NEBOSH General Certificate Course

The most widely respected and highest standard health and safety qualification of its kind.

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What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

The NEBOSH General Certificate course is the most widely recognised health and safety qualification of its kind, designed for managers and staff who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues.

Awarded by The National Educational Board in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH), it is a level 3 qualification course which teaches you how to:

  • Make your workplace safer
  • Control hazards and risks
  • Prevent accidents and injury

Why take the NEBOSH General Certificate?

The NEBOSH course is highly relevant for any organisation and can deliver a significant positive impact with improved skills and performance organisation-wide, such as:

  • Reducing workplace injuries and work-related illness
  • Signalling your commitment to creating a safer workplace
  • Improving organisational reputation and secure more business
  • Creating a better working environment, leading to increased motivation and performance
  • Acquiring in-house expertise, meaning a more proactive approach to safety

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations, who need a solid understanding of the principles of health and safety principles and risk management.

The general certificate will help you manage risks effectively. Many people take the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a first step toward a career in health and safety. It provides valuable knowledge and is a sound foundation for further professional study in health and safety, such as the NEBOSH Diploma.

The NEBOSH Certificate is a widely respected qualification that meets the requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH and Associate Membership of IIRSM.

For more information, view our 'who's it for?' article.

E-learning, virtual and classroom NEBOSH courses are now open EXPLORE COURSE DATES

NEBOSH General Certificate Syllabus

The NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus tackles the UK's key legal requirements and how to effectively manage health and safety by identifying and controlling common workplace hazards. It also shows you how to measure your success. 

The syllabus is maintained by NEBOSH and a panel of experts and learning providers. It represents current legislation and reflects health and safety challenges faced by every industry. 

It is split into two units:

Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety

  • 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

Unit NG2: Risk Assessment

  • 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

The full NEBOSH course syllabus can be found here.

How is the course assessed?

The course is also assessed in two parts; an online open-book exam and a practical risk assessment. To gain the NEBOSH International General Certificate, you'll need to pass both. 

Find out more about the assessments in our comprehensive guides:

How long is the course?

The NEBOSH General Certificate course takes place over a 10-day period and requires between 80-120 hours of study. This time is made up of taught and self-study time.

You will typically attend your course between 9am and 5pm.

You'll have five learning days delivered over five consecutive weeks to cover NG1 content, followed by a week break, before diving into a further five days on NG2 (the practical assessment) delivered over five weeks.

How much does it cost?

  • A classroom and virtual NEBOSH General Certificate course costs £1295+VAT per attendee
  • The cost of in-house courses, run exclusively for your organisation, vary based on numbers and specific requirements.

For more information about costs, get in touch with our friendly team.

A Fast Track to NEBOSH qualification

The NEBOSH General Certificate is well known for its demanding time commitment, but did you know you can condense the learning into just 5-6 weeks?

The Fast Track course content is just the same as the standard course, you just get the qualification done and dusted in less time. You'll have five consecutive learning days, a two-week break, then five more consecutive learning days, followed by the exam.

If this is the right route for you, look out for our 'Fast Track NEBOSH General' events below. To find out more about the fast track and how its different visit our fast track blog.

Book your place on the next NEBOSH General Certificate   COURSE CALENDAR 

Reasons to take your NEBOSH course with TSW

  1. We're a NEBOSH Gold learning partner, which means we meet principles of best practice set by NEBOSH themselves.
  2. We only work with the best trainers. Your trainer is NEBOSH qualified, has practical experience in the field and is an inspiring and rehearsed trainer. 
  3. We provide Gold learning partner levels of support throughout your qualification; our trainers are available 24/7 to answer your questions and prepare you for your examinations.
  4. Our exam pass rates are above the national average, so you can be assured that you have the best chance of success.
  5. Our NEBOSH graduates shape our course delivery. We ask for feedback and consistently improve our approach, so you get the best experience.

Meet our Head of NEBOSH delivery (and NEBOSH trainer extraordinaire)

When you take your qualification with TSW, you are in very safe hands.

Luke Pitt is a chartered health and safety practitioner and qualified teacher. He holds two fellowships with the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and the Royal Society for Public Health.

He has been a registered member of the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (created by the HSE) since its inception. Awarded the standard of Recognised Safety Practitioner by IIRSM, he spends spend a lot of time mentoring H&S practitioners in the industry for IOSH.

I'd happily recommend this course to friends and colleagues. Thank you Luke for your time and masses of knowledge in the health and safety field. -

Elizabeth. R

How do I take the NEBOSH General Certificate?

There are four ways to study towards the NEBOSH General Certificate, click below to find out more about each option. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is a NEBOSH General Certificate equivalent to? chevron

It's a level 3 qualification, which is equivalent to an A Level, or Level 6 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

What books will you need? chevron

Your course materials and books are included in your course fees and we'll post them to you ahead of your start date. If you would like to do some wider reading, make sure it's relevant to the current syllabus - you can run books and materials past your trainer to check they're going to help your studies.

When do you complete the assessment? chevron

You'll complete the risk assessment alongside your studies in the final few weeks of the course. You're walked through examples in class and then apply what you've learnt in your workplace risk assessment.

How do you take the open book exam (OBE)? chevron

You take the NEBOSH exam using an internet-connected device, from a remote location of your choosing. You'll be given a unique login and password to access the NEBOSH exam platform, download the paper and submit your answers within 24-hours.

Some training centres will host in-person exams, but it's not likely to be until later this year, or even 2021. We are using the online system and will support you through the process.

NEBOSH General Certificate Dates

You can start your NEBOSH General Certificate with TSW almost straightaway. To book your place on any of our course dates you can book online or enquire to book with one of our friendly team.

You will see that we run NEBOSH online, virtual courses that you can access from anywhere in the world. If a virtual course is for you, try selecting 'virtual learning' in the location filter below.

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