NEBOSH National General Certificate

The NEBOSH National General Certificate training course is ideal for managers, supervisors, non-safety specialists with health and safety responsibilities or those looking to enter the health and safety industry. This course is available as a classroom-based course, on your site wherever you are based or virtually, online.

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Overview

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What is the NEBOSH National General Certificate?

The NEBOSH National General Certificate (or NEBOSH NGC) is a widely recognised professional qualification in occupational health and safety. The awarding body - NEBOSH - is a globally recognised organisation that creates and accredits training in the field of health and safety.

This qualification is designed to provide you with a broad foundation of understanding fundamental health and safety concepts and how to apply them in the workplace. During your study on The NEBOSH National General Certificate course, you will cover a wide range of topics, which include risk assessment, identifying hazards and how to control them, workplace safety, fire safety and health and safety management systems.

NEBOSH have focused the National General Certificate on giving you everything you need to know and do to make your workplace safer. Relevant to all workplaces, the NEBOSH National General Certificate will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to assess, control and minimise risks.

Why should I study for a NEBOSH National General Certificate?

This qualification is beneficial whether you have a health and safety responsibility at work or are trying to expand your knowledge to gain a job in the health and safety industry. Gaining this certification will demonstrate that you have a solid understanding of health and safety principles and best practice. In addition, having someone at your workplace with a NEBOSH National General Certificate shows that you are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for employees.

If you are thinking of studying the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a stepping stone to a career in health and safety, you may be interested to know that most health and safety job roles in the UK require this NEBOSH qualification, along with a membership to a health and safety body such as IOSH. You can read our blog about IOSH membership and the benefits to gain a deeper understanding of the advantages it offers for your professional development and career progression in the field of health and safety.

What will I learn?

By the end of your NEBOSH National General Certificate course, you will be able to:

  • Assist in the planning, implementation and review of an organisation's health & safety policy
  • Understand the requirements of HSE legislation, codes of practice and the prosecution process
  • Confidently undertake risk assessments and recommend suitable action
  • Develop and implement a detailed action plan
  • Investigate accidents and prepare reports in line with HSE legislation
  • Identify common hazards in the workplace and recommend suitable corrective measures

Course duration

The NEBOSH National Certificate course is a total of 10 days. Sometimes this is split over 2 weeks with a break in the middle. As per NEBOSH's guidance, you will have a minimum of 68 taught hours in the classroom. In addition to the 10 days, you will also need to reserve a day to complete your open book exam. Find more information on this under 'Assessment'.

Mandatory entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however, you need to have a suitable standard of English language to understand and articulate what you have learned during the course.

Benefits of becoming NEBOSH qualified for Delegates

  • If health and safety is important to an employer your qualification can help to set you apart from the competition for a job role
  • The minimum standard for a role in health and safety (92% of positions ask for a NEBOSH qualification or IOSH Membership)
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Career progression
  • Gain IOSH membership

Benefits of NEBOSH Qualified Staff for Employers

The candidates will learn that the vast majority of occupational injuries, incidents and ill-health are avoidable by good health and safety management. Furthermore, a successful and effective management strategy results in saving money, improving productivity and raising workforce morale.

Course Content

See below the course syllabus for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. The virtual NEBOSH General Certificate online course follows the same syllabus as a classroom delivered courses and you will gain exactly the same certificate whether you complete the course virtually or in the classroom.

