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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The most popular health and safety qualification in the UK – essential for anyone wanting a successful career in health and safety. Gain a NEBOSH General Certificate today with our Digital Learning, Classroom, or Virtual Classroom.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The most popular health and safety qualification in the UK – essential for anyone wanting a successful career in health and safety. Gain a NEBOSH General Certificate today with our Digital Learning, Classroom, or Virtual Classroom.


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"The British Safety Council is miles ahead in all areas: tutor, materials and examination technique."
Johnny Meehan, INEOS Upstream Limited

A National General Certificate (NGC) is specified in most health and safety job adverts, which means that people who hold the NGC have far better job prospects. 

The British Safety Council is one of NEBOSH’s Gold Learning Partners.  This means we “greatly exceed” six key learning excellence principles.


Gold NEBOSH Learning Partner

What's in it for me?

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The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is valued by employers.

Holders of the NGC, registered in the UK, can apply for technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH). Many students then progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma (Grad IOSH) and from there to chartered status (CMIOSH).

If you have any questions about our occupational health and safety training courses, please visit our FAQs page.

What do I get?

Digital Learning resources

If you chose to study with us, by Digital Learning, Classroom, or Virtual Classroom, you will get access to our excellent online resources. They have been designed to give you everything you need to know to pass the exam and assessment.

Study Support Hub

The Study Support Hub is a central hub for all students where you can arrange 1-2-1 support with a tutor, chat with tutors and fellow students, access additional guidance and prepare for assessments all in one place.

Information for students

Qualification Structure

The qualification comprises two units:

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

NG1: Open book examination (approximately 4 hours within a 24-hour window)

NG2: Workplace-based risk assessment task

Qualification Level

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) at Level 6 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).  For users in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this is comparable to a vocationally-related qualification (VRQ) at Level 3 in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  A Level 3 VRQ is comparable (in academic terms) to an A-Level. 

Professional Recognition

The NEBOSH National General Certificate meets the academic requirements for:

  • Technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH) for those registered in the UK.
  • Associate membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (AIIRSM).

Language Requirements

Assessments are available in English only.

Your standard of English must be such that you can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. 

NEBOSH recommends that non-native speakers undertaking this qualification should have a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.  For further information please consult the IELTS website: www.ielts.org

Enrolment Period

When you start the course, we enrol you as a student with NEBOSH. Your initial enrolment period lasts for 5 years. This means that you must pass your first unit within 5 years. If you fail to pass your first unit within 5 years, you will need to re-enrol and pay another registration fee.

When you pass your first unit, your enrolment period is automatically re-set and you have a further 5 years to pass the remaining unit. In other words, your first unit has a shelf-life of 5 years. If you do not pass the remaining unit within 5 years, your first unit will expire and you will have to retake this unit in order to pass the qualification.

Learning Agreement

When you join the course, we ask you to enter into the following agreement with us:

The British Safety Council will:

  • Use suitably qualified and experienced tutors to deliver the tuition
  • Cover all the specification learning outcomes
  • Provide or direct you to the information you need to pass the qualification
  • Provide you with expert advice on revision and examination technique
  • Respond in a timely manner to any queries
  • Be diligent and courteous at all times.

You must:

  • Attend all scheduled sessions
  • Contribute to group discussions in a positive manner
  • Endeavour to be active, rather than passive in terms of learning
  • Complete the required number of revision hours
  • Pay particular attention to advice regarding revision and examination technique
  • Bring any learning difficulties to our attention at the earliest opportunity.

NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions

The NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Qualification Specification

The qualification specification (syllabus) can be found here.

Learning Resources

Classroom and live online learners will receive a hard copy handbook for each unit at the start of the course.  If you are studying live online, these will be posted to your home address.  E-Learners will receive a digital copy.

You will be given access to an online portal containing the following PDF documents:

British Safety Council resources:

  • Textbook
  • Unit handbooks
  • Open book examination guidance
  • Revision tutorials.

NEBOSH resources:

  • Guide to the NEBOSH National General Certificate (‘Syllabus Guide’)
  • Open book examination learner guide
  • Open book examination technical learner guide
  • NG2 assessment template
  • NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions.

