NEBOSH National General Certificate Virtual Classroom

  • NEBOSH

This course will be delivered via virtual classroom format (Zoom) over 2 x 2 day sessions plus a tutorial and online e-learning access, dates as follows:

  • 1st session: 27 – 28 July 2020
  • 2nd session: 17 – 18 August 2020
  • Tutorial: 7th September 2020 – assist in preparation for the open book exam
  • Exam: TBC End of September / start of October

We are also providing you in support of your learning, our NG online e-learning package which includes all the required learning for both units NG1 (open book exam) and NG2 (workplace risk assessment) together with full unlimited tutor support.  Included within the e-learning are question exercises for completion and submission to us for tutor marking and feedback which has found to be an invaluable reinforcement of understanding.  Available methods of tutor support are via email, telephone or zoom as necessary, as and when required.

Finally, further details will be provided separately in support of the above sessions together with a course study book and supporting materials which we will organise for dispatch to your preferred delivery address.


Study Time
4 days virtual classroom + online e-learning self-study + exam tutorial
Available Learning Routes
Virtual Classroom, Online, E-learning
Unit NG1:
Management of health and safety
Unit NG2:
Risk assessment

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides a comprehensive understanding of the general health & safety issues that affect organisations of all shapes and sizes. It aims to provide the information that is required to enable proper and effective management of risks, as well as covering a range of common workplace hazards and methods of control. The NEBOSH General Certificate also covers UK Legislation and how to meet key legal requirements.

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Justify the need for improvements to health and safety
  • Work under a health and safety management system
  • Have a positive influence on the health and safety culture of your workplace
  • Be a part of incident investigations
  • Carry out general risk assessments following a 5 step approach
  • Develop basic safety systems including emergency arrangements
  • Recognise and manage the impacts of a changing workplace

No previous knowledge is required to complete this course, so it’s a fantastic way to kick start your career in health and safety.

NEBOSH Gold Provider
At ACT we have an established history of providing excellent NEBOSH Health and Safety training. We’ve been providing students with courses for the NEBOSH General Certificate for over 28 years, we are confident that we can offer you the training and guidance that you need. We are a Gold Standard Learning Partner, trusted by NEBOSH to deliver good quality courses.

No prior knowledge of health and safety is required to complete this course, and as such it is great for any level of experience. A vast majority of health and safety roles ask for a form of NEBOSH qualification as a requirement for the role.

This qualification is ideal for managers, supervisors, or anyone with health and safety responsibilities. It provides information that is applicable to many different challenges in the modern workplace, and is therefore suitable for different sizes of business.

The only requirement for this NEBOSH certificate level qualification is a suitable standard of English language.

Completion of the NEBOSH General Certificate is a recommended first step to take before taking the NEBOSH National Diploma course.


The NEBOSH National General Certificate covers many aspects of health and safety, it is a very comprehensive qualification and as such it covers:

  • The main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK
  • Identification and control of workplace hazards
  • Effective management of risks
  • How to practically apply the knowledge of the course to real life situations

The content of the syllabus is divided into 11 elements; Unit NG1: management of health and safety, and Unit NG2: Risk Assessment

Unit NG1
Management of Health & Safety
Unit NG2
Risk Assessment

The content of the assessment is split into two units.

The Unit NG1, Management of Health and Safety is an open book exam through NEBOSH’s online examination platform. Learners have 24 hours to complete and submit their examination paper.

Unit NG1: Management of health and safety

  • Why should we manage workplace health and safety?
  • How health and safety management systems work and what they look.
  • Managing risk – understanding people and processes.
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring.

The Unit NG2, Risk Assessment is a practical application of knowledge shown via a written risk assessment of your workplace.

Unit NG2: Risk Assessment

  • Physical and psychological health.
  • Musculoskeletal health.
  • Chemical and biological agents.
  • General workplace issues.
  • Work equipment.
  • Fire.
  • Electricity.
NEBOSH General Certificate Chris Gillham

The subject matter knowledge is excellent and examples are relevant to the course. The approach is relaxed and very grown up and encourages all to interject and add additional depth to the subject.

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