NEBOSH National General Certificate

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    Part Time

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    10 Weeks

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    Friday 27th September 2024


NEBOSH is a National Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. The NEBOSH National General Certificate is a qualification designed to help those with health and safety responsibilities (notably managers, supervisors and employee representatives) to carry out their duties at work more effectively and to protect the organisations for which they work.

If you are taking this course to forward your own career, the NEBOSH National General Certificate will give you invaluable knowledge, skills AND a globally respected qualification that supports your current role and your long-term career. It is relevant to every workplace; ideal for managers, supervisors, or anybody with health and safety management responsibilities and also perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, workplace injuries and ill-health cost UK businesses over £15 billion per year and this qualification can help minimise workplace injuries and illness, boost employee wellbeing, demonstrate the business’s commitment to health and safety, strengthen your health and safety culture and ensure your organisation has valuable in-house health and safety expertise. Many of these are expectations within supply chains and actually help win new business or secure existing contracts.

The National General Certificate is trusted by many prestigious organisations such as Thames Water, Kier and the Football Association as well as many others.

What will I do?

The course has recently been revised and now comprises of just two units (NG1 & NG2). The content has been adapted and updated to reflect current Health & Safety practices for 2020 and is delivered over 11 full-day tutor led sessions.

The course will equip delegates to build risk assessments through teaching, study and workplace application so they are 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

You will gain an 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

Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety

  • Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  • How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  • Managing risk - understanding people and processes
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring

Unit NG2: Risk Assessment

  • Physical and psychological health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • General workplace issues
  • Work equipment
  • Fire
  • Electricity

No formal qualifications are required for this course, although you should have a basic understanding of health & safety and the time to be able to participate in private study.

To Successfully complete the NEBOSH National General Certificate you will be required to attend College one day per week over an 10 week period beginning on Friday 27th September 2024, 9:00am to 5:00pm at our Spalding Campus.

Please note, bespoke course dates are available for those making group bookings. Should you wish you enquire about a bespoke course date please email our Management and Technical Training Team at

The NEBOSH National General Certificate will cost £1250; this price includes your exam and material fees.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The assessment now comprises just one exam and one practical assessment.

Unit NG1 is examined by an Open Book Exam for which candidates have 24 hrs to submit answers. This is supported by a post exam interview approx. 2 weeks later to validate the answers as your own work.

Unit NG2 is assessed through a practical assessment (a longer assessment than the previous GC3) usually done in or with reference to your workplace. It may be possible to arrange an alternative venue, subject to approval by NEBOSH.

Both assessments are marked by external examiners.

It provides the basis for progression to the NEBOSH National Diploma or NVQ route.

You are advised to purchase ‘Introduction to Health and Safety at work by Phil Hughes and Ed Ferrett. 6th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0-415-72308-4.

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

You can download our course guide