IOSH & NEBOSH Accredited Courses

NEBOSH General Certificate

The NEBOSH General Certificate is a training course for health & safety practitioners.

How long is the NEBOSH General Certificate?
The NEBOSH GeneralCertificate is 10 days long, spread over several weeks plus the learner’s study hours.
NG1 (Open Book Examination completed remotely).
NG2 (Risk Assessment Practical Submission).

Who should attend the NEBOSH General Certificate?
Managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety should attend this course.

Is the NEBOSH General Certificate course accredited?
Yes, the course is accredited by NEBOSH.

When does my NEBOSH Certificate expire?
You do not need to renew your NEBOSH Certificate.

NEBOSH General

Delivery Options

NEBOSH General Certificate can be completed in the classroom, by Blended Learning or by eLearning.

Public Classroom Courses

Classroom-based NEBOSH General Certificate courses are available to attend in our training venues nationwide. Our public course dates are advertised throughout the year; this gives our customers plenty of option when it comes to choosing dates and location. Companies and individuals can book the course over the phone or directly online through our website.

View all of our upcoming NEBOSH General course dates here.

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 to encourage 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 the team will be in touch.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning is an option for delegates who would prefer to not complete the course in a classroom. This format allows the delegate to study for the exam themselves with their textbook. They will also receive a support folder from 3B, containing policies, guidance and example exam questions.

Delegates will also receive online support from a NEBOSH approved tutor. They will have access to one-on-one video calls with the tutor in which they will receive support on various subjects. The delegate has up to five calls to use; each call is one-hour long.

For more information on the NEBOSH General Certificate Blended Learning, visit the eLearning course page here.

eLearning Courses

The NEBOSH General Certificate is also available to complete as an eLearning course. The learner completes this learning format is online in their own time. All they need to do to complete the course is log in with the details that we provide and finish all the units.

For more information visit the eLearning course page here.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. We advise that delegates have an understanding of the English language and the basic fundaments of the course.

Course Content

What is covered in the NEBOSH General Certificate?

NEBOSH’s practical approach promotes the application of the knowledge acquired in the course to problem-solving within the workplace. NEBOSH Certificate is the equivalent to an NVQ Level 3 / A-level qualification.

The courses are conducted quarterly and can be tailored to suit your industry requirements.

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

The content covered by the course includes:

NG1 – Management of Health & Safety

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

1. Why we should manage workplace health and

2. How health and safety management systems work
and what they look like

3. Managing risk – understanding people and

4. Health and safety monitoring and measuring

NG2 – Risk Assessment

5. Physical and psychological health

6. Musculoskeletal health

7. Chemical and biological agents

8. General workplace issues

9. Work equipment

10. Fire

11. Electricity

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


  • NG1 – Open Book Examination – 1 Day
  • NG2 – Practical Submission

Course Objectives

On completion of the course, the delegate will be able to confidently a conduct risk assessment and follow it up with a comprehensive action plan. They will also be able o manage and reduce risks in the workplace and promote a better health & safety culture.

What is Required to Pass the NEBOSH General Certificate?

The delegate will need to successfully pass an Open Book Examination. They will also have a practical assessment to complete (NG2) which they will submit after the Open Book Examination.

Delegates have remote access to the Open Book Examination on a set day for a 24-hour window to complete it. We also require delegates to attend a short interview (approx 15 minutes) within a few days of completion; they 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

3B Training will send your certificate between 6-8 weeks after your results have been declared by NEBOSH.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

CITB registered companies can claim £600 of grant per learner who attends the course. To do this, they will need to make a manual claim themselves. Find out how to claim here.

Further Development

Other courses available to those who want to become a health & safety practitioner include NVQ Level 3 Health & Safety or the Level 6 NVQ Health & Safety.

What is included in the course fees?

Delegates booking a full NEBOSH Certificate with 3B can expect to benefit from the following support:

– Training and assessment fees
– NEBOSH approved textbook
– 3B NEBOSH study pack providing additional support and guidance
– Comprehensive tutor support from an experienced Health & Safety professional throughout your course
– NEBOSH registration fees
– Refreshments (hot drinks and soft drinks)

NEBOSH General Certificate Unit Pricing

It is possible to book each unit or exam separately. If you would like to do this, please contact the team.

Prices are as followed:

  • Full course (10 days) & exam & practical – £1,300
  • NG1 (5 days) & exam – £750
  • NG2 (5 days) & practical – £750
  • NG1 Open Book Exam & interview exam only – £119
  • NG2 risk assessment – £99
  • GC2 resist – £295
  • GC3 practical resubmit – £99

Next Available Courses

  • Watford - 26 Oct 2020

    £1,300.00 + VAT £1,250.00 + VAT

  • Tamworth - 26 Oct 2020

    £1,300.00 + VAT

  • Leeds - 26 Oct 2020

    £1,300.00 + VAT

  • Wigan - 26 Oct 2020

    £1,300.00 + VAT 1 PLACE LEFT!

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