NEBOSH National General Certificate
Full Time: 10 Days + 1 Exam Day
Part Time: 10 weeks (1 evening P/W) + 1 Exam Day
NEBOSH Courses & Training
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So, you are looking to step into the world of health and safety, but you are unsure on how to get there? Or maybe you are here because you are looking to bolster your health and safety knowledge besides your current role? If that’s the case, then the NEBOSH National General Certificate might be just for you…
The NEBOSH National General Certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors and staff from various types of organisations who need to know their stuff when it comes to health and safety! Here at ACG, we will guide you through the NEBOSH National General Certificate course from our training centre in North Shields (Newcastle Upon Tyne) and give you all the information you need to pass, but be warned there is an element of self-study, so putting it bluntly if you aren’t up for the study then maybes this isn’t the one for you…moving on.
The NEBOSH National General Certificate helps you manage risk in the workplace effectively. The qualification is used by many as a first step in to the health and safety industry, in fact most of our trainers and consultants started out with the NEBOSH National General Certificate and the rest is history. Achievement of the NEBOSH National General Certificate will put you in a good position to acquire further qualifications in health and safety. At ACG Compliance, our tutors go the extra mile and we will make sure you leave with the knowledge to make immediate improvements to your organisation health and safety management systems.
What makes this course the pinnacle for health and safety is that is focusses in on the main legal requirements for health and safety in the U.K! Listen we get it, the legislation can be mind-numbing, but it’s an absolute must if you are going to manage your organisations health and safety so suck it up and get on with it…book today.
We provide the workbook, which is written by our good friends at ACT Associates. It’s a brilliant publication and is written in line with the official NEBOSH Syllabus which follows our course presentation. Don’t be put off by the size of the NEBOSH workbook because we will guide you through this as we progress. By the end, we expect the spine of the book to worn and the pages in tatters.
Finally, you will be glad to know that no previous health and safety knowledge is required. Candidates should be aware that the assessment includes the need to write a short report on regarding a workplace inspection therefore a good standard of English is required. We can of course help you with this.
The boring stuff…but you may like to know
The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:
- Management of Health and Safety (NGC1)
- Controlling workplace hazards (GC2)
- Health and safety practical application (GC3)
How is it assessed?
Units NGC1 and GC2 are taught units each assessed by a two-hour written examination. Each written examination consists of around ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory.
Unit GC3 is assessed by one two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate’s own workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 10 working days of a written examination. The practical examination is internally assessed by the programme organiser and externally moderated by NEBOSH.
Candidates will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed. Once a candidate has successfully completed all three units (NGC1, GC2 and GC3), the overall qualification parchment will be issued.
What are the benefits for employers?
A safer workplace – Health and safety is important. It protects people from injury and loss of life. People with a NEBOSH General Certificate know how to help their employer avoid prosecution, litigation, absence costs and loss of reputation, wherever they operate.
Assurance – Employers whose staff are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to health and safety. A NEBOSH General Certificate provides an assurance of safety – something that can help employers achieve recognised standards and can even win new business.
Return on investment – An employee with a NEBOSH General Certificate has a practical set of skills that bring real value to the modern global workplace.
Holders of the National General Certificate are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
The NEBOSH National General Certificate has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 15 SCQF credit points.
SCQF Level 6 is comparable to NQF/QCF Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.