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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Begin your journey into health and safety management and realise your true potential with the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. This is a comprehensive foundation course designed to benefit all learners in all stages of their health and safety careers. 

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.

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Duration

110-125 hours

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What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course is an ideal first step into health and safety and is perfect for transitioning into a management role. This NEBOSH qualification will gift learners pivotal philosophies, health and safety skills, risk and safety management and understanding surrounding core health and safety areas.

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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Units

  • NG1

    Management of Health and Safety

  • NG2

    Risk Assessment

Assessments

  • NG1: Online open book exam

    NG2: Practical risk assessment based on a workplace environment

Course Length

  • 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

Learning Methods

  • Online

    Instant access with interactive study support 

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

  • Classroom

    Traditional structured learning environment

  • On-Site

    Delivered on-site

  • OnlinePlus+

    Virtual classroom and online learning in one dynamic learning experience

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Classroom
Virtual
NG Wk1 22/08/2022
NG Wk2 12/09/2022
NG1 Exam 07/09/2022
NG2 Prac 05/10/2022
£1800.00
OnlinePlus
T0 Welcome Webinar 01/09/2022
T1 Elements 1 & 2 15/09/2022
T2 Element 3 & Mock 05/10/2022
Mock Marking 17/10/2022
T3 Element 4 & Exam Prep 19/10/2022
T4 NG2 the practical 09/11/2022
T5 Elements 5 & 6 30/11/2022
T6 Elements 7 & 8 05/01/2023
T7 Elements 9,10&11 19/01/2023
NG1 Exam 02/11/2022
NG2 Prac 08/02/2023
£1200.00
Virtual
NG Wk1 12/09/2022
NG Wk2 17/10/2022
NG1 Exam 05/10/2022
NG2 Prac 09/11/2022
£1800.00
Cardiff - Holiday Inn City Centre
NG Wk1 12/09/2022
NG Wk2 10/10/2022
NG1 Exam 05/10/2022
NG2 Prac 09/11/2022
£2395.00
Warrington - High Legh Golf Club
NG Wk1 12/09/2022
NG Wk2 10/10/2022
NG1 Exam 05/10/2022
NG2 Prac 09/11/2022
£2395.00
Virtual
NG Wk1 10/10/2022
NG Wk2 14/11/2022
NG1 Exam 02/11/2022
NG2 Prac 07/12/2022
£1800.00
London - Broadway House
NG Wk1 17/10/2022
NG Wk2 14/11/2022
NG1 Exam 02/11/2022
NG2 Prac 07/12/2022
£2395.00
Wakefield - Holiday Inn Leeds M1 Jct 40
NG Wk1 14/11/2022
NG Wk2 12/12/2022
NG1 Exam 07/12/2022
NG2 Prac 18/01/2023
£2395.00
Bristol - Engineers' House
NG Wk1 14/11/2022
NG Wk2 12/12/2022
NG1 Exam 07/12/2022
NG2 Prac 18/01/2023
£2395.00
Virtual
NG Wk1 14/11/2022
NG Wk2 12/12/2022
NG1 Exam 07/12/2022
NG2 Prac 18/01/2023
£1800.00
OnlinePlus
T0 Welcome Webinar 14/11/2022
T1 Elements 1 & 2 28/11/2022
T2 Element 3 & Mock 19/12/2022
Mock Marking 09/01/2023
T3 Element 4 & Exam Prep 23/01/2023
T4 NG2 the practical 08/02/2023
T5 Elements 5 & 6 01/03/2023
T6 Elements 7 & 8 29/03/2023
T7 Elements 9,10&11 12/04/2023
NG1 Exam 08/02/2023
NG2 Prac 03/05/2023
£1200.00
Heathrow - Holiday Inn M4 Jct.4
NG Wk1 12/12/2022
NG Wk2 23/01/2023
NG1 Exam 18/01/2023
NG2 Prac 08/02/2023
£2395.00
Virtual
NG Wk1 12/12/2022
NG Wk2 23/01/2023
NG1 Exam 18/01/2023
NG2 Prac 08/02/2023
£1800.00
Warrington - High Legh Golf Club
NG Wk1 16/01/2023
NG Wk2 13/02/2023
NG1 Exam 08/02/2023
NG2 Prac 08/03/2023
£2395.00
Virtual
NG Wk1 16/01/2023
NG Wk2 13/02/2023
NG1 Exam 08/02/2023
NG2 Prac 08/03/2023
£1800.00
Cardiff - Holiday Inn City Centre
NG Wk1 16/01/2023
NG Wk2 20/02/2023
NG1 Exam 08/02/2023
NG2 Prac 08/03/2023
£2395.00
OnlinePlus
T0 Welcome Webinar 31/01/2023
T1 Elements 1 & 2 15/02/2023
T2 Element 3 & Mock 07/03/2023
Mock Marking 17/03/2023
T3 Element 4 & Exam Prep 21/03/2023
T4 NG2 the practical 13/04/2023
T5 Elements 5 & 6 04/05/2023
T6 Elements 7 & 8 01/06/2023
T7 Elements 9,10&11 15/06/2023
NG1 Exam 05/04/2023
NG2 Prac 05/07/2023
£1200.00
London - Broadway House
NG Wk1 13/02/2023
NG Wk2 13/03/2023
NG1 Exam 08/03/2023
NG2 Prac 05/04/2023
£2395.00
Wakefield - Holiday Inn Leeds M1 Jct 40
NG Wk1 13/03/2023
NG Wk2 17/04/2023
NG1 Exam 05/04/2023
NG2 Prac 03/05/2023
£2395.00
Bristol - Engineers' House
NG Wk1 13/03/2023
NG Wk2 17/04/2023
NG1 Exam 05/04/2023
NG2 Prac 03/05/2023
£2395.00
Heathrow - Holiday Inn M4 Jct.4
NG Wk1 17/04/2023
NG Wk2 15/05/2023
NG1 Exam 03/05/2023
NG2 Prac 07/06/2023
£2395.00
There are no entry requirements, but we recommend that all learners be literate in English.  NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.
NG1
Management of Health and Safety NG1 focuses on the core fundamentals of health and safety management, underlining the strategies designed to implement a successful health and safety system in the workplace. 
NG2
Risk Assessment Assessment Module dedictated to the preparation and completion of the assessment. 

