The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is an examined core qualification for people who have health and safety as part of their role at work. Managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The certificate helps them manage health and safety 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.
Holders of the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for
Technician membership (TechIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
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. No previous health and safety knowledge is required but candidates should note the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report.
Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety
Element 1: Foundations in Health & Safety
Element 2: Policy
Element 3: Organising
Element 4: Planning
Element 5: Measuring, Audit and Review
Unit NGC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards
Element 1: Workplace Hazards and Risks
Element 2: Transport Hazards and Risks
Element 3: Musculoskeletal Hazards & Risks
Element 4: Work Equipment Hazards/Risks
Element 5: Electrical Safety
Element 6: Fire Safety
Element 7: Chemical and Biological Safety
Element 8: Physical & Psychological Health
Unit NGC3: Health and Safety Practical Application
Units NGC1 and NGC2 are taught units each assessed by a two-hour written examination. Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. Unit NGC3 is assessed by a two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate's own workplace.
Block Release [12 day] course - 2 x 1 week blocks, plus 2 days for the examinations.
Day Release [11 day] course - 11 x 1 day per week, including the examinations.