NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is the gold standard in health and safety qualifications

Course Overview

Over 200,000 people hold a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Why? Because it’s the gold standard in health and safety qualifications.

Thousands of leading experts and organisations have helped NEBOSH update the most widely respected health and safety qualification of its kind in the world. This means that it’s designed to reflect the needs of today’s employer giving learners everything they need to know and do to make their workplace safer.

Relevant to every workplace, the NEBOSH National General Certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors and anybody with health and safety management responsibilities. It’s also perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career and gives you a stepping stone to success.

Trusted by many prestigious organisations such as Thames Water, Kier and the Football Association, the NEBOSH National General Certificate can help to:

  • Minimise workplace injuries and illness
  • Boost employee wellbeing
  • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, which can win business

Holders of the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technician membership (TechIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

The NEBOSH National General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. No previous health and safety knowledge is required but candidates should note the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report.


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Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

It is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety

Element 1: Why we should manage workplace and safety
Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes
Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring

29 hours tuition, 20 hours recommended self-study time and an open book assessment.

Unit NG2: Risk Assessment

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

39 hours tuition, 20 hours recommended self-study time and 3 hours assessment time [practical  assessment].


Units NG1 and NG2 are taught units.

Unit NG1 is assessed by an “open book” case study assessment. A learner has 24 hours to complete the assessment after receiving the case study information, but NEBOSH believe they should be able to finish the questions in 4-5 hours. This is followed by a closing interview to confirm that the submitted assessment is all the learners own work.

Unit NG2 is a three-hour practical examination carried out by the learner in their own workplace.

Course Programme

Block Release (Full Time) – a 10 day course (not including the assessments).

E-Learning (Self-Study) – 80 to 120 hours of study (not including the assessments).

Please see our course calendar for dates.

Course Dates and Venues

Please see our course calendar for all of our current course dates.

Open Course Locations and Prices

Block Release (Full Time) – £1,750.00 + Vat = £2,100.00 [per delegate]

The price includes the course text books, additional notes, NEBOSH fees, light lunches and refreshments during the course.

Please see our course calender for dates.

Please be aware that prices vary for delegates on our discounted Resettlement and ELC Funded Training Package Scheme.

“In line with JSP 822, the funding received for ELCAS approved courses shall only include tuition, examination and certification fees, and VAT and that this excludes funding for food, accommodation, travel and subsistence and course study materials; it is also acknowledged, that the Service Personnel/Service Leavers are personally responsible for the funding of such provisions”.

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E-Learning Course

The e-learning course for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NGC) includes all the learning materials you will need for:

Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety
Unit NG2: Risk Assessment

The e-learning materials also include revision and exam support materials, including the offer of carrying out a mock exam. Each course booking initially comes with a 1-year licence for the learning and support materials, allowing you plenty of time to study the material at a pace to suit you.

The materials usually take between 80 and 120 hours of study to complete online. Additional offline study time (using the downloadable PDFs) will vary. You can study online on most devices; iPad, tablet, smartphone, PC, etc.

The course materials for the e-learning package costs £495.00 + VAT = £594.00.

In addition to buying the e-learning materials you would need to pay the NEBOSH Registration Fees and our fees when you decided you were ready to sit the examinations.

The NEBOSH Registration Fee for the NG1 examination is £89.00 (no VAT) per unit. Our administration / closing interview fee is £50.00 + VAT per unit examination.

The NEBOSH Registration Fee for the NG2 practical examination is £89.00 (no VAT). Our administration fee is £25.00 + VAT for the NG2 examination.

The complete e-learning course package costs £748.00 + £114.00 VAT = £862.00

Learner Training Needs Assessment

Please complete and return this Learner Training Needs Assessment to us when you contact us to help us better understand your individual training needs: Learner Training Needs Assessment

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NEBOSH Resources

The NEBOSH resources for this qualification, including the course syllabus and NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions, can all be downloaded from the NEBOSH website here:


NEBOSH Certificate Verification Service

NEBOSH receives regular requests from employers, recruitment agencies, Higher Education institutions, and other similar bodies to verify that an individual actually holds a NEBOSH qualification.

You can now verify NEBOSH certificates using their free self-service verifications platform: NEBOSH Verifications.

If a certificate was issued before 1991, or if the online platform cannot verify the certificate with the information you have provided, you may still need to contact NEBOSH directly in line with their Verifications Policy here: