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NEBOSH Exam Results – Where to go next

NEBOSH Exam – Options for Passes and Referrals

Well here I am, waiting to fling myself at the postman like a rabid dog.  Yes, it’s exam results day and like most NEBOSH students I have been waiting for what seems an eternity for the envelope bearing the NEBOSH logo, envying those who have already received their results by email.

The question is, have I passed or have I failed?

A referral is not a failure, a pass is not the end

Well firstly, a pass would be great but ‘failed’ isn’t as defeating as it initially sounds.  I have completed the course and given it my best shot which is in no way a total failure; a lot of work goes into completing a NEBOSH course and the exam itself is no mean feat.  Therefore, it’s far more appropriate to use the NEBOSH term of ‘referred’ instead.

First and foremost, to those who have passed – well done!  Whether it be a certificate level or a diploma, this is the culmination of a lot of work. You can breathe easy for the immediate future before considering your next step.

There are many options such as diplomas or certificates in other specialised areas such as construction, fire or international qualifications.  Perhaps you want to progress to a degree or a Masters?  Whatever your plans, use the confidence this qualification has given you but remember to keep studying – Health & Safety is constantly changing and as a practitioner you need to keep up to date.  Have you become a member of IOSH yet? If so, your new qualification could mean you can upgrade to Tech IOSH or Grad IOSH to say nothing of the various other memberships available to specific qualifications.

Remember, if you need any help deciding what the most sensible progression would be from your current qualifications the SHEilds advisor team is only a click away with the ‘Live Chat’ button in the corner of this page.

NEBOSH Exam ProviderDon’t be discouraged, get back on the horse

For those that have received a ‘refer’ mark; well done on the mark you did achieve.  The best thing you can do now is get straight back on the horse.  Here are some tips about re-taking your exam:

  1. Go back to the syllabus – did you understand everything correctly or is there an area you were unsure of that needs more work?
  2. Check your understanding of command words – look again at the NEBOSH guidance https://www.nebosh.org.uk/students/default.asp?cref=1345&ct=2
  3. Hit the books again and do not give up. If you passed one of the other exams a referral can leave you feeling disillusioned and I have been in that position.

Trust me, you feel such a sense of achievement when you do re-sit and pass the exam; becoming discouraged so easily and abandoning the progress you have made would truly be a shame.

Always remember, the purpose of the qualification is not simply to pass the exam, it is to demonstrate your ability as a health and safety practitioner.  Some of us just need a bit more practice but we will get there and it will be worth it.

Anyway, I think I hear the sound of the post arriving!

Victoria Hughes

8 replies
    • Victoria Hughes
      Victoria Hughes says:

      Hello Adewuyi,

      Thank you for your comment, although I’m a little uncertain what it is you’re asking exactly.

      If you are asking asking how soon you can take a nebosh exam re-sit – The closest date you can register to take a resit is between 19th September and 6th October in order to sit the exams on 7th December 2016.

      If this doesn’t answer your question, can you please clarify and I’ll provide the best answer I can.

      I have checked our records and it does not appear you are currently a SHEilds student (based on your email), although we do accept external students from other nebosh providers for examinations. If you want further advice it’s best to get in touch with one of our advisers.

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  1. Aftab Alam
    Aftab Alam says:

    Sir i have cleared my igc1 and igc3 exam. But i have got 43 in igc2. I’m confused whether i can go for review my result or re-sit.

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    • SHEilds Health and Safety
      SHEilds Health and Safety says:

      With a score of 43 you are within the NEBOSH marking tolerance for a remark. There is no guarantee that the remark will result in the grade changing. In most cases the results stay the same but if they do change it is usually by 1-3 marks either way. If you do wish to go ahead with the remark of your March 2019 exams then you should contact the exams team on exams@sheilds.org and the exam team can send you the required form. You can then complete the form and send this to NEBOSH along with the remark fee. The result will take around 40 working days to come through.

      Regards,

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  2. joyal alex
    joyal alex says:

    Hello sheilds,

    i got my nebosh rresults. but im confused in understanding it.
    my marks are as follows

    IGC1-43
    IGC2-36
    IGC3-54

    in the attachment they mentioned ” refer ” in status column and nothing written in “unit result” column.

    What is my result ? which all subjects i passed ? failed ?

    pls help

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      • Tony mckinnon
        Tony mckinnon says:

        i got my nebosh results through for the March exam on the GC2 I scored 54 on the GC3 I scored 72 but on my NGC1 I scored 44 one point short of a pass I have put in an appeal to nebosh today at the cost of £75 pounds
        Three others on my course got the same results as I out of a clsss of 9

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        • SHEilds Health and Safety
          SHEilds Health and Safety says:

          Hello Tony, that is unfortunate as you scored quite well in the other papers. NGC1 is notoriously the more difficult paper to pass, especially with a high scoring grade, as it covers quite a lot of aspects around legislation and UK law, which can be a challenge to recall. With only 1 mark off passing, you are doing the right thing by appealing the result. Good luck!

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