When it comes to professional accreditation, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents represents the gold standard in both training and qualifications.
With this in mind we decided to present a new award this year, designed to recognise the top RoSPA student from all of our NEBOSH accredited courses. With such a high standard, competition was tight, but we eventually managed to narrow it down to a winner, presenting them with their award at this year’s RoSPA Awards ceremony.
So, without further delay we are delighted to announce the RoSPA NEBOSH Student of the Year… Dr Ian Tidmarsh!
At 32, health and safety has been a core part of Ian’s role for just over two years, yet in this short amount of time he has already made an impressive impact both professionally and academically. By achieving the highest possible result in his NEBOSH National General Certificate qualifications (a Distinction), Ian has shown his commitment to health and safety theory.
However, it was Ian’s attitude that really caught the eye of the judges this year, his helpfulness and enthusiasm for the subject matter proving to be a hit with his training group as a whole, as recognised by his RoSPA Consultant, Paul Collins.
‘Ian was a great student who played a very positive role in the training.’
We caught up with Ian at the awards to get his feedback on what it felt like to be awarded Student of the Year.
So, how does it feel to be RoSPA’s Student of the Year?
I am both delighted and honoured to have been selected as Student of the Year. It clearly demonstrates both my own and my organisations (University of Birmingham) commitment to health and safety. The RoSPA Awards Ceremony is a great opportunity to celebrate all our hard work; it will look very impressive on my CV.
Why did you choose RoSPA to study for this qualification?
While there are a number of training providers who offer the NEBOSH qualification, I felt that RoSPA, having been established for almost 100 years, was a name I could rely on. There is also a certain amount of credibility and kudos that goes with being associated with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The course was superb, with the quality of training second to none.
How did you find the NEBOSH National General Certificate?
The NEBOSH General Certificate provided a great balance between theory and practical application. I found it was easy to go back to work and actually put what I had learned to good use.
What’s next for you?
The natural step for me now is the NEBOSH Diploma, which is the first step to becoming a fully chartered safety and health practitioner. It is a lot of work, but there is no denying the esteem it is held in. Over 10,000 OSH professionals have already achieved this qualification. You also get to use the letters “DipNEBOSH” after your name which demonstrates your professional standing.
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Congratulations Ian, a fellow NEBOSHER with a distinction! 🙂 I did the NEBOSH Construction Certificate in March so I know how much effort is required to achieve the best marks!