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NEBOSH National General Certificate Course

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The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (NGC) is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK. It will provide you with a broad understanding of key health & safety issues.

How to take this course

With Astutis you can take the NEBOSH Certificate course online or in a class - view class dates here.

NEBOSH Certificate Course Key Facts
Learning Methods OnlineClassroom - view dates and In-company
Units 3 units: NGC1; GC2; GC3
Assessments 2 x 2 hour exams for NGC1 and GC2 plus a practical assignment for GC3

Your introduction to the NEBOSH Certificate

Course information

The NEBOSH Certificate covers the key legal requirements for health and safety in the UK and the identification and control of workplace hazards. No previous health and safety knowledge is required.

Want to know more? Read our introduction to the NEBOSH General Certificate.

What is covered?

The NEBOSH Certificate is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately: 

  1. NGC1 Management of health and safety 
  2. GC2 Controlling workplace hazards 
  3. GC3 Health and safety practical application 

Find out more in the full NEBOSH Certificate syllabus

Course learning methods

With Astutis you can take the NEBOSH Certificate in 2 different ways:

With these options you can pick the learning method to suit your time and budget. For more help with choosing read our NEBOSH Certificate learning methods comparison.

How is the NEBOSH Certificate assessed?

There are 2 x 2 hour exams for NGC1 and GC2 consisting of 10 short answer questions and 1 long answer; GC3 is assessed with a 2-hour practical application carried out in the workplace; GC3 must also be booked. Find our more about the NEBOSH Certificate exams.

If you are ready to book your NEBOSH Certificate exams please remember to choose the option "All exams: NGC1, GC2 & GC3 Practical Assessment" for the question "Exams you wish to register for" on the Astutis exams booking form.

Further qualification recognition

This qualification meets academic requirements for Technical Membership (TechIOSH) of IOSH and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Is the NEBOSH Certificate for me?

The NEBOSH Certificate is aimed at those working in health and safety and want to develop a career in safety management. It is suitable for managers, supervisors and operational staff from all functions not just health and safety, from organisations in all sectors.

Why take the NEBOSH Certificate?

It is the most requested qualification in health & safety by employers. It provides a sound basis for further study and becoming a health & safety specialist and is considered a core qualification for general management.  Read our blog post on the benefits of taking the NEBOSH General Certificate.

You will be confident with the knowledge and practical skill set to provide a safe working environment and the cost, time saving and reputational benefits this brings to organisations. 

Why take the NEBOSH Certificate with Astutis?

The many benefits of taking your NEBOSH Certificate with Astutis include:

  • Success with excellent pass rates consistently from 90-100%
  • Expert tutor support from CMIOSH trainers including NEBOSH Certificate examiners
  • Effective and interactive learning with experience of applying it to workplace scenarios
  • Confidence you are well prepared for exams with revision materials and exam question practice
  • Reassurance with continued support on all aspects of your learning
  • Comprehensive online/offline resource centre
  • Sharing your learning with online forums with tutors and individuals

How to start your NEBOSH Certificate course

Get in touch with Astutis today to find out all you need to know about starting your course.

Contact us  or  Download course info pack

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Choose how to learn

Online Course

Interactive online course with tutor support
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Classroom Course Dates

Class courses on various dates at venues UK-wide
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"Great quality and professional training. Hard work but required to be for the level the course is at, the pressure to work hard was high and justified."

Trainer at University Hospital of Wales
NEBOSH National Certificate at Cardiff

FAQs

How can I study for my NEBOSH National General Certificate?

Astutis offers 3 different options for delegates wishing to study for the NEBOSH Certificate:
  • Online course - flexible and cost effective option where you learn when you like and at your own pace with online software and full tutor support - find out more.
  • Classroom learning - attend a 10 day classroom course at one of our 18 UK training venues, completing your training within 2 weeks - view dates.
  • In-company for groups of employees at your organisation ­- we will come to you. Save on the cost of training multiple people.
Not sure which is right for you? Read our online Vs. classroom learning for the NEBOSH General certificate.

How long do I have to complete the NEBOSH National General Certificate qualification?

All 3 units must be completed within five 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH National General Certificate qualification.

How is the NEBOSH National General Certificate assessed?

Units NGC1 and GC2 are assessed by two 2-hour written exams of 10 'short-answer', 8-mark compulsory questions and 1 'long-answer', 20 mark compulsory question. GC3 is a 2-hour practical examination carried out in your own workplace. The papers are marked by external examiners who are appointed by NEBOSH.

I am outside of the UK, is this the right course for me?

For people outside of the UK we recommend the NEBOSH International General Certificate course on our international courses website.

Should I go straight for the NEBOSH National Diploma, or start with the National General Certificate?

The NEBOSH NGC course is an ideal place to start as it gives a broad grounding in the field of health and safety. The NEBOSH National Diploma course will build on knowledge gained at this level. Whilst it is not necessary to have a pre-qualification to take the NEBOSH National Diploma, we would highly recommend it.