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Learning Information for NEBOSH Diploma Success

The NEBOSH Diploma is a Tough Qualification to Acquire

Where many students slip up with accredited health and safety courses is not putting in the required time and effort for revision. Whilst the majority of shorter training courses such as the IOSH Managing Safely or CITB courses will teach those attending them the necessary knowledge during the session, longer and more comprehensive qualifications like the NEBOSH Diploma or NEBOSH General Certificate will require a significant element of self-study and revision in conjunction with attending tutor-led training. Without it, delegates with struggle to possess and retain the necessary level of knowledge to successfully pass the examinations and assessments associated with the training course.


As far as the NEBOSH Diploma course is concerned, this is one of the most lengthy and comprehensive (if not the most), of all the health and safety qualifications that can be taken. The overall qualification syllabus incorporates a large amount of self-study as part of the course, as well as the requirement for many hours of revision. The sheer quantity of information taught and needing to be learnt makes revising it all essential for examination success.


The Need for Self-Study and Revision

Although some candidates can get away with doing less revision and self study than others for certain courses, when it comes to NEBOSH Diploma success it is vital that a student is disciplined and dedicated enough to allocate sufficient time for self-study and put in the tremendous amount of effort expected.


It is no surprise that the national average pass rates for the Diploma are much lower than for the other NEBOSH courses. This is not only due to the higher level of the qualification (the NEBOSH Diploma is a Level 6 qualification), but also because many students grossly underestimate the effort which they personally need to put in. It is not everyone by any means, but a common misconception is that it is simply a matter of turning up to more training days, being reminded of common sense health and safety issues, and then writing them down in the exam. The harsh reality is that not only is there a great deal of complex and detailed knowledge required to be learnt such as specific health and safety legislation for instance, but there is a definitive requirement for self-study. The recommended figure is approximately 225 hours of self-study, not including the time involved in actually attending the training element of the course, and is a primary reason as to why many individuals struggle to see it through and the national pass rate is so low.


Hard But By No Means Impossible

Whilst a NEBOSH Diploma may sound like a daunting prospect, it is most certainly achievable for those who are willing to commit to the necessary time and work endeavour. The amount of information and complexity of the syllabus means that a taught course greatly increases the potential for achieving the qualification rather than doing it all yourself via an e-learning or distance learning option. It is also far more conducive to successfully passing the assessments if the NEBOSH Diploma is taken as an intensive course where the classes are conducted on a full-day, full-week basis rather than spreading it out over many years and forgetting most of what was taught at the beginning.


The Benefits of Achieving a NEBOSH Diploma

Acquiring a NEBOSH Diploma health and safety qualification will put an individual in an elite group of health and safety professionals. The difficulty of the qualification means that there are relatively few people who have the Diploma compared to Certificate-level qualifications, which elevates those individuals which do possess it to a higher level in the eyes of current and potential employees. NEBOSH Diploma holders are highly respected and sought after in the health and safety profession, which means they can frequently command high salaries and demand for their knowledge and expertise.

Need an Accredited Course?

Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.


For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.