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DateJune 11 2018
TitleNEBOSH General Certificate (Fast Track)
Time09:00 - 16:30
Duration10 days + 1 exam day - Contact us for more details!

NEBOSH National General Certificate

10 Day Course + 2 Exam Days


The NEBOSH General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for safety in the UK, a range of workplace hazards, and methods of control. The NEBOSH National General Certificate also includes a practical workplace assessment, to help delegates apply their learning at work and to add value to their employer.

A safer workplace – Health and safety is important. It protects people from injury and loss of life. People with the NEBOSH National General Certificate know how to help their employer avoid prosecution, litigation, absence costs and loss of reputation. 

Assurance – An employer whose staff are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to health and safety. The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety can help employers meet recognised standards, codes of practice and even help win new business

Return on investment – An employee with a NEBOSH National General Certificate has a practical set of skills that brings real value to the modern workplace.

Who is this course 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 National General Certificate as a first step in a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study. The NEBOSH Certificate is a widely respected qualification which meets the requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH and Associate Membership of IIRSM.

What will be learnt

By the end of this course delegates will be able to: 

Understand the legal framework, moral and economic requirements as well as implications for good standards in health & safety within an organisation.

Develop, promote and communicate an effective health & safety culture in an organisation.

Identify the key features of a health & safety policy, the preparations and performance review of a health & safety audit.

Understand the importance of proactive as well as reactive health & safety monitoring measures.

Identify hazards in the workplace and carry out risk assessments, record findings & review procedures.

Advise on strategies for controlling hazards, reducing risks and applying safe systems of work.

Identify fire hazards and consequential risks, advise on measures to minimise fire risks and develop fire procedures.

Identify ill health effects of physical processes of work and the environment then recommend suitable measures to combat risks.

Explain the processes and procedures for investigating and reporting accidents at work


The course will cover

The NEBOSH National General Certificate course is split into three units of study, each of which is assessed separately:

Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety

Foundations in health and safety

Health and safety management systems - policy, organising, planning, measuring, audit and review


Unit GC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards

Workplace hazards and risk control

Transport hazards and risk control

Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control

Work equipment hazards and risk control

Electrical safety

Fire safety

Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control

Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control


Unit GC3: Workplace-Based Practical Assessment 

Revision Workshops

Our revision workshops are led by our trainers and are designed to make sure you understand key questions and topics that feature regularly in the exams and, most importantly, how to tackle the exam questions.

Our revision workshops allow you to:

Review topics from across the course.

Discuss revision and exam techniques with the trainer.

Resolve any queries you may have.

Group study to help share study tips and ideas.

Work through past exam papers and receive tutor feedback.

Learn how to avoid common mistakes in the exam


*You must complete all three units within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH General Certificate qualification.

Pre-course preparation

No prior experience or preparation is required prior to the programme.


Units NGC1 and GC2 of the NEBOSH Certificate are each assessed by one two-hour written exam. Unit GC3 is assessed by a two-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace. A unit certificate is issued denoting achievement of each unit. A certificate is issued on successful completion of the two units and the practical assessment.

We can arrange exam dates for organisations/groups outside of our open programme days, two month notice before the preferred exam date is required.

All of our courses contain excellent exam practice and support to ensure you are fully prepared for the exam. We have exam success guides and revision notes that will be provided. 

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