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The Certificate programme is an ideal introductory course for those interested in a career in health and safety as well as for managers and supervisors with health and safety responsibilities. With in-depth focus on the things that matter, the NEBOSH International General Certificate covers the core skills you need, managing health and safety, controlling hazards, measuring success and understanding key international standards, wherever in the world you work. The IGC course is of 68 hours duration with 53 hours of private study in three units. There are no entry requirements for this course.

What will I learn?

  • The basis of occupational health and safety and the barriers to good standards.

  • Ensuring health and safety in the workplace.

  • The role of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Labour Standards.

  • Safety management systems: Plan-Do-Check-Act, ILO-OSH and OHSAS18001.

  • Effective Health and safety policies.

  • The principles of internal and external audits.

  • Performing a health and safety review.

  • Setting a Safe System of Work in a range of working environments. Permit-To-Work system.

  • The organizational, individual and job factors that influence health and safety behavior.

  • Influencing a positive change in behavior at work.

  • Work-related upper lim disorders (WRULD's) and many other areas.

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Additional Resource:

NEBOSH Brochure

International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (IGC)


Award in Health & Safety at Work (HSW)

This introductory programme focusses of the basic principles of health & safety including

understanding risk assessments and control strategies and applying these control strategies

to a number of common workplace hazards, including fire, electrical, transport and manual

handling. It is ideally suited for managers, team leaders and supervisors as well as workers

and operators. A practical risk assessment gives you the opportunity to put into practice the

knowledge gained during the course. The course is of 24 hours duration. There are no entry

requirements for this course.

What will I learn?

Unit HSW1: Workplace safety foundations

  • The foundations of health and safety.

  • The responsibility for health and safety.

  • Health and safety risk assessment and control.

  • Hazards and controls associated with work equipment, working with electricity, manual handling and repetitive movement, hazardous substances and the working environments.

There are no requirements for this course!

For more information contact: 
Program Manager:
Shauna Jupiter
Contact: 227-4623 or 225-4211 ext 121

Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries (HSEP)

The NEBOSH Health, Safety and Environment in the Process Industries is designed to help both employers and employees demonstrate competence in general health and safety, process safety and environmental management. The qualification covers the foundations of process safety as well as common risks and controls in the process safety industry. The course is of 38 taught hours and 6 hours of private study, There are no entry requirements.

Environmental Management (EM)

A globally recognised qualification for those who have Environmental Management responsibilities or anyone wishing to have a career in this area. The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management covers the practical issues of managing environmental risk. The syllabus takes a risk management approach, based around best practice and international industry principles of environmental management. The course is of 37 hours duration and 33 hours of private study. There are no entry requirements.

International Technical Certificate in Oil & Gas Operational Safety (IOGC)

The International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety is aimed primarily at managers, supervisors and health and safety advisers with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry. The qualification focuses on operational process safety and is intended to enable learners to apply and implement effective process safety management across all areas of their operation, anywhere in the world. The course is of 34 hours duration and approximately 20 hours of private study. The entry requirements are health and safety experience, or work in the HSE department of an oil and gas organization or completed NEBOSH IGC.

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ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Why should you attend?

ISO 45001 is the first global Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard that replaces OHSAS 18001. The ISO 45001 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS) as specified in ISO 45001. During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of an OH&S MS, including the OH&S MS policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review, and continual improvement.

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Who should attend?

  • Individuals involved in and concerned with Occupational Health and Safety Management

  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&S MS)

  • Individuals interested to pursue a career in Occupational Health and Safety Management


Learning objectives

  • Understand the elements and operations of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System and its principal processes

  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 45001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks

  • Understand the approaches, methods, and techniques used for the implementation and management of an OH&S MS


Educational approach

  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples

  • Practical exercises include examples and discussions

  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam



After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “Certified ISO 45001 Foundation” credential. A Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach.

Course fees cover examination and one resit if needed.


FPSO & Oil Rig Safety Management Program

Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels, or FPSOs, are offshore production facilities that house both processing equipment and storage for produced hydrocarbons. The basic design of most FPSOs encompasses a ship-shaped vessel, with processing equipment. After processing, an FPSO stores oil or gas before offloading periodically to shuttle tankers The Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel Liza Destiny presently operates in the Exxon Mobil-operated Stabroek block off Guyana. It is therefore imperative that any suppliers, contracted service providers, government ministry regulators, emergency response personnel, HSE Professionals and even members of the public looking to gain employment in the energy sector must have a vast understanding of technical, safety and operational aspects of this vessel.


