Many individuals attend the NEBOSH General Certificate Course as it gives them the skills and knowledge to fulfill their health and safety responsibilities. It is a great opportunity as a first step towards a solid career in occupational safety and health, whether you are a manager, supervisor or operational staff. The course is suitable for anyone in any industry or sector, as the course encompasses all elements of health and safety in the workplace.
The NEBOSH General Certificate provides a good foundation on which to build your knowledge on health and safety, as the course allows for progression onto the NEBOSH Diploma, or the ability to branch out and specialise in areas such as construction, fire, environment and health and well being in the workplace.
This course is an intense learning experience and delegates should be ready to commit and dedicate their spare time to study and revision outside of the classroom. Due to the nature of the assessment, a thorough understanding of the English language and reading and writing skills are required in order to attend this course.
Please note that the minimum age to complete NEBOSH courses is 20.
Delegates will attend the course for 12 days, covering all the modules of GC1 and GC2. A revision day is also provided for delegates to prepare them for the open book assessment and a mock exam will be provided. Our instructor will provide homework for each delegate to be completed and will coach learners through the course, providing understanding of content as well as how to practically apply the knowledge to their own workplace environment. This means when learners complete the course, they are confident their new knowledge can be used in real life scenarios they may encounter.
NEBOSH have permenantly replaced their written examinations with an open book examination for learners to complete in their own chosen space (e.g. workplace or home). Learners will have 24 hours to complete their paper where they will be presented with a scenario that described a realistic workplace and situation. Learners will then be asked to carry out a series of tsks using the evidence presented in the scenrio as well as their knowledge gained throughout the course. After the open book exam is completed, your instructor will conduct a closing interview to discuss your answers.
Learners will also complete a practical risk assessment and develop and action plan for their workplace. Guidance for the NG2 Risk Assessment module is available from NEBOSH here.
The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is divided into two units:
- Unit NG1: Management of Health & Safety
- Unit NG2: Risk Assessment
The syllabus includes:
- Why we should manage workplace health and safety
- How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
- Managing risk - understanding people and processes
- Health and safety monitoring and measuring
- Physical and psychological health
- Musculoskeletal health
- Chemical or biological agents
- General workplace issues
- Work equipment
A mock exam will be sent to you to be completed at your own pace in your chosen environment. This will enable you to test your chosen space for the open book examination prior to the assessment date.
A revision day will take place close to the open book examination date to allow for guidance from the instructor. This session will be a remote session conducted via zoom.
Learners will be provided with an account manager who will maintain contact with you throughout the course, and ensure everything is set up correctly for the open book examination. All our account managers and support staff have also successfully completed the NEBOSH General Certificate themselves, so are able to provide guidance and support from both the learning partner and student perspective.
"Martin was a great teacher considering the course is classroom based. I will look forward to receiving further training from him."
- Sam Fisk
"Martin's way to explaining information is unique and easy to retain. Everything is explained simply rather than making information too complicated to understand, breaking the course up with practical exercises is refreshing, new and different than sitting in front of a power point all day."
"I would like to thank the tutors for dealing with my questions, moments where I lacked confidence and the stress I probably gave my fellow delegates. I really struggled at the beginning as I have not been in a classroom or done an exam in a long time, but everyone made me feel at ease and the others on the course were helpful too. We were given clear feedback on the homework and one on one sessions helped a lot too"
- Stephen Clements