NEBOSH National General Certificate

Nationwide NEBOSH courses for managers taking the next step in their health and safety career. Free revision day, pass plus, online revision support and expert tutors.

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Course Details

On receiving payment for your classroom-based NEBOSH course, an email with your ‘course joining instructions’ is sent to you.
This document includes the following details:

  • Your chosen course start date and subsequent dates (The NEBOSH General Certificate is a 10-day course with 1 day for you to take your exam)
  • Course start time at your chosen venue
  • Address of your chosen venue, including a map screenshot
  • Details of what to do if you need any special requirements to complete the course

You need to bring photographic ID, such as a driving licence or passport with you.

Lunch is not included, so please provide your own.

NEBOSH Qualification Structure

Our NEBOSH courses (Virtual online & Classroom) are run over 10 days plus 1 day for your open book exam: NEBOSH Courses - NEBOSH logo

Recommended Learning Hours

  • 68 classroom hours*
  • 40 hours of self study

*Classroom hours will actually be higher studying with PSS, our lesson plan allows for time to discuss the project before you start and exam practice.
You may have a break between weeks 1 and 2. This is to give time for private study and personal revision.

Support During the NEBOSH Course - Google Classroom

One thing that sets a NEBOSH course with Project Skills Solutions apart from one with another provider is the support we provide.

Throughout your NEBOSH General Certificate course you'll have access to our online support platform Google Classroom. You'll find resources on the platform to help you revise for your exam and complete your project. Resources include:

  • Slide presentation handouts
  • Mind maps
  • Past exam papers
  • Risk assessment project instructions and templates

You can post messages and questions to your tutor, classmates or the PSS admin team. So help is never far away.

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 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.

NEBOSH Resources

Take a look at the NEBOSH resource page with their learner terms and conditions and policies.

NEBOSH Resources

Course Overview

Project Skills Solutions offer the NEBOSH National General Certificate course in Occupational Health and Safety. You are able to take the NEBOSH General Certificate course either in a classroom setting or virtually online.

Key Topics

By the end of your NEBOSH National General Certificate 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.

Assessment

NEBOSH NG1 - Management of Health and Safety
Understand why it's important to manage workplace health and safety, how to implement a H&S management system, how to manage risk and monitor performance.
This unit is assessed through the open book exam.
NG2 - Risk Assessment
During the second element you'll cover typical risks you'll encounter in the workplace and how to assess and reduce the risk.
This unit is assessed through a workplace risk assessment project.

Benefits of becoming NEBOSH qualified 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.

Benefits of NEBOSH Qualified Staff for Employers

The candidates will learn the vast majority of occupational injuries, incidents and ill-health are avoidable by good health and safety management. Furthermore, a successful and effective management strategy results in saving money, improving productivity and raising workforce morale.

Firstly, many larger organisations choose the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a key part of their supervisors’ or management development programme. Secondly, smaller organisations often only require their manager taking the lead on health and safety issues to hold the qualification.
Read a NEBOSH case study about Claire, who completed her NEBOSH National General Certificate to advance her career.NEBOSH Courses - NEBOSH logo

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 industry knowledge.
  • Network with other safety professionals and companies.
  • Get advice and expertise.

Find out more here.

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.

Course Content

See below the course syllabus for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. The virtual NEBOSH General Certificate online course follows the same syllabus as a classroom delivered courses and you will gain exactly the same certificate whether you complete the course virtually or in the classroom.

NEBOSH Unit NG1 - Management of Health and Safety

Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety

NEBOSH Courses - NEBOSH logo

  • 1.1 Morals and money
  • 1.2 The force of law – punishment and compensation
  • 1.3 The most important legal duties for employers and workers
  • 1.4 Managing contractors effectively

Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like

  • 2.1 What they are and the benefits they bring
  • 2.2 What good health and safety management systems look like

Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes

  • 3.1 Health and safety culture
  • 3.2 Improving health and safety culture
  • 3.3 How human factors influence behaviour positively or negatively
  • 3.4 Assessing risk
  • 3.5 Management of change
  • 3.6 Safe systems of work for general work activities
  • 3.7 Permit-to-work systems
  • 3.8 Emergency procedures

Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring

  • 4.1 Active and reactive monitoring
  • 4.2 Investigating incidents
  • 4.3 Health and safety auditing
  • 4.4 Review of health and safety performance

