The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is an independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety, and environmental practice and management.
The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is delivered from our Norwich head office and is one of the UK’s most popular and widely respected health and safety qualifications, providing managers and staff with a sound understanding of the principles of risk management.
We’re Chartered through the Institute of Risk Management and practise what we preach, providing risk management solutions to a wide range of businesses throughout Norfolk and the rest of East Anglia. It means you can relax knowing that the training you’re receiving is up-to-date, relevant, comprehensive and recognised within the industry.
Our risk advisers are all highly qualified and maintain professional standards with annual CPD.
The NEBOSH General Certificate course provides a superb grounding to anyone who works in any industry and wants to learn the basics of health and safety. This market-leading health and safety course is tried, tested and trusted.
The qualification will provide students with a solid understanding in the fundamentals of managing health and safety within their organisation. At the heart of the training, it’s about giving people the skills and confidence to keep people safe.
Students will also gain a comprehensive understanding of UK Health and Safety legislation. The skills and knowledge gained will enable students to ensure their organisation is meeting its legal responsibilities.
We run our training courses over two weeks, Monday to Friday. Students will, however, need to commit additional time for revision and any homework assigned. In addition, students will need to be available on the day of the exam.
We also provide additional complimentary revision days prior to the exam for students who feel they require additional support.
The exam format has recently undergone changes and the traditional sit-down exam is gone. Instead, delegates must undertake two assignments to demonstrate their learnings:
NG1 is an open book exam where students are given 24hrs to complete questions based on a given scenario. The purpose of the assessment is to demonstrate that students can apply their knowledge in real world scenarios.
NG2 is a marked risk assessment based on the student’s workplace, they have 10 days to complete the assessment. Students will need to demonstrate a practical application of managing and controlling risk.
All our students will be provided with mock exams and taught how to best prepare for the exams.
Our General Certificate course is built to teach key members of your company how to administer and monitor a successful health and safety culture within your organisation.
During the course we explain legal requirements for health and safety in places of work, what as effective health and safety policy is, and cover how to implement a health and safety management framework.
The course is split into two units. Unit NG1: Management of Health & Safety & Unit NG2: Risk Assessment.
The common theme running through the elements within unit one focus on management.
The four elements below are assessed by an open-book exam.
The common theme that runs through the elements within unit two are hazards and the practical control of the risk created by hazards. They do not deal with management issues, such as accident reporting or auditing, which is included in Unit 1.
Yes, the NEBOSH General Certificate is recognised as a level 3 vocational qualification on the UK Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
The NEBOSH General Certificate is also accepted by professional membership organisations. For example, successful delegates may apply for Technical Membership within the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Both courses are well respected in the industry. The NEBOSH qualification is longer and more comprehensive with a broader syllabus, it is therefore considered a higher-level qualification.
IOSH training provides a general understanding of Health and Safety aimed at line managers and supervisors. The NEBOSH training is aimed more for senior managers or those with specific safety responsibilities who require a more comprehensive training course.
Having a NEBOSH qualification demonstrates that your organisation treats Health & Safety as a priority. For individuals, the qualification provides them with a competitive advantage to any job role or promotion opportunity.
The qualification provides a steppingstone for individuals wishing to work towards Chartered Status within Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (TechIOSH) of IOSH.
There are a number of additional training routes to continue progression, most commonly are the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or the NVQ level 6 in Health and safety. Both of which meet the academic requirements to progress to a Graduate member (GradIOSH) of IOSH.
The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety 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 11 SCQF credit points. It is often stated as being comparable to an A-Level.
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