Hello all readers, I hope you are well.
Hopefully if you are reading this, you are considering starting the NEBOSH course. Currently we deliver the following certificates:
Each certificate presents our students with the same issues. Each course and NEBOSH feedback, including from our own NEBOSH Examiners, the same ugly issues pop up which let our students down. It is frustrating when the students fail, we never like it, and we know it’s a tough course and a tough test.
The common failures are as follows:
Not reading the questions correctly. For years NEBOSH has been criticised for their questions (even by me when I sat the course). However, their questions are actually quite good, fair and simple. You just need to actually read them, the failure, sadly falls to the person reading the question. Not reading the question right, leads to not answering it right.
Not putting enough information down. Students are faced with certain command words that lead to a certain type of structure the way the question must be answered. Students fail to notice these command words and do not put enough “meat to the bones” of their answers, thus scoring poorly.
Sheer Panic. Students often suffer with a lack of calmness to dissect a question, even if they do not fully know or understand the question, and give a reasonable response to a question
Poor Exam Management. Students often falter on the day, I have had great students that are very competent, very good during a class room discussion. But fail to actually match that on the day of the exam. When I Have invigilated for other courses these people are the ones that are shuffling their papers like a man possessed.
During our courses we deliver what we feel is the best delivery of the subject, we offer huge support both during and in between course dates and do our best to prepare you for a tough exam.
But what does it all boil down too? YOU!
The course, in order to achieve a pass requires a high level of commitment to the subject, to the learning, to the homework and beyond. Each course we have the students that are late or didn’t have the time for the homework, these are the people that fail.
If you are booked on the course or are looking to complete it take the following steps to help yourself:
I really do love teaching the course, in the only course I deliver that students want to learn and improve. It just needs that additional commitment. We want you to pass and we believe that we have the skills to get anyone through the course. It would be a waste of investment of time and money to fail because the time wasn’t put in.
I hope you have understood what I have blogged about and I look forward to seeing you on a NEBOSH course in the future.