NEBOSH National General Certificate

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Birmingham

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Milton Keynes

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Basildon, Essex

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Milton Keynes

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Birmingham

Course name: NEBOSH National General Certificate Date(s) of course: Mon 28th Oct, Tue 29th Oct, Wed 30th Oct, Thu 31st Oct, Fri 1st Nov, Mon 11th Nov, Tue 12th Nov, Wed 13th Nov, Thu 14th Nov, Fri 15th Nov, Mon 18th Nov, Wed 20th NovDuration: 12 days course including lunch
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Basildon, Essex

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Manchester

Course name: NEBOSH National General Certificate Date(s) of course: Mon 4th Nov, Tue 5th Nov, Wed 6th Nov, Thu 7th Nov, Fri 8th Nov, Mon 18th Nov, Tue 19th Nov, Wed 20th Nov, Thu 21st Nov, Fri 22nd Nov, Fri 29th Nov, Wed 4th DecDuration: 12 days course including lunch
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Course Details

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is ideal for managers in any industry or for those looking for or advancing within a career in health and safety.

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Qualification Structure

Our courses are run over 11 days plus 1 day for exams (12 days to attend total):

  • Week 1: NGC1 - Management of Health and Safety
  • Week 2: GC2 - Controlling Workplace Hazards
  • Revision day, roughly one week before your exam
  • Project: GC3 - Health and Safety Practical Application
  • Exam (1 day)

Learning Hours

  • 80 classroom hours
  • 53 hours of self study

You have a break between weeks 1 and 2 and then between week 2 and the exam day. This is to give time for private study and personal revision.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. However, the assessments are only offered and must be answered in English. Part of the qualification is a short written report based on the delegate's own workplace and must also be in English.

If you have any questions please contact the training team.

Level and UK Accreditation

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA - www.sqa.org.uk) for delivery across the UK. It is rated within the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF - www.scqf.org.uk) at SCQF Level 6 with 15 SCQF credit points.
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.

Assessment Details

Each unit (NGC1 and GC2) is assessed by a 2-hour written examination to be taken after the 2 classroom weeks. You also have a practical assessment to be carried out on your workplace, if you are not working you can use hypothetical scenarios or situations from past experiences to complete your project.

Course Overview

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NEBOSH Courses

Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 50,000 candidates annually, with exams taken in over 120 countries around the world.
NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and IEMA.

Benefits For Employers

The vast majority of occupational injuries, incidents and ill-health are avoidable by good health and safety management. By saving money, improving productivity and raising workforce morale, effective health and safety management should be recognised as an essential element of a successful management strategy.

Many larger organisations choose the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a key part of
their supervisors’ or management development programme. Smaller organisations often only require their manager taking the lead on health and safety issues to hold the qualification.

Benefits For Delegates

  • If health and safety is important to an employer your qualification can help to set you apart from competition for a job role.
  • The minimum standard for a role in health and safety (92% of positions ask for a NEBOSH qualification or IOSH Membership).
  • Internationally recognised qualification.
  • Career progression.
  • Gain IOSH membership.

Read a NEBOSH case study about Claire, who completed her NEBOSH National General Certificate to advance her career.
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IOSH Membership

Once you have completed your NEBOSH National General Certificate course, you can gain IOSH membership, and letters after your name, first at Associate level, and then with experience Technical level.

  • Improve career prospects.
  • Keep up to date with with industry knowledge.
  • Network with other safety professionals and companies.
  • Get advice and expertise.

Find out more here.

Key Topics

By the end of your course you will be able to:

  • Assist in the planning, implementation and review of an organisations health & safety policy.
  • Understand the requirements of HSE legislation, codes of practice and the prosecution process.
  • Undertake risk assessments and recommend suitable action.
  • Investigate accidents and prepare reports in line with HSE legislation.
  • Identify common hazards in the workplace and recommend suitable corrective measures.