NEBOSH Unit NG1 - Management of Health and Safety

Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety

  • 1.1 Morals and money
  • 1.2 The force of law – punishment and compensation
  • 1.3 The most important legal duties for employers and workers
  • 1.4 Managing contractors effectively

Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like

  • 2.1 What they are and the benefits they bring
  • 2.2 What good health and safety management systems look like

Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes

  • 3.1 Health and safety culture
  • 3.2 Improving health and safety culture
  • 3.3 How human factors influence behaviour positively or negatively
  • 3.4 Assessing risk
  • 3.5 Management of change
  • 3.6 Safe systems of work for general work activities
  • 3.7 Permit-to-work systems
  • 3.8 Emergency procedures

Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring

  • 4.1 Active and reactive monitoring
  • 4.2 Investigating incidents
  • 4.3 Health and safety auditing
  • 4.4 Review of health and safety performance

NEOBOSH Unit NG2 - Risk Assessment

Element 5: Physical and psychological health

  • 5.1 Noise
  • 5.2 Vibration
  • 5.3 Radiation
  • 5.4 Mental health
  • 5.5 Violence at work
  • 5.6 Substance abuse at work

Element 6: Musculoskeletal health

  • 6.1 Work-related upper limb disorder
  • 6.2 Manual handling
  • 6.3 Load-handling equipment

Element 7: Chemical and biological agents

  • 7.1 Hazardous substances
  • 7.2 Assessment of health risks
  • 7.3 Occupational exposure limits
  • 7.4 Control measures
  • 7.5 Specific agents

Element 8: General workplace issues

  • 8.1 Health, welfare and work environment
  • 8.2 Working at height
  • 8.3 Safe working in confined spaces
  • 8.4 Lone working
  • 8.5 Slips and trips
  • 8.6 Safe movement of people and vehicles in the workplace
  • 8.7 Work-related driving

Element 9: Work equipment

  • 9.1 General requirements
  • 9.2 Hand-held tools
  • 9.3 Machinery hazards
  • 9.4 Control measures for machinery

Element 10: Fire

  • 10.1 Fire principles
  • 10.2 Preventing fire and fire spread
  • 10.3 Fire alarms and fire-fighting
  • 10.4 Fire evacuation

Element 11: Electricity

  • 11.1 Hazards and risks
  • 11.2 Control measures

Course Details

NEBOSH National General Certificate course details

On receiving payment for your classroom-based NEBOSH course, an email with your ‘course joining instructions’ is sent to you.
This document includes the following details:

  • Your chosen course start date and subsequent dates (The NEBOSH General Certificate is a 10-day course with 1 day for you to take your exam)
  • Course start time at your chosen venue
  • Address of your chosen venue, including a map screenshot
  • Details of what to do if you need any special requirements to complete the course

You need to bring photographic ID, such as a driving licence or passport with you.

Lunch is not included, so please provide your own.

NEBOSH Qualification Structure

Our NEBOSH courses (Virtual online & Classroom) are run over 10 days plus 1 day for your open book exam:

Recommended Learning Hours

  • 68 classroom hours*
  • 40 hours of self study

*You may have a break between weeks 1 and 2. This is to give time for private study and personal revision.

Support During your NEBOSH Course

One thing that sets a NEBOSH course with Project Skills Solutions apart from one with another provider is the support we provide.

Throughout your NEBOSH General Certificate course you'll have access to our online learning platform. You'll find resources on the platform to help you revise for your exam and complete your project. Resources include:

  • Slide presentation handouts
  • Mind maps
  • Past exam papers
  • Risk assessment project instructions and templates

You can email your tutor or the PSS admin team during your course: help is never far away!

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. However, the assessments are only offered and must be answered in English. Part of the qualification is a written report based on the delegate's own workplace and must also be in English.

If you have any questions please contact the training team. Project Skills Solutions have a dedicated NEBOSH learning advisor that you can speak to about the NEBOSH General Certificate.

NEBOSH Resources

Take a look at the NEBOSH Resources page with their learner terms, conditions and policies.

Assessment

NEBOSH Assessment

The Assessment process for the NEBOSH National General Certificate is split into two parts: the open book examination and the practical assessment. Read about these two parts in detail below.

NG1 - NEBOSH Open Book Exam

In 2020 NEBOSH introduced open book examinations (where you can take a NEBOSH reference book into the exam with you) as a permanent replacement for the invigilated, paper-based examinations. Along with the NG2 project, this allows the NEBOSH National General Certificate qualification to now be completed remotely, without attending a classroom or exam venue.