Tutor Support

Your tutor will provide support in relation to subject content and assessment preparation.  They can be contacted by telephone, video call or email at any time.

Results and Certificates

Results are issued 10 weeks after the assessment date.

Each unit is reported as ‘Pass’ or ‘Refer’. You must pass both units to achieve the qualification.

Qualification grades are awarded as follows:

 

Pass                45 – 64% in NG1 and Pass in NG2

Credit              65 – 74% in NG1 and Pass in NG2

Distinction       75% + in NG1 and Pass in NG2

 

Unit and qualification certificates are despatched by NEBOSH within 20 working days of the result notification date.

Queries and Complaints

Should you have any queries, please contact our Education Team ([email protected])

If you are not satisfied with the service provided by your tutor or our Education Team, please contact our Customer Service Team ([email protected]).

You can also refer the matter to NEBOSH ([email protected]).

If you are not satisfied with the service provided by NEBOSH, please contact the Scottish Qualifications Authority ([email protected]).

Frequently asked questions

What level is the NEBOSH National General Certificate?

NEBOSH National General Certificate is a Level 3 qualification, equivalent in academic terms to an A Level.

What is the difference between the ‘NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety’ and the ‘NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety’?

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is for those starting their careers in health and safety. It is taught over two weeks and leads to Technical membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH). The NEBOSH National Diploma is for those seeking a more senior position in health and safety. It is taught over six weeks and leads to Graduate membership of IOSH (Grad IOSH).

How hard is the ‘NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety’ and how long does the course take?

The NEBOSH General Certificate is equivalent in academic terms to an A Level. It is achievable through study and preparation. Our tutors guide learners through the course work and prepare them for the assessments.

The NEBOSH General Certificate takes 80-120 hours to study, depending on what delivery method you choose. There are set times when the exams are held which will need to be taking into consideration if trying to complete it in a short timeframe.

How much does the NEBOSH General Certificate cost?

The cost of the NEBOSH General Certificate varies depending on what method of delivery you choose and the location. Please see the ‘How can I study’ section below for further information.

How can I study?

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes.

Learners can attend a course at one of our training centres, complete the course live online, complete the course online or we can deliver the course in your workplace.

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New Syllabus

The NGC online programme allows you to study at your own pace and in your own time without the need to take time off work or stay away from home.

This new online programme includes tutorial videos, interactive exercises, student forums, tutor support, and practice questions to make sure you are fully prepared for the NG1 examination and NG2 risk assessment task.

Student interaction is strongly encouraged, and students can discuss ideas, help and support each other and get help from tutors in the new forums.

The open book examination can be taken online. You have 24 hours to complete the assessment which should take approximately 5 hours. 

 The workplace-based assignment is submitted one week after the examination. The first exam of the new syllabus will be held in November. 

Additional fees for NEBOSH Examination and Assessment: £198 +VAT

1+ candidates

£495.00(exc. VAT)

 

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Live Online

Online

2022

December

Monday 5 December 2022

If you wish to purchase a late booking for this date, please contact our customer services department on +44 (0)20 3510 8355.

2023

January

Quantity
Price

Monday 9 January 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 9/1/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 16/1/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

February

Quantity
Price

Monday 6 February 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 6/2/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 13/2/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

March

Quantity
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Monday 13 March 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

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Week 1: 13/3/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 20/3/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

April

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Monday 17 April 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

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Week 1: 17/4/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 24/4/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

May

Quantity
Price

Tuesday 9 May 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 9/5/2023 (7 day(s))

Week 2: 16/5/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

June

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Monday 5 June 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

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Week 1: 5/6/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 12/6/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

July

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Price

Monday 10 July 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

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Week 1: 10/7/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 17/7/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

August

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Monday 7 August 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

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Week 1: 7/8/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 14/8/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

September

Quantity
Price

Monday 11 September 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 11/9/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 18/9/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

October

Quantity
Price

Monday 9 October 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 9/10/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 16/10/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

November

Quantity
Price

Monday 13 November 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 13/11/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 20/11/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

December

Quantity
Price

Monday 11 December 2023

£1,395.00 (exc. VAT)

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Week 1: 11/12/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 18/12/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

Study remotely and learn ‘live’ with a tutor just as you would in a classroom. 

