OPEN LEARNING | Information

We appreciate that work and personal circumstances do not always allow those wishing to develop new skills to attend a fully tutored course.

We are able to offer our Nebosh Environmental Diploma as an Open Learning programme, with Distance Learning and Blended Learning options, however remember this is a Diploma level qualification which requires in depth analysis of the topics studied along with extensive research of the course materials provided and external information sources. Our course is supported by extensive course materials, self marked assessments, tutor marked assessments and a resource library on memory stick along with access to our online resource library. You will need to be highly motivated and have the ability to plan your study route.

Distance Learning study can be started at any time, please see below for the Blended Learning tutorial dates.  The ED1 exam is held every January and July at our centre in Peterborough and the NDEM2 submissions are every February, May, August and November. Alternatively exams can be taken at other Nebosh centres that have arrangements to accept external candidates.

Distance Learning

Students need to be confident they can study on their own and develop their personal study plan.

This package includes:

  • Comprehensive handouts based on each Nebosh syllabus unit and element
  • Key points summary - This gives an overview of the essential learning for each element in an overview format
  • Important definitions and abbreviations
  • Example useful forms
  • Example examination questions, tutor marked and self marked assessments
  • Guidance on examination techniques
  • Guidance on the work based assessment of the qualification
  • Provision and marking of sample exam questions
  • Online resources including downloadable podcasts on all key topics within the syllabus
  • Provision of a comprehensive private study guide. Once completed this can be submitted for marking to provide details on any areas where additional study or clarification is required
  • Support by email and telephone for a period of 12 months from booking

The following learning hours are only an approximate guide, some delegates will take a shorter/longer amount of time and additional revision time prior to the exams should be allocated.

NGC1 The Management of Health and Safety (59 hours)

Element One - Health and Safety Foundations including legal overview (12 hours)
Element Two - "Planning", including safety policies (6 hours)
Element Three – "Do" Organising and risk assessment (25 hours)
Element Four – "Checking" including workplace inspections and accident reporting (7 hours)
Element Five - "Act" including audits and reviews (6 hours)

FC1 Fire Safety and Risk Management (53 hours)

Element 1: Managing fire safety (12 hours)
Element 2: Principles of fire and explosion (7 hours)
Element 3: Causes and prevention of fires and explosions (7 hours)
Element 4: Fire protection in buildings (10 hours)
Element 5: Safety of people in the event of fire (7 hours)
Element 6: Fire safety risk assessment (10 hours)

Distance LearningExam FeesOptional Revision Session
Full course (NGC1, FC1 and FC2)£425.00 + vat (£510.00)£115.00* + £150 + vat (£295.00)1 day £100.00 + vat (£120.00)
FC1 and FC2 Upgrade£375.00 + vat (£450.00)£69.00* + £105 + vat (£195.00)½ day £60 + vat (£72.00)

*no vat

Once payment has been received, the study package will be sent by recorded delivery.

Optional Tutorials, Revision and Exam Preparation Sessions

Additional tutorial days on specific topics, for a maximum of 2 days, are available, places permitting. Please ask for our current course agenda for dates and topics.

Revision tutorials are run prior to some examinations, these aim to cover a range of issues from the relevant syllabus, focus on examination techniques and give candidates an opportunity to do a variety of practice examination type questions. It also enables delegates to clarify any points from the syllabus which they are unsure about. Time permitting a mock assessment or examination is also used to prepare candidates for their formal examinations.

Sitting the Examinations

Study may commence at any time and you have the flexibility of choosing when to sit your examinations. However please note that to enter for any Nebosh exam or assessment, exam registration must be made approximately 10 weeks before the examination date, for example if the exam date is the 10th of June, candidates must register with their examination centre by the 15th of April. Details of the exam dates and registration dates are provided once you have booked on, or if you have a specific exam date in mind please contact us to confirm when you will need to be registered. Exams for certificate level qualifications are available at least four times a year. We shall contact you if you have not made contact with us regarding your study for a period of 6 months.

FC2 – The FC2 practical application submission must be registered with Nebosh as per the NGC1 and FC1 exams. The inspection and report must be completed and submitted within 7 days of the examination, either 7 days before or after the date of their examinations.

If you wish to sit your exams with Cambridge Safety, email with the exam date you wish to sit, and we will confirm availability and send you an exam registration form.

If you are unable to sit your exams at Cambridge Safety, some other centres may accept external delegates. You will need to contact the centre for their approval and ourselves to make the necessary arrangements.


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