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NEBOSH National General Certificate - e-learning

A globally recognised health and safety qualification that is held by more than 150,000 people in the UK and worldwide

This is the UK’s top qualification for those who want to start a career in health and safety. The course provides a broad understanding of the general health and safety issues that affect organisations and also explores relevant UK health and safety legislation. People that hold this qualification will be in an excellent position for career progression and also further study on to the NEBOSH National Diploma.

Reasons to choose ACT's NEBOSH National General Certificate e-learning

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Designed for

The e-learning NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is for:

  • Managers, supervisors and worker representatives.
  • Those wishing to start a career in health and safety.
  • Those that wish to gain Tech IOSH or AIIRSM.
  • Students who need to be able to learn flexibly, at their own pace in their own time.

As the NEBOSH National General Certificate includes UK legislation it is most suitable for those who intend to work in the UK, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is designed for those who intend to work outside the UK.

Employers can train multiple students and monitor their progress throughout the course.  It provides a variety of online interaction activities that make it an enjoyable way to learn.  Students can access the course anytime and anywhere in the world.


The ACT e-learning course for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NGC) includes all the learning materials you will need for:

  • Unit NGC1 - Management of health and safety.
  • Unit GC2 - Controlling workplace hazards.
  • Unit GC3 - Health and safety practical application.

The course is available online and involves 130 hours of study, which can be done in a flexible way to suit your availability to study during the course.  We will agree a learning plan that will take you to an agreed examination date. It also includes revision and examination practice papers, including the option of carrying out a mock examination. 

For more details on content of the units follow the link to NEBOSH National General Certificate.

You can also study by attending a NEBOSH National General Certificate as a classroom course, involving face-to-face teaching in one of our excellent UK venues or we can provide similar courses at your premises through our in-house services covering the UK and international locations.

Whatever route to learning you take with ACT Academy you will sit and gain the same NEBOSH National General Certificate qualification upon successful completion of the two written examination papers and practical examination.

Your online course

The e-learning course features a fresh new linear design which takes users on an interactive journey through the core NEBOSH syllabus content with a range of exercises along the way.

The e-learning package starts with a useful welcome presentation which explores the NEBOSH command words and provides a brief look at the course materials including the syllabus and exam preparation tips.

Each element includes:

  • Sample questions and answers
  • Confirmation of understanding tasks
  • Core learning PDFs
  • Reinforcement of the NEBOSH command words

Interactive learning aids

  • Engaging case studies and videos
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Workplace inspection exercises

Exam preparation

  • Practice NEBOSH style exam questions
  • Example answers and useful guidance
  • Study skills and revision tips
  • Practical assessment support

What does it look like?

How much does the e-learning course cost?

Supported option

Full course: Units NGC1 and NGC2/3 - £435.00 + VAT per licence

Unit NGC1 only - £265.00 + VAT per licence

Unit NGC2/3 only - £265.00 + VAT per licence

Unsupported option

Full course: Units NGC1 and NGC2/3 - £385.00 + VAT per licence

Unit NGC1 only - £215.00 + VAT per licence

Unit NGC2/3 only - £215.00 + VAT per licence

Discounts are available for the purchase of multiple licences, contact our team for details.

Costs shown exclude NEBOSH registration, examination and administration/invigilation fees.

Supported option includes 6 months (for one unit) or 12 months (for two or more units) tutor e-mail support.

Purchase of this e-learning course requires ACT Academy to setup user accounts and login details - you will receive an email confirming this is complete. Courses can only be processed and accessed the same day if purchased during the period Monday to Friday, UK time 09.00 – 16.30. Courses purchased at a weekend will be processed on the following Monday.

Also available – NEBOSH Study Book.  Students usually purchase this as a supplement.  It provides similar content to the web based e-learning option, but in book format. Please see related publications section below. Please see related publications section below.


Examinations take place in March, June, September and December.  Study programmes are designed to lead towards these dates.  Students can access the revision and examination tutorials before taking their examinations at one of the many examination centres throughout the UK.  Click here for details, dates and prices for revision and examination tutorial periods.

UK examination venues:

Midlands, Cardiff, London, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Scotland, Nottingham, Bristol, Oxford

Outside the UK– ACT can advise and assist you to sit the exams in most countries in the world, for example:


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