NEOBOSH Unit NG2 - Risk Assessment

Element 5: Physical and psychological health

  • 5.1 Noise
  • 5.2 Vibration
  • 5.3 Radiation
  • 5.4 Mental health
  • 5.5 Violence at work
  • 5.6 Substance abuse at work

Element 6: Musculoskeletal health

  • 6.1 Work-related upper limb disorder
  • 6.2 Manual handling
  • 6.3 Load-handling equipment

Element 7: Chemical and biological agents

  • 7.1 Hazardous substances
  • 7.2 Assessment of health risks
  • 7.3 Occupational exposure limits
  • 7.4 Control measures
  • 7.5 Specific agents

Element 8: General workplace issues

  • 8.1 Health, welfare and work environment
  • 8.2 Working at height
  • 8.3 Safe working in confined spaces
  • 8.4 Lone working
  • 8.5 Slips and trips
  • 8.6 Safe movement of people and vehicles in the workplace
  • 8.7 Work-related driving

Element 9: Work equipment

  • 9.1 General requirements
  • 9.2 Hand-held tools
  • 9.3 Machinery hazards
  • 9.4 Control measures for machinery

Element 10: Fire

  • 10.1 Fire principles
  • 10.2 Preventing fire and fire spread
  • 10.3 Fire alarms and fire-fighting
  • 10.4 Fire evacuation

Element 11: Electricity

  • 11.1 Hazards and risks
  • 11.2 Control measures

NEBOSH Assessment

NG1 OBE - NEBOSH Open Book Exam
NG2 Practical – Risk assessment (around 3 hours)
Our course price includes the examination fees. If you need to resit either of the exams, resits for each exam are charged at £79. These can be arranged with your learning advisor Joanne Williams. NEBOSH also offer the remark services, we advise that you only use this if your mark is within 3 marks of a pass, this is charged at £105. Please remember that your mark can go up or down, again this can be arranged with your learning advisor Joanne Williams. The re mark is completed directly with NEBOSH but Joanne will direct you through this.

NEBOSH Closing Interviews

Closing interviews must be attended by every NEBOSH Candidate with their Learning Partner Project Skills Solutions via Zoom, within 2-3 weeks of completing your exam.
The interviews are not assessed but if you do not attend your scheduled closing interview NEBOSH will not publish your results.
NEBOSH use the Closing Interview as a key part of their malpractice procedures and have set up multiple steps:

NEBOSH Closing Interview Requirements

During the interview you will be required to:

- Show your identification to check you are who you say you are. This is the same as an invigilated examination.
- Show the room you are in to make sure you are alone.
- Answer questions about your examination.

NEBOSH provide Project Skills Solutions with a list of interview questions that are bespoke to the examination paper and designed to check you have the underpinning knowledge and understanding behind your answers.
Project Skills Solutions will ask the questions in a random sequence so not every learner will be asked the same combination of questions.
Project Skills Solutions will complete a Closing Interview Record Sheet for every learner.

NG1 - NEBOSH Open Book Exam

In 2020 NEBOSH introduced open book examinations (where you can take a NEBOSH reference book into the exam with you) as a permanent replacement for the invigilated, paper-based examinations. Along with the NG2 project, this allows the NEBOSH National General Certificate qualification to now be completed remotely, without attending a classroom or exam venue.

The open book examination is designed to test your knowledge and ability as it would be used in a real-world scenario. Rather than testing your memory, using a open book exam style will test your application of health and safety knowledge.

You'll have 24 hours to complete your open book exam and you can structure your time as you see fit. NEBOSH suggest you should allow 4-5 hours in total for the exam.

NG2 Practical – Risk Assessment

The aim of the practical assessment is to show you now have the skills to complete a risk assessment of your workplace. Perfect to show off your new skills and apply them right away in a real-world situation.

To help complete your assessment you’ll be provided with a thorough guidance document, a checklist you can use to make sure you include everything in your submission and an example submission. Before starting your risk assessment you should complete the NEBOSH syllabus, elements 1 to 11.

During your course, your tutor will spend time discussing the project with the group using homework and activities to get you thinking in practical terms.

