management and risk control issues.
This ensures that a learners knowledge is up-to-date at the time they achieve their qualification, hence this is the date carried forward.
Once an examination has been completed, scripts are sent back to NEBOSH and undergo rigorous standardisation, marking, checking and results determination processes to ensure accuracy and consistency.
Your Results Notification letter(s) will be emailed to you as soon as they are available to you.
The syllabuses of other safety qualifications may not be identical in content or level to the NEBOSH qualification.
We have no input into qualifications awarded by other bodies. It is, therefore, not appropriate for NEBOSH to accept other qualifications.
Unit NGC1/IGC1 (of the National/International General Certificate qualifications) and Unit A/IA (of the National/International Diploma qualifications) are separate qualifications assessed at different levels and, therefore, the mark for these units or whole qualification exemption is capped at 45%.
Holders of the National/International Diploma wishing to seek a higher overall mark have the option of taking the Unit NGC1 examination. These learners may choose to register with a Learning Partner for the examination without undertaking the course programme.