The NEBOSH General Certificate is the most widely recognised and trusted health and safety UK qualification, providing line managers and staff with a sound understanding of the principles of risk management.
This course is for managers, supervisors and operational staff who need a broad knowledge of health and safety issues and want to obtain a globally respected qualification. It is also for those wanting to make a career change into health and safety, or enhance their long-term career prospects.
It is widely respected by employers and meets the requirements of Technician Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH).
Many people take this qualification as a first step into a career in health and safety as it provides a valuable overview.
The NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus is divided into 2 units and covers 11 elements:
NG1: Management of Health and Safety
1. Why we should manage workplace health and safety
2. How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
3. Managing risk - understanding people and processes
4. Health and safety monitoring and measuring
The unit is assessed by an open book typed or written examination completed at home within a 24-hour time-frame.
NG2: Risk Assessment
5. Physical and psychological health
6. Musculoskeletal health
7. Chemical and biological agents
8. General workplace issues
9. Work equipment
The unit is assessed by a three-hour practical assessment completed in your own workplace (or another suitable workplace). Candidates must pass all specified criteria for this unit.
There are a number of ways you can complete this qualification: