Frequently Asked Questions

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NEBOSH, in co-operation with our Learning Partner, has rigorous procedures in place to ensure the security of completed examination scripts, practical assessments and assignments, including the use of tracked special delivery for all scripts sent to NEBOSH.

However, in the highly unlikely event that a completed assessment script is lost, NEBOSH will do its utmost to ensure that a learner in this situation is not disadvantaged. Such cases would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may include offering the learner the opportunity to repeat the examination/assessment at no charge. Results will not be affected if the script is lost after the result has been recorded.

In the case of assignments, we advise learners to keep electronic and/or hard copies of submitted work and to submit their assignments to NEBOSH via Recorded or Special Delivery.

VRQs provide the knowledge and practical skills required for particular job roles through a structured study-based training programme. The assessments will often relate to activities carried out during work-based practice and may include an element of assessment in the workplace.  

NEBOSH offers qualifications that combine the testing of knowledge and understanding in written examinations with practical application of learning in the workplace.

VRQs are a popular type of qualification because they are nationally recognised, flexible and offer routes for progression to employment or further study. 

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The cost of replacing each unit certificate or qualification parchment can be found in the Learners Fees List

Payment may be made by cheque (made payable to NEBOSH), and debit/credit card. Card payments can also be made by phone by calling Customer Services on +44 (0)116 2634700.

In the event of a successful Enquiry About Result or appeal, corrected certification will be issued free of charge. However, the original certificate and/or parchment must be returned by the learner and NEBOSH will not issue replacements until the originals have been received.

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National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are work-related, competence based qualifications that reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively.  These qualifications are delivered in the workplace or other settings that replicate the working environment.  Rather than undertaking a prescribed learning programme and formal examinations, NVQ learners build up a portfolio of workplace-based evidence. 

VRQs provide the knowledge and practical skills required for particular job roles through a structured study-based training programme. The assessments will often relate to activities carried out during work-based practice and may include an element of assessment in the workplace.  

VRQs are a popular type of qualification because they are nationally recognised, flexible and offer routes for progression to employment or further study. 

NEBOSH offers VRQs that combine the testing of knowledge and understanding in written examinations with practical application of learning in the workplace.

 

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The SCQF uses two measures to describe qualifications and learning programmes within the framework:

  • The level of the outcomes of learning
  • The volume of outcomes, described in terms of the number of credits

This credit value specifies the number of credits gained by learners who complete that unit and/or qualification/learning programme. One SCQF credit represents ten notional hours of learning, showing how much time the average learner would take to complete the unit or qualification. SCQF points are allocated to outcomes of learning that are subject to valid, reliable methods of assessment. 

For further information regarding the level and credit allocated to SCQF-rated NEBOSH qualifications please refer to the individual qualification descriptions on the NEBOSH website or search for ‘NEBOSH’ in the SCQF database.

SCQF credit points may be used to assist learners to transfer between programmes offered by different awarding bodies or other educational organisations (e.g. universities). However, it is ultimately the decision of the receiving organisation involved whether they accept units and/or qualifications with SCQF credit points. For further explanation of SCQF credit and levels please refer to the SCQF or the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) website.

Please note that NEBOSH does not currently accept any non-NEBOSH units or qualifications as credit or exemption for NEBOSH qualifications. Please refer to NEBOSH website FAQs.

For further information regarding NEBOSH unit exemptions accepted for other NEBOSH qualifications, please refer to the NEBOSH website FAQs under "NEBOSH’s unit-based approach".

NEBOSH National General Certificate qualifications achieved after October 2002 meet the academic requirements for Technician membership (Tech IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

National General Certificate qualifications achieved before November 2002 will be accepted for Tech IOSH membership, provided 12 months back-dated Continuous Professional Development (CPD) evidence is submitted to IOSH.

National General Certificate holders that achieved their qualification before November 2002 are advised to contact the IOSH Membership department for further information regarding the CPD route to Tech IOSH membership.

Contact details can be found at http://www.iosh.co.uk/membership/about_membership.aspx

The following NEBOSH Award qualification is rated at Level 5 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), from 1 January 2012:

  • NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work 

SCQF Level 5 is comparable to NQF/QCF Level 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, or GCSE standard. 

A list of level and credit-rated NEBOSH qualifications can be found in the SCQF database.

A chart comparing qualification frameworks and levels in the UK and Ireland is available here.

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The following NEBOSH Certificate qualifications are rated at Level 6 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF):

  • National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
  • National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • National Certificate in Environmental Management
  • National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-Being at Work
  • International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
  • International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

SCQF Level 6 is comparable to NQF/QCF Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, or A-level standard. A chart comparing qualification frameworks and levels in the UK and Ireland is available here.

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The following NEBOSH Diploma qualifications are rated at Level 10 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF):

  • National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • National Diploma in Environmental Management
  • International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • International Diploma in Environmental Management

SCQF Level 10 is comparable to NQF/QCF Level 6 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, or Honours Degree standard. A chart comparing qualification frameworks and levels in the UK and Ireland is available here.

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NEBOSH Courses can be delivered via the following modes of study:

  • Distance or E-learning
  • Day or evening courses over a number of weeks
  • Block release or modular courses 

You can search via mode of study in our Where to Study section. In addition, some learning partners will run courses "in company". This can be a cost effective option if you have a number of staff who require a NEBOSH qualification.

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