National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - Official Exam Included
The National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a widely recognised and popular qualification in the UK and is ideal for any individual aspiring to have a career in health and safety. This certificate is specified when employers are recruiting for health and safety positions, and acquiring this qualification will give you a better opportunity to land the desired job role. Holders of this certificate can gain membership to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH.
This is a globally recognised qualification that will cover health and safety, along with risk management. This course is diverse and caters to all levels of individuals coming from different backgrounds and holding varied positions. It is an excellent step to becoming a fully qualified professional in health and safety.
Over 200,000 individuals are holders of this certificate because it is the prime standard of qualifications in health and safety. The core aim of this course is to equip you with an in-depth understanding of workplace safety and what to do to make your workplace safer. This is an ideal qualification for managers, supervisors and others in leadership roles to understand responsibilities pertaining to health and safety management. Once qualified, it will propel your career in the right direction.
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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
1. Why we should manage workplace health and safety
2. How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
3. Managing risk – understanding people and processes
4. Health and safety monitoring and measuring
Assignment Submission - NG1
5. Physical and psychological health
6. Musculoskeletal health
7. Chemical and biological agents
8. General workplace issues
9. Work equipment
Once you successfully complete this exam, you will gain the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is accredited to and rated by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) Accreditation. The qualification sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 11 SCQF credit points.
SCQF Level 6 is comparable to RQF/CQFW Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The SQA accreditation logo will appear where appropriate on awarded certificates.
Method of Assessment
Assessment is a two-step process:
- NG1 - An open book examination to assess what you know. This is scenario-based and will include a closing interview, you will be asked questions about your submission.
- NG2 - A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do (3 hours). Learners will complete a risk assessment and develop an action plan for their workplace – this is immediately useful and valuable.
Assessments are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.
All registered learners can sit for an examination. Exams must be registered for in advance before taking each paper.
Exam Entry Confirmation
Once you are registered to do the exam, you will receive an Exam Entry Confirmation that will include the learning number and important information related to the exam and results process. Please check if your name is spelled correctly, and if changes are required, you can contact GEL customer support. This confirmation is essential to gain entry to the exam, as learners will need to produce photographic identification to the invigilator.
NG1 - The invigilated paper-based exam is being permanently replaced by a new open-book examination (OBE).
NG1 exam is available in English language only.
Dates for OBEs in 2021:
- Wednesday 7 April 2021
- Wednesday 9 June 2021
- Wednesday 4 August 2021
- Wednesday 6 October 2021
- Wednesday 1 December 2021
NG2 - The practical unit NG2 will continue to be assessed as usual
Assessment results are taken in English which also includes the practical examination. Results will be received within 50 working days from the submission of the assignment or date of the examination.
The pass mark can vary, but learners will be awarded the final qualification grade according to the following.
- Pass: 150-179 marks
- Credit: 180-209 marks
- Distinction: 210+ marks
Who is this course for?
The qualification is: Relevant to every workplace Ideal for managers, supervisors, or anybody with health and safety management responsibilities Perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career
The National General Certificate is trusted by many prestigious organisations such as Thames Water, Kier and the Football Association as well as many others.
- There are no pre-requisites to take this exam. However, it is essential that learners have a basic understanding of the English Language, Maths and ICT.
- NEBOSH recommends that learners have a minimum standard of English that is equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.0 or higher on the test.
This qualification is the required level for manager roles in the health and safety sector. Here are some job titles you can land, along with the average UK salary per annum,
- Health and Safety Coordinator – (£22,581 per annum)
- Health and Safety Manager – (£35,561 per annum)
- Health and Safety Advisor – (£29,939 per annum)
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