Upgrade your NEBOSH to a Distinction

Upgrade your NEBOSH to a Distinction

Picture this – It’s deep in winter and you’ve taken a day off work. Thoughts are buzzing around your brain like bees in a cider mill. The house is empty, raindrops make a gentle pitter patter against the window and a cup of coffee evokes a rich aroma of chocolate and mountain wood dew.
You’re holding a half opened A4 brown envelope in your hand and the knot in your stomach tightens. A flash and a beep from your phone jars you out of your mini trance. It’s your NEBOSH tutor – the results are in. It all hinges on this – promotion at work, a better salary, your partner can go part-time.
You look down at the coffee cup and your mind drifts back to day one of the course. Five men and five women gathered around sizzling bacon and lush scrambled egg rolls, tea, coffee and fresh fruit – clucking away like a brood of hens preparing to feed on a meal of incessant information, games, discussion, lectures and exam preparation.
A smile breaks out across your face as you remember the crazy word association techniques and the moment the hotel receptionist was brought into the course to be questioned like a witness in a murder trial. Good times, fond memories and loads of learning. The phone rings and it makes you jump.

It’s Jim – don’t answer – open the envelope first… He sent a text, he got a credit.
Check the rest – surely someone failed – eight credits and one distinction with two undeclared. Surely that means two have failed and I am one of them.

The certificate is now in front of you and you are reading the words in shock and disbelief – passed with distinction. A warm glow burns inside you and both hands are covering your face. A little tear trickles through your hand. It drops onto your phone where you have a sent a text message to your wife, Hey you – good news, we’re eating out tonight. xxx

Above is the story of one of ten delegates who gained either a credit or distinction on a NEBOSH course that I taught during my 25 years on the road. All delegates who undertake a NEBOSH course with Pivotal Scotland can achieve a distinction and go on to exciting, rewarding and highly lucrative careers. This is my belief and should be your default position on starting a NEBOSH qualification. To facilitate this I will be writing a number of posts on how you can upgrade your thinking from pass to distinction over the coming weeks. It’s based on real people, real experiences and live teaching methods that I have gained over the years. Thousands of hours of trial and error have refined and perfected an approach which will unlock the very best in you.

Andrew Monaghan


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