National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Over 200,000 people hold a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Why? Because it’s the gold standard in health and safety qualifications.

Relevant to every workplace, the NEBOSH National General Certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors and anybody with health and safety management responsibilities. It’s also perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career and gives you a stepping stone to success.

Trusted by many prestigious organisations it can help to:

  • Minimise workplace injuries and illness

  • Boost employee wellbeing

  • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, which can win business

What will I know and do?

What will I know?

With in-depth focus on the things that matter, the NEBOSH National General Certificate covers:

  • How to effectively manage health and safety

  • How to identify and control common workplace hazards

  • How to measure if you’ve been successful

  • The UK’s key legal requirements

What will I be able to do?

Risk assessment is central to the qualification. Through study and workplace application, successful learners will be able to:

  • Confidently carry out risk assessments

  • Develop and implement a detailed action plan

  • Manage and minimise workplace risks

  • Support and develop your company’s health and safety culture

How is it assessed?

This course focuses on key skills that means you can instantly apply the knowledge you gain and add value to your organisation.

Assessment is a two-step process:

  • NG1 - An open book examination to assess what you know. This is scenario based and will include a closing interview, you will be asked questions about your submission.

  • NG2 - A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do (3 hours). Learners will complete a risk assessment and develop an action plan for their workplace – this is immediately useful and valuable.

Assessments are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.

Learn more about the assessment process.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

For further information please see the latest version of the IELTS Handbook or consult the IELTS website.

How to study

You can choose how to study for this qualification in a number of different ways such as;

  • Classroom based learning

  • Distance learning

  • E-learning

  • In-house training

How long will it take?

The National General Certificate will involve a minimum of 68 taught hours and approximately 40 hours of self study and background reading.

The duration will depend on the study method that you choose:

  • Classroom based learning = 9 days + online revision and exam

  • Distance learning = 9 days + online revision and exam

  • E-learning = 113 hours of study time

  • In-house = 9 days + online revision and exam

Online exams are ran by NEBOSH.

Details can be found using the following link NEBOSH exams

How much will it cost?

To keep it simple, and for added piece of mind, the fee displayed will be the final cost per person and is inclusive of all examination and/or associated enrolment fees.

  • Classroom based learning - £1,200.00 + VAT

  • Distance learning - £850.00 + VAT

  • E-learning - £000.00 + VAT

  • In-house training - Please contact us for a quotation

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