The open book examination is designed to test your knowledge and ability as it would be used in a real-world scenario. Rather than testing your memory, using a open book exam style will test your application of health and safety knowledge.

You'll have 24 hours to complete your open book exam and you can structure your time as you see fit. NEBOSH suggest you should allow 4-5 hours in total for the exam.

Download the Open Book Examination Learner Guide from NEBOSH's website. It has helpful tips and information on the digital assessment.

NG2 Practical – Risk Assessment

The second part of the assessment process is your practical assessment. The aim of the practical assessment is to show you now have the skills to complete a risk assessment of your workplace. Perfect to show off your new skills and apply them right away in a real-world situation.

To help complete your assessment you’ll be provided with a thorough guidance document, a checklist you can use to make sure you include everything in your submission and an example submission. Before starting your risk assessment you should complete the NEBOSH syllabus, elements 1 to 11.

During your course, your tutor will spend time discussing the project with the group using homework and activities to get you thinking in practical terms.

So how long should the risk assessment take? NEBOSH advise it should take around 3 hours to complete, but this can vary. Keep in mind the practical is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, much like in the real world it’s about identifying realistic and sensible measures to control risks in the workplace.

NEBOSH Closing Interviews

Closing interviews must be attended by every NEBOSH Candidate with their Learning Partner Project Skills Solutions via Zoom, within 2-3 weeks of completing your exam.
The interviews are not assessed but if you do not attend your scheduled closing interview NEBOSH will not publish your results.
NEBOSH use the Closing Interview as a key part of their malpractice procedures and have set up multiple steps:

NEBOSH Closing Interview Requirements

During the interview you will be required to:

- Show your identification to check you are who you say you are. This is the same as an invigilated examination
- Show the room you are in to make sure you are alone
- Answer questions about your examination

NEBOSH provide Project Skills Solutions with a list of interview questions that are bespoke to the examination paper and designed to check you have the underpinning knowledge and understanding behind your answers.
Project Skills Solutions will ask the questions in a random sequence so not every learner will be asked the same combination of questions.
Project Skills Solutions will complete a Closing Interview Record Sheet for every learner.

NEBOSH National General Certificate Locations

NEBOSH in Basildon, Essex

Our NEBOSH National General Certificate courses in Basildon, Essex, are run over 10 days. The training venue is located at the Holiday Inn near the Festival Leisure Park in Basildon where plenty of places to choose from for lunch and a landscaped lakeside garden. Only 10 minutes from the M25 and close to Basildon Station, this venue is an easy commute from anywhere in Essex and from London.

NEBOSH in Liverpool

We've partnered with The Brain Trust in Liverpool to deliver our NEBOSH courses in a comfortable venue, convenient location, and quality of the learning environment. The training venue can be easily reached by car from the M62 if you are coming from Manchester, Salford and Warrington or via the M52 for those from Wirral/Chester and the M58/A59 from north Liverpool. If commuting by public transport, the training venue is a short walk from Liverpool Lime Street train station.

NEBOSH in Edinburgh

Our NEBOSH National General Certificate courses in Edinburgh are delivered in The Premier Inn Edinburgh Park (Airport) which is a convenient and comfortable training venue located two minutes walk from the train station, 6 miles from the city centre and just one mile from the M8 within an easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

If you can not find a suitable venue, have you considered our virtual course option? A trainer-led course, earning the same qualification but delivered through Zoom. Read our blog about NEBOSH and the virtual classroom to find out more.

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Overview

NEBOSH Courses - NEBOSH logo

What is the NEBOSH National General Certificate?

Your NEBOSH training course is available entirely remotely through virtual training with Project Skills Solutions. Complete one of the most well-respected qualifications in health and safety from the comfort of your own home, with tutor-led sessions and classmates.

