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NEBOSH National General Certificate

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is one of the UK’s most popular and widely respected health and safety qualifications. More than 200,000 people have passed the General Certificate, and it is considered the industry standard. There is now an updated syllabus, reflecting the roles of a health and safety professional in the year 2020.

The NEBOSH General Certificate course provides a valuable overview of the core aspects of occupational health and safety, equipping you with the skills to manage workplace risks effectively.

The National Educational Board in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH) is an independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety and environmental practice and management. 87% of UK employers ask for a NEBOSH qualification when they are recruiting for health and safety roles.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate course can be studied via classroom, online or in-house learning.

Who is this course suitable for?

Relevant to every workplace, the NEBOSH National General Certificate is ideal if you are a manager or supervisor and have health and safety management responsibilities. We also recommend this course if you are embarking on a career in health and safety, or wish to advance your career.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of NEBOSH National General Certificate:
Effectively manage health and safety.
Identify and control common workplace hazards.
Measure if you’ve been successful.
Understand the UK’s legal requirements.
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.

Next steps

Many people who have passed the NEBOSH certificate progress to studying the NEBOSH National Diploma, which is a degree-level qualification.


The updated NEBOSH NGC course now consists of two assessments:

Unit NG1 includes an open book exam, which you do from home.
Unit NG2 is a practical risk assessment, carried out at your workplace. This is longer than the previous GC3 assessment.

Your exam cost is included within the price.

  • Course content

    Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety

    Element 1 Why we should manage workplace health and safety.
    Element 2 How health and safety management systems work and what they look like.
    Element 3 Managing risk — understanding people and processes.
    Element 4 Health and safety monitoring and measuring.

    Unit NG2: Risk Assessment

    Element 5 Physical and psychological health.
    Element 6 Musculoskeletal health.
    Element 7 Chemical and biological agents.
    Element 8 General workplace issues.
    Element 9 Work equipment.
    Element 10 Fire.
    Element 11 Electricity.

    To help you make the most of your studies and meet your professional goals, we also offer NEBOSH National General Certificate Audiobooks and Revision Modules.

Duration: 10 days
Price: £1595 + VAT

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