Compiling a “Personal Learning Portfolio”

Anyone intending to take the BOHS Certificate oral examination to achieve the Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene who has taken one or more of the International Modules is now required to submit a “personal learning portfolio” (PLP). This is meant to be a reflective record of continuing learning through: Relevant practical experience inContinue reading “Compiling a “Personal Learning Portfolio””

Examinations Update – International Modules

From 1 January 2012 BOHS is introducing a major change to its examination system. The current occupational hygiene modules will be replaced by the International Modules developed by the Occupational Hygiene Training Organisation (OHTA) As with the current system, candidates intending to obtain the BOHS Certificate via the modular route must complete six modules (fourContinue reading “Examinations Update – International Modules”

Update on BOHS Module P601

Report Requirements Candidates taking the BOHS proficiency module P601(Commissioning and Thorough Examination and Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems) who successfully pass the written exam, case studies and practical test during the course  are required to submit two test reports to BOHS within 6 months of the course (there are a lot of hoops toContinue reading “Update on BOHS Module P601”

BOHS Diploma Preparation Taster Day

For the second year, we’re running a “taster” day aimed at Licentiate Members of the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene who are intending to sit the BOHS  Diploma examination – either the written exam and or/ the oral – to help them prepare for the exam(s) The principal objectives of the day are to: Provide anContinue reading “BOHS Diploma Preparation Taster Day”

BOHS Exams update – Proficiency Modules

Most of the the BOHS courses we run are in the “M” series – the modules leading up to the BOHS Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene taken by candidates who want to qualify as an occupational hygienist. In a couple of recent posts (here and here), we outlined the changes that have beenContinue reading “BOHS Exams update – Proficiency Modules”

Update on BOHS Modules

I hope everyone had a good Christmas break and are looking forward to 2011. It’s year that is going to see some significant changes to the BOHS examination system. Module Examination Timings As mentioned in a previous post, this month sees an increase in the time allowed for BOHS Module examinations. For the SAQ sectionContinue reading “Update on BOHS Modules”

BOHS Examination timings

Last November BOHS introduced some major changes to the Occupational hygiene Module examinations. The multiple choice questions in part A were replaced by 40 short answer questions (SAQs) and the longer question in Part B was replaced by “micro essays” (5 from a choice of 8). The exam timings were not changed – 90 minutesContinue reading “BOHS Examination timings”

BOHS Diploma Workshop

I spent today with a colleague leading a workshop to prepare potential candidates for the BOHS Diploma examination. We’d been asked to run this by the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene as one of three professional development semiars being run on the day before BOHS conference here in Harrogate. At one time a whole series ofContinue reading “BOHS Diploma Workshop”

Off to Harrogate

I’ll be setting off to Harrogate later this afternoon. BOHS Conference takes place there this week, starting on Tuesday. However, I’m up there a day early as we’re running a one day Diploma Exam preparation workshop or “taster day”. There are very few people who hold the Diploma and not many candidates sit the examContinue reading “Off to Harrogate”