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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 

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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

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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 student's course of study.

Certificates also contain personal details protected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and are therefore the property of the student.

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Who receives the Certificate?

For Award level and Certificate level qualifications; Unit Certificates (where applicable) and Qualification Parchments for these qualifications are sent to the Course Provider for distribution to students. 

For Diploma students based outside of the UK; Unit Certificates and Qualification Parchments are sent to the Course Provider for distribution to students. 

For Diploma students based in the UK; Unit Certificates and Qualification Parchments are sent directly to the student’s address.

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Who owns the certificate?

 

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).

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I achieved my National General Certificate more than 5 years ago. What are my options if I want to do the Fire Certificate?

Why do you accept the declaration date of whole Diploma qualifications for exemption purposes but do not accept this for Award or Certificate qualifications?

Why don't you accept other types of qualifications as exemptions from Units of NEBOSH qualifications?

Why is my National / International Diploma mark capped at 45% when used as an exemption?

Will exemptions be automatically applied?

Will I be able to use the exemption if I have to re-sit any unit?

Students who complete the National/International Diploma will normally conclude their studies by submitting their Unit D/ID/DNI assignment. This will involve the student 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 students knowledge is up-to-date at the time they achieve their qualification, hence this is the date carried forward.

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I achieved my National General Certificate more than 5 years ago. What are my options if I want to do the Fire Certificate?

Why can't qualifications achieved over 5 years ago be used as exemptions

Why don't you accept other types of qualifications as exemptions from Units of NEBOSH qualifications?

Why is my National / International Diploma mark capped at 45% when used as an exemption?

Will exemptions be automatically applied?

Will I be able to use the exemption if I have to re-sit any unit?

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.

 

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 candidates may choose to register with a Course Provider for the examination without undertaking the course programme.

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I achieved my National General Certificate more than 5 years ago. What are my options if I want to do the Fire Certificate?

Why can't qualifications achieved over 5 years ago be used as exemptions

Why do you accept the declaration date of whole Diploma qualifications for exemption purposes but do not accept this for Award or Certificate qualifications?

Why don't you accept other types of qualifications as exemptions from Units of NEBOSH qualifications?

Will exemptions be automatically applied?

Will I be able to use the exemption if I have to re-sit any unit?

If the exemption is from a Certificate level qualification this will automatically be applied; if the student does not wish to use the exemption then NEBOSH must be notified in writing by either the student or the student's Course Provider. 

If the exemption is from a Diploma level qualification this will not automatically be applied; a student may wish to take Unit NGC1/IGC1 to achieve a higher overall qualification mark. If a Diploma exemption is to be used then NEBOSH must be notified in writing by either the student or the students Course Provider as the mark will be capped at the pass mark of 45.

A number of NEBOSH qualifications do have common units. Details of these common units can be found by clicking here

If you have any further question you can contact our Customer Service Team on +44 (0) 116 2634700 or info@nebosh.org.uk

Related questions

I achieved my National General Certificate more than 5 years ago. What are my options if I want to do the Fire Certificate?

Why can't qualifications achieved over 5 years ago be used as exemptions

Why do you accept the declaration date of whole Diploma qualifications for exemption purposes but do not accept this for Award or Certificate qualifications?

Why don't you accept other types of qualifications as exemptions from Units of NEBOSH qualifications?

Why is my National / International Diploma mark capped at 45% when used as an exemption?

Will I be able to use the exemption if I have to re-sit any unit?

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