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NEBOSH or NVQ or NCRQ

Post by safetypaul » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:11 pm

hi all,

its been a while since i posted anything in the forum but this one i am really struggling with!!

I have been looking at these for the past year and i am still not sure which one is best for me!

so technically the NCRQ route looks to be the best option in terms of my current role/situation (currently working in a H&S role)

the NVQ is what my colleague has completed and that suited his learning style best

but i cannot get away from the fact that NEBOSH seems to be the prestige version of these and one that will always look better on both my CV and LinkedIN profile

i know this will be a lot more work but i am kinda of the thought if am going to put the work in then i should get the most from it

also I would be looking to complete which ever one i do via distance learning as this has suited me previously

looking for some thoughts, guidance or opinions of these and also any comments from anyone who has done any of these via distance learning

thanks in advance! .scratch .scratch

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Re: NEBOSH or NVQ or NCRQ

Post by WillPool » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:44 pm

Paul

This particular question has been asked many times on the forums :)

If you search the forums, this may give you some assistance ;)

You have partly answered your own question in that it is horses for courses and will depend on your personal circumstances and learning style ../.

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Re: NEBOSH or NVQ or NCRQ

Post by safetypaul » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:59 pm

Thanks Will,

i will have a look back and see if i can find any

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Re: NEBOSH or NVQ or NCRQ

Post by bernicarey » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:16 pm

I concur with Will.
At least with the NEBOSH, everything is available, Study materials leading to Exam questions.

With NVQ/NCRQ, they are evidence based, so what do you do if you can't obtain that bit of evidence?

I don't personally know how it works with regards these H&S scenarios, but I have done a management level NVQ in the past and some of the evidence gathering required a certain amount of ingenuity, invention and tangential thinking to obtain it.

For example, if you're in Warehousing, how do you gather evidence about scaffolding?
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Re: NEBOSH or NVQ or NCRQ

Post by CAD » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:39 pm

I did both NEBOSH and NCRQ in the last six months and have posted a comparison of both about a month or two ago.

Since I have been in the market for a new job, I have on more than one occasion had to explain what NCRQ is and I am not convinced I would have got to interview stage without a mention of NEBOSH on my CV. Granted, I have a resit to do on the NEBOSH and this is reflected on my CV however the default appears for companies recruiting to ask about NEBOSH.

In terms of content, I felt I learnt more studying the NCRQ than via NEBOSH. NCRQ isn't evidence based, but does use real life scenarios in which you are given an assessment around, but you are not expected to evidence your experience (apart from the last assessment which is geared around your PDP, which you may already be doing anyway for IOSH membership).

I much preferred the NCRQ way of learning and dreading doing my NCG1 resit for that reason however the NEBOSH is the go to for most companies/recruiters so it all depends on the reason for obtaining a qualification.


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Re: NEBOSH or NVQ or NCRQ

Post by SKD » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:30 am

I agree with CAD

I have did NEBOSH General, Fire and environmental Certs, but much prefered the NCRQ diploma. I am now halfway through the NEBOSH MSc program, which I am enjoying and is all research-based.

However, as CAD I have also had interviewers ask about NCRQ, apart from one interviewer who also studied NCRQ.

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Re: NEBOSH or NVQ or NCRQ

Post by kevlarion » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:48 am

Never did nebosh certificates, I jumped straight into the national diploma.
if you want to learn about H&S in fileds other than the one you work in then I would say Nebosh is the best route.
I have a very low opinion of NVQs. These can be easily obtained by presenting false evidence (ie a form that was made up particularly for a requirement or a statemeent from a work colleague with is not entirely true) and with less effort than the diploma. I qualified as an NVQ internal verifier some time ago and the number of dodgy documents assessors had accepted at face value was frightening.
I know nothing about the NCRQ except that it was set up to compete with nebosh, so I cna't express an opinion on that except to say that I don't see many adverts that ask for qualifications that are not from the national examination board for health and safety.
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