NEBOSH National General Certificate

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 Course Detail

Taking the NEBOSH General Certificate courses will provide a foundation for the NEBOSH National Diploma and is divided into three units; NGC1, NGC2 & NGC3. Units NGC1 and NGC2 are generally taught units and are both assessed by written examination. The third NEBOSH General Certificate unit, NGC3 is assessed by a practical examination.

NGC1 - Management of Health & Safety

  • Foundations in Health & Safety; outlining the legal framework relating to health and safety management, as well as moral and economic drivers, and key elements of a health and safety management system
  • Health & Safety Policy; key features and appropriate content.
  • Organising for Health & Safety; the roles and responsibilities.
  • Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture; health and safety culture and behaviours.
  • Risk Assessment; including hazard identification and the need for assessing risks.
  • Principles of Control; including hierarchy of risk reduction methods and common control measures.
  • Monitoring, Review and Audit
  • Incident and Accident Investigation, including Recording and Reporting.

NGC2 - Controlling Workplace Hazards

  • Movement of People and Vehicles - hazards and control
  • Manual and Mechanical Handling - hazards and control
  • Work Equipment - hazards and control
  • Electricity - hazards and control
  • Fire - hazards and control
  • Chemical and Biological Hazards – hazards and Control
  • Physical and Psychological Health – hazards and Control
  • Construction Activities - hazards and control

NGC3 - Health and Safety Practical Application

Each candidate is required to carry out and complete:

  • An unaided inspection of a workplace, identifying the more common hazards and then deciding whether they are adequately controlled.
  • A report to persuade management on remedial measures that need to be taken. 

Students will normally be required to complete the NGC3 assessment within 14 days (before or after) of sitting the examination for Units NGC1 and/or NGC2.

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 General Certificate open courses. It is also possible to take a NEBOSH 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 National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

Trainer Course Title Days Price ex. VAT
NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - Blended E-Learning E-Learning from £660.00
NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - National 9 - 13 from £950.00
TP326A NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - National - NGC1 & NGC2 Exams Only 1 £259.00
NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - National - NGC1 Exam Only 1 - 2 from £159.00
TP326A NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - National - NGC1 Revision Session 0.5 £110.00
TP326A NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - National - NGC2 Exam Only 0.5 £159.00
TP326A NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - National - NGC2 Revision Session 0.5 £110.00
NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - National - Online Classroom 11 - 12 from £1005.00
M108SR NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - National NG2 Unit Only - Online Classroom 6 £609.00
NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - Online Classroom 9 - 11 from £1165.00
P385IP NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - Unit NGC1 Only 6 £610.00
NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety - Units NGC2 & NGC3 Only 5 - 6 from £610.00
M108SR NEBOSH General Certificate Course in Occupational Health & Safety Unit NG1 Only - Online Classroom 6 £569.00
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