So how long should the risk assessment take? NEBOSH advise it should take around 3 hours to complete, but this can vary. Keep in mind the practical is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, much like in the real world it’s about identifying realistic and sensible measures to control risks in the workplace.

The practical is based on the HSE’s approach to risk assessment, and information on the HSE website can help you if you’d like to do some further reading.

Payment Plan

What's important to you when looking for a NEBOSH provider? When we speak to our NEBOSH delegates the most common concerns are:

Will I Pass the NEBOSH Course?

We know the NEBOSH National General Certificate is a challenging 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.

Online classroom with study materials during the NEBOSH course.

NEBOSH 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.


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

Will I gain the same Nebosh qualification taking a Virtual course

Yes, you will gain the same Nebosh General Certificate qualification. Nebosh have changed the exam for this course to an open book exam which you will take at home. This makes the Virtual Nebosh course such a good option.

Can I take the Nebosh General Certificate Course Online Virtually

Yes, you can take the Nebosh General Certificate course virtually using Zoom classroom or MS Teams. The courses follow the same content as the classroom-based courses but adapted for virtual delivery.

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 0800 0213 263.

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.

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Overview

Your NEBOSH training course is now available entirely remotely through virtual training with Project Skills Solutions. Complete one of the most well-respected qualifications in health and safety from the comfort of your own home, with real tutor lead sessions and real classmates.

Virtual NEBOSH Courses

Our virtual courses are delivered remotely via Zoom a video meeting platform. View your trainer and delegates throughout the training course and learning activities designed for the virtual environment.

Fun quizzes, team activities, scenarios, videos and games to help reinforce learning. Ensuring after your NEBOSH course you’ll be ready to take the next step in your health and safety career.

Save time and money on the traditional commute and learn from home.

Key Topics

By the end of your NEBOSH National General Certificate 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.

Assessment

NEBOSH NG1 – Management of Health and Safety
Understand why it’s important to manage workplace health and safety, how to implement a H&S management system, how to manage risk and monitor performance.
This unit is assessed through the open book exam.
NG2 – Risk Assessment
During the second element you’ll cover typical risks you’ll encounter in the workplace and how to assess and reduce the risk.
This unit is assessed through a workplace risk assessment project.

Benefits of becoming NEBOSH qualified 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.

Benefits of NEBOSH Qualified Staff for Employers

The candidates will learn the vast majority of occupational injuries, incidents and ill-health are avoidable by good health and safety management. Furthermore, a successful and effective management strategy results in saving money, improving productivity and raising workforce morale.

Firstly, many larger organisations choose the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a key part of their supervisors’ or management development programme. Secondly, smaller organisations often only require their manager taking the lead on health and safety issues to hold the qualification.
Read a NEBOSH case study about Claire, who completed her NEBOSH National General Certificate to advance her career.NEBOSH Courses - NEBOSH logo

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 industry knowledge.
  • Network with other safety professionals and companies.
  • Get advice and expertise.

Find out more here.

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.

What's Virtual?

Health and safety training providers and leading awarding bodies like NEBOSH now offer their health and safety gold standard courses, virtually.

NEBOSH Virtual Training Courses

Attend your NEBOSH General Certificate course from the comfort of your own home using our Virtual training option. Virtual training with Project Skills Solutions are live trainer-lead courses, activities designed specifically for the virtual Zoom Classroom platform and you will achieve the exact same NEBOSH certificate you’d earn in a classroom.

What do I need?

All you need to attend a virtual NEBOSH course is access to a computer, laptop or tablet for the duration of the course, a microphone and webcam, most laptops have a webcam and microphone built-in. If you’re unsure if your laptop, internet, microphone or anything else is suitable, we can arrange a short test meeting before you book or attend your course to check.

You’ll join the course using a link in your joining instructions, the course is run on Zoom. Zoom is free to use; you can download it here, but you can also open the meeting in your browser and run the meeting from there.

What is Virtual Training? Is Virtual Training right for you?

The video below provides you with more information on virtual training.

Course Details

On receiving payment for your classroom-based NEBOSH course, an email with your ‘course joining instructions’ is sent to you.
This document includes the following details:

  • Your chosen course start date and subsequent dates (The NEBOSH General Certificate is a 10-day course with 1 day for you to take your exam)
  • Start time on Zoom (make sure you are set up and ready 15 minutes before the start time)
  • Instructions of how to join a Zoom meeting and the link you will need to attend your course along with the meeting ID and password
  • Details of what to do if you need any special requirements to complete the course

You need to bring photographic ID, such as a driving licence or passport with you.