Course description:

Become Certified in FPSO Operations! This in-depth UK certified course equips personnel with the technical capacities and theoretical knowledge to make them competent and certified when working on board FPSO vessels. Some of the areas of study covered in modules:

Tanker Maneuvering Areas, Mooring/Station Keeping, Logistical Considerations Mooring Hazards, Emergency Response Arrangements, Guidelines on Emergency Response plans, FPSO Offshore Installation Manager (OIM), FPSO Standards & Codes, Regulatory regimes for FPSO Operations, Current DNV Offshore Standards, Regulations and Classing Issues, HSE Audits, Scope and Purpose of HSE Audits, Performance Standards, Pre Audit Preparations ,Auditing Process, Systems Checklist and many other areas of study.



Target audience:

Suppliers, Contracted Service Providers, Government Ministry Regulators, Emergency Response Personnel, HSE Professionals and even members of the public seeking employment in the oil and gas sector.


Class activities:

Conduct mock auditing exercises of FPSO’s. Developing Risk Assessments for FPSO’s and exercises that aid in understanding the Safety Processing Operations on board the FPSO according to international standards and guidelines.



4 Days (Two Weekend Sessions each of Sat. & Sun - 8 contact hours per day)



Delivery method:

Live Online Instructor-led Training




The assessment entails both a report and a multiple-choice paper.




Successful students would receive an FPSO & Oil Rig Safety Manager certificate.

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Why CompTIA?

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications in the world. With more than 2,000,000 IT certifications issued worldwide, CompTIA is dedicated to helping IT professionals lead the charge in our digitally connected world.


CompTIA certification is the launchpad for your career in IT. Despite their differences on the surface virtually every industry today depends on IT. From small, family-run businesses to big corporations, there are IT careers for students in almost every organization around the globe. CompTIA certifications can launch your career and keep you on a growing path.


For more information, visit:

Nations School of Technology (NaSTech)

For over 15 years Nations Incorporated has offered courses in several disciplines to thousands of students as a first class provider of education. NaSTech continues this legacy by offering two world- renown IT certifications, namely, CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ and CompTIA A+. NaSTech is the ONLY Authorized CompTIA Delivery Partner in Guyana! NaSTech is also an approved Pearson VUE Testing Centre.

A CompTIA certification gets you ahead of the crowd immediately: Not only can you count on the skills you earned, you also validate your knowledge. Having a certification in your hand boosts your resume and is an increasingly compelling credential when you’re applying for a job. ​Certified IT respondents are more likely to hold CompTIA certifications than any other.

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ (ITF+) Certification:

CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills. CompTIA ITF+ helps professionals to decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT.

  • ITF+ is the only pre-career certification that helps students or career changers determine if they have a competency for information technology and if it is the right career path for them.

  • ITF+ is the only single certification that covers all areas of IT foundations, creating a broader understanding of IT making it ideal for non-technical professionals.

  • ITF+ establishes an IT education framework for students in middle school and high school.

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Who would benefit from ITF+?

  • Students considering a career in IT.

  • Professionals working in fields that require a broad understanding of IT.

  • Marketing, sales and operations staff in IT-based organizations.

About the CompTIA ITF+ Exam:

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:

  • Using features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity

  • Identifying common software applications and their purpose

  • Using security and web browsing best practices

This exam is intended for candidates who are advanced end users and/or are considering a career in IT. The exam is also a good fit for individuals interested in pursuing professional-level certifications, such as A+.

For more information, visit:

CompTIA A+ Certification:

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.​

  • The only credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment

  • Trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management & technical support roles

  • Regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace

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About the CompTIA A+ Exam

The new CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and
Core 2 (220-1002) covering the following new content:


  • Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals

  • Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software

  • Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting

  • Support basic IT infrastructure and networking

  • Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware

  • Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices

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Additional Resources:

ITF+ Infographic

ITF+ Certification Guide

A+ Core Series Certification Guide



There are three courses that will be undertaken to receive the Certificate in Graphic Design and Photography (CGDP) at Nations:


• Sound Secondary education (16 and over)
• Mature adults with creditable work experience and passion for
graphic design and photography

The purpose of this programme is to educate and develop entrepreneurs and professionals with the skills and competencies in Graphic Designing and Photography to establish their own business and/or to go on to meaningful careers in the field within the public and private sectors.

Each course will be covered in 16 contact hours and culminates with a final practical examination.

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Additional Resources:

Graphics Design Brochure

CompTIA A+
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