 

NEBOSH General Certificate Course Guide

NEBOSH General Certificate Syllabus Guide

NEBOSH General Certificate Virtual Course

NEBOSH Progression Pathways

NEBOSH General Certificate OnlinePlus+

The NG1 open book exam is completed electronically and submitted through the NEBOSH exam portal. You have 24 hours from 11am (UK time) on exam day to complete and submit your exam paper. The pass mark is set at 45 marks.

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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Do you have a suitable standard of English?
Learners must have a suitable English language standard to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification reach a minimum English standard equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 or higher in the IELTS test.
Do you have the time to commit to the course?
The NEBOSH General Certificate may not be the longest course available; we still advise learners to understand the commitment required. NEBOSH recommend 110-125 hours of study hours. If you need a flexible study schedule, consider the new syllabus online option that contains the latest study tools such as Study Smart, Mock Exams, Interactive learning and access to revision materials.
 
We provide a free course preview designed to give viewers an insightful look at what our NEBOSH General Certificate course looks like.  This will give you a hands-on preview of two modules from the online course.

It enables potential learners to understand the course format and to grasp the core principles explored in the NEBOSH General Certificate.

Click here to access our course preview:

NEBOSH General Certificate Preview

 

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:

Exam Hub

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.

The NEBOSH General Certificate does not expire. As long as learners pass both units within five years of starting the course, learners will successfully pass the course. Once you have earned your certificate, it does not expire.
The NEBOSH General Certificate varies in duration depending on the learning method. It should take approximately 113 hours in total to complete.
  • 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 General Certificate course is one of the best health and safety qualifications to start, as it gives a broad understanding of the industry and equips you with crucial health and safety skills.

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?

Anyone who wants to further their understanding of health and safety whilst improving their employability can do so! There are no restrictions. However, learners must be prepared to put in the study and revision time required to pass their assessments. NEBOSH recommend learners to have a suitable understanding of the English language to help obtain the knowledge offered in this course.
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NEBOSH General Certificate for Your Workforce

Develop your people for a better organisation.

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.

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Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
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Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

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Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery that is hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK.

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