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1. How is the NIST programme structured?

The programme is structured into four separate parts:

a. Education and training.
b. Consulting and auditing.
c. Sourcing and placement.
d. Engineering solutions.

We offer a wide range of internationally recognized certifications to diverse work force starting from safety executives, safety officers and safety managers to directors. Under the able guidance of ILO, various international and national bodies, NIST has arrived at achieving trusted health and safety solutions to various industrial sectors. We are directly and actively involved in the fields of health, safety and environment, and closely interact with the leading employers in this field for recruitment services.

2. What are the aims of the programme?

The overall aims of the programme are:

a. To provide professional standards of health and safety globally through professional qualifications.
b. To provide international programme that will enable the students and safety professionals to acquire certificate of a recognized professional body.
c. To set and achieve safety standard across various industrial segments in different geographies.

3. What are the entry requirements?

a. The certification is an open entry programme. There are no formal educational entry requirements. However, applicants should have a good standard of basic literacy and be aware that all programme and materials are in English.
b. Applicant should be registered before the programme.

4. What is the admission procedure?

Learners can apply in one of the following three ways:

a. Walk-in : You can walk into NIST Institute, between 10.00 AM − 5.30 PM; Monday through Saturday (Second Saturday is a holiday). You would be required to submit the application form, fees & all other required documents
b. Email :The application form can be filled up and send via email. All documents required for admission purpose can be mail to info@nistinstitute.com.
c. By Post :Students can also send the application form by post/courier along with the DD/ Cheque and required documents.

5. Are the NIST courses accredited/ recognized?

All our courses are accredited and recognized by international institutions, which include

*NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health)
*Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
*British Safety Council (BSC)
An added advantage would be most of the courses which are offered by NIST (HSE & Food Safety) are ″Ofqual″ certified courses.

6. What are the benefits of taking the programme?

a. You will gain an academic and professional award recognized by the international awarding body.
b. On completion of this certificate you can use this qualification to enhance your professional status.
c. The programme is relevant to the tasks that you are undertaking in the workplace. It focuses on practical training issues.
d. The programme is international in content. It covers common international principles and practices, but relates them to your local law and offers comparisons with other major jurisdictions..
e. The programme is in a flexible format. It is an integrated programme combining distance learning and face to face tuition.
f. The course materials are student friendly, relevant and excellent training tools.
g. The face to face courses are delivered by international presenters who are all experienced practioners, academics and professional trainers.

Past delegates comments include:

i) ‘Training was outstanding’ COL M D S MANN (RETD.),HSE Professional
ii) ‘Each session was filled with case studies relevant course material and delivered with Enthusiasm’ Lovena Christy, Training Head, DuPont SS, TS

7. How to choose which is the best course for me that can benefit me the most in the long run?

NIST offers a variety of courses to an extensive spectrum of audience in HSE field and food safety. However, if you are not sure which is the most suitable course that fits your requirements; Learners are always at ease to contact the NIST Guidance counselor, which will help you to decide on a course that falls in-sync with your learning capabilities. To contact NIST Guidance counselor, call +91 44 4564 3333 [100 Lines] or email us at info@nistinstitute.com.

8. How long will the programme take?

a. This very much depends on the awarding organisation and the course you preferably choose, the amount of study time you have available, your aptitude for the subject, the timing of the examination and so on.
b. Candidates should spend minimum one to ten days and an average student who spends the fixed time of training studying the programme should be able to successfully complete the programme.
c. Candidates can select courses according to their requirement and choose their availability with the dates.

9. Are there special requirements for students in health and safety related courses?

Different training programs have different eligibility criteria. Please refer to the individual training program page to know more about the prerequisites specific to each course. For further clarifications contact NIST Guidance counselor, call +91 44 4564 3333 [100 Lines] or email us at info@nistinstitute.com.

10. How is the programme taught?

The programme is delivered through an integrated tuition system. This includes:

a. E- learning
b. A face to face training − class room training
c. Web site and helpline facilities

11. What can I expect from the e-learning course?

a. When you enroll you will receive a course pack that includes a delegate handbook, course manual (including main text, self-assessment questions and practical tasks), specimen examination papers and solutions and a web site access code.
b. This pack will enable you to commence your study and provides you with a structured programme leading to the examination.
c. The e-learning programme is structured around modules which should be completed prior to entering the examination.
d. The course provides a number of assignments and guidance that can be completed online through the website references which could be assessed through the individual access code.

12. What other facilities are available?

Study support is available throughout the course via the helpline facility. This online support includes:

a. Frequently asked questions section
b. Course tutor
c. Assignment submission
d. Examination results

13. How can NIST help me prepare for my exams?

To help you receive the best possible preparation for the exam, we provide a wide range of revision tools so you can choose the one most suitable for you. Conventional revision and reference aids are available to buy but our experts have also developed revolutionary packages that include face-to-face revision workshops and webinars so you can blend them according to your own particular learning preferences and need. Please call our NIST Guidance counselor on +91 44 4564 3333 [100 Lines]

14. How will I be examined?

a. The certificate is awarded on passing a two or three hour closed book examination or essay and assignments. Specimen examination papers are enclosed with the study pack and also in the website.
b. You must successfully complete the written examination or the assignments depending on the subject and will be credited with the certification.
c. Examinations will normally take place at each venue in the given date. The questionnaire booklet would be opened before the students and distributed evenly by the invigilators; it could be an internal or external assessor.

15. What is the standard of the examination?

The examination is designed as a basic overview of the international bodies and the questionnaires are directed from the international awarding organisation at a professional level.

