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 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 Course Providers by qualification and geographical area can be found in the ‘Where to Study’ section.

However, not all NEBOSH providers in the UK are also approved by ELCAS. Applicants will need to check that their chosen NEBOSH provider(s) are 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, candidates or providers 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 course provider 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, students 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 Course Providers 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 Course Providers can be found in our Where to Study section. This area enables you to search for Course Providers using your location and preferred study mode.

If you require assistance in locating a Course Provider 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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NEBOSH publish 'Standard' Examination dates on our website. These examinations dates available to Course Providers who wish to hold their examination on the dates set by NEBOSH.

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

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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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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Links to possible sources for potential funding for NEBOSH qualifications that NEBOSH has been informed of can be found here:

http://www.nebosh.org.uk/students/currently_studying/default.asp?cref=829&ct=2

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, candidates or providers 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 course provider 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.

Our regulatory obligations only allow us to issue one unit certificate per unit achieved and one qualification parchment for each qualification achieved by a student. If we do need re-issue a certificate or parchment, the original is no longer valid. Multiple copies of the same certificate cannot be issued. 

For further information please download our Policy regarding candidate certificates including corrections and reissues.   Alternatively, you can contact our Customer Service Team on +44 (0) 116 2634700 or info@nebosh.org.uk

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How do i make a request for a replacement or amended unit Certificate or Qualification Parchment?

The Enrolment periods for NEBOSH Diplomas starts from the date you enrol, this is usually the date of your first assessment. Upon completion of your first successful unit, your enrolment start dates then becomes the date of the first successful unit. This unit is then valid for 5 years. 

Should you be unable to complete your qualification within a five year period, you will be able to apply for an extension to a unit’s validity period, through your Course Provider, if you meet the following criteria:

• the enrolment period must be active and the student must have a least one unit with a ‘Pass’ status. The application must be received by NEBOSH no later than 20 working days before the unit is due to expire but no earlier that 12 months before the unit is due to expire

• a timetable for completion of the qualification must be included.

• supporting evidence must be provided which shows why the student was unable to complete the qualification and needs an extension to the validity period of a unit(s) eg, medical evidence.

For full details please refer to the Enrolment Policy for NEBOSH Diploma Level Qualifications or alternatively, you can contact our Customer Service Team on +44 (0) 116 2634700 or info@nebosh.org.uk

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What is Unit Validity?

 

To apply for a Reasonable Adjustment you will need to do so via your Course Provider.

Reasonable Adjustment

It is important that you discuss your requirements with your Course Provider to ensure that the most appropriate adjustment is applied to meet your needs. Your request will need to be made in line with our Policy and Procedure for Access Arrangements, Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration

If your request requires a physical change to the examination script, your course provider will need to ensure that the request is received prior to the examination closing date.