NEBOSH Qualification Structure

Our NEBOSH courses (Virtual online & Classroom) are run over 10 days plus 1 day for your open book exam: NEBOSH Courses - NEBOSH logo

Recommended Learning Hours

  • 68 classroom hours*
  • 40 hours of self study

*Classroom hours will actually be higher studying with PSS, our lesson plan allows for time to discuss the project before you start and exam practice.
You may have a break between weeks 1 and 2. This is to give time for private study and personal revision.

Support During the Nebosh Course – Google Classroom

One thing that sets a NEBOSH course with Project Skills Solutions apart from one with another provider is the support we provide.

Throughout your Nebosh General Certificate course you’ll have access to our online support platform Google Classroom. You’ll find resources on the platform to help you revise for your exam and complete your project. Resources include:

  • Slide presentation handouts
  • Mind maps
  • Past exam papers
  • Risk assessment project instructions and templates

You can post messages and questions to your tutor, classmates or the PSS admin team. So help is never far away.

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 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.

NEBOSH Resources

Take a look at the NEBOSH resource page with their learner terms and conditions and policies.

NEBOSH Resources

Course Content

See below the course syllabus for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. The virtual NEBOSH General Certificate online course follows the same syllabus as a classroom delivered courses and you will gain exactly the same certificate whether you complete the course virtually or in the classroom.

NEBOSH Unit NG1 – Management of Health and Safety

Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety

NEBOSH Courses - NEBOSH logo

  • 1.1 Morals and money
  • 1.2 The force of law – punishment and compensation
  • 1.3 The most important legal duties for employers and workers
  • 1.4 Managing contractors effectively

Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like

  • 2.1 What they are and the benefits they bring
  • 2.2 What good health and safety management systems look like

Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes

  • 3.1 Health and safety culture
  • 3.2 Improving health and safety culture
  • 3.3 How human factors influence behaviour positively or negatively
  • 3.4 Assessing risk
  • 3.5 Management of change
  • 3.6 Safe systems of work for general work activities
  • 3.7 Permit-to-work systems
  • 3.8 Emergency procedures

Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring

  • 4.1 Active and reactive monitoring
  • 4.2 Investigating incidents
  • 4.3 Health and safety auditing
  • 4.4 Review of health and safety performance

NEOBOSH Unit NG2 – Risk Assessment

Element 5: Physical and psychological health

  • 5.1 Noise
  • 5.2 Vibration
  • 5.3 Radiation
  • 5.4 Mental health
  • 5.5 Violence at work
  • 5.6 Substance abuse at work

Element 6: Musculoskeletal health

  • 6.1 Work-related upper limb disorder
  • 6.2 Manual handling
  • 6.3 Load-handling equipment

Element 7: Chemical and biological agents

  • 7.1 Hazardous substances
  • 7.2 Assessment of health risks
  • 7.3 Occupational exposure limits
  • 7.4 Control measures
  • 7.5 Specific agents

Element 8: General workplace issues

  • 8.1 Health, welfare and work environment
  • 8.2 Working at height
  • 8.3 Safe working in confined spaces
  • 8.4 Lone working
  • 8.5 Slips and trips
  • 8.6 Safe movement of people and vehicles in the workplace
  • 8.7 Work-related driving

Element 9: Work equipment

  • 9.1 General requirements
  • 9.2 Hand-held tools
  • 9.3 Machinery hazards
  • 9.4 Control measures for machinery

Element 10: Fire

  • 10.1 Fire principles
  • 10.2 Preventing fire and fire spread
  • 10.3 Fire alarms and fire-fighting
  • 10.4 Fire evacuation

Element 11: Electricity

  • 11.1 Hazards and risks
  • 11.2 Control measures

NEBOSH Assessment

NG1 OBE – NEBOSH Open Book Exam
NG2 Practical – Risk assessment (around 3 hours)
Our course price includes the examination fees. If you need to resit either of the exams, resits for each exam are charged at £79. These can be arranged with your learning advisor Joanne Williams. NEBOSH also offer the remark services, we advise that you only use this if your mark is within 3 marks of a pass, this is charged at £105. Please remember that your mark can go up or down, again this can be arranged with your learning advisor Joanne Williams. The re mark is completed directly with NEBOSH but Joanne will direct you through this.

