NEBOSH National General Certificate Online

NEBOSH National General Certificate Online

Available 24/7 from any location.

Approximately 108 hours of study plus an open book assessment and a practical assessment (can be completed in 3-9 months).

A flexible, high-quality learning method.

    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 online 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 also accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation. It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 11 SCQF credit points (equivalent to an A level).

    Why take the NEBOSH General Certificate?

    The NEBOSH General Certificate is:

    • Perceived by many employers to be the 'gold standard' for a health and safety professional, closely linked with career progression and job security.
    • Specified in a significant number of health and safety job adverts for applicants to hold the qualification.
    • Focused around the legal framework for health and safety, ensuring that organisations and staff understand how best to meet their legal responsibilities.
    • A qualification that leads to safer workplaces by improving the health and safety skills and knowledge of their employees.
    • The ideal qualification to allow holders to develop their own skill set, add value to their organisation and enhance their own career development.

    Holders of the NEBOSH General Certificate can also apply for technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (TechIOSH).

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    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.

      In order to complete the course a total of 68 hours taught time will be required with an additional 40 hours of private study also recommended.

      NG2: Risk Assessment

      5. Physical and psychological health
      6. Musculoskeletal health
      7. Chemical and biological agents
      8. General workplace issues
      9. Work equipment
      10. Fire
      11. Electricity

      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.

      A 'pass' must be achieved in both units to achieve the National General Certificate.

      All units must be completed within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH General Certificate qualification.


      The cost to undertake this online course is £375 + VAT + NEBOSH exam registration fee per person.

      We are currently offering a 5% discount for any bookings made before the end of July 2020.

      Discounts are available for multiple bookings.

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      You can access a free demo of the course so you can see how the platform works and if it is suited to your needs. Contact Leanne at to gain access to this course.

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