The NEBOSH National General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The syllabus is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety owned by Proskills.
The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:
This qualification is widely taken as a first step towards a career in health and safety and is accepted by IOSH – the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health – in meeting the academic requirements for Technical Membership (TechIOSH). It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study.
Whether you’re up in Edinburgh, or as far south as Somerset; east-coast Newcastle or near our HQ in Liverpool, regardless of location – we’ve got you covered!
Courses can even be delivered on-site, at your premises.
The NEBOSH General Certificate course syllabus is made up of the following units:
Units NGC1 and NGC2 are taught units each assessed by a two-hour written examination. Each written examination consists of ten short-answer questions and one long-answer question. All questions are compulsory. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
Unit NGC3 is assessed by one two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate’s own workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 10 working days of a written examination. The practical examination is internally assessed by Keep Safe Solutions and externally moderated by NEBOSH.
If you are currently unemployed, we can usually arrange somewhere for you to conduct a workplace assessment. If this is something you require, please contact us before booking.
Candidates will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed. Once a candidate has successfully completes all three units (NGC1, GC2 and GC3), the overall qualification parchment will be issued.
Certificates are forwarded directly to the candidate by NEBOSH approximately 16 weeks after the completion of the course although results are usually issued within 10 weeks.
NEBOSH’s unit based approach will allow you to gain additional units to achieve new qualifications without having to study or be assessed on topics that you have already covered in a previous NEBOSH qualification.
A delegate may chose to specialise in a certain industry of health and safety, such as construction or fire safety, in which case they may chose to undertake the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety or the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management.
For a more in-depth knowledge students may progress onto a higher level qualification such as the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
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