The NEBOSH virtual course option is delivered remotely via Zoom, a video meeting platform. View your trainer and delegates throughout the training course and take part in learning activities designed for the virtual environment.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate (or NEBOSH NGC) is a widely recognised professional qualification in occupational health and safety. The Awarding body – NEBOSH – is a globally recognised organisation that creates and accredits training in the field of health and safety.

This qualification is designed to provide you with a broad foundation of understanding fundamental health and safety concepts and how to apply them in the workplace. During your study on The NEBOSH National General Certificate course, you will cover a wide range of topics, which include risk assessment, identifying hazards and how to control them, workplace safety, fire safety and health and safety management systems.

NEBOSH have focused the National General Certificate on giving you everything you need to know and do to make your workplace safer. Relevant to all workplaces, the NEBOSH National General Certificate will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to assess, control and minimise risks.

Why should I study for a NEBOSH National General Certificate?

This qualification is beneficial whether you have a health and safety responsibility at work or are trying to expand your knowledge to gain a job in the health and safety industry. Gaining this certification will demonstrate that you have a solid understanding of health and safety principles and best practice. In addition, having someone at your workplace with a NEBOSH National General Certificate shows that you are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for employees.

If you are thinking of studying the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a stepping stone to a career in health and safety, you may be interested to know that most health and safety job roles in the UK require this NEBOSH qualification, along with a membership to a health and safety body such as IOSH. You can read our blog about IOSH membership and the benefits to gain a deeper understanding of the advantages it offers for your professional development and career progression in the field of health and safety.

What will I learn?

By the end of your NEBOSH National General Certificate course, you will be able to:

  • Assist in the planning, implementation and review of an organisation’s health & safety policy
  • Understand the requirements of HSE legislation, codes of practice and the prosecution process
  • Confidently undertake risk assessments and recommend suitable action
  • Develop and implement a detailed action plan
  • Investigate accidents and prepare reports in line with HSE legislation
  • Identify common hazards in the workplace and recommend suitable corrective measures

Course duration

The NEBOSH National Certificate course is a total of 10 days. Sometimes this is split over 2 weeks with a break in the middle. As per NEBOSH’s guidance, you will have a minimum of 68 taught hours in the classroom. In addition to the 10 days, you will also need to reserve a day to complete your open book exam. Find more information on this under ‘Assessment’.

Mandatory entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however, you need to have a suitable standard of English language to understand and articulate what you have learned during the course.

Benefits of becoming NEBOSH qualified for Delegates

  • If health and safety is important to an employer your qualification can help to set you apart from the competition for a job role
  • The minimum standard for a role in health and safety (92% of positions ask for a NEBOSH qualification or IOSH Membership)
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Career progression
  • Gain IOSH membership

Benefits of NEBOSH Qualified Staff for Employers

The candidates will learn that the vast majority of occupational injuries, incidents and ill-health are avoidable by good health and safety management. Furthermore, a successful and effective management strategy results in saving money, improving productivity and raising workforce morale.

What's Virtual?

NEBOSH Virtual Training Courses

Attend your NEBOSH General Certificate course from the comfort of your own home using our Virtual training option. Virtual training courses with Project Skills Solutions are trainer-led, include activities designed specifically for the virtual Zoom Classroom platform and you will achieve the exact same NEBOSH certificate you’d earn in a classroom.

What do I need to attend a virtual NEBOSH course?

All you need to attend a virtual NEBOSH course is access to a computer, laptop or tablet for the duration of the course, a microphone and webcam, most laptops have a webcam and microphone built-in. If you’re unsure if your laptop, internet, microphone or anything else is suitable, we can arrange a short test meeting before you book or attend your course to check.

You’ll join the course using a link in your joining instructions, the course is run on Zoom. Zoom is free to use; you can download it here, but you can also open the meeting in your browser and run the meeting from there.

What is Virtual Training? Is Virtual Training right for me?

The video below provides you with more information on virtual training.

Course Content

See below the course syllabus for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. The virtual NEBOSH General Certificate online course follows the same syllabus as a classroom delivered courses and you will gain exactly the same certificate whether you complete the course virtually or in the classroom.

