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.

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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 learner number or certificate reference number.

For more information please email our Customer Services team at info@nebosh.org.uk or call +44 (0)116 263 4700.

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My certificate has been stolen and I am concerned about fraudulent use/duplication?

 

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 learners 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 Learning Partner 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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NEBOSH is an awarding body approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) which has a UK-wide and international remit.

A list of NEBOSH qualifications in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) can be found by clicking here.

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The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. For further information on eligibility, please consult the Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service website: http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/

In the event that ELCAS approve an application to study a NEBOSH qualification, lists of NEBOSH Accredited Learning Partners by qualification and geographical area can be found in the ‘Where to Study’ section.

However, not all NEBOSH learning partners in the UK are also approved by ELCAS. Applicants will need to check that their chosen NEBOSH learning partners is also approved by the Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service. Further information can be found on the ELCAS website.

NB: Information provided on potential sources of funding is offered in good faith and should not be taken to imply eligibility, recognition or acceptance of NEBOSH qualifications, learners or learning partners for a particular funding scheme.

Public 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 learning partners and/or government agency for the latest information regarding funding schemes and eligibility criteria, which are subject to change.

No liability is accepted by NEBOSH for information provided by external websites or for any decisions made on the basis of information given here.

NEBOSH Qualifications are made up of different units, learners achieve marks for each unit. Upon achieving the pass criteria of all units in a qualification being completed these marks are then added together to calculate the grade achieved.

The grading structure that NEBOSH use is Pass/Credit/Distinction. The marks required to achieve each grade vary depending on the qualification. The grade bandings can be found in the Syllabus Guide for in the Qualification Section under the appropriate qualification or on the reverse of your Unit Result Notification (URN)

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Are units graded?

How is my overall qualification mark and grade calculated?

Our Learning Partners offer courses in a number of different study modes, these include Face to Face courses and by Distance or E-Learning.

Details of all our Learning Partners can be found in our Where to Study section. This area enables you to search for Learning Partners using your location and preferred study mode.

If you require assistance in locating a Learning Partner that suits your needs or in a location near to you, please contact our Customer Service Team on +44 (0) 116 2634700 or info@nebosh.org.uk

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How do I choose a Learning Partner?
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Where and when can I study?

 

NEBOSH publish 'Standard' Examination dates on our website. These examinations dates available to Learning Partner who wish to hold their examination on the dates set by NEBOSH.

We do understand that these dates are not always suitable for all learners and Learning Partners, therefore NEBOSH offer the facility for Learning Partners to offer on demand examinations, set and marked by NEBOSH but held on a date chosen by the Learning Partners, who would be happy to accept external resit learners.

If you would like to search for examination dates in your location you can so in our Where to Study section and select 'Find an Examination'. Alternatively, you can contact our Customer Service Team on +44 (0) 116 2634700 or info@nebosh.org.uk

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When can i resit my certificate level qualification?

 

Unit results are shown as a Pass or Referred. The unit mark is included in your Result Notification letter.

On completion of all units within a particular award all marks will be added together to reach the overall results of pass, credit or distinction.

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Impartial advice regarding public funding and financial help for learners is available from the relevant UK careers advice service:

For further information on potential national and regional sources of funding:

England

NB:  Based on latest information available (as of June 2016), NEBOSH qualifications are not currently eligible for ESFA funding in England:

  • The ESFA does not normally fund “qualifications which are linked to licence to practice or more generally intended to meet an employer’s statutory and/or legal responsibilities” (such as health and safety)
  • The ESFA normally only funds qualifications recognised in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). NEBOSH qualifications are recognised in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

UK-wide

NB: Information provided on potential sources of funding is offered in good faith and should not be taken to imply eligibility, recognition or acceptance of NEBOSH qualifications, learners or learning partners  for a particular funding scheme. 

Public 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 Learning Partner and/or government agency for the latest information regarding funding schemes and eligibility criteria, which are subject to change. 

No liability is accepted by NEBOSH for information provided by external websites or for any decisions made on the basis of information given here.