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NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a 10 day training course for managers, supervisors and staff with health and safety responsibilities.

This NEBOSH National General Certificate course is spread over several weeks and is suitable for every workplace. It will cover health and safety topics that will help you to manage risks effectively.

By completing this NEBOSH safety course, you will gain a solid understanding of your health and safety responsibilities and how to make your workplace safer.

Why Take the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Course?

If you are currently responsible for health and safety management in your role and embarking on a health and safety career; then this NEBOSH Occupational Health and Safety course is ideal for you.

The knowledge you gain would enable you to go about your role confidently, in line with current legislation.

What Does NEBOSH General Certificate Course Involve?

This NEBOSH General Certificate course covers the following topics (for the full list of topics covered in this training, keep reading):

  • NG1: Management of health and safety
  • NG1 Assessment: Open book examination (one day)
  • NG2: Risk Assessment
  • NG2 Assessment: Practical submission

Benefits of this NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Course

  • You achieve a respected health and safety qualification
  • You will be able to apply for TechIOSH membership
  • Helps as a stepping stone to progress to NEBOSH diploma
  • Helps to create a safer workplace
  • Aids your learning development and boosts your career prospects
  • Helps to develop a knowledgeable and skilful workforce in health and safety


NEBOSH General Certificate is a 10 day course for managers and staff with health and safety responsibilities.

How is This Course Delivered?

There are three delivery methods options for you to choose from: Public Classroom, In-house and eLearning.

Public Classroom Courses

You can attend the NEBOSH General Certificate course in a classroom, at one of our training venues across the country. Our public course dates are advertised throughout the year; this gives our customers plenty of option when it comes to choosing dates and locations.

Companies and individuals can book the course over the phone or directly online through our website.

In-house Courses

We can also arrange the NEBOSH General Certificate course in-house specifically for your delegates. We can deliver the course at one of our training venues or a venue of your choice.

In-house NEBOSH Certificate courses are ideal for encouraging the delegates to discuss your company’s health and safety procedures and culture.

For us to deliver a NEBOSH course in-house, there must be no more than 20 delegates attending. Delegates must also sit the designated exams provided by NEBOSH.

We price our in-house courses on a case-by-case basis. The location and the number of delegates will factor on the price of the training.

For a quote, complete the in-house training enquiry form on this page, and one of our friendly team will be in touch.

Online Learning

NEBOSH General Certificate courses are delivered online via a virtual classroom using Zoom.

The remote element eliminates the need to travel to a physical venue to complete the course. To join the course, delegates have to log in via the link provided through a computer or laptop with a camera, screen, microphone and access to the internet.

The course is delivered live by a tutor who covers the same content as the classroom course. Delegates can interact with the tutor and other delegates via webchat or video.

Just like the classroom course, we have multiple dates available to book this course online.

eLearning Courses

The NEBOSH General Certificate is also available to complete as an eLearning course. The learner completes this learning format online in their own time.

All they need to do to complete the course is log in with the details that we provide, finish the training before the license expires and complete the assessments.

NEBOSH General Certificate Course Content

NEBOSH Certificate is equivalent to a NVQ Level 3 / A-level qualification.

The course will follow the new NEBOSH syllabus for the National General Certificate.

The content covered by the course includes:

NG1 – Management of Health and Safety

This unit covers HSE legislation, health and safety knowledge and health and safety management systems.

  1. Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  2. How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  3. Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  4. Health and safety monitoring and measuring

NG1 Assessment – Open Book Examination (1 day)

To pass, you will need to complete an Open Book Examination. You will also have a practical assessment to complete (NG2) which you will submit after the Open Book Examination.

You will have remote access to the Open Book Examination on a set day for a 24-hour window to complete it. We also require you to attend a short interview (approx. 15 minutes) within a few days of completion; you will be allocated a time for this upon booking.

NEBOSH will be available for technical support throughout the 24-hour window of the examination. To find out more about Open Book Examinations contact the 3B team through the enquiry form on this page.

NG2 – Risk Assessment

  1. Physical and psychological health
  2. Musculoskeletal health
  3. Chemical and biological agents
  4. General workplace issues
  5. Work equipment
  6. Fire
  7. Electricity

Within 10 days of completing the NG1 Open Book Examination, the delegate must hand in their completed practical assessment.

NG2 Assessment – Practical Submission

This a practical risk assessment to demonstrate your ability. You will complete a risk assessment and follow up with an action plan for your workplace. This information can be used as an actual risk assessment for your workplace.

How long is this course?

This course is 10 days long and spread over several weeks. Your tutor will also give you additional study hours, which will equate to around 40 hours of self-study.

Week 1 (five days): NG1 (Open Book Examination completed remotely)
Week 2 (five days): NG2 (Risk Assessment Practical Submission)

Please note that training sessions for our NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction courses are delivered together.

Entry requirements

To attend this course, we advise that you have a good knowledge of written and spoken English.

NEBOSH recommend that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

For more information see the Entry requirements section of this page:

Is this course accredited?

Yes, the course is accredited by NEBOSH. NEBOSH is a globally recognised provider of health, safety and environment qualifications.

How much does this course cost?

You can book each NEBOSH General Certificate unit or exam separately. If you would like to do this, please contact our friendly team.

Prices are as followed:

  • Full course (10 days) & exam & practical – £1,300
  • NG1 (4 days) learning only, no exam – £433
  • NG2 (6 days) & practical learning only, no assessment – £649
  • NG1 Open Book Exam & interview exam only – £119
  • NG2 risk assessment – £99
  • GC2 resits – £295
  • GC3 practical resubmit – £99


What does NEBOSH stand for?

NEBOSH stands for National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health

What is NEBOSH General Certificate?

It is a training course that provides you with invaluable knowledge of your health and safety responsibilities, so you can make your workplace safer.

What level is NEBOSH General Certificate?

It Is a Level 3 qualification, which is equivalent to A-Level

Does NEBOSH General Certificate expire?

It doesn’t expire and it is a lifetime qualification


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