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NCRQ vs NVQ vs NEBOSH

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Re: NCRQ vs NVQ vs NEBOSH

Post by abarnett » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:23 pm

There's something I've had to deal with this week that made me think of this post....

I've had to explain to a regional director why he can't let a branch manager do something and explain the H&S legislation in an accessible format. Even though I've had 8 years of trade union experience of dealing with line managers that want to do stupid stuff, it's different when you are part of that management team... :lol: I actually felt, while I was writing the email to the RD that I was actually doing a NCRQ assignment - definitely not a skill set you'll learn from NEBOSH...

*edit to remove a typo ( I'm good, not god!)
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Re: NCRQ vs NVQ vs NEBOSH

Post by joaorosa80 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:26 pm

I wonder NEBOSH strategy?!

On a tweet today:
NCRQ Diploma - now the most popular Health and Safety Diploma in the UK!
Qualifications for the real world
*More learners enrolled in the NCRQ Diploma than the NEBOSH Diploma.

Source: https://twitter.com/NCRQ_UK

and I saw a couple days ago:
http://www.cmi-ireland.com/blog/cmi-blo ... pass-rates

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Re: NCRQ vs NVQ vs NEBOSH

Post by RichieC » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:45 pm

Joao, i was just jumping on here to say the same thing! NCRQ claimed that they are now the most popular Diploma in the UK (H&S).this really surprised me, however i understand why that is the case. i didnt expect that they would achieve such a presence so quickly. i guess it is a true reflection of the undercurrent of dissatisfaction with NEBOSH as much as anything (though apparently 98% of students would recommend it, lol!) Competition is healthy. Would like to know what peoples thoughts are on this :D

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Re: NCRQ vs NVQ vs NEBOSH

Post by stephen1974 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:47 pm

The blog is interesting. Those pass rates are very low. It would be interesting to see the breakdown of pass rates for those who attend a course and those who attempt distance learning.

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Re: NCRQ vs NVQ vs NEBOSH

Post by kenney76 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:52 am

I'm currently working my way towards the NCRQ diploma, at times I've found it difficult not having a "person" there to bounce questions off, but having said that the tutors I've spoken to on the phone have been absolutely fantastic and extremely knowledgeable (and patient!)

Me personally I looked at NCRQ and NEBOSH, I'm 41 with two kids under 5 so NEBOSH was never really an option as I would find it hard to commit to a college, NCRQ distant learning is perfect, especially when I want to escape the madness of the house!

The other thing I like about the NCRQ course, you 'do' things, you complete risk assessments, you reply to emails as if that was already your profession etc which in my opinion teaches me real skills that I would use once employed within Health and Safety.

I guess whichever route you choose, as long as it suits you, is good. But for me its NCRQ every time, its enjoyable, eye opening and most of all interesting.

Just my opinion

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Re: NCRQ vs NVQ vs NEBOSH

Post by David68 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:41 pm

I have just passed the NCRQ Diploma (pending the validation interview) and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is taxing, challenging and completely based in the real world.

It has taken a little longer than I originally anticipated but that is the benefit of the NCRQ Diploma, it is done at your pace and here is no pressure from the training provider to get it done. The assessment criteria are clearly identified and it gives you the opportunity to assess for yourself before submission and I have used the criteria to assess my own work before I send it to my MD.

What is next for me, well I will be working towards CMIOSH and then I plan to do my Masters. I am only 50 so plenty of life left in the old dog yet
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Re: NCRQ vs NVQ vs NEBOSH

Post by RichieC » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:25 pm

Guys, I have written a piece on my own blog about this quandary and my experience of both NCRQ/NEBOSH here at http://safeti.co.uk/2017/11/21/nebosh-or-ncrq/ .Hopefully it can help people towards the better choice for them.
Most of my own sentiments seem to be replicated by those who have tried the NCRQ route on this forum. Cheers and good luck!

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