NEBOSH National General Certificate Online


This course will be delivered online via Zoom over 2 x 2 day sessions and with online e-learning access. There are also optional tutorial days available.

You will also be provided with 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 health and safety induction e-learning are question exercises to complete and submit that the tutor will mark, this allows you to get invaluable feedback to reinforce your understanding as you proceed with the course. Our available methods of tutor support are:

  • Email Support
  • Via Telephone
  • Via Zoom
  • Technical Support

We aim to provide support as and when required.

Finally, we provide separate materials in support of the online health and safety training, and a course study book that we will organise to dispatch to your preferred delivery address.

Study Time
4 days virtual classroom + online e-learning self-study
Alternative 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.

If you would like to know anything more about the expectations for this course, and the process of assessment please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team:
Phone: 01384 447915

Virtual Classroom Course 1 2021

Optional Tutorials
NG1 Examination Date
NG1 Study Period 1
11-12 Jan
01 Feb
03 Feb
NG1 Study Period 2
18-19 Jan
NG2 Study Period 1
25-26 Jan

Virtual Classroom Course 2 2021

Optional Tutorials
NG1 Examination Date
NG1 Study Period 1
04-05 Mar
29 Mar
07 Apr
NG1 Study Period 2
11-12 Mar
NG2 Study Period 1
22-23 Mar
NEBOSH Certificate Practical Fee
NEBOSH Certificate Exam Fee
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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