NEBOSH Unit NG1 – Management of Health and Safety

Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety

  • 1.1 Morals and money
  • 1.2 The force of law – punishment and compensation
  • 1.3 The most important legal duties for employers and workers
  • 1.4 Managing contractors effectively

Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like

  • 2.1 What they are and the benefits they bring
  • 2.2 What good health and safety management systems look like

Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes

  • 3.1 Health and safety culture
  • 3.2 Improving health and safety culture
  • 3.3 How human factors influence behaviour positively or negatively
  • 3.4 Assessing risk
  • 3.5 Management of change
  • 3.6 Safe systems of work for general work activities
  • 3.7 Permit-to-work systems
  • 3.8 Emergency procedures

Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring

  • 4.1 Active and reactive monitoring
  • 4.2 Investigating incidents
  • 4.3 Health and safety auditing
  • 4.4 Review of health and safety performance

NEOBOSH Unit NG2 – Risk Assessment

Element 5: Physical and psychological health

  • 5.1 Noise
  • 5.2 Vibration
  • 5.3 Radiation
  • 5.4 Mental health
  • 5.5 Violence at work
  • 5.6 Substance abuse at work

Element 6: Musculoskeletal health

  • 6.1 Work-related upper limb disorder
  • 6.2 Manual handling
  • 6.3 Load-handling equipment

Element 7: Chemical and biological agents

  • 7.1 Hazardous substances
  • 7.2 Assessment of health risks
  • 7.3 Occupational exposure limits
  • 7.4 Control measures
  • 7.5 Specific agents

Element 8: General workplace issues

  • 8.1 Health, welfare and work environment
  • 8.2 Working at height
  • 8.3 Safe working in confined spaces
  • 8.4 Lone working
  • 8.5 Slips and trips
  • 8.6 Safe movement of people and vehicles in the workplace
  • 8.7 Work-related driving

Element 9: Work equipment

  • 9.1 General requirements
  • 9.2 Hand-held tools
  • 9.3 Machinery hazards
  • 9.4 Control measures for machinery

Element 10: Fire

  • 10.1 Fire principles
  • 10.2 Preventing fire and fire spread
  • 10.3 Fire alarms and fire-fighting
  • 10.4 Fire evacuation

Element 11: Electricity

  • 11.1 Hazards and risks
  • 11.2 Control measures

Assessment

NEBOSH Assessment

The Assessment process for the NEBOSH National General Certificate is split into two parts: the open book examination and the practical assessment. Read about these two parts in detail below.

NG1 – NEBOSH Open Book Exam

In 2020 NEBOSH introduced open book examinations (where you can take a NEBOSH reference book into the exam with you) as a permanent replacement for the invigilated, paper-based examinations. Along with the NG2 project, this allows the NEBOSH National General Certificate qualification to now be completed remotely, without attending a classroom or exam venue.

The open book examination is designed to test your knowledge and ability as it would be used in a real-world scenario. Rather than testing your memory, using a open book exam style will test your application of health and safety knowledge.

You’ll have 24 hours to complete your open book exam and you can structure your time as you see fit. NEBOSH suggest you should allow 4-5 hours in total for the exam.

Download the Open Book Examination Learner Guide from NEBOSH’s website. It has helpful tips and information on the digital assessment.

NG2 Practical – Risk Assessment

The second part of the assessment process is your practical assessment. The aim of the practical assessment is to show you now have the skills to complete a risk assessment of your workplace. Perfect to show off your new skills and apply them right away in a real-world situation.

To help complete your assessment you’ll be provided with a thorough guidance document, a checklist you can use to make sure you include everything in your submission and an example submission. Before starting your risk assessment you should complete the NEBOSH syllabus, elements 1 to 11.

During your course, your tutor will spend time discussing the project with the group using homework and activities to get you thinking in practical terms.

