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Season’s greetings

As we approach the festive season we want to send you our best wishes after what has been an unsettling and challenging year for us all.

We are pleased that many of our students have found comfort and fulfilment in home study – whether they have been studying with us for a while or recently decided to learn something new. We would like to congratulate all of our students on their successes and achievements in these difficult circumstances. We are looking ahead to 2021 and helping new and existing students achieve their goals.

We have strived to do our utmost to support you with as little disruption as possible and we will continue to do so as we all move into the New Year.

Please note, we are closed from 12pm on Christmas Eve, December 24, reopening at 9am on Monday, January 4. If you enrol with us over the Christmas period, we will despatch course materials on our return on January 4.

We would like to wish all the very best for the holiday season and for the New Year.

From us all at Health and Safety Training College


Latest developments

We wanted to provide you with an update on our plans in light of the government’s announcement to introduce a second lockdown in England from Thursday 5th November in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

We are continuing to operate as close to normal as possible within all Government guidelines – with many of our staff continuing to work from home.

As before, we hope we have implemented all of the right measures to ensure a seamless service for you, and one which ensures safety for all involved and we continue to accept new enrolments onto courses and welcome back past students.

We receive postal assignments daily, but please remember you can also submit your assignments by email to info@healthandsafetytrainingcollege.org.uk, this will be marked and returned to you as soon as possible.

We are awaiting further guidance from NEBOSH regarding plans for the written examinations going forward, OBE examinations are set to continue as scheduled by NEBOSH.  

We consider learning to be a great source of comfort and fulfilment and home-study is a great way to make positive use of any free time you may have. We are here to support you and your self-development in any way we can.

We will continue to communicate any updates and we wish you and your loved ones all the very best during this period.

From us all at Health and Safety Training College.

Remember, you can stay up to date with the latest public health information at:

• https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus (from here you can also access help and advice for businesses and the self-employed)
• https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

*As public health is devolved in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the Government guidance should be considered alongside local public health and safety requirements and legislation in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. For advice to businesses in other parts of the UK please refer to guidance set by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government, and the Welsh Government.


Examinations update

NEBOSH’s first ‘Open Book Examinations (OBE)’ took place on the 6th August 2020. We will provide further dates as soon as they become available from NEBOSH.

In the absence of OBE for some examinations and due to Covid 19 we have carefully reviewed our examination processes for written examinations in order to ensure the safety of both our staff and our students when visiting our examination centres.

NEBOSH have provided an examination date for these written examinations in September, however, we have reluctantly made the decision not to hold these examinations at any of our usual venues until we can establish a fully robust Covid secure examination setting for the safety of all.

We are intending to be able to offer written examinations at all venues for the December examinations and information will be provided to our students on how to book onto these in the coming weeks.

When we are in a position to safely run examinations it is highly likely that students will be asked to wear a face covering during their examination to mitigate risks. Any additional instructions on safety measures when visiting any of our centres will be provided with booking confirmations 2 weeks prior to the examinations; this is to ensure that we adhere to applicable government guidance.

Should there be any developments that impact the examinations going ahead, we would transfer any students who have booked on to the examinations to the next available session.