Course Content

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See below the course syllabus for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Week 1: NGC1 - Management of Health and Safety

Element 1: Foundations in Health and Safety

  • 1.1 Scope and Nature of Occupational Health and Safety
  • 1.2 Moral and Financial Drivers for Health and Safety Management
  • 1.3 The Legal Framework For Health and Safety Regulation
  • 1.4 Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • 1.5 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • 1.6 Client and Contractors

Element 2: Health and Safety Management Systems - Plan

  • 2.1 Key Elements of a Health and Safety Management System
  • 2.2 Purpose and Importance of Setting Policy for Health and Safety
  • 2.3 Key Features and Appropriate Content of an Effective Health and Safety Policy

Element 3: Health and Safety Management Systems - Do

  • 3.1 Roles and Responsibilities of Employers, Directors and Managers Health and Safety Culture
  • 3.2 Human Factors That Influence Behaviour at Work
  • 3.3 Improving Health and Safety Behaviour
  • 3.4 Principles and Practice of Risk Assessment
  • 3.5 General Principles of Control
  • 3.6 Sources of Health and Safety Information
  • 3.7 Safe Systems of Work (SSW)
  • 3.8 Permits-To-Work (PTW)
  • 3.9 Personal Protective Equipment
  • 3.10 Safety Signs and Signals
  • 3.11 Emergency Procedures and Arrangements
  • 3.12 First Aid in the Workplace

Element 4: Health and Safety Management Systems - Check

  • 4.1 Active and Reactive Monitoring
  • 4.2 Investigating incidents
  • 4.3 Recording and Reporting Incidents

Element 5: Health and Safety Management Systems - Act

  • 5.1 Health and Safety Auditing
  • 5.2 Reviewing of Health and Safety Performance
  • Week 2: GC2 - Controlling Workplace Hazards

    Element 1: Workplace Hazards and Risk Control

    • 1.1 Health, Welfare and Work Environment Requirements
    • 1.2 Violence at Work
    • 1.3 Substance Misuse
    • 1.4 Safe Movement of People
    • 1.5 Working at a Height
    • 1.6 Excavations
    • 1.7 Temporary Works

    Element 2: Transport Hazards and Risk Control

    • 2.1 Safe Movement of Vehicles
    • 2.2 Driving at Work

    Element 3: Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control

    • 3.1 Work-related Upper Limb Disorders
    • 3.2 Display Screen Equipment
    • 3.3 Manual Handling
    • 3.4 Manually Operated Load Handling Equipment
    • 3.5 Powered Load Handling Equipment

    Element 4: Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control

    • 4.1 General Requirements For Work Equipment
    • 4.2 Hand Tools
    • 4.3 Machinery Hazards
    • 4.4 Control Measures for Machinery Hazard
    • 4.5 Specified Equipment

    Element 5: Electrical Safety

    • 5.1 Use of Electricity at Work - Hazards and Risks
    • 5.2 Control measures When Working With Electrical Systems or Using Electrical Equipment in All Workplace Conditions

    Element 6: Fire Safety

    • 6.1 Fire Initiation, Classification and Spread
    • 6.2 Fire Risk Assessment
    • 6.3 Fire Prevention and Prevention of Fire Spread
    • 6.4 Fire Alarm and Fire-Fighting Equipment
    • 6.5 Evacuation of a Workplace

    Element 7: Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control

    • 7.1 Forms of, Classification of, and Health Risks from Hazardous Substances
    • 7.2 Assessment of Health Risks
    • 7.3 Occupation Exposure Limits
    • 7.4 Control Measures
    • 7.5 Specific Agents
    • 7.6 Safe Handling and Storage of Waste

    Element 8: Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

    • 8.1 Noise
    • 8.2 Vibration
    • 8.3 Radiation
    • 8.4 Stress

    Assessment Day

    • NGC1 2 hour exam (morning)
    • GC2 2 hour exam (afternoon)

    GC3 - Health and Safety Practical Application

    You will complete a safety inspection of your workplace and a written report detailing your findings. This needs to be submitted within 2 weeks of your exam.
    If you do not have the opportunity to complete the project in your workplace, you can use scenarios from previous experiences to complete your project.

