Frequently Asked Questions

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The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) is an educational charity and professional body for those managing risk. 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 on the IIRSM website. 

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Who are IOSH?

Who are IFPO?

Who are APS?

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the 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 on the IOSH website

A number of NEBOSH qualifications may support criteria for certain levels of IOSH membership. Where applicable, this information will be listed on the "Professional recognition" section of the individual qualification page: view all NEBOSH qualifications.

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Who are IFPO?

Who are APS?

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.

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Who receives the Certificate?

For Award level and Certificate level qualifications; learners will receive one parchment on completion of the full qualification. These 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.

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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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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?

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.

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

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

Will exemptions be automatically applied?

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.

Please note this does not apply to the July 2020 specifications of the National and International Diplomas for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals. 

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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?

Will exemptions be automatically applied?

The latest qualifications have been designed to cover what a learner needs to know, so we are moving away from exemptions (common units). So general health and safety content is covered in the National or International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Whereas the specialist qualifications (such as Construction and Fire Certificates) contain content that is relevant to the discipline.

However, learners can continue to register to the 2014 specification of the National and International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety until 31 December 2021*. Learners must be registered to the new specification after this date.

Learners can also continue to register to the 2014 specifications of the National and International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management until 31 December 2021*. Learners must be registered to the new specification after this date.

*This date is subject to change following SQA accreditation of the new/revised specifications.

If you have any further question you can contact our Customer Enquiry Team; Contact us.

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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?

The Patent Office has stated, “Anything done for the purpose of setting or answering an examination does not constitute intellectual property”. Therefore, a learner does not generate intellectual property when completing an examination script.

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Am I entitled to see my marked examination script under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?