NEBOSH Certificate

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NEBOSH General Certificate course overview

  • The NEBOSH National General Certificate is the most popular health and safety qualification in the UK, currently held by over 150,000 people
  • The NEBOSH Certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors, or those looking to start a career in health and safety
  • The qualification is divided into 3 units; National General Certificate 1, 2 and 3. The first two are assessed by written examinations, and the third by a practical examination
  • Examination fees are included, as are refreshments and a buffet lunch
  • NEBOSH General Certificate courses run at training venues throughout the UK, and distance learning and in-company options are also available
  • Delegates study in one ten day block, or two separate five day blocks
  • Approximately 130 hours of study is required, including private study and background reading
  • NEBOSH's unrivalled reputation for academically rigorous training makes them the awarding body of choice
  • Successful candidates meet the academic requirements for Technician membership of IOSH and Associate membership of the IIRSM
  • The NEBOSH International Certificate is also available. Based on international standards it is suitable for people in any industry sector, anywhere in the world.

Your Guide to the NEBOSH General Certificate Course

Useful, but not essential, starting point.

 

NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Qualification

  • 3 days study

IOSH Managing Safely

  • 3/4 days study
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NGC1 forms the basis for both the NEBOSH National General Certificate and the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate. If you have passed NGC1 within the last five years (either as part of the General Certificate or as a standalone module) you can 'bolt on' NCC1 and NCC2 to gain the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate.

Revision courses are available NGC1, NGC2, NCC1 and NCC2.

NEBOSH National General Certificate Unit 1
NCG1 - The Management of Safety and Health

  • 5 days study
  • Assessed by one two hour exam
  • Certificate awarded to successful candidates
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NEBOSH National General Certificate Unit 2
NCG2 - Controlling Workplace Hazards

  • 5 days study
  • Assessed by one two hour exam
  • Certificate awarded to successful candidates

NEBOSH National Construction Certificate Unit 1
NCC1 - Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities

  • 8 days study
  • Assessed by one two hour exam
  • Certificate awarded to successful candidates
plus plus

NEBOSH National General Certificate Unit 3
NCG3 - Health and Safety Practical Application

  • A two hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace and submitted no later than two weeks after the NEBOSH exam
  • Certificate awarded to successful candidates

NEBOSH National Construction Certificate Unit 2
NCC2 - Construction Health and Safety Practical Application

  • A two hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace and submitted no later than two weeks after the NEBOSH exam
  • Certificate awarded to successful candidates
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Meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH) and by the IIRSM for associate membership.

NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health Qualification

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety Qualification

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Diploma holders may use the letters "DipNEBOSH", Grad IOSH and MIIRSM after their name.

A number of UK universities offer MSc programs that accept the National Diploma as a full or partial entry requirement.

NEBOSH Diploma

Unit A: 15 days study, assessed by one three hour written exam
Unit B: 10 days study, assessed by one three hour written exam
Unit C: 10 days study, assessed by one three hour written exam
Unit D:  8,000 word written assignment

Diplomas are presented at a NEBOSH Graduation Ceremony at the University of Warwick.

NEBOSH Certificate Frequently Asked Questions

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NEBOSH General Certificate course content and assessment

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

Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety

Syllabus:

  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Management Systems - Policy, Organising, Planning, Measuring, Audit and Review

Assessment:

Taught over five days, with the option of a one and a half day NEBOSH General Certificate revision course.

Assessed by a two-hour written exam consisting of ten 'short-answer' compulsory questions and one 'long-answer' compulsory question. Papers are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

Unit NGC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards

Syllabus:

  • Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
  • Transport Hazards and Risk Control
  • Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
  • Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  • Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

Assessment:

Taught over five days, with the option of a one and a half day NEBOSH General Certificate revision course.

Assessed by a two-hour written exam consisting of ten 'short-answer' eight mark compulsory questions and one 'long-answer' twenty mark compulsory question. Papers are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. The pass standard for each paper is set at 45%.

Unit NGC3: Workplace-Based Practical Assessment

A two hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace no later than two weeks after sitting your final NEBOSH exam. The practical examination is internally assessed by the programme organiser and externally moderated by NEBOSH. Candidates must achieve 60% to pass.

Candidates will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed. When candidates have been awarded a Unit Certificate in all three units the marks will be added together and a final grade is awarded as follows:

  • Pass 150 – 179 marks
  • Credit 180 – 209 marks
  • Distinction 210 marks or more

Once a candidate has successfully completed all three units the overall qualification parchment will be issued.

You must complete all units within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH General Certificate qualification.

When you enrol on the NEBOSH General Certificate with RoSPA you receive a complimentary copy of the Health and Safety Executive's publication Introduction to Health and Safety at Work.

NEBOSH Certificate dates and prices

Click on the locations below for details of the training venues. Click here for prices.

