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How to focus on completing your NEBOSH National General Certificate

Photo shows a group of adults in a training sessionAchieving the appropriate qualifications for your job is challenging. You may have to study and train, while you’re working. Finding the time to balance both can leave you stressed out and, in general, tired.

But it is worth the investment, especially when your job requires health and safety knowledge and training. With the right qualification, you can improve career options and secure protection at your job. One such qualification is the NEBOSH National General Certificate.  

NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) certificate-level qualification provides substantial foundation for health and safety, whether you’re in management or in a staff position. To help you focus on completing this qualification, here are some recommended steps to take:

Consider an online course provider

A classroom setting is not the only way to learn the lessons under the NEBOSH general certificate-level. You can save time and money by considering an online learning course provider. It is a convenient format that will allow you to study at your own pace. So if you’re more prone to finishing faster, you can learn ahead of the other course participants. And if you need more time than others, you can learn at your leisure.

Aside from learning according to your speed, you need not spend money on transportation or food. Because you can actually take the course from the comforts of your home.

Arrange a proper area for studying

Much like every other course, your NEBOSH general certificate course will require your full attention. This means having a proper space where you can go through the lessons and take the self-assessments that track your improvement. If you have extra room in your home, use that as your study area. If not, you can designate a proper space in your apartment.

Eliminate the distractions

It’s easy enough to get lured by alerts from your phone or by friends and family coming by the flat. When it’s time to go over the course material for your NEBOSH general certificate, then all your attention should go toward studying.

You’ll want to convey the importance of finishing the qualification to friends or family so they’ll understand to give you your space.

Eliminating distractions also entails following a study schedule. Stick to this schedule and you will finish your NEBOSH certificate as expected.

And finally, try to take breaks from time to time. A 10 to 20 minute break in between studying could help energise your mind and maintain focus.


Author bio:

Calvin John Mcphee is an educational consultant. He spends his spare time researching and learning different ways to broaden his knowledge and formulate different teaching techniques. He visits sites like Also, he has a strong passion for writing and he effectively shares his knowledge through it.

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