NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

About this Course

We are currently delivering our NEBOSH General course via live-streaming which is proving very popular. All of our course dates remain the same but you can now train from the comfort of your own home with the same quality of delivery. Please call us to discuss options. 

This course enables people to manage workplace health and safety risks effectively.  A NEBOSH National General Certificate will provide sufficient understanding of fundamental health and safety risks and methods of applying health and safety law.  It is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK.

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.

We currently offer this training across the UK at any of our centres or on an in-house basis nationwide.

Who is this for?

Managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The certificate helps them manage risks effectively. Many people take the NEBOSH General Certificate as the basis for a career in health and safety or to improve their employment prospects in other industries. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study.

Download the NEBOSH Fact Sheet here

Learning Outcomes

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

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

The NEBOSH Certificate is divided into two units NG1 and NG2 which are assessed separately:

NG1 is broken down into four elements made up of:

  • 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

NG2 is a practical risk assessment exercise demonstrating an understanding of elements 5 – 11 including:

  • 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

Click here to see the full course syllabus

What are the Benefits for Employers?

Many larger organisations choose the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a key part of their supervisors’ or management development programme. By ensuring that line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of risk management, they build an effective safety culture in the company. Smaller organisations, operating in lower risk environments, often choose the NEBOSH National General certificate as the appropriate qualification for the manager taking the lead on health and safety issues.

Duration

10-days including the exams.

Certification/Examinations

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 existing or future employer.

Assessment is a two-step process:

  • A question paper to assess what you know (2 hours)
  • A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do (3 hours)

Both 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.

English language skill level 6 or higher in IELTS, or equivalent is recommended, but not mandatory, for those whom the first language is not English.

Course Prices

Standalone NEBOSH National General Certificate £1550 including VAT*.

Or save money by completing one of our multiple course packages from £2500 incl VAT*.  Click here to view all of our packages.

*All of our prices include exam fees, free parking, course material and refreshments.

Course Dates:

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What our customers say?

"A brilliant course delivered in a professional way. This course content, along with the qualification, set me up for a career in health and safety which I am still progressing in now."
James McPhie
"Would just like to thank Dean Ferguson at BV Associates and his team, especially Jon Gow for the totally professional delivery of the NEBOSH NGC 1 & 2 syllabuses. Totally blown away by the the expert industry knowledge that Jon has to offer. Jon explained in detail and simple terms each and every part of the course. Initially I thought it was going to be death by PowerPoint for two weeks, however, Jon’s programming of daily home work and morning confirmatory syndicate break out revision sessions were very worthwhile and engaged all on the course with different learning styles. H&S can been seen as a ‘Dry’ subject to some but Jon made it something more worthwhile to learn and gain knowledge about. I personally feel I am fully prepared for the exams next week. Jon is a total credit to BV Associates Ltd."
John Stokes-Whittaker BSc (Hons) FCMI
Senior Manager
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