Locations

Location NGC1 (5 days) NGC2 (5 days)
Birmingham 02 Feb 2015 09 Feb 2015
08 Jun 2015 22 Jun 2015
13 Jul 2015 27 Jul 2015
05 Oct 2015 12 Oct 2015
18 Jan 2016 25 Jan 2016
Bristol Call for Dates Call for Dates
Cardiff ** 21 Jul 2014 18 Aug 2014
  08 Sep 2014 06 Oct 2014
  27 Oct 2014 17 Nov 2014
County Down Please call RoSPA Scotland on 0131 449 9378 or email sctraining@rospa.com
Croydon 10 Nov 2014 17 Nov 2014
Edinburgh 09 Feb 2014 16 Feb 2014
11 May 2015 18 May 2015
10 Aug 2015 17 Aug 2015
09 Nov 2015 16 Nov 2015
08 Feb 2016 15 Feb 2015
Heathrow ** 01 Sep 2014 29 Sep 2014
17 Nov 2014 15 Dec 2014
Leeds ** 18 Aug 2014 15 Sep 2014
03 Nov 2014 01 Dec 2014
London ** 13 Apr 2015
07 Sep 2015
Manchester 11 May 2015 18 May 2015
08 Feb 2016 22 Feb 2016
Nottingham 12 Jan 2015 19 Jan 2015
Warrington ** 02 Jun 2014 30 Jun 2014
11 Aug 2014 08 Sep 2014
13 Oct 2014 11 Nov 2014
15 Dec 2014 12 Jan 2015

Prices

Exam and buffet lunch are included.

Option Duration Cost
BUNDLE DEAL (Includes exam fees) 2x5 days £1,595 Members
£1,765 Non Members
NGC1 and 2 booked together 2x5 days £1,575 members*
£1,695 non-members
London course** 2x5 days £1,795 + VAT
NGC1 only 5 days £765 members*
£850 non-members
NGC2 only 5 days £765 members*
£850 non-members
E-learning 1yr licence £450 members
£495 non-members
In-company 10 days POA

*The discounted members' price is only available at Birmingham, County Down and Edinburgh.

**Courses in Cardiff, Heathrow, Leeds, London and Warrington are delivered by our trusted partner Astutis Limited.

Details of NEBOSH National General Certificate Revision Courses and Exams can be found here.

Why train for the NEBOSH Certificate with RoSPA?

  • Exam fees are included, as are refreshments and a buffet lunch
  • RoSPA pass rates for its internationally-recognised NEBOSH General Certificate qualifications are exceptional, and regularly exceed the national average
  • Delegates receive practically-based, expert tuition from our professional CMIOSH-qualified tutors, many of whom are also employed to mark NEBOSH Certificate examination papers
  • RoSPA trainers excel in passing on their wealth of knowledge and experience in such a way that delegates not only do well academically, but are also able to translate their results into real, practical advantages for their workplaces
  • This experience developing and delivering training courses gives us an edge when it comes to understanding what businesses really need from health and safety training
  • RoSPA uses a delegate-centred approach which encourages high levels of participation via the inclusion of many and varied learning styles, including workshops, discussion groups and student presentations
  • We have BS EN ISO9001:2000 certification in our training operation
  • We also offer Revision Courses for the NEBOSH General Certificate

The business case for NEBOSH Certificate training

If you're an employer looking to make sure that the NEBOSH National General Certificate delivers a return on your investment, or an employee seeking to make a business case for the safety training budget then look no further as we've outlined the key reasons why the National General Certificate is good for business.

  • Qualified safety professionals are an asset to their organisations, reducing costs by preventing accidents and ill health of employees, without incurring unnecessary expense by over-reacting to trivial risks
  • The NEBOSH National General Certificate is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK. It is well respected and often requested by employers.
  • The NEBOSH Certificate enables the holder to apply for membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) at Technician level (TechIOSH), which in turn adds credibility and demonstrates the seriousness with which an organisation views safety to its stakeholders
  • The NEBOSH General Certificate safety training course helps managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisation gain a broad understanding of key health and safety issues. Many people undertake this qualification as a first step in a career in health and safety as it provides a valuable overview and sound basis for further professional study
  • The NEBOSH Certificate safety training course provides an understanding of health and safety legislation to enable delegates to monitor safety performance in their workplace, investigate accidents effectively and assist in the design and implementation of safe systems of work and accident prevention programmes. It also provides an appreciation of hazards associated with typical workplace activities, enabling delegates to fulfil their occupational health and safety responsibilities and assist with management of safety within the workplace
  • Many larger organisations choose the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a key part of their supervisors' or management development programme. By ensuring that line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of risk management they build an effective safety culture in the company. Smaller organisations, operating in lower risk environments, often choose the NEBOSH National General certificate as the appropriate qualification for the manager taking the lead on health and safety issues
  • The modular qualification structure and variety of available course formats enables candidates and employers to arrange training around the needs of the business. RoSPA also offer in-company courses, to allow the inclusion of material specifically relevant to the organisation's workplace

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