NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is one of the most widely accepted NEBOSH qualifications by employers and professional memberships in over 180 countries around the world. 87% of UK employers request the NEBOSH General Certificate course as a requirement. The Certificate is one of the NEBOSH qualifications recognised to improve health and safety skills, environmental management and support managers, supervisors and staff make improvements and gain sustainable health and safety knowledge.
Astutis have an 82% NEBOSH Certificate first-time pass rate – that’s far higher than the national average and the reason why 1500 learners choose Astutis in the last 12-months for their health and safety training.
What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?
The course comprises two central units that will cover critical topics such as health and safety management fundamentals and different types of workplace risk. The NEBOSH General Certificate for Occupational Health and Safety is designed to provide a wide insight into the core principles of a successful health and safety system, supporting learners kickstart their health and safety careers.
Available to study online on our award-winning LMS, as a virtual classroom learner, in a classroom, or on-site at your workplace. Start your Health and Safety career with Astutis today.
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Management of Health and Safety
NG1: Online open book exam
NG2: Practical risk assessment based on a workplace environment
Online: Approx 110-125 hours (12 months access provided). 82% First Time pass rate.
Virtual/Classroom: 10 days delivered as 2 split weeks
On-site: 10 days
OnlinePlus: Approx 113 hours - 16 hours live tutor-led tutorials and approx 92 hours self-study
Instant access with interactive study support
Live-online, engaging and interactive classes
Traditional structured learning environment
Virtual classroom and online learning in one dynamic learning experience
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The NG2 is a practical risk assessment based on a workplace. This can be completed at a place of work or at home, and is submitted by email according to deadline.
You’ll be awarded a grading for the NG1, as outlined below; and for NG2 either a pass or refer (fail). Your overall qualification grade will be based on the mark you achieve in your NG1 open book exam:
Pass: 45-64 marks
Credit: 65-74 marks
Distinction: 75+ marks
You must successfully pass both units to achieve your full NEBOSH General Certificate.
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It enables potential learners to understand the course format and to grasp the core principles explored in the NEBOSH General Certificate.
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According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), 87% of UK employers ask for a NEBOSH Certificate when recruiting for health and safety roles. If you wish to progress your career by taking the NEBOSH General Certificate health and safety training course, job functions you can apply for include:
- Health and Safety Advisor or Officer
- Health, Safety & Environment Officer
- Health and Safety Executive
- Health and Safety Manager
- SHE Officer
- SHEQ Advisor
- HSEQ Advisor
- Safety Trainer
- Safety Coordinator
You can book your NEBOSH General Certificate Exam on our website. Learners must remember to book their exam at least five weeks before their chosen exam date.
Visit our NEBOSH General Certificate Exam Hub and look at the Upcoming Dates section for further details:
The NEBOSH National General Certificate is the starting point for people looking to start a career in health and safety. It is a Level 3 qualification, equivalent to A Levels. The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety has been accredited and rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation. It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 11 SCQF credit points.
SCQF Level 6 is comparable to RQF/CQFW Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
NEBOSH health and safety training courses vary in their examination or assessment phase.
With the NEBOSH General Certificate, this health and safety qualification is split into two parts.
Part one can be known as NG1. The NG1 open book exam is completed electronically and submitted through the NEBOSH exam portal.
Part two can be viewed as NG2. NG2 is a practical risk assessment based on a workplace. This can be completed at a place of work or home and is submitted by email.
OBE Learner Guide
We currently offer two different types of funding:
1. ReAct Funding in Wales
This is for residents in Wales who have suffered redundancy in the last three calendar months. If eligible, you can claim up to £1500 of funding for training.
2. Armed Forces ELCAS Funding
Armed Forces members can claim financial support for higher-level training. Astutis is a registered partner of Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS), so learners can secure funding to study with us. Our ELC provider number is 5238.
- Classroom format is split over a two week period, taking ten days.
- Online format should take 110-125 hours to finish
- In-Company format should only take 80-100 hours
- OnlinePlus format is approximated at 113 hours in total, split into 16 hours of tutoring and 92 hours of self study.
The NEBOSH National Diploma course will build on health and safety knowledge gained from the NEBOSH General Certificate. Whilst it is not necessary to have a pre-qualification to take the NEBOSH National Diploma, we would highly recommend starting your journey with the Certificate.
The NEBOSH National General Certificate and NEBOSH International General Certificate are both versions of the NEBOSH General Certificate. The National General Certificate course is available in the UK only and the International General Certificate is available to all countries outside of the UK.
They’re the same health and safety qualification level, have the same units, elements and learning outcomes and they both follow the same exam structure and grading system.
The course content isn’t that much different either. They both teach you how to manage workplace health and safety based on the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” management system. But they reference different legislations and regulations in the finer details.
Find out more about the difference in versions here:
National vs International - Which is for me?
NEBOSH General Certificate for Your Workforce
By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the NEBOSH General Certificate qualification, you will be able to contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.
Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options, including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at premises of your choice on a day of your choice.
Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation
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