NEBOSH Closing Interviews

Closing interviews must be attended by every NEBOSH Candidate with their Learning Partner Project Skills Solutions via Zoom, within 2-3 weeks of completing your exam.
The interviews are not assessed but if you do not attend your scheduled closing interview NEBOSH will not publish your results.
NEBOSH use the Closing Interview as a key part of their malpractice procedures and have set up multiple steps:

NEBOSH Closing Interview Requirements

During the interview you will be required to:

– Show your identification to check you are who you say you are. This is the same as an invigilated examination.
– Show the room you are in to make sure you are alone.
– Answer questions about your examination.

NEBOSH provide Project Skills Solutions with a list of interview questions that are bespoke to the examination paper and designed to check you have the underpinning knowledge and understanding behind your answers.
Project Skills Solutions will ask the questions in a random sequence so not every learner will be asked the same combination of questions.
Project Skills Solutions will complete a Closing Interview Record Sheet for every learner.

NG1 – NEBOSH Open Book Exam

In 2020 NEBOSH introduced open book examinations (where you can take a NEBOSH reference book into the exam with you) as a permanent replacement for the invigilated, paper-based examinations. Along with the NG2 project, this allows the NEBOSH National General Certificate qualification to now be completed remotely, without attending a classroom or exam venue.

The open book examination is designed to test your knowledge and ability as it would be used in a real-world scenario. Rather than testing your memory, using a open book exam style will test your application of health and safety knowledge.

You’ll have 24 hours to complete your open book exam and you can structure your time as you see fit. NEBOSH suggest you should allow 4-5 hours in total for the exam.

NG2 Practical – Risk Assessment

The aim of the practical assessment is to show you now have the skills to complete a risk assessment of your workplace. Perfect to show off your new skills and apply them right away in a real-world situation.

To help complete your assessment you’ll be provided with a thorough guidance document, a checklist you can use to make sure you include everything in your submission and an example submission. Before starting your risk assessment you should complete the NEBOSH syllabus, elements 1 to 11.

During your course, your tutor will spend time discussing the project with the group using homework and activities to get you thinking in practical terms.

So how long should the risk assessment take? NEBOSH advise it should take around 3 hours to complete, but this can vary. Keep in mind the practical is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, much like in the real world it’s about identifying realistic and sensible measures to control risks in the workplace.

The practical is based on the HSE’s approach to risk assessment, and information on the HSE website can help you if you’d like to do some further reading.

Payment Plan

What’s important to you when looking for a NEBOSH provider? When we speak to our NEBOSH delegates the most common concerns are:

Will I Pass the NEBOSH Course?

We know the NEBOSH National General Certificate is a challenging 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.

Online classroom with study materials during the NEBOSH course.

NEBOSH 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.


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

Will I gain the same Nebosh qualification taking a Virtual course

Yes, you will gain the same Nebosh General Certificate qualification. Nebosh have changed the exam for this course to an open book exam which you will take at home. This makes the Virtual Nebosh course such a good option.

Can I take the Nebosh General Certificate Course Online Virtually

Yes, you can take the Nebosh General Certificate course virtually using Zoom classroom or MS Teams. The courses follow the same content as the classroom-based courses but adapted for virtual delivery.

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 0800 0213 263.

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.

In-House Training for NEBOSH National General Certificate

Save money and train your team together, tailor content towards your organisation and choose training days to suit your schedule. Contact us about a group onsite NEBOSH course now.

Same great course

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.

Save money

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.

Virtual NEBOSH Online Training Courses

Group Virtual training can be offered using Zoom Classroom or MS Teams a great option for remote working staff.
They will gain the same qualification and experience by taking our NEBOSH Courses Virtually using Zoom Classroom. You have a realtime trainer who will deliver the course in an engaging and interesting way. The course structure has been developed to this remote delivery method so you get the same training without leaving your home. There is plenty of interaction and the trainer assistance throughout the course you aren't left on your own and you will have to attend set hours. This is a very popular method of taking the IOSH courses you will be given full technical support to join and throughout the Virtual NEBOSH Course.

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.