The NEBOSH General Certificate (NGC) is assessed with 2 written exams for NGC1 and GC2 and a workplace assignment for GC3. You must successfully pass all three units within 5 years to achieve the full qualification.
To get a successful pass mark for each of the units, you have to be able to show an understanding of the key concepts and their practical application by producing comprehensive, relevant answers.
If you have received a fail or referral in a NEBOSH General Certificate unit exam, you can either:
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You can resit a failed unit providing you do so within 5 years of your first successful unit being issued. If you haven’t yet passed a unit, the 5 year time frame won't apply until you have successfully achieved a unit.
If you want to resit a unit you have passed with the aim of achieving a higher mark, you can do so providing it is within the specified 5 year period. You must inform NEBOSH of your intention to do so within 20 days of the date the result was issued.
You can resit your NEBOSH General Certificate exams throughout the year at one of our 17 training venues across the UK.
If you feel your result doesn’t match your reasonable expectations, you can appeal to get your unit remarked by submitting an Enquiries About Results (EAR) form within 20 days of the result being issued. Be prepared that this could also result in you being issued a lower mark than original.
The NEBOSH Examiners Reports available on the NEBOSH websit offers insight into the key areas that learners commonly underperform.
The NEBOSH General Certificate Guides detail the learning outcomes for each module along with the tutor references. These will give you a good indication of the level of knowledge you need to have for the exam and what you should be revising.
The NEBOSH Examiners reports also offer an excellent resource to help prepare for future exams. Examiners Reports are published yearly after March and September exams and are free to download from the NEBOSH website. Feedback is offered on exam techniques, command words and learning outcomes.