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      NEBOSH National General Certificate Course

      Our NEBOSH National General Certificate qualification course provides a good foundation in health and safety for managers, supervisors and staff whose day to day responsibilities include health and safety. Ensuring you or one of your employees obtains this NEBOSH certificate will help to promote efficient and reliable workplace health and safety processes and procedures.

      This NEBOSH qualification is often the first step towards starting a career in health & safety. It is accepted by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH).

      What is the NEBOSH National General Certificate?

      The NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC) is the most common and widely utilised health & safety qualification. Those who have completed the course have the ability to oversee and undertake a positive change in their working environments, creating a safer workplace for customers and employees.

      The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is the most attended level 3 course provided by NEBOSH. This national qualification is recognised by employers worldwide as the standard for Health & Safety in the workplace.

      Why attend the NEBOSH National General Certificate Course?

      If you want to build a career in health and safety, the NEBOSH National General Certificate is considered a standard within the industry. Health & Safety is ever more prominent with recent events meaning that workplaces have to place more weight on proper implementation of safe working practices.

      What is the Difference Between National or International NEBOSH General Certificate?

      Both the national and international NEBOSH General Certificate provide the same level of qualification. The main way in which the national and international courses differ is the health and safety legislation they reference to. That being said, a National NEBOSH General Certificate will allow you to work in countries worldwide but may require some research on specific regulations for that particular country.

      Official NEBOSH training partner

      Course Cost

      Early Bird Price £1395 + VAT
      Two + for less

      This in-person NEBOSH general certificate course includes information and training on the following subject areas:

      • 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
      • Workplace 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.

      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.

      The course will take place over a period of 11 days on a block-release basis. The usual format for this is 2 x 5 days and 1 extra day before the examination date. The examinations themselves lasts for 1 day. In addition to the training and examinations, 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 throughout the course. This homework will be marked by a former NEBOSH examiner who will 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. It is compulsory to answer all questions. Candidate exam papers are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

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

      A certificate will be awarded to those who successfully complete the course.

      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.

      How Difficult is the Course?

      The NEBOSH National General Certificate is equivalent to an A-Level qualification. To successfully complete the course you will need to score 45% or more in the open book assessment and match all of the requirements for the practical assignment.

      We are proud of our success rate, where over 80% of people who study with us pass at their first attempt. We often achieve a 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.

      Other NEBOSH Courses

      After successfully completing your NGC Course and obtaining your qualification certificate, you can further your knowledge with other NEBOSH Courses. We offer a NEBOSH Environmental Management Course as well as a NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work training.

      What Our Candidates Say:

      The trainers work tirelessly to ensure everyone is at ease and involved in the learning process regardless of employment background. The continual support, marked homework with constructive feedback and continual guidance gave me the confidence I needed to sit the exams. I really enjoyed the well-designed course and friendly learning environment. And the site visit to the RBLI brought everything we had learnt together.

      Henry Cove - HSO/Quality Manager, Remdale Ltd

      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