NEBOSH NATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Duration: 6.5 hours per week for 12 weeks
Level: Level 3
Last Updated: 24-03-20

This globally respected qualification is designed for supervisors, managers and those who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues, with the qualification providing an in-depth overview of how to effectively manage risk, in a variety of organisations.

The course can support in minimising workplace injuries, boosting employee wellbeing and organisational health and safety culture.

Ideal for those already in positions with health and safety responsibilities, as well as those looking to take their first steps onto a professional health and safety career, the course also affords an excellent foundation for further professional study.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The syllabus of the course is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety, covering a variety of modules including:

  • Effectively managing health and safety
  • Identifying and controlling common workplace hazards
  • Measuring success in the workplace
  • Legal requirements in the UK

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

All learners on the course must complete and pass modules which are assessed separately, with assessment methods including a written exam and a practical risk assessment project based on the individual’s own workplace. The practical assessment will evidence the application of taught occupational health and safety principles.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

You can progress to higher level studies and/or work within the health and safety industry.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

Successful completion of the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides individuals with Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). In addition, holders of the National General Certificate who can demonstrate at least 5 years in a health and safety role are eligible to apply for entry to the grade of Technician (TECH IOSH) with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), meaning the qualification can add real value to your business. The course also satisfies the eligibility requirements for Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (AIIRSM), whilst also providing progression opportunities onto higher level study.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

GCSE English at Grade C or above or equivalent is required.

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