NEBOSH General Certificate

NEBOSH General Certificate is the number one health and safety management qualification in the UK, suitable for managers, supervisors and anyone with health and safety responsibilities

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NEBOSH General Certificate Course Overview

The NEBOSH General Certificate course is the most widely recognised health and safety qualification of its kind, designed for managers and staff who need knowledge and skills in health and safety management.

Awarded by The National Educational Board in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH), it is a level 3 equivalent qualification designed to develop your health and safety knowledge and skills and give you a highly respected and practical qualification covering:

  • Management of workplace health and safety
  • Controlling common workplace hazards
  • Managing and minimising workplace risks (including carrying out risk assessments)
  • Prevention of accidents and injury

Who Is The NEBOSH General Certificate Course For?

NEBOSH General for Individuals

  • The NEBOSH Certificate course is designed for managers, supervisors and any person with health and safety management responsibilities
  • This NEBOSH Certificate is the perfect first step toward a successful health and safety career, it’ll put you on track for further professional study, such as the NEBOSH National Diploma.
  • Plus, the qualification is delivered in formats to suit any type of learner, whether you prefer a classroom course, a virtual course, or an e-learning course

NEBOSH General for Employers

  • Perfect for any organisation that needs to ensure they have in-company health and safety expertise
  • For organisations that need to demonstrate their commitment to health and safety, by developing a knowledgable, skilful workforce and a safe workplace
  • A sound investment for any business that wants to develop a sustainable health and safety culture, resulting in fewer workplace injuries and illnesses, and boosted employee wellbeing

What Does The NEBOSH General Course Cover?

The NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus tackles the UK’s key legal requirements for health and safety.

In this course, you will hone your health and safety skills and explore how to effectively manage health and safety, learning to identify and control common workplace hazards. It also shows you how to measure your success. 

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

The NEBOSH General Certificate is split into two units, NG1 and NG2:

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 in risk management
  • 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 National General Certificate course syllabus can be found here.

NEBOSH General Learning Outcomes

The NEBOSH certificate is relevant for any organisation and can deliver a significant positive impact.

By studying the concepts contained in the course learners will gain improved health and safety knowledge and skills, and the ability to contribute to organisation-wide performance.

Individual Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding how to manage workplace health and safety effectively
  • Identification and control of common workplace hazards
  • Utilising methods to measure success
  • Awareness of the UK’s key legal requirements for health and safety
  • Skills to carry out accurate and detailed risk assessments
  • Ability to manage and minimise workplace risk
  • Aptitude in the development and implementation of detailed action plans
  • Knowledge, skills and tools to develop your organisation’s health and safety culture

Organisational Impact and Outcomes

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

How Is The NEBOSH General Certificate Course Assessed?

The course is assessed in two parts; you will need to sit 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:

NEBOSH Open Book exams are run once every month, throughout the year. The exam is a digital assessment that you will access at 11 am on the chosen exam date and have 24 hours to complete.

NEBOSH Results and Certificates

NEBOSH General results are released for each of the two assessments around 50 working days following the chosen assessment date.

For example, if you sat the exam on the 2nd of November, you would expect to receive your results by the 20th of January.

For NG1 Results:

The NG1 open book exam is marked out of 100 and has a pass mark of 45.

Learners are provided with their mark plus a ‘pass’ or ‘referred’ grading based on their score.

For NG2 Results:

The NG2 practical assessment is marked by NEBOSH and you are provided with either a ‘Pass’ or ‘Referral’.

If you receive a referral, you are provided with a feedback report on your practical assessment paper, outlining the areas you need to develop to achieve a pass.

Getting Your NEBOSH Qualifications and Certificate in the Bag

To gain your NEBOSH general certificate you must complete and pass both NG1 and NG2 assessments.

Once you receive a ‘pass’ in both of the assessments you will receive your NEBOSH certificate.

An example of a NEBOSH National General Certificate

Once you have a NEBOSH General certificate you can:

  • …apply for Associate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Also known as ‘AIOSH’).
  • …upgrade to Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH – With the NEBOSH General you will have met the academic requirements required

After this, you may decide to proceed to the NEBOSH National Diploma (making you eligible for Graduate IOSH status) and then on to chartered status (CMIOSH), the premier qualification and status for safety professionals.

What are the Next Steps After This Course?

Following the NEBOSH General Certificate, you can continue on the NEBOSH educational pathway and work towards a Diploma or Masters qualification. But, you don’t need to stick with NEBOSH to further your skills and knowledge.

Visit Health And Safety Training to plan your next steps. 

Why Choose TSW Training For Your NEBOSH General Certificate qualification?

NEBOSH Gold Logo TSW is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner

We are a widely respected Health and Safety Training provider that has been approved to NEBOSH’s highest level and awarded NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner Status.

Our Achievement Rates

We successfully deliver hundreds of health and safety qualifications each year, helping learners to achieve the NEBOSH Certificates they need to further their health and safety careers. Our exam pass rate is well above the national average, a testament to the level of support and learning we provide to learners.

Tutor Support

Working towards your NEBOSH General Certificate with TSW Training gives you access to our quality-assured network of health and safety experts.

Our Head of Health and Safety is always on hand to help and support learners. He has been a registered member of the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (created by the HSE) since its inception and is a chartered health and safety practitioner.

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

Public Course Booking Options

This course is available on our open programme, with a calendar virtual and classroom events. You can book a places for yourself, for an employee or for a group of staff.

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£1295 +VAT
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E-Learning
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In-House Delivery Exclusively For Your Organisation

This course can be delivered exclusively for your organisation, in any location or virtually through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Read more on our in-house training services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The General Certificate requires a minimum of 68 taught hours and approximately 40 hours of private study and background reading.

There are various study methods to choose from, the durations differ with each:

Classroom Course

10 days plus revision, online exam and practical assessment completion

E-learning Course

113 hours total study time plus online exam and practical assessment completion

Virtual Course (MS Teams)

10 days plus revision, online exam and practical assessment completion

In-house Courses

10 days plus revision, online exam and practical assessment completion

Language Requirements

NEBOSH does not stipulate specific entry requirements for this qualification however, they do state the importance of learners being able to read and write in the English language.

This is so that learners are able to understand and communicate the information contained in the syllabus.

It is advised that Learners undertaking this NEBOSH qualification reach a minimum standard of written and spoken English that is equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher.

To find out more about these language requirements, please take a look at the IELTS website.

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

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.

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.

You take the NEBOSH exam using an internet-connected device, from a 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.

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24th Oct 2022
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31st Oct 2022
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7th Nov 2022
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Duration: 10 sessions
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+ VAT per person
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1st Sep 2022
09:00 am
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Day 2:
8th Sep 2022
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Day 3:
15th Sep 2022
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22nd Sep 2022
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29th Sep 2022
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13th Oct 2022
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20th Oct 2022
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27th Oct 2022
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31st Oct 2022
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10th Nov 2022
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