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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
9.15am - 4.30pm
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This course is designed for managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The certificate helps you manage risks effectively. Many people take the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a first step in a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study.

What will I learn?

The NEBOSH National General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The syllabus is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety owned by Proskills. The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately: Management of Health and Safety (NGC1), Controlling workplace hazards (GC2) and Health and safety practical application (GC3).

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by experienced and dedicated tutors in the Classroom.

How will I be assessed?

Units NGC1 and GC2 are taught units each assessed by a two-hour written examination. 

Unit GC3 is assessed by a practical inspection and report carried out in the candidate’s own workplace to test the application of taught occupational health and safety principles. 

Candidates will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed. Once a candidate has successfully completed all three units (NGC1, GC2 and GC3), the overall qualification parchment will be issued.

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?

Holders of the National General Certificate are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). 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). It also satisfies the eligibility requirements for Associate membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (AIIRSM).

For users in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this is comparable to a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) at Level 3 within the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), or A-Level standard.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English at Grade C or above or equivalent.

If the start date for your course has already passed we may still be able to accommodate you.

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