NEBOSH National General Certificate
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 provides the knowledge and skills that are 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.
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Our course includes 9 days of expert tutor led classroom teaching, along with the direction and supporting materials (including a full RMS Publishing study book) that you will need in order to complete your exam and risk assessment.
We also offer additional support to those that require it in the form of our optional tutorial days. These are a one day tutor led exam workshop that are held via online video conferencing software Zoom.
This course comprises of 2 Units, both of which must be successfully completed to obtain the full certificate:
- NG1 – Management of Health and Safety
- NG2 – Risk assessment
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This means that this course and many of our high-quality training courses are approved by the MoD for service leavers looking to spend their learning credits accrued through their service career.
Our course advisors are able to guide you through the whole process and we have already helped over 100 learners use their Enhanced Learning Credits to access a new career path!
This qualification is designed for managers, supervisors, team leaders and those aspiring to these roles that will have responsibilities to manage health and safety in the workplace. No prior knowledge of health and safety is required in order to take this course.
If you are looking to start a career in health and safety or require health and safety knowledge in your role this qualification provides you with the knowledge that you will need 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
A vast majority of roles within the health and safety industry ask for a form of NEBOSH qualification as a requirement for the role.
The only requirement for this NEBOSH qualification is a suitable standard of English language.
The NEBOSH National General Certificate is an occupational health and safety qualification that covers the main legal requirements for the management of health and safety in the workplace within the UK.
The course is split into two units and 11 elements:
Unit NG1: Management of health and safety
- Element 1: Why should we manage workplace health and safety
- Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
- Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes
- Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring
Unit NG2: Risk assessment
- Element 5: Physical and psychological health
- Element 6: Musculoskeletal health
- Element 7: Chemical and biological agents
- Element 8: General workplace issues
- Element 9: Work equipment
- Element 10: Fire
- Element 11: Electricity
This health and safety course requires further study outside of the tutor led classroom hours. NEBOSH suggests that this is typically around 40 hours of private study and background reading, though this figure will differ between individuals.
This qualification is split into two separately assessed units. Assessment for unit NG1 is an open book/online examination, and assessment for unit NG2 is a work-based practical examination.
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.
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.
All units must be successfully completed within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
Further information on the online open book exam can be found in this PDF.
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.