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NEBOSH Certificate Course
NEBOSH General Certificate (via eLearning) course details
NEBOSH National General Certificate
There are no prerequisite entry requirements for this NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety qualification. Although students will find it helpful to have already achieved certification of a NEBOSH Award level qualification first as this greatly improves a students’ potential end-result.
This NEBOSH course is focused around general health & safety issues found in the workplace. NEBOSH general certificate courses are suitable for managers and supervisors or other employee representatives and covers the primary legal requirements for health and safety as laid out in UK legislation and best practices for managing health and safety in the workplace.
A quick overview
Examination Registration fee:
Course Unit modules:
National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
Managers, supervisors and employee representatives
135 Hours (10 Days)
eLearning / classroom
2 x Written paper(s) (NGC1 & GC2), plus 1 x Practical Inspection Report (GC3)
Available annually in the months of March / June / September / December
£110 + exam venue fee (if applicable)
NEBOSH National Diploma / NEBOSH Environmental Diploma
Standard of English
An adequate understanding of the English language required by students who undertake study for the NEBOSH National General Certificate must be to such degree that they can both understand and articulate the key concepts contained within the course syllabus.
Key Topics Covered
- Legal requirements for health and safety at work
- Implementation of health and safety managements systems
- Identification of workplace hazards
- Methods of hazard control
- Practical application of knowledge and understanding
NEBOSH Exams and how you’re assessed
There are three major course units (NGC1, GC2 & GC3) to successfully complete before you become fully certified with the NEBOSH National General Certificate qualification.
The examinations are held four times each year and are to be taken on location at a registered NEBOSH examination centre. Additional sitting fees may be applicable based on the exam centre venue.
The examinations are scheduled on NEBOSH standard examination dates in the months of March / June / September / December.
Written Exam Papers
Examinations comprise of two 2-hour written papers for each of the core unit modules (namely NGC1 & GC2), which means there are two 2-hour examinations in total. For each of the written papers (NGC1 + GC2) the exam questioning format consists of one long answer question and ten short answer questions – all of which you should attempt to gain maximum marks.
Practical Exam Papers
Additionally, students must complete a practical inspection report assessment for unit GC3. The practical paper GC3 consists of carrying out a risk assessment of a workplace and preparing a short report.
How your NEBOSH papers are marked
The core Unit exam papers will be marked by approved NEBOSH examiners that provide basic feedback and an overall grade. You need to gain a minimum passing grade of 45 out of 100 marks for each of the core Unit exam papers. The GC3 practical assessment is graded by your assigned SHEilds tutor and a passing mark of 60 out of 100 is required.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Only students who have enrolled with NEBOSH through an accredited NEBOSH training centre are eligible to register for the examination.
What you get …
Let’s see what resources, tools and technologies are included within this NEBOSH General Certificate eLearning course.
What is eLearning?
eLearning is an online classroom, which can be accessed any time/any where, fully supported by SHEilds team of accredited Tutors in the UK.
We have developed a multitude of interactions to nurture your learning style and stretch your abilities, giving you the best prospects for success.
- SHEilds courses have been developed for maximum compatibilities across all device types
- System hardware spec: Web browser with multimedia capabilities
- There are no programs to download
- Your course is completely online, you only download content you choose
SHEilds are a global leader in NEBOSH Certificate eLearning training and delivery, specialising in health, safety and environmental qualifications and accredited by the awarding body of the UK’s National Examination Board of Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH) centre number 548. The NEBOSH National General Certificate is recognised as ‘THE STARTING BLOCK‘ to a professional career as a health and safety officer, adviser or inspector.
Your NEBOSH eLearning
what you will learn from this NEBOSH General Certificate
Breaking down what you will learn in Unit NGC1:
- Foundations in health and safety
- Health and safety management systems – Plan
- Health and safety management systems – Do
- Health and safety management systems – Check
- Health and safety management systems – Act