NEBOSH National General Certificate Virtual Course


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 since 1991, 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 high quality courses.

Study Time
9 days virtual classroom + self-study
Alternative Learning Routes
Virtual Classroom, Online, E-learning
Unit NG1:
Management of health and safety
Unit NG2:
Risk assessment

This course will be delivered online via multiple video conferencing sessions by one of our expert NEBOSH tutors. We provide separate materials in support of this course including a study book that we will organise to despatch to your preferred delivery address. There are also optional tutorial days available.

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 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.
Unit NG2: Risk Assessment

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

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

The content of the assessment is split into two units.


Open book assessments provide learners with the opportunity to be assessed on their knowledge and how they apply it, while still maintaining work and family commitments. The NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 unit exam provides learners with a 24-hour period to break the examination into smaller chunks. You are expected to properly plan, draft, amend and submit your online paper across this 24-hour period.

As part of the open book examination, you are able to use your notes, textbooks and the internet to research during the exam. This does not necessarily make the online exam any easier. NEBOSH suggest that the online NG1 exam should take you around 4-5+ hours to complete.

Further information regarding the NG1 Open Book Exam can be found in this pdf.


The NG2 is a risk assessment practical submitted digitally. This practical is completed based on your workplace, and involves profiling and prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common hazards, evaluating risks, recommending further control measures and planning actions.

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 Course 3 2022

Optional Tutorial
NG Study Period 1
1st - 4th August
2nd September
7th September
NG Study Period 2
15th - 17th August
NG Study Period 3
22nd - 23rd August
NEBOSH Certificate 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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