New dates for paper-based and multiple-choice exams

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Many of our learners have had their NEBOSH exams postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We understand that this means many people have been unable to complete and achieve the qualification they have worked so hard for. As an interim measure – and only where safe to do so - we now plan to run the following exams on 9 September 2020, and 9 December 2020. 

  • Invigilated paper-based exams
    • NEBOSH National and International General Certificate – GC2
    • Certificate in Environmental Management – unit EC1
    • National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management - FC1
    • International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management – unit IFC1
    • International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety – unit IOG1
    • National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety – unit NCC1
    • International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety – unit ICC1
    • National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work – unit NHC1
  • Multiple-choice question papers
    • Health & Safety at Work – unit HSW1
    • Environmental Awareness at Work – unit EAW1
    • Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries – unit HSEP1
    • NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management – unit PSM1

Registration for these exams will open in July and you will need to register through your Learning Partner.

Assessing you safely

Your safety is our priority. Your Learning Partners will adhere to local government guidance and advice for the running of exams – on the day of the exam please ensure you follow all safety requirements and procedures as instructed.

We are committed to developing safer, alternative assessment routes for all of our learners. The first phase of this transformation project includes units NG1, IG1, NGC1 and IGC1 in the English language only and the date of the first exam for these will be announced shortly.

It is our hope that this September exam date – where safe to do so – will enable learners from other qualifications to complete their studies and achieve the qualification they have worked hard for. All of our qualifications remain in our transformation plans and the running of paper-based exams should be seen as an interim measure.

Here to help

Our Customer Experience team is here to help. If you have any further questions please get in touch via email at info@nebosh.org.uk or using the ‘live chat’ feature on our website.

What’s happening to my qualification?

We are making lots of changes at the moment. That’s we have prepared the table below to help you easily see our plans for each qualification unit. Please note, this information is correct at the time of publication (29 June 2020).  

Awards

Qualification

Unit

Current assessment

Interim measure

Health and Safety at Work

HSW1

Invigilated multiple-choice exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

HSW2

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

Environmental Awareness at Work

EAW1

Invigilated multiple-choice exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries

HSEP1

Invigilated multiple-choice exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation

INV1

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely. Study today with one of our remote or eLearning Learning Partners.

 

Certificates

Qualification

Unit

Current assessment

Interim measure

NEBOSH National General Certificate

NG1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Permanent introduction of open book examination (OBE). We have confirmed the following OBE dates:

  • Wednesday 28 October 2020
  • Wednesday 2 December 2020
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021
  • Wednesday 7 April 2021
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021 

NG2

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

NGC1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Permanent introduction of open book examination (OBE). We have confirmed the following OBE dates:

  • Wednesday 28 October 2020
  • Wednesday 2 December 2020
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021
  • Wednesday 7 April 2021
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021 

GC2

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 September 2020, 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

GC3

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

NEBOSH International General Certificate

IG1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Permanent introduction of open book examination (OBE). We have confirmed the following OBE dates:

  • Wednesday 28 October 2020, English language only.
  • Wednesday 2 December 2020
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021
  • Wednesday 7 April 2021
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021 

From December onwards, the IG1 exam will be available in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Russian, Spanish (European) and Turkish.

IG2

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

IGC1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Permanent introduction of open book examination (OBE). We have confirmed the following OBE dates:

  • Wednesday 28 October 2020, English language only.
  • Wednesday 2 December 2020
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021
  • Wednesday 7 April 2021
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021 
From December onwards, the IGC1 exam will be available in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Russian, Spanish (European) and Turkish.

GC2

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

GC3

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

FC1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

FC2

Practical assessment

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

IFC1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

FC2

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

NCC1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

NCC2

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

ICC1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

ICC2

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

PSM1

Invigilated multiple-choice exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health & Safety Leadership Excellence

HSL1

Reflective assessments

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work

NHC1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

NHC2

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

IOG1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

Certificate in Environmental Management

EC1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 9 December 2020 and on-demand via Learning Partners. 

EC2

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

 

Diplomas

Qualification

Unit

Current assessment

Interim measure

National and International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

Unit A

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 6 October 2020

Unit B

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 7 October 2020

Unit C

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 8 October 2020

Unit DNI

Practical assessment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

National and International Diploma in Environmental Management

ED1

Invigilated paper-based exam

Rescheduled exam: 5 October 2020

NDEM2

Practical assignment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely

IDEM2

Practical assignment

No changes planned as can be carried out remotely