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NEBOSH National General Certificate

NEBOSH 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 a 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).

We are proud of our success rate, where over 80% of people who study with us pass at their first attempt. We often achieve 100% pass rate too, and always help some of our learners achieve credit and distinction grades. Let our results be the judge of our success in teaching this course.

Course Cost

Early Bird Price £1395 + VAT
Two + for less

Upcoming Courses

08 - 12 March 2021
13 - 17 September 2021

  • Organising for health and safety culture, including policy.
  • Health and safety culture.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Principles of control.
  • Movement of people and vehicles.
  • Manual and mechanical handling.
  • Work place safety and work equipment.
  • First-aid and occupational health.
  • Electrical hazards and control.
  • Fire safety.
  • Chemical and biological hazards and control.
  • Construction activities.
  • Accident reporting, recording and investigation.
  • Human factors.
  • Health and safety law.

Plus at least two site visits to apply the theory to practical workplace scenarios and gain better understanding of the principles being taught.

Anyone who wishes to acquire a formal qualification and extend their knowledge and skill in applying successful health and safety practice. This certificate is particularly useful to anyone who wants to begin a career in occupational health and safety. Many organisations are increasingly using this qualification as the competence level of specific levels of management.

By the end of the training, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the common hazards and unsafe practices likely to be found in the workplace, and know the appropriate remedial actions to be taken. Monitor and audit management policies and procedures.
  • Interpret health and safety legislation and guidance.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of safety policies.
  • Use proactive and reactive strategies to prevent or reduce workplace accidents and ill-health.
  • Organise the work of a safety committee and manage safety representatives.
  • Undertake appropriate inspections and monitoring techniques.

Eleven days tuition on a block-release basis ( 2 x 5 days and 1 extra day before the examination date), followed by 1 day for the examination(s). In addition, students are required to complete a practical assignment at a workplace of their choice within 14 days of the examination.

Homework will be issued to delegates during the course, which will be marked by a former NEBOSH examiner to give ongoing guidance and feedback.

Units NGC1 and GC2 are each assessed by a two-hour written examination.  Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory.   Candidate exam papers are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

Unit NGC3 is assessed by one two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate’s own workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 14 days of a written examination.  The practical examination is internally assessed by the programme organiser and externally moderated by NEBOSH.


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Early bird discounts are obtained by reserving a place and paying the discounted fee at the time of booking or invoice dateup to two months before the course. Two for less discounts are available for two or more people from the same organisation attending the same course, making the reservation at the same time and paying the discounted fee by the invoice date. For all discounts no cancellation refunds are available but transfer may be possible with at least 15 days notice.

Why use PHSC for training...

• Leading in Health and Safety for 27 Years
• Ongoing investment in ALL courses
• Highly trained and qualified industry experts
• IOSH Accredited and Approved training.
• Competitive prices
• 100% guarantee