NEBOSH Certificate

Looking to gain the UK's most popular safety qualification? The NEBOSH National General Certificate is just for you.

Expert tutors, delegate-centred learning, venues across the UK, flexible delivery options and high pass rates make RoSPA the first choice!


  • 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

Delegate Quotes

Fantastic course that I would highly recommend. The trainer was brilliant, got everyone involved and promoted the desire to learn.

Mick Dunn - FCC Environment

The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and able to explain complex topics with great ease, so everyone could understand.

Faye Doncaster – Care Management Group

Also available to download: NEBOSH National General Certificate

Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

The NEBOSH Certificate is divided into three units, the first two are assessed by written examination. The third by a practical exam.

Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety


  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Management Systems - Plan, Do, Check, Act


Taught over five days, with the option of a 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 GC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards


  • 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


Taught over five days, with the option of a 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.


Location GC1 (5 days) GC2 (5 days)

05/08/2019 (FULL)

17/06/2019 (FULL)


London 02/09/2019



Courses in other locations are run by our trusted partners, Astutis Limited, and as such RoSPA Member discounts are not applicable.


For prices, contact our sales team on (0)121 248 2233.

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

All prices are subject to VAT.

  • 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

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

In-company Training

More and more organisations are now using an in-house approach to deliver training to their colleagues. RoSPA is one of the UK's main providers of in-company safety training and can deliver existing courses, adapt a course to meet your requirements or create a course specifically for you.

RoSPA can even carry out a training needs analysis and map out exactly what training your staff need at all levels within the business. You can view our full range of In-Company training courses by looking at our In-Company Training page.


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