NEBOSH - National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General Certificate is the most widely attained health and safety qualification within the UK. It is often seen as an initial step to a career within health and safety management and is aimed at those based n the UK who need a general understanding of occupational health and safety issues within their role.

The NEBOSH General Certificate is accredited at Level 3 within the National Qualification Framework and also meets the academic requirements of IOSH for Technician membership (TechIOSH). The NEBOSH General Certificate qualification is also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (llRSM) for associate membership.


NEBOSH National General Certificate Course Detail

The National NEBOSH General Certificate is divided into two units; NEBOSH NG1& NG2. 



This NEBOSH unit includes:

  • Managing workplace health and safety and the reasons for doing this.
  • How health and safety managemente systems work and what they look like.
  • Management of risk and understanding people and processes.
  • Health and safety monitoring and measurement.

This unit is assessed by open book and examination and with some elements  addressed by practical assessment.



This NEBOSH unit includes:

  • Physical and Psychological Health – hazards and  controls
  • Musculoskeletal Health
  • Chemical and Biological Agents
  • General Workplace Issues
  • Fire - Hazards and controls
  • Electricity - Hazards and controls

This unit is assessed by practical assessment.


Course Delivery

NEBOSH General Certificate courses are available as either open public courses or online. Click here to see course dates and locations for NEBOSH National General Certificate open courses. It is also possible to take a NEBOSH  National General Certificate blended e learning course, designed for those who may struggle to attend block sessions away from their workplace.

All NEBOSH training courses are provided by NEBOSH accredited training providers. Successful candidates studying for the NEBOSH General Certificate will receive an accredited NEBOSH certificate for each unit passed, as well as an overall NEBOSH General Certificate once all three units have been successfully completed.

For more general help or further information please send an enquiry to You can also view and book onto our range of NEBOSH Distance Learning Courses online.

Related Links:
Distance Learning (NEBOSH General Certificate)
IOSH Courses
NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction
NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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