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What happens if failing a CITB Assessment Paper?

In the event that delegates fail a CITB assessment paper and they qualify to do a re-sit assessment, the assessment paper can ONLY be taken on the same day.

Do I get a workbook for my NEBOSH course?

If you are completing the NEBOSH National General Certificate virtually, you will receive a physical copy of your workbook. 

Can I sit the NEBOSH exam as external student?

We do not allow learners to sit exams only; learners must have sat the course with us to be able to sit the exams with us. 

What happens if I miss a day during the 10-day NEBOSH course?

It is expected that learners attend all ten days with the tutor and be punctual. Missing one day can have a detrimental impact, as the course covers a vast amount of content. The tutor is not able to provide a one-to-one catchup for information missed.

Can my paper be re-marked if I did not receive a pass mark of 45?

If you didn’t receive the pass mark of 45 but believe that you should have, you can contact NEBOSH for a remark on your paper. This is completed directly with NEBOSH by completing an EAR form (enquiry about results). You can find further details from NEBOSH by clicking this link.

How does the NG1 Open Book Exam work?

The Open Book Exam is a digital assessment, so it needs to be downloaded, completed, and submitted on the NEBOSH Online assessment platform, this can be on a computer or tablet. Learners are given 24 hours to complete and submit it. About a week before the NG1 exam, NEBOSH emails learners with details of how to access the NEBOSH platform.

How does the NG2 Practical Risk Assessment work?

The NG2 is the second part of the NEBOSH National General Certificate assessment process, which consists of a practical risk assessment and developing an action plan for the learner’s workplace. It is pass or fail. NEBOSH suggests that around 3-4 hours are needed to complete the four stages of the practical risk assessment. You have two weeks to complete it and a strict submission date via email to the PSS Learning Advisor.

When will I get my NEBOSH results?

Learners are emailed their results directly from NEBOSH; results are published 50 working days (around 10 weeks) after the exam.

 

How long does it take to get the NEBOSH Certificate?

Once you have successfully completed your course, roughly 20 working days after finding out your result, we will receive your NEBOSH certificate. We will then post this out to you. 

Do NEBOSH candidates require to attend a Closing Interview?

Closing Interviews must be attended by every NEBOSH Candidate via Zoom; these are carried out the week after the NG1 exam and take about 15 minutes.  Learners will be able to schedule the closing interview closer to the NG1, and a link will be emailed to them directly to book an appointment.

How long do NEBOSH suggest that it will take to do the OBE?

5 hours (allow more as it could take a lot longer depending on the individual). You have a 24-hour period in which to take the OBE from your start time. The start time varies, and you will be notified in advance of the start time to make sure you are ready. 

How many words is the OBE restricted to?

3000 words but with a 10% allowance of 3300, which you should aim for  

What support information do I get for the course?

The RMS ‘A Study Book for the NEBOSH NATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE’.

This study book has 11 sections covering the entire content of the course.
Sections 1 – 4 are covered in the first week
Sections 5 to 11 are covered in the second week

Will there be homework during the course weeks?

Yes, you will have work to do most evenings, which is marked by the tutor the next day. You will also do a mock OBE based on a previous exam paper.

What is the OBE like?

It has a scenario (around 2 pages) on which you must answer 10 questions based on that scenario. Each question has a score shown against it. For each point, you need to give an answer, usually around 2 to 3 sentences. For example, if the score indicated is 15, you should aim to write at least 15 answers, each of 2 to 3 lines. Do not cut and paste, and ensure your answer relates to the scenario.

What happens if you cheat during the exam i.e. work with others to write answers?

Your exam will be voided, and you could end up with a lifetime ban. NEBOSH runs all exam papers through a program that compares answers with other candidates to identify comparable submissions.

Can you use AI to help with exam answers?

No, you cannot use AI to help you with your exam answers.

What is NEBOSH?

NEBOSH is the National Educational Board in Occupational Health and Safety and is recognised worldwide.

How much is a CPCS course?

CPCS courses will vary depending on location and how many days your course is. Most courses are 3-5 days long. Your assessment, card and certificate (if applicable) and the hire of the plant you will have your practical training in, is all included in your course price.

CPCS is one of the most widely recognised qualifications in the UK and they are dedicated to raising the standards and skills of those in the construction industry. Therefore, most principal contractors and major house builders will require all construction workers to hold a valid CSCS card, which includes CPCS. This means that if you invest in a CPCS course and pass it successfully, you will have gained the most widely recognised qualifications in the UK.

What ID can I use for my CITB course?

