NEBOSH Ethical Practice Report (October-December 2023)


There are no easy routes to a NEBOSH qualification. Learners have to study hard and complete rigorous assessments, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding. That’s why NEBOSH qualifications are valued by professionals and organisations around the world.

Unfortunately, some people try to cheat to gain a NEBOSH qualification. NEBOSH therefore has strict processes and dedicated experts to prevent and detect malpractice.

NEBOSH has recently updated its Malpractice Policy to add clarification about the use of AI in assessment answers and has implemented additional checks for these into their systems.

This edition of the NEBOSH quarterly Ethical Practice Report (October – December 2023) gave the following overview of recent malpractice cases and the penalties and sanctions given:

If you have any evidence about possible malpractice, please report it to NEBOSH at: postassessment@nebosh.org.uk.

All of the past Ethical Practice Reports can be downloaded from the NEBOSH website here: https://www.nebosh.org.uk/guidance/ethical-practice-repo

NEBOSH and L’OREAL ~ International Women’s Health and Safety Bursary 2024


BREAKING NEWS ~ Woodward SHE Ltd are delighted to be able to announce that NEBOSH have chosen ourselves as the Learning Partner to deliver the prestigious L’Oréal International Bursary 2024 training course. We look forward to welcoming the ten successful applicants onto the course this summer.

NEBOSH and L’Oreal have joined forces once again to collaborate on a bursary that supports women who aspire to build a career in health and safety in 2024.

Following the success of last year’s NEBOSH L’Oreal International Bursary, which attracted nearly 200 applications from women all over the world, the bursary has now grown to accomodate double the amount of winners. This means that there is now the opportunity for ten women to win the opportunity to study for the NEBOSH International General Certificate with their study and assessment fees paid for by the bursary.

The aim of the bursary to develop more learning opportunities for women, and to address the under-representation of women in the health and safety industry, with some research indicating that women make up just 18-27% of those in the profession.

Maria Anderson, Global Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Cambridge University Press & Assessment, holds four NEBOSH qualifications and is a member of the Bursary judging panel.

She says: “I am proud to be a part of the NEBOSH L’Oréal Bursary judging panel because it allows me the privilege of contributing to the recognition and support of women dedicated to occupational health and safety, an initiative that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Being entrusted with the responsibility to evaluate and reward the passion, commitment, and innovation demonstrated by applicants is not only an honour but also a testament to the importance of fostering excellence in safety practices. Together, we empower the next generation of professionals to make a lasting impact, creating a safer and healthier workplace for all. I look forward to working with my fellow judges to identify and support the next generation of leaders in this field.

The bursary is open to any woman based outside of the United Kingdom, and applications can only be submitted through the NEBOSH L’Oréal International Bursary Application form.

Applications close on the 27th February 2024 at 5pm UK local time.

NB: Applications for this bursary are now closed.

NEBOSH Ethical Practice Report (July-September 2023)


There are no easy routes to a NEBOSH qualification. Learners have to study hard and complete rigorous assessments, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding. That’s why NEBOSH qualifications are valued by professionals and organisations around the world.

Unfortunately, some people try to cheat to gain a NEBOSH qualification. NEBOSH therefore has strict processes and dedicated experts to prevent and detect malpractice.

NEBOSH has recently updated its Malpractice Policy to add clarification about the use of AI in assessment answers and has implemented additional checks for these into their systems.

This edition of the NEBOSH quarterly Ethical Practice Report (July – September 2023) gave the following overview of recent malpractice cases and the penalties and sanctions given:

If you have any evidence about possible malpractice, please report it to NEBOSH at: postassessment@nebosh.org.uk.

All of the past Ethical Practice Reports can be downloaded from the NEBOSH website here: https://www.nebosh.org.uk/guidance/ethical-practice-report

UK Christmas Holiday – Office Closure


UK Christmas and New Year Holiday – Office Closure

Our team will be taking an extended break for the Christmas and New Year Holiday period and our office will be closed during this time.

  • Our office will close at 1.30pm on Thursday 21 December 2023.
  • Our office open again at 8.30am on Wednesday 03 January 2024.

While we will not be able to answer the phone while the office is closed, we can still be contacted by e-mail on info@woodwardgroup.co.uk over this period.

We would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year!

NEBOSH Graduation & Awards Ceremony 2023


We were honored to be invited to attend the NEBOSH Graduation & Awards Ceremonies which took place on Monday 11 September 2023 at the University of Warwick as VIP guests, accompanying our learner Lindsay Platt who won the Award for the best candidate in the NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (UK) qualification.

Woodward retains NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner Status following their recent Audit


NEBOSH conducts an in-depth audit every two years of each NEBOSH Learning Partner and assesses them based on their performance against the Learning Partner Programme’s 6 Principles, which are:

– Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider.
– Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery.
– Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them.
– Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent and engaging.
– Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support.
– Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary.

Learning Partners are then allocated Gold, Silver or Bronze status under the scheme.

Gold status is only awarded to those Learning Partners who greatly exceed in delivering against these 6 principles. It highlights Learning Partners that provide their learners with the best possible training experience.

Needless to say all of our staff and tutors are very pleased !

UK Summer Holiday – Office Closure


UK Summer Holiday – Office Closure

Our team will be taking a break for the Summer Holiday period and our office will be closed during this time.

  • Our office will close at 1.30pm on Monday 31 July 2023.
  • Our office open again at 8.30am on Monday 04 September 2023.

While we will not be able to answer the phone while the office is closed, we can still be contacted by e-mail on info@woodwardgroup.co.uk over this period.

Cyber Essentials Certification awarded to Woodward SHE Ltd !


We are delighted to announce that Woodward SHE Ltd has been awarded Cyber Essentials Certification.

Cyber Essentials is a comprehensive and effective Government backed scheme that helps to protect organisations, whatever their size, against a whole range of cyber attacks. Companies bidding for Central Government contracts which involve handling sensitive and personal information or the provision of certain technical products and services now require Cyber Essentials Certification.

Woodward is proud to be able to demonstrate its commitment to cyber security and the protection we have in place for our learners, clients and employees.

You can view our Cyber Essentials Certification here: https://registry.blockmarktech.com/certificates/47d226c7-a5e9-4d15-ba5e-474ce40c3da8/