NEBOSH National General Certificate

What topics are covered by the course?

The NEBOSH National General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, identification and control of workplace hazards and the practical application of this knowledge. The syllabus is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety owned by Proskills. No previous health and safety knowledge is required but candidates should note the assessment includes a requirement to write a report.

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:

Management of Health and Safety (NGC1).
Controlling workplace hazards (GC2).
Health and safety practical application (GC3).

Course Syllabus:

The NEBOSH General Certificate course syllabus is made up of the following units:

Foundations in health and safety
Health and safety management systems - policy.
Health and safety management systems - organising.
Health and safety management systems - risk assessment and controls.
Health and safety management systems - monitoring, investigation and recording.
Health and safety management systems - audit and review.
Workplace hazards and control.
Transport hazards and control.
Musculoskeletal hazards and control.
Work equipment hazards and control.
Electrical hazards and control.
Fire hazards and control.
Chemical & biological hazards and control.
Physical & psychological health hazards and control.


Those who successfully complete the course and pass the assessments are awarded the official NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Certificates are forwarded directly to the candidate by NEBOSH approximately 16 weeks after the completion of the course although results are usually issued within 10 weeks.

How are Courses Run?

All of our NEBOSH General Certificate courses are run as full-time block weeks, Monday to Friday 09:00am until approximately 5:00pm. Whilst other health and safety training providers may attempt to offer the NEBOSH General Certificate in other formats such as e-learning courses, distance learning, one day a week/month etc, in our many years of experience we have consistently found that full-time block courses with exams scheduled straight after equates to a significantly improved likelihood of delegates passing all of the assessments required for actually achieving the qualification.

What's Included?

There are NO hidden extras to pay on top of our health and safety training course prices, unlike other providers who charge extra for things like study books and exam fees.

All of our NEBOSH General Certificate courses have the following included in the course cost:

The 648-page General Certificate study book retailing at 46.99.
All examination fees.
All certification fees.

Who should attend?

NEBOSH's National General Certificate qualification gives a good foundation in health and safety for managers, supervisors and staff with health and safety among their day to day responsibilities.

What will I be able to do on completion?

This qualification is widely taken as a first step towards a career in health and safety and is accepted by IOSH the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in meeting the academic requirements for Technical Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH).

How will I be assessed?

This accredited NEBOSH qualification is assessed by two exams of 2 hours each, and a workplace-based practical inspection project. The exams are conducted in the business centre where you studied NGC1 and GC2 and take place on the Monday morning following the GC2 week, the project is completed in your own workplace. The project should take no longer than a few hours to complete and you will have 7 days from the end of the course to return it to us by post. If you are currently unemployed, we can usually arrange somewhere for you to conduct a workplace assessment. If this is something you require, please contact us before booking.

There are no pre-requisites for this course, although some home study will be required throughout the course.

Guide Price: 1,375 +VAT

Delivery: Classroom
Category: NEBOSH »
Duration: 11 days, including exam day
Qualification: Level 3 NEBOSH NGC

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This course is conducted at:

  • Salisbury


    Unit 4, Centre 1, Lysander Way, Old Sarum, Salisbury
    SP4 6BU