16. What qualifications will I receive at the end of the programme?

On successful completion of the training and examination you will be awarded the appropriate certificate for that paper by the awarding organisation.

17. What are the Placement Opportunities provided to the students?

Placement Assistance is provided only for the long term courses.
NIST has a dedicated & ever improving placement record through 100% genuine placement assistance and lateral placements with operations across India.

18. Can I know more about the trainers?

a. Well qualified, certified trainers on the board.
b. Excellent communication and command over skills
c. Training and development professionals recognize the need for effective instruction and employ a vast array of techniques to accomplish it.
d. NIST’s expert faculty members teach in all of the areas enabling students to be exposed to a variety of approaches and disciplines as they prepare for careers in many private and public sector fields worldwide.
e. NIST’s technical experts are trained to deal with worldwide certification issues and obtain the required certificates in a timely fashion

19. What are the modes of payment?

All payments should be made in INR (Indian Rupees). Customers must remit the full fee before orders are processed. You can use any of the following methods of payment:

a. Cash payment (walk-in)
b. Cheque or bankers' draft (payable at Chennai) made payable to NIST Institute Pvt Ltd.
c. Bank Transfer. Check the website for details. Note that all bank charges, including any payable by the receiving bank, must be paid by the customer.

20. Can I pay for my course by installments?

Yes. NIST offers the learners at ease for the payment of fees, called part- payment. To know more details about the part-payment limitations and benefits, Please call our NIST Guidance counselor on +91 44 4564 3333 [100 Lines]

21. What are the course timings?

The standard timing of our classes is from 9.00am to 5.00pm. However, the timings are subject to changes in case of certain courses. All the timings, venue will be intimated at the time of your registration and NIST team will also intimate to you through either mail communication or through SMS.

22. Once I've enrolled, can I still cancel my registration?

a. Cancellation should be confirmed in mail as scanned copy duly signed by the candidate or as a hard copy.
b. Cancellation made 2 weeks before the commencement of training will not be refunded at any cost.
c. Cancellation made 3 weeks prior to the commencement of training shall be returned 50% of the registration charges paid.
d. Cancellation made before 4 weeks (and above) prior to the commencement of training will be deducted 15% (admin cost) of the registration charges paid.
e. Any change in schedule must be informed before 2 weeks to the commencement of training to our institute either by e -mail or as a hardcopy duly signed by the candidate.

23. Does NIST provide accommodation and lunch?

a. Providing accommodation is not practiced by NIST, we would be able to guide you for better hotels but we do not provide accommodation.
b. We provide Lunch and Morning/Afternoon Break refreshments to students. In the event you have specific allergic reactions towards specific food, you can let us know.

24. Tell me about the infrastructure available in the NIST.

Conducting quality training meeting our customers/staff expectations is a cumbersome process and as an organization we understand the significance of conducting training in an atmosphere conducive to learning.
Our fully equipped, latest state-of-the-art facility - NIST Institute Pvt. Ltd. has answers to all your training requirements.
Ideal for training of 5-60 people, tastefully decorated, fully air-conditioned rooms equipped with hi-tech equipment like:

a. Compatible LCD Projector with laser pointer
b. An instructor station, equipped with podium, Laptop, projector, flip chart, laser printer etc.

25. What is the maximum number of registration for the NIST training programmes?

The maximum number of registration per month is 300+ as various training programmes are conducted across India. Please visit NIST Calendar for more information and to register as per the convenience. .

26. Do staffs have to be trained in food safety/hygiene/ food handling?

It is a legal requirement that staffs who are involved in a food environment are trained and/or supervised commensurate with their work activity. The responsibility for the supervision and training of staff lies with the proprietor of the food business.
From 1st January 2006, staff responsible for the development and maintenance of the food business's Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system must have received adequate training in the application of the HACCP principles. There is however, no legal requirement for individuals to undergo certified training programmes.

27. How do I acquire professional status with a membership body?

The training courses offered by NIST are mostly international and will be accredited by prestigious membership bodies. To comprehend more about the courses please click the following:

NEBOSH IGC
NEBOSH Oil & Gas
NEBOSH Int.Dip.
IOSH MS
BSC − HSW

28. What are the benefits of corporate training?

a. A tailored approach provides the most relevant information for your organization.
b. Reduced staff travel and accommodation costs as our trainers come to you
c. Lower costs per head to train your employees, making your training budget go further
d. Reduced disruption to the delegate's working week
e. Convenient delivery at a venue/time to suit you
f. Encourages team-building, which can really aid the implementation of new skills afterwards.

Delegates complete the training with strengthened relationships, increased motivation and new enthusiasm - which in turn will enhance your organization’s performance and productivity.

29. How NIST is different from other Training Companies?

NIST is the pioneer in promoting international safety qualifications and other certifications in par with international standard. Being one of the leading providers, we always ensure the quality and follow the best methodology to our delegates in training and support them during pre and post registration. Out training, training materials, mock assessments, preparing the students or delivering corporate programme will always be unique and fruitful for them in future.

30. Are there regular training programs for college students ?

Yes. NIST offers finest courses which are appropriate for college pursuing students which in turn develops a career path for the learners. For further details please call our NIST Guidance counselor on +91 44 4564 3333 [100 Lines].

31. Is this course the most updated and current in the industry?

NIST Institute Pvt Ltd. Provide courses which are mapped to industry standards and curriculum. We train our students with the most updated technologies in the industry.

32. How do I acquire NIST membership?

When you enroll for the certification you will be eligible for membership of NIST as Alumnae. Updated offers and new courses are indicated to all the alumnae students and assistance on CPD is also established to them.

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