In 2019, NEBOSH introduced a new course syllabus for the NEBOSH General Certificate. Take a look below at the changes that NEBOSH have made to the syllabus.
NEBOSH made changes to the syllabus, in view to improve the course for learners. After consulting a range of Learning Partners, learners, employers and subject experts, NEBOSH decided to develop the syllabus on the back of their feedback. The new course content provides a better reflection of the role of modern health & safety professionals.
Take a look below for further information on the new NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus.
Whereas NEBOSH originally split the General Certificate into three modules, NGC1/NGC2/NGC3, they have now divided the course into two.
This section covers various occupational health and safety subjects such as managing risks, health & safety monitoring and health and safety management systems. A NEBOSH approved tutor would teach this unit in a classroom over 5-days. Learners will also have to complete a written Open Book Exam.
This unit is a practical unit that is assessed with a workplace-based assignment. The leaner must apply their knowledge by conducting a risk assessment on their place of work.
The Open Book Exam is one of the main changes to how the NEBOSH National Certificate is assessed. Previously the learner had to attend the NGC1 exam face-to-face at a training centre. Now the exam for NG1 is completed remotely, NEBOSH have named this the “Open Book Exam”.
The Open Book Exam is accessed online and can be completed wherever the learner pleases. Exams are hosted on one set day and are open for 24 hours. To attend, the learner simply needs to log in remotely on a device with a screen at any time during that window.
To attend the Open Book Exam, the learner needs to follow this process:
For more information about OBEs click here.
Learners who are attending the NEBOSH Construction Certificate will be affected by the changes. These learners will have to complete the NG1 unit which also features in the General Certificate. Therefore they will have to complete the newly altered NG1 unit and an Open Book Exam. Learners completing the NCC1 unit will still have to complete an in-person exam.
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