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NEBOSH Diploma Study Guide

NEBOSH Diploma Study Guide

4 Minute Read | 06 October 2019 09:26

You're standing at the start line of your NEBOSH Diploma journey. You're armed with your study materials, computer and notebook. You've got 4 units and 500 hours of study ahead of you. Then someone yells - GO!

The problem is, you haven't studied in a long time. It suddenly dawns on you how much work you've got and you start to feel a little bit anxious. 

Don't worry - we've all been there.

The first few days of your course are some of the most important. That's because they're going to set you up for your journey ahead. We've seen lots of learners get off to a rocky start because they haven't been organised. Then they've stopped, made a plan and powered through it to get great results. 

So before you set off, take a look at our essential tips to help you plan your NEBOSH Diploma study. 

Set your goal

The first thing you should do when you set out on your NEBOSH Diploma journey is set yourself an end goal. Trust us, without an end date you'll just float through your course and it'll end up taking you twice as long. 

Grab yourself a diary or calendar and make a note of your chosen exam dates. Units A, B and C exams happen in January and July each year. You can check the exact dates on the NEBOSH website. Your Unit DNI can be submitted 4 times throughout the year in February, May, August and September. 

You should also make a note of your exam registration deadline. This is usually 12 weeks before your chosen exam date. 

Create a study timetable

Each unit in the NEBOSH Diploma has a recommended number of study hours. These include taught hours and self-study hours and you should use them to form your study plan.

But be realistic. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.

Don’t get bogged down by attempting to learn everything in one go. Short, regular study sessions are more effective than long, sporadic ones. So it's better to break up the unit into chunks and give yourself time slots to study each one.

You should also think about opportunities to study that won’t disrupt your daily schedule. Like, reading on your lunch break or listening to audio books while travelling to/from work. 

Here's an example:

Exams, Revision, Tomatoes, Flashcards and Voices.

Put your knowledge into practice

It’s important to test what you’ve learnt to give yourself an idea of how much you’ve actually understood.

Multiple choices quizzes will help test your short-term memory and what you know. Discussions with your colleague, tutor or other learners will help test how well you can articulate what you know. And practising past exam questions will help test how well you can apply what you know. 

Make use of extra support

NEBOSH Diploma Key Exam Techniques Part 1

NEBOSH Diploma Key Exam Techniques Part 2

How to Complete the NEBOSH Unit DNI Assignment 


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