NATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE
IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire & Somerset
Having the NGC is good for career prospects as it boosts an individuals standing in their current role and can help them progress.
What will successful learners know?
With an in-depth focus on the things that matter, the NGC covers:
- How to effectively manage health and safety
- The UK’s key legal requirements
- How to identify and control common workplace hazards
- How to measure success
What will successful learners be able to do?
Risk assessment is central to the NGC qualification. Through study and workplace application, successful learners will be able to:
- Ensure their teams undertake their day to day activities more safely thanks to the awareness and knowledge gained.
- Manage and minimise workplace risks
- Support and develop the company’s health and safety culture
- Confidently carry out risk assessments
The NEBOSH General Certificate course syllabus is made up of the following units:
Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety
Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health 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
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
The syllabus guide and other useful documentation and information can be found here
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.
Read more about language requirements for NEBOSH qualifications.
Important note: Learners will be required to have access to Wi-fi to download the open book exam paper and to be competent users with word processing software such as MS Word to complete it.
ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATION
Assessment is a two-step process:
Assessment is a two-step process:
The NG1 assessment is in the new open book format that is taken at home or other suitable place, this is replaces the previous invigilated paper-based examination.
After the NG1 Open Book Exam, learners will be required to undertake a closing interview with the trainer or head of course provider, the purpose of the closing interview is to give assurance that the paperwork submitted is their own original work.
The NG2 practical risk assessment is also conducted in the workplace/home and is to be submitted within 10 days of the last date of the NG2 element.
Both assessments are marked by examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
Examiners are chosen by NEBOSH for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from the industry.
Results and Certification
Those who successfully complete the course and pass the assessments are awarded the official NEBOSH National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
All results for assessments should be received within 50 working days from the date of the examination or submission of the practical risk assessment. The specific date will be provided on examination entry confirmation forms.
Certificates will be posted direct to learners by us upon receipt from NEBOSH
HOW ARE COURSES RUN?
Full-time Block Courses
Accessibility and Special Requirements
Unfortunately, as the classroom is located on the first floor and with no lift facility, delegates with certain physical impairments may find it access challenging.
Please inform us if you have any physical or learning impairments at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the course.
How are Courses Run?
Our NEBOSH courses are run as full-time block courses, usually, Monday to Friday 9:00am until approximately 17:00pm
Whilst other health and safety training providers may attempt to offer the NEBOSH courses in other formats, such as e-learning, distance learning, one day a week/month etc, in our experience we have consistently found that full-time block courses with exams scheduled one week afterwards make for a significantly improved likelihood of delegates passing the first time around.