We are often asked what are the important areas that candidates need to consider in order to ensure they pass the NEBOSH General Certificate.
We believe in order maximise chances of success there are certain questions that should be asked of the training provider before signing up to a course.
7 key questions to ask when choosing a NEBOSH training provider
- What is your current candidate success rate and how does that measure up against the national average? Clearly some providers may not wish to advertise this. You can contact NEBOSH direct to find the answer.
- Who are the tutors and what background and experience do they have? Some providers will bring in freelance tutors who may have limited NEBOSH experience. This often seems to be the approach for some Colleges. If multiple tutors are used ensure you will be able to ask your tutors questions.
- What is included in the course price? It is vitally important not to be drawn in by a lead in low price to find that either extra costs are added or that the price is low as it reflects poor quality teaching materials.
- Does the course format provide time to reflect on the learning and to test this knowledge through answering “homework” questions? Often the attraction of a block course to get the training over and done with leads to learning overload and subsequent failure in the exams.
- What access is there to the tutor outside of the training sessions? Access via email and phone support is often the difference between aimlessly struggling to understand a subject or getting clear direction.
- What is the quality of the teaching materials? Is the course well-structured with extensive learning materials, or is it just the provision of a standard course book and occasional hand outs (as we have seen from some providers).
- What do previous candidates say? Client testimonials say so much about the provider and the tutors, so it’s a must to check for testimonials and to ensure the comments are current.
If positive answers can be ticked off for all seven then you can confidently go into the course with high expectations of passing what is a difficult to achieve qualification. With the right provider then setting your sights on a Distinction or Credit should be within your grasp.