NEBOSH General Certificate

The most widely respected health and safety qualification of its kind in the world.

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What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a level 3 qualification. NEBOSH training tells you what you need to know and do to make your workplace safer, how to control hazards and risks, and prevent accidents and injury.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is held by more than 200,000 health and safety workers because it offers the highest standard in health and safety qualifications. It has been designed by industry experts, to reflect the needs of the modern workplace and provide you with all the knowledge and skills you need to make your current or future organisation safer.

Is the NEBOSH course for you?

This course is for managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations, who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues.

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.

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.

Ready to get started? Check the open programme dates VIEW THE COURSE CALENDAR

How long is the NEBOSH General Certificate 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 9 am and 5 pm.

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.

A Fast Track to NEBOSH qualification

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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.

The Fast Track course is delivered over six weeks. You'll have five consecutive learning days, a two-week break, then five more consecutive learning days, followed by the exam.

The fast track requires a high level of commitment, over a shorter period of time. It is right for you if you can commit to 10 days of training over a three week period and can fit in the self-study during that time.

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.

Course cost

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Reasons to take your NEBOSH with TSW

  1. We're a NEBOSH Gold learning partner, meeting NEBOSH's exceptional standards
  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 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.

NEBOSH General course content

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 course syllabus

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. 

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

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

Health and safety best practice that protects businesses

The qualification is highly relevant for any organisation and can deliver a significant positive impact with improved performance organisation-wide:

  • A reduction in workplace injuries and work-related illness
  • Signal your commitment to creating a safer workplace
  • Improve organisational reputation and secure more business
  • Create a better working environment, leading to increased motivation and performance
  • In-house expertise, meaning a more proactive approach to safety

We believe that the NEBOSH General Certificate is the most respected level 3 health and safety qualification in the world - it's the right course for your business. Every business in the UK should invest in this training to preserve its longevity and promote staff wellbeing.

Your NEBOSH General Certificate book

TSW uses market-leading course books from RRC, to support you on the course and in passing your exam and practical assessment.

The books cover unit NG1 and NG2 in great detail, providing you with everything you need for success. The books are also a great resource for Managers, Supervisors and employees to use when dealing with health and safety back in the workplace. 

A few example pages from our full-colour A4 course workbooks:

Pages from our NEBOSH General Certificate book

How is the NEBOSH General Certificate Assessed?

The qualification is assessed in two main parts:

  • NG1 - One open-book examination (OBE) to assess what you have learned and know about health and safety. Read more about the new NEBOSH open exams.
  • NG2 - A practical risk assessment to assess your application of health and safety knowledge (what you can do). You will complete a risk assessment in your workplace and develop an action plan that is immediately useful and valuable for your organisation. Once you have completed your risk assessment, you will submit it to us via e-mail or post. It is recommended that you spend about 3 hours on this practical assessment.

To gain the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, you will need to pass both the exam and risk assessment elements.

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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    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Fast Track)

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    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Fast Track)

    Duration: 10 day course
    £1295 + VAT per attendee
    Spaces Available
    £1295 + VAT per attendee
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      21st June 2021
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    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

    Duration: 10 day course
    £1295 + VAT per attendee
    Spaces Available
    £1295 + VAT per attendee
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    • Day 1
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    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Fast Track)

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    Bridgend

    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Fast Track)

    Duration: 10 day course
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    Spaces Available
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    • Day 1
      2nd August 2021
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      27th August 2021
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    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

    Duration: 10 sessions
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    Spaces Available
    £1295 + VAT per attendee
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    • Day 1
      3rd September 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
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      10th September 2021
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      16th September 2021
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      24th September 2021
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      1st October 2021
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      11th October 2021
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      14th October 2021
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      21st October 2021
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      1st November 2021
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      2nd November 2021
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    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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    Bridgend

    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

    Duration: 10 day course
    £1295 + VAT per attendee
    Spaces Available
    £1295 + VAT per attendee
    Course Schedule
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    • Day 1
      8th September 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 2
      17th September 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 3
      23rd September 2021
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    • Day 4
      30th September 2021
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      15th October 2021
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      22nd October 2021
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    • Day 7
      5th November 2021
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    • Day 8
      12th November 2021
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    • Day 9
      19th November 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 10
      26th November 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
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    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Fast Track)

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    Bridgend

    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Fast Track)

    Duration: 10 day course
    £1295 + VAT per attendee
    Spaces Available
    £1295 + VAT per attendee
    Course Schedule
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    • Day 1
      4th October 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 2
      5th October 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 3
      6th October 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 4
      7th October 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 5
      8th October 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 6
      25th October 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 7
      26th October 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 8
      27th October 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 9
      28th October 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 10
      29th October 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
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    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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    Bridgend

    NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

    Duration: 10 day course
    £1295 + VAT per attendee
    Spaces Available
    £1295 + VAT per attendee
    Course Schedule
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    • Day 1
      3rd November 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 2
      4th November 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 3
      11th November 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 4
      18th November 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 5
      25th November 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 6
      2nd December 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 7
      3rd December 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 8
      19th December 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 9
      15th December 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 10
      16th December 2021
      9:00AM - 16:30PM

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 much does the NEBOSH General Certificate cost? chevron

Our open programme NEBOSH General Certificate course starts from £1,036+VAT. The cost of in-house courses, run exclusively for your organisation, vary based on numbers and specific requirements.

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.