NEBOSH National General Certificate
The National General Certificate is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK with over 100,000 people having gained the award since it was launched in 1989.
This course is designed for managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The certificate helps them manage risks effectively.
Many people take the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a first step in a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study. The NEBOSH National General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge.
The syllabus is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety owned by ENTO. No previous health and safety knowledge is required but candidates should note the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report.
The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:
- Management of Health and Safety (NGC1)
- Controlling workplace hazards (NGC2)
- Health and safety practical application (NGC3)
The National General Certificate is delivered over a 2 week period. You should also plan approximately 49 hours of private study and background reading.
Assessment and certification
The examination comprises of two written exams which last two hours each, and a practical assessment which involves a safety inspection of a work site and the production of a written report under exam conditions. The two written exams are taken on one day and the practical to be completed in worktime.
Fairview Safety Solutions provide NEBOSH National General Certificate Courses locally in Lincoln & Lincolnshire, regionally in Nottinghamshire & East Midlands and nationally throughout the UK – NEBOSH National General Certificate Course Lincoln | NEBOSH National General Certificate Course Lincolnshire | NEBOSH National General Certificate Course East Midlands