NEBOSH National General Certificate

The NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC) in occupational safety and health is a nationally recognised qualification covering the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, a range of workplace hazards and methods of control.

Designed for:

Non-specialists in health and safety who require sound initial training leading to a basic recognised qualification through examination and assessment.  These would include managers, supervisors and safety representatives.

Successful completion of the NEBOSH NGC will enable candidates with at least five years experience to apply for Tech IOSH.

Course Structure & Key Topics:

The NEBOSH NGC consists of three unit, each separately assessed.  Delegates may choose to take units either all at the same time or separately.  On successful completion of each unit, a unit certificate will be issued. However, to achieve the NEBOSH NGC Certificate award, delegates will need to pass each of the units within a five-year period.

The three units are: 

  • NGC1 - Management of Health & Safety 

Based on the principles of Plan, Do, Check and Act and the management of Health & Safety Foundations. Candidates will receive tuition on Health & Safety, Policy, Organising for health & safety, promoting a positive culture, risk assessment, principles of control, monitoring, review and audit, accident investigation.

  • GC2 - Controlling Workplace Hazards

Controlling Workplace Hazards Movement of People and vehicles, manual and mechanical handling, work equipment, electrical safety, fire safety, chemical and biological hazards, physical and psychological hazards, construction activities

  • GC3 - Practical Assessment

Practical Assessment - the practical assessment will be carried at the employees workplace and will consist of an unaided workplace inspection.

To satisfy the requirements for the award, delegates must pass the two written papers for NGC1 and GC2 plus the practical assessment GC3.

 Course  Assessment:  There is a requirement for the candidate to carry out an unaided workplace inspection and   2 x 2 hour written examinations
 Duration: 12 Days
 Course  Verifier: National Examination Board of Safety and Health
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