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How much does the NEBOSH General Certificate cost?

Amanda Bathory-Griffiths - Last Update: 06 Mar 2020


What's included in the NEBOSH General Certificate fee?

How is the price set?

Interest-free payments

Is NEBOSH worth the money?

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Amanda Bathory-Griffiths

Amanda is TSW's content marketing manager. 

She has a background in personal finance and corporate learning, working for national brands and global agencies.

The NEBOSH General Certificate course usually costs upwards of £1,000 per person for a classroom or virtual course. It's an investment that proves your health and safety credentials, so it's well worth the money.

The fee covers a premium venue, health and safety expertise, materials and more.

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Key points:

  1.  Our NEBOSH course is between £1,295 and £1,395 plus VAT, but other providers may charge differently same course. Check the fine print for what's included to get the right course for you.
  2.  Your fee will cover the trainer's fee, the exam fee, plus the running cost of the virtual learning platform.
  3. The exam resits cost £75 a time, but with the right preparation, you shouldn't have to budget for it.

What's included in the NEBOSH General Certificate fee?

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We only work with exceptional people, who we know can deliver the course in a memorable, entertaining and relevant way

Your health and safety expert

You'll be guided through the 11 elements over 10 weeks by a NEBOSH-qualified, industry expert. They answer all your questions during the live training stream and available to you via the 24/7 chat.

We only work with exceptional people, who we know can deliver the course in a memorable, entertaining and relevant way.

They have a wealth of teaching practice - often they've worked with us and our clients as consultants - as well as a real-world health and safety experience. They bring understanding and context from a variety of roles, across a number of sectors.

Most importantly, they've worked with and lead teams navigating high-risk environments. Bringing the materials to life isn’t just a bit of theatre to get you through the qualification - it’s to secure the principles in your mind, so you keep everyone safe back at work.

Your course materials and exam fees

We spoke to our Head of Health and Safety, Luke Pitt, about what materials you’ll get in our NEBOSH course content pack:

"The candidates get the RRC books covering the syllabus, PDFs and paper copies of the slides, access to the NEBOSH website where the resources like G2 documents and guides, the examiner's reports and the HSE links to legal guidance documents."

The course costs also include your exam fees, but not resits.

You won't need to buy any extra training materials unless you want to do some wider research in your own time.

Industry experiences

If you book onto one of our open programme courses, you'll share a virtual classroom with professionals from other businesses. We train people from all levels of health and safety, from a diverse array of sectors.

You’ll meet managers and supervisors with some kind of background working in a high-risk environment, but it’s likely we’ll have a left-field role in the room too.

Everyone has a view on what works and what could be done better in health and safety, even better if they’ve got a story to share.

It’s why we think learning in a group is so valuable - it gives you a fresh perspective and a chance to debate ideas.

How is the price set?

We set our own NEBOSH General Certificate prices.

Our fee is competitive in the local and national market. We want to book the right trainer for the course and make the experience as seamless as possible, so we invest in the best technology to make that happen.

The price tends not to change too much year-on-year, very rarely changing to reflect changes in the market.

Interest-free payments

If you’re self-funding the NEBOSH General Certificate or placing a number of your staff on the course, we can work with you to arrange interest-free payments. We approach it on a case-by-case basis so get in touch to find out more.

There are a few funding options if you're out of work, or able to finance the course with credit. 


Is NEBOSH worth the money?

The NEBOSH General Certificate qualification has lots of benefits, so you should see a healthy return on investment almost as soon as you pass.

You'll get a specialist title

With a NEBOSH General Certificate, you qualify to for a Technician IOSH Membership - you can write 'Tech IOSH' after your name - it takes lots of hard work to prove your experience.

You can apply for jobs with more responsibility

Search for 'NEBOSH General Certificate qualified jobs' and you'll see a pattern of managerial, supervisor and specialist roles that match your skillset.

Those jobs might command a higher salary, or better benefits - in that sense, NEBOSH really is worthwhile. 

You're an adaptable candidate, appealing to all employers. NEBOSH health and safety principles can be applied to any sector and they represent a best practice that's upheld all over the world.

Look out for compliance manager, SHEQ advisory, facilities manager and auditor roles alongside your standard health and safety manager roles - you can apply for those now too.

If you're stepping up into a managerial role, a pay rise might be on the table. If you have many years of health and safety experience already under your belt, the qualification doesn't guarantee a pay increase.

In that situation, the qualification is universal proof that you're working to an established standard to your peers and employer.

If you're deciding whether the return on investment is sufficient for your business, we've gone into detail in '10 ways the NEBOSH General Certificate improves your business performance.'

Everything you need to know about the NEBOSH General Certificate