NEBOSH National general certificate

Health & Safety North East offer a number of NEBOSH Certificates and Training Programmes, to give managers and employees the knowledge and expertise to make their business a safe place to work.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is an examined core qualification, for people who have health and safety responsibilities, as part of their job description. The certificate gives a broad understanding of health and safety issues that may arise in the workplace, so they can manage these risks effectively.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is a great first step, for those looking to start a in a career in health and safety, as it provides a valuable overview, making it a sound basis for further professional study.

No previous health and safety knowledge is required but candidates should note the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report.

Holders of the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technician membership (TechIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Course Content:

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.

Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety

Element 1: Foundations in Health & Safety
Element 2: Policy
Element 3: Organising
Element 4: Planning
Element 5: Measuring, Audit and Review

Unit NGC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards

Element 1: Workplace Hazards and Risks
Element 2: Transport Hazards and Risks
Element 3: Musculoskeletal Hazards & Risks
Element 4: Work Equipment Hazards/Risks
Element 5: Electrical Safety
Element 6: Fire Safety
Element 7: Chemical and Biological Safety
Element 8: Physical & Psychological Health

Unit NGC3: Health and Safety Practical Application


Units NGC1 and NGC2 are taught units and each assessed by a two-hour written examination, consisting of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and an essay question. Unit NGC3 is assessed by a two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate's own workplace.

Course programme and Costs:

The course is regularly held in Carlisle, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Daventry and Warrington. There are 3 different ways a candidate can take the course, and if you have any questions about which would be the most suitable, please get in touch with a member of the Health and Safety North East Team.

  • Block Release [12 day] course - 2 x 1 week blocks, plus 2 days for the examinations - £1,465.00 + Vat = £1,758.00 [per delegate]
  • Day Release [11 day] course - 11 x 1 day per week, including the examinations - £1,395.00 + Vat = £1,674.00 [per delegate]
  • E-Learning - 45 to 75 hours of study, plus 2 days for the revision and examinations.

These prices include the course book, additional notes, NEBOSH fees, coffees, biscuits and lunches.

Each of our NEBOSH courses are taught by a quality trainer, to ensure that each candidate gets the most out of their learning experience. If you have any queries regarding any of our health and safety training courses, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Tel: (0191) 2267370
Email: training@healthandsafetynortheast.co.uk

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