When you attend a CITB Site Safety Plus course you need provide a form of photographic ID such as:

  • Passport: A valid passport of any nationality of the delegate – must not be more than 6 months out of date
  • Photo Card Driving Licence: A valid UK only driving licence with a photograph of the delegate – must not be more than 6 months out of date
  • Non UK Driving Licence: Showing a photograph of the delegate – must not be more than 6 months out of date
  • Work ID Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate – must not be more than 6 months out of date (if applicable) and refer to the delegates present employer
  • EU Country ID Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate – must be no more than 6 months out of date
  • CITB Scheme Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate – must be no more than 6 months out of date. Acceptable CITB Scheme cards include CSCS, CPCS, CISRS
  • Student ID Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate, as well as year of study (e.g. 2018/2019 or expiration date and name of the institution of study) – must be no more than 6 months out of date
  • Citizen Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate and be no more than 6 months out of date
  • Proof of Age Card: Cards issued nationally in the UK by VALIDATE UK, bearing the PASS hologram bearing a photograph of the delegate
  • Young Scots Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate – must be no more than 6 months out of date
  • British Armed Forces Card/Veterans Card: Showing a photograph of the delegate and for an employee or former employee of the Armed Forces only (not a dependent or spouse) – must be no more than 6 months out of date

If a delegate does not hold any of the above ID documents they will need to complete a waiver form.

Are there age restrictions to the NRSWA course?

You have to be 16 or over to attend an NRSWA course. However if you are 16 or 17, you will need written consent from a parent or guardian to attend the course.

Can I attend the virtual CITB Temporary Works Coordinator course on a smart phone?

As the CITB Temporary Works Coordinator course is a 2-day course, we do not allow delegates to complete the course on a smart phone. The smaller screen size will make following the tutor difficult over 2 days, as well as getting involved in the interactive activities and completing the assessment.

If you do not have access to any device other than a smart phone, then a classroom-based course might be a better option for you. Contact one of our team using the online chat, by phone (0800 0213 263) or email us to discuss what your options are.

Can I attend the virtual CITB SSSTS course on a smart phone?

As the CITB SSSTS course is a 2-day course, we do not allow delegates to complete the course on a smart phone. The smaller screen size will make following the tutor difficult over 2 days, as well as getting involved in the interactive activities and completing the assessment.

If you do not have access to any device other than a smart phone, then a classroom-based course might be a better option for you. Contact one of our team using the online chat, by phone (0800 0213 263) or email us to discuss what your options are.

Can I attend the virtual CITB SMSTS course on a smart phone?

As the CITB SMSTS course is a 5-day course, we do not under any circumstances allow delegates to complete the course on a smart phone. The smaller screen size will make following the tutor difficult over 5 days, as well as difficulties completing the interactive parts of the course and assessments.

If you do not have access to a device other than a mobile phone to complete the course, contact one of our team using the online chat, by phone (0800 0213 263) or email us to discuss what your options are.

Can I attend the virtual IOSH Managing Safely course on a smart phone?

As the IOSH Managing Safely course is a 3-day course, we do not allow delegates to complete the course on a smart phone. The smaller screen size will make following the tutor difficult over 3 days, as well as getting involved in the interactive activities and completing the assessment.

If you do not have access to any device other than a smart phone, then a classroom-based course or our e-learning course might be a better option for you. Contact one of our team using the online chat, by phone (0800 0213 263) or email us to discuss what your options are.

Can I attend the virtual CITB Health and Safety Awareness on a smart phone?

We do not recommend attending any of our virtual courses on a mobile phone. The screen size can make it difficult to follow the course for the entire day. In some special circumstances, we will allow delegates to use a mobile phone, however, when it comes time to do the assessment the delegate will need a second device to complete the assessment.

The reason delegates will need a device other than a mobile phone is because your assessment uses Microsoft Forms. When using a smart phone and navigating to Microsoft Forms, your Zoom app will pause your camera so you won’t be visible to your tutor. You must be visible at all times during your assessment to be invigilated.

If you do not have access to a device other than a smart phone, then a classroom course could be a better option. Contact one of our team using the online chat, by phone (0800 0213 263) or email us to discuss what your options are.

What happens if I fail the IOSH Manging Safely assessment?

You can retake a different multi-format assessment paper and/or a new risk assessment project, this is usually within 20 working days of the original assessment.

What do you need to do to pass IOSH Managing Safely?

To be eligible for a Managing safely certificate, you must attend all seven modules pass the multi-format assessment paper getting at least 36 out of 60 as well as completing the risk assessment project getting at least 23 out of 38 resulting in a combined score of 60 or more.

How long does the IOSH Managing Safely exam last?

You have 1 hour to complete the multi-format assessment paper, it is a closed book exam.

Is there a mock exam in the IOSH Managing Safely course?

There are two mock exams, normally the 1st one is carried out at the end of the second day and 2nd one is carried out on the third before undertaking the full assessment. If you want to see how you get on with a mock assessment, you can by reading our blog here.

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