NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety


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.

The qualification is:

  • Relevant to every workplace
  • Ideal for managers, supervisors, or anybody with health and safety management responsibilities
  • Perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career


Course Information

Upcoming Dates 2024/2025:

  • September 12th 2023 – November 29th 2023, exam: December 6th 2023
  • January 23rd 2024 – March 26th 2024, exam: April 5th 2024
  • February 13th 2024 – April 23rd 2024, exam: May 8th 2024

Units / Modules

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

Assessment Types

This modern qualification combines activities, learning and interactive materials to provide you with an interesting and engaging experience. It 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. Learners will complete a risk assessment and develop an action plan for their workplace – this is immediately useful and valuable. (Please note that if you do not have a workplace/site that you can use to complete your risk assessment, we will do our best to arrange a site for you).

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.

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. The College will accept a Level 2 understanding of Maths and English.

Career Progression

For learners wishing to continue their professional development, we offer other specific industry add ons such as – NEBOSH Fire Certificate, NEBOSH Construction.

For those wishing to study at a higher level, the NEBOSH Diploma for Professionals qualification offer the opportunity to gain one of the sector’s most prestigious qualifications.

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