Students join via the web using a PC, laptop or tablet.  The course is run using Zoom, but students don’t need to download any software.  Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other.

The open book examination and workplace-based assignment are taken online.  The examination takes about 4-5 hours during a 24-hour window. 

Please note: Assessment fees are charged separately. NEBOSH Examination and Assessment: £198 +VAT

 

Why study Live Online?

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    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

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    Tutor support for individual learners

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    An opportunity to interact with and learn from other students

In your workplace

In your workplace training is currently delivered remotely with students joining using a PC, laptop or tablet. Request a call back to find out more.

We can visit your workplace and deliver the 9-day course on dates of your choice.

This is an effective way of training a group of people as it saves on travel costs and allows learners to keep in touch with work.

The written examination is taken at your venue on the morning of Day 10.  The workplace-based risk assessment task is submitted one week after the examination.

Why in your workplace?

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    Cost-effective option for a group of learners

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    Face-to-face courses have the highest pass rates

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    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

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    Class discussions can be company-specific

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    Allows students to keep in touch with work

Request a call back

At a training centre

Birmingham

Birmingham- Somerset House

Temple Street Birmingham B2 5DP United Kingdom View in google maps

2023

February

Quantity
Price

Monday 6 February 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 6/2/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 13/2/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

May

Quantity
Price

Tuesday 9 May 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 9/5/2023 (7 day(s))

Week 2: 16/5/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

September

Quantity
Price

Monday 11 September 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 11/9/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 18/9/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

November

Quantity
Price

Monday 13 November 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 13/11/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 20/11/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

London

Paddington

5 Merchant Square London w2 1AY United Kingdom View in google maps

2023

September

Quantity
Price

Monday 11 September 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 11/9/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 18/9/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

London - Marble Arch

Thistle Marble Arch

AMBA Hotel Marble Arch Bryanston Street London W1H 7EH United Kingdom View in google maps

2022

December

Monday 5 December 2022

If you wish to purchase a late booking for this date, please contact our customer services department on +44 (0)20 3510 8355.

2023

February

Quantity
Price

Monday 6 February 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 6/2/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 13/2/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

April

Quantity
Price

Monday 17 April 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 17/4/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 24/4/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

July

Quantity
Price

Monday 10 July 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 10/7/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 17/7/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

October

Quantity
Price

Monday 9 October 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 9/10/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 16/10/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

November

Quantity
Price

Monday 13 November 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 13/11/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 20/11/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

Manchester – Portland Street

Hotel Ibis Styles Manchester Portland

3-5 Portland Street Manchester Manchester M1 6DP United Kingdom View in google maps

2023

May

Quantity
Price

Tuesday 9 May 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 9/5/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 16/5/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

September

Quantity
Price

Monday 11 September 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 11/9/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 18/9/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

November

Quantity
Price

Monday 13 November 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 13/11/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 20/11/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

Warrington - Knutsford Old Rd

Warrington(TBC Education)

Warrington United Kingdom View in google maps

2023

February

Quantity
Price

Monday 6 February 2023

£1,595.00 (exc. VAT)

Quantity

Week 1: 6/2/2023 (5 day(s))

Week 2: 13/2/2023 (4 day(s))

NEBOSH Examination and Assessment Fees: £198 +VAT

Training centre course dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Live Online courses may be added to replace training centre courses if the face to face versions are not able to run.

Our well-equipped training venue allows you to get away from the distractions of the workplace and focus on your qualification.

The 9-day course (delivered in 5 and 4-day blocks) is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced tutor in an interactive and engaging manner which makes learning easier.

 The open book examination and workplace-based assignment are taken online. The examination takes about 4-5 hours during a 24-hour window.

 

Why study at a training centre?

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    Face-to-face courses have the highest pass rates

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    Focused study away from workplace distractions

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    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

  • Membership-white-359x202.png

    Tutor support for individual learners

  • Policy-and-opinion-white-359x202.png

    An opportunity to interact with and learn from other students