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The NGC online course is based on the new syllabus and includes the preperation needed to sit the new Open Book Exams (OBE). The online course allows you to study at your own pace and in your own time without the need to take time off work or stay away from home. The interactive course includes tutorial videos, interactive exercises, student forums, tutor support, and practice questions to make sure you are fully prepared for the exam and risk assessment.
Taking the NEBOSH General Certificate will provide you with the key knowledge to provide a safe working environment for you and your colleagues, which in turn promotes efficiency and productivity within the workplace. This can make you incredibly attractive to employers, particularly as 90% of health and safety roles specify one or more NEBOSH qualifications are required.
NEBOSH General Certificate
NEBOSH Course Guide
The NEBOSH Certificate is divided into two units NG1 and NG2 which are assessed separately:
NG1 is broken down into four elements made up of:
- Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety
- Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
- Element 3: Managing risk - understanding people and processes
- Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring
The NG1 Exam is an online Open Book Exam (OBE)
NG2 is a practical risk assessment exercise demonstrating an understanding of elements 5 - 11 including:
- Element 5: Physical and psychological health
- Element 6: Musculoskeletal health
- Element 7: Chemical and biological agents
- Element 8: General workplace issues
- Element 9: Work equipment
- Element 10: Fire
- Element 11: Electricity
Who is this course for?
The NEBOSH General Certificate is a great starting point when it comes to health and safety and doesn't necessarily need to be taken by those already in health and safety roles. In fact, 70% of people who take the course are in roles outside of health and safety!
The NEBOSH General Certificate is a level-3 qualification, equivalent to a UK A-level. Those who pass the course are qualified to manage health and safety and protect people from illness and serious injuries – that’s a serious job, they don’t just hand it out to anyone!
That said, over 175,000 people have gained the NEBOSH General Certificate qualification since it was launched. So, providing you put in plenty of study time and prepare well in advance for your exams, there is no reason why you would not be able to pass.
Once you have successfully passed both units of the qualification it’s yours forever. However if you’re hoping to progress onto other NEBOSH qualifications, you’ll need to do so within 5 years.