So how long should the risk assessment take? NEBOSH advise it should take around 3 hours to complete, but this can vary. Keep in mind the practical is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, much like in the real world it’s about identifying realistic and sensible measures to control risks in the workplace.

NEBOSH Closing Interviews

Closing interviews must be attended by every NEBOSH Candidate with their Learning Partner Project Skills Solutions via Zoom, within 2-3 weeks of completing your exam.
The interviews are not assessed but if you do not attend your scheduled closing interview NEBOSH will not publish your results.
NEBOSH use the Closing Interview as a key part of their malpractice procedures and have set up multiple steps:

NEBOSH Closing Interview Requirements

During the interview you will be required to:

– Show your identification to check you are who you say you are. This is the same as an invigilated examination
– Show the room you are in to make sure you are alone
– Answer questions about your examination

NEBOSH provide Project Skills Solutions with a list of interview questions that are bespoke to the examination paper and designed to check you have the underpinning knowledge and understanding behind your answers.
Project Skills Solutions will ask the questions in a random sequence so not every learner will be asked the same combination of questions.
Project Skills Solutions will complete a Closing Interview Record Sheet for every learner.

Course Details

NEBOSH National General Certificate course details

On receiving payment for your classroom-based NEBOSH course, an email with your ‘course joining instructions’ is sent to you.
This document includes the following details:

  • Your chosen course start date and subsequent dates (The NEBOSH General Certificate is a 10-day course with 1 day for you to take your exam)
  • Start time on Zoom (make sure you are set up and ready 15 minutes before the start time)
  • Instructions of how to join a Zoom meeting and the link you will need to attend your course along with the meeting ID and password
  • Details of what to do if you need any special requirements to complete the course

You need to bring photographic ID, such as a driving licence or passport with you.

NEBOSH Qualification Structure

Our NEBOSH courses (Virtual online & Classroom) are run over 10 days plus 1 day for your open book exam:

Recommended Learning Hours

  • 68 classroom hours*
  • 40 hours of self study

*You may have a break between weeks 1 and 2. This is to give time for private study and personal revision.

Support During your NEBOSH Course

One thing that sets a NEBOSH course with Project Skills Solutions apart from one with another provider is the support we provide.

Throughout your NEBOSH General Certificate course you’ll have access to our online learning platform. You’ll find resources on the platform to help you revise for your exam and complete your project. Resources include:

  • Slide presentation handouts
  • Mind maps
  • Past exam papers
  • Risk assessment project instructions and templates

You can email your tutor or the PSS admin team during your course: help is never far away!

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. However, the assessments are only offered and must be answered in English. Part of the qualification is a written report based on the delegate’s own workplace and must also be in English.

If you have any questions please contact the training team. Project Skills Solutions have a dedicated NEBOSH learning advisor that you can speak to about the NEBOSH National General Certificate.

NEBOSH Resources

Take a look at the NEBOSH Resources page with their learner terms, conditions and policies.

Virtual course FAQs for NEBOSH National General Certificate

E-Learning Courses for NEBOSH National General Certificate

NEBOSH General Certificate eLearning course provides the flexibility to complete it at your own pace, from any where.

E-Learning FAQs for NEBOSH National General Certificate

Course Details

E-Learning NEBOSH National General Certificate Course

It provides the flexibility to complete the course at your own pace from anywhere.

Study in your own time and earn one of the most popular health and safety certificates for managers. The NEBOSH National General Certificate will give you invaluable knowledge and skills AND a globally respected qualification that supports your current role and your long-term career.

In-House Training for NEBOSH National General Certificate

Save money and train your team together, tailor content towards your organisation and choose training days to suit your schedule. Contact us about a group onsite NEBOSH course now.

Same great course

Your course is exactly the same NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety with the addition that when completed in-house, can include specific health and safety content relevant to your organisation.

Save money

Training your staff together as a group can save you money and make your NEBOSH course more cost-effective. Call on 0800 0213 263 or chat with the team now to find out how much you can save.

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