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NEBOSH National General Certificate Course 31st August 2020

MOD Enhanced Learning credits can be used on this course

Could you or your business benefit from of our NEBOSH NATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE courses?

10 Day Course plus Exam only £1375 +VAT

MOD ELCAS Accredited Course Provider 8616 and Course Code DHS001

NEBOSH's National General Certificate qualification gives a good foundation in health and safety for managers, supervisors and staff with health and safety among their day to day responsibilities.

This qualification is widely taken as the first step towards a career in health and safety and is accepted by IOSH – the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health – in meeting the academic requirements for Technical Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH).

Classroom Dates:

NG1: 31st August to the 4th September

NG2: 7th to the 11th September

Assessment Dates:

The NG1 exam date will be confirmed by NEBOSH but this will be in the new open book format that can be taken at home or other suitable location, this 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, which they have produced without any improper assistance. Closing in interviews will be done using an application that allows face-to-face interaction, e.g. Zoom, Skype, Facetime or WhatsApp. During the closing interview, photographic identification will also be required, e.g. passport or driving licence.

The NG2 practical risk assessment application is also conducted in the workplace/home and is to be submitted within 10 days of the last date of the NG2 classroom element


Timings will be from 09:00 to @ 17:00 daily; a lunch break and a number of short refreshment breaks will be included throughout the day.

Have I Chosen the Right Course for Me? – Read on…

This qualification provides the underpinning knowledge required by people with fire safety responsibilities at work. It is particularly relevant for those who contribute to or review fire risk assessments within low to medium risk workplaces.

For many who already have responsibility for other compliance issues, such as health and safety or environmental management, gaining specialist knowledge of fire safety can further expand their capabilities and help bring success and advancement to their career. The same applies to others in general management positions in the workplace.

What Does the Qualification Cover?

With an in-depth focus on the things that matter, the NEBOSH National General Certificate covers:

· How to effectively manage health and safety

· How to identify and control common workplace hazards

· How to measure if you’ve been successful

· The UK’s key legal requirements

The qualification is divided into two units, each of which is assessed separately:

NG1 - Management of Health and Safety

NG2 - Controlling workplace hazards practical application

Course Syllabus


Unit NG1 (theory): Management of Health and Safety

· Why we should manage workplace health and safety

· How health and safety management systems work and what they look like

· Managing risk – understanding people and processes

· Health and safety monitoring and measuring

Unit NG2 (theory): Controlling Workplace Hazards

· Physical and psychological health

· Musculoskeletal health

· Chemical and biological agents

· General workplace issues

· Work equipment

· Fire

· Electricity

Unit NG2 Practical Application

Unit NG2 is a risk assessment based practical application which is conducted in your own workplace (or another suitable workplace) and should take approximately 3-hours to complete.


This course is assessed by an open book exam (NG1) and a workplace risk assessment practical assignment with a report (NG2).

The exam will be conducted at home and the practical in your own workplace, the practical must be submitted within 10 days of the last day of the NG2 element.

NEBOSH Certificate courses are Level 3 qualifications which are equivalent to an A-Level. As such you will experience an intensive learning experience, so to assist, you should make sure that your diary is as clear as possible. You are advised to negotiate some ‘breathing space’ with your employer and family etc. in which to undertake your revision and to complete the assessments.


Those who successfully complete the course and pass the assessments are awarded the official NEBOSH National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Certificates are forwarded to the candidate by us approximately 16 weeks after completion of the course although results are usually issued within 12 weeks.

Useful Documents

The syllabus guide and many other useful documents, including previous examiners reports, can be accessed at this link:


Learner Support

At the point of enquiry, it is our policy to offer sufficient pre-course guidance with accurate and up to date literature and to have a short meeting/phone/online call with you to help ensure that you’re choosing the most appropriate qualification for your needs. If you have received this booklet but not yet had a chance to chat about your qualification, please call the Learning Advisor on the number below.

Prior to the start of the course, the Learning Advisor will provide as much information and support as is required, during the course you should speak with the trainer in the first instance, who will seek further advice and clarification from the Learning Advisor if required. Contact can be made with the Learning Advisor at any time. All queries will be answered in a transparent and efficient manner, the contact details for your Learning Advisor are as follows:

Mr Stuart Gilkinson

Tel: 07841 023522

In addition, advice can also be sought directly from the NEBOSH website which contains access to a number of support materials:


Dorset Health and Safety

The Portway Centre,

1 Old Sarum Park,
Old Sarum,

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however, 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.

For further information please see the latest version of the IELTS Handbook or consult the IELTS website:

A chart mapping IELTS scores to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) can be found on the British Council and IELTS websites at:

Learners wishing to assess their own language expertise may consult the IELTS website for information on taking the test:

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