National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a globally recognised health and safety qualification held by more than 190,000 people in the UK and worldwide.

Career development – For some, the NEBOSH National General Certificate is a first step towards a career as a health and safety professional. For others, it forms part of an important set of qualifications that will bring them success and advancement in whatever field they choose.

What will my employer gain from this qualification? 

A safer workplace – Health and safety
is important. It protects people from injury and loss of life. People with the NEBOSH National General Certificate know how

To help their employer avoid prosecution, litigation, absence costs and loss of reputation.

Assurance – An employer whose staff are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to health and safety. The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety can help employers meet recognized standards, codes of practice and even help win new business.

Return on investment – An employee with a NEBOSH National General Certificate has a practical set of skills that brings real value to the modern workplace.

What does the course cover?

It covers the main legal requirements for safety in the UK, a range of workplace hazards, and methods of control. Further details including a syllabus summary can be found on our website.

How is the course assessed?

Candidates are assessed with written examinations for each of the two taught units. There is also a practical assessment to help you apply your learning at work and add value for your employer.

Are you already one step towards your next NEBOSH Certificate? Management of health and safety unit (NGC1) is common to the following qualifications:

  • NEBOSH National General Certificate
  • NEBOSH National Construction Certificate
  • NEBOSH National Fire Certificate

If you study another qualification listed within 5 years of passing this unit, you will not need to re-sit it.

Once you have achieved the NEBOSH General Certificate, you are only one unit away from achieving the NEBOSH International General Certificate too. Controlling Workplace Hazards (GC2) and the Practical Application (GC3) units are now common to both qualifications so you would only need to pass the Management of International Health and Safety Unit (IGC1) to secure the NEBOSH International General Certificate.

What kind of people take
 the NEBOSH National General Certificate? 
Many people take the NEBOSH National General Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfill their health and safety responsibilities. For others, it’s a first step towards a life-long career in occupational safety and health. Some take the Certificate because it’s what their employer expects, while others simply want to learn something new and interesting that’s useful vocationally.

What will I gain from this qualification?

Knowledge – Whether health and safety is your main responsibility, or just a part of what you do, the NEBOSH National General Certificate will give you vital knowledge to help you perform better in your role at work.

Enjoyment – You’ll enjoy taking the NEBOSH National General Certificate. You’ll discover skills and techniques that are useful and practical, not just theoretical.

Recognition – Holders of the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).