Pass Plus & Payment Plan

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We know the NEBOSH National General Certificate is a hard course to complete, that's why so many employers list it as a requirement when they hire people for Health and Safety positions.
So at Project Skills Solutions, we do everything possible to help make you comfortable and confident before, during, and after your course.

Free revision day with your NEBOSH National General Certificate

Free Revision Day
Our NEBOSH courses include an extra day the week before your exams, we cover important parts of the course again, and you have the opportunity to discuss areas of the content with your tutor, and take a look at past papers and practise questions.

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Online Study and Revision Materials
During your course you'll have access to our online platform, through this platform you'll have access to course materials and documents, study and revision activities as well as leave messages and comments for other students and your tutor.

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Can I Pay in Instalments?

Pay for your NEBOSH course monthly with PSS Payment Plan.Our NEBOSH courses are amongst the most competitively priced in the UK, but we understand the course is still a lot for delegates to pay at once.

Why not book your course now and pay in instalments up to your start date?

  • Find your course date and contact us.
  • Pay a £200 deposit.
  • We spread the remaining cost monthly up until your course date.
  • Usual T's and C's apply, so if you want to cancel your booking outside of the 21 working day period, there is no cost, everything you've paid so far will be refunded.

Click here for more information on NEBOSH Instalments.

Course FAQs for NEBOSH National General Certificate

How much is training in my area?

If you use the search bar on our homepage or click on the upcoming course page, then type in your location and the closest training centre will show with the prices, dates and availability. Or if you would prefer call the training team on 0845 130 7411.

Does the course include lunch?

The majority of our courses include lunch, this is based on location however and some do not. Once you have booked your course, you will receive joining instructions with lunch information included. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know so we can accommodate, if you would like to know if your course includes lunch before booking contact us and our training team will answer any questions you have.

Can I cancel my booking?

We require 21 days’ notice before the course is due to start for all cancellations, if you cancel between 15 and 21 days’ before the course is due to start we can refund 60% of your course fee. Unfortunately if you do not give us at least 15 days’ notice we cannot guarantee any of your course fees will be refunded.
We will try everything we can to recover your course fee, including selling your course place to another delegate, in this instance we can recover your course fee. This however is on a case by case basis.

Is the course guaranteed to run?

The very nature of these workshops mean we need a minimum number of people for the course to run. This is both to make it financially viable as well as promoting a good environment for learning. Our minimum number of people is 2, which seems low, but we’d rather run the workshop if we can. If for any reason we need to cancel we’ll give you at least 14 days notice. If you would like to find out more about bookings so far, feel free to give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

E-Learning FAQs for NEBOSH National General Certificate

Does the course include lunch?

The majority of our courses include lunch, this is based on location however and some do not. Once you have booked your course, you will receive joining instructions with lunch information included. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know so we can accommodate, if you would like to know if your course includes lunch before booking contact us and our training team will answer any questions you have.

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Your course is exactly the same NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety you would attend at 1 of our 15 Nationwide training centres but can include specific health and safety content relevant to your organisation.

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Training your staff together as a group can save you money and make your NEBOSH course more cost effective. Call or chat with the team now to find out how much you can save.

In-House FAQs for NEBOSH National General Certificate

Can I cancel my booking?

We require 21 days’ notice before the course is due to start for all cancellations, if you cancel between 15 and 21 days’ before the course is due to start we can refund 60% of your course fee. Unfortunately if you do not give us at least 15 days’ notice we cannot guarantee any of your course fees will be refunded.
We will try everything we can to recover your course fee, including selling your course place to another delegate, in this instance we can recover your course fee. This however is on a case by case basis.