Course Structure


nabim awards a Record of Achievement to students on passing individual modules. In addition nabim also awards two certificates:

– The Intermediate Certificate on passing Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4
– The Advanced Certificate on passing all seven Modules.

nabim Certificates and Medals

The correspondence course student who scores the highest mark in each modular examination is awarded a nabim Certificate of Achievement. In addition, two medals are available to all examination candidates, Silver and Bronze. The silver medallist is also invited to write a thesis on an agreed milling topic. If assessed worthy of the award, the nabim Gold Medal is presented.


Each module will be examined in one written paper lasting for between 2 and 3 hours; the timetable of events and examinations is below. There will be no choice of questions

2017/18 Events Timetable

21 May 2017 – Enrolment for the 2017-18 course year begins.
21 August 2017 – First ‘deadline’ for course enrolments.
September 2017 – Lesson workbooks and course textbooks delivered to Mentors/Students.
December 2017 – Students should make sure that arrangements are in place for them to sit their May 2018 examinations at an approved centre.
28 February 2018 – Deadline for nabim exam re-sit registration and changes of centre.
March 2018 – Student sponsors should contact their exam centres to ensure administrative arrangements are in place.
May 2018 – Examinations at approved nabim exam centres.
July 2018 – nabim issues examination results to students via their mentors. Pass lists published on nabim website.

2018 Examination Timetable

Module 1: Tuesday 8 May – 9.30am – 11.30am
Module 2: Wednesday 9 May – 9.30am – 11.30am
Module 3: Thursday 10 May – 9.30am – 12.00 noon
Module 4: Monday 14 May – 9.30am – 11.30am
Module 5: Tuesday 15 May – 9.30am – 12.00 noon
Module 6: Wednesday 16 May – 9.30am – 12.00 noon
Module 7: Thursday 17 May – 9.30am – 12.30pm

Registering for the Examinations

Students enrolling on nabim courses in 2017 will be working towards taking a nabim examination in May 2018. To take the examination, students must register at an approved nabim Examination Centre and pay any examination fees due locally. The deadline for exam registration with nabim is 28 February but Examination Centres may have their own earlier deadlines.

nabim will inform its examination centres of the candidates who have been registered to sit the examinations there; this will be done using the information supplied by students on their enrolment forms. However, mentors must contact the centres themselves to ensure that administrative arrangements are in place and local fees paid.

Further Information

All Students enrolling on the correspondence courses this year will be registered at nabim for their examinations at the same time.

The course enrolment fee includes the fee charged by nabim for taking the examination in May 2018. Non-students wishing to register to re-sit an examination will be charged a £100 registration fee by nabim. Payment may be made by cheque (made payable to ‘nabim Ltd’) or by BACS. Examination Centres may impose local registration fees which must be settled by the student or their sponsoring employer.
NB: nabim no longer accepts exam registrations where the candidate has never enrolled in the course.