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Training and learning FAQs

Here is a list of common questions that people ask us.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for please email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.

Q: Do you offer bespoke courses?

A: Yes – we work with employers to design courses that meet their specific needs.

If you know your requirements, or if you need to work through your objectives give one of our advisors a call today +44 (0)20 3510 8355.

Q: Do you offer NEBOSH qualifications?

Q: Do you offer IOSH courses?

Q: Do you offer NVQs?

Q: Where does face-to-face training take place?

A: Face-to-face training takes place at training centres in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

We also offer in-company courses.

Q: Do you offer distance learning?

Q: Do you offer e-learning?

A: Yes – we offer a range of e-learning courses including health and safety awareness, DSE, fire safety, manual handling, IOSH Managing Safely and the NEBOSH National General Certificate.

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Q: I am just starting out in health and safety. What would you recommend?

A: The NEBOSH National General Certificate is the starting point for a successful career in health and safety. 90% of job adverts specify a NEBOSH qualification.

Please contact us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231 and we will be happy to advise.

Q: How do I set about gaining chartered membership of IOSH?

Q: I need a course for my directors. What would you recommend?

Q: I need a course for my staff, but want it tailored to their specific needs. Can you help?

A: Yes – our Short-Tailored Courses will help you do this in a quick and cost effective way.

If you need a course that is specific to your working environment, or focuses on certain types of risks we can create a course that is right for your business. Call us today to discuss your requirements +44 (0)20 3510 8355.

Q: What’s the difference between a NEBOSH Diploma and an NVQ?

The NEBOSH National Diploma is the flagship of NEBOSH qualifications and is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals. The course is taught by a tutor either 6 weeks in a virtual classroom or via self-study on our distance learning programme and has a mixture an assignment and online case studies assessments.  The diploma is a degree level 6, equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and can be used to continue academic studies, as a number of universities offer MSc programs will accept the NEBOSH Diplomas as a full or partial entry requirement. 

The NVQ level 5 is a work-based learning programme, candidates demonstrate their knowledge through a portfolio of evidence.   The NVQ can be a preferred route for those already working in health and safety and who wish to achieve their professional qualifications by demonstrating their existing knowledge and competencies through guided units.  Portfolios are based on a candidate’s workplace, therefore an organisation can benefit directly from this approach, with candidates using their portfolio to identify gaps in the workplace.

Both qualifications are globally recognised.  Holders of either qualification are eligible to meet the academic requirements to apply for membership of many professional bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

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