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NEBOSH National General Certificate (2018 Spec) | E-Learning 

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides delegates with an excellent grounding in health and safety legislation, hazard recognition, practical risk control, and good risk management practices. A high number of people take the NEBOSH National General Certificate each year whether it’s as the first step for a career in health and safety or just looking to build knowledge in health and safety for their workplace or business.

It is the most recognised and trusted health and safety qualification within the United Kingdom and further afield.

Please note the NGC Exam needs to be booked and paid for separately 

The qualification is divided into two units:

  • Unit NG 1 Management of Health and Safety
  • Unit NG 2 Risk Assessment

Find out more about OBEs.

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Why choose the NEBOSH General Certificate Online course?

Our e-learning is designed with the user in mind:

  • Flexible – One of the best things about learning online is the ability to pick up and drop your learning to suit your needs, with our easy to use online platform you can simply click resume and you’re right where you left off. Our E-learning can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
  • Informative – Our E-Learning is split into 11 separate modules, created by tutors who have been delivering NEBOSH classroom courses for over 28 years.
  • Cost-effective – All of the NEBOSH General Certificate course content without the added cost of a classroom.

What’s included with our NEBOSH General Certificate Online course 

  • Course materials created by a Bronze Standard NEBOSH course provider.
  • 11 Elements of content providing up-to-date coverage of the NEBOSH syllabus.
  • Unlimited access to the course materials.
  • Email-based tutor support to answer your questions.
  • Mock assessments when you’re ready to take your exam(s).

Download the course fact sheet here.

Who is the NEBOSH General Certificate Online course for?

This qualification offers a good foundation in health and safety for managers, supervisors, and staff where health and safety are part of their day to day responsibilities.

No previous health and safety knowledge or experience is required to register for this course.

What will delegates get from the NEBOSH General Certificate Online course?

The NEBOSH General Certificate Online Course will look at everyday solutions for general workplace health and safety issues. When you pass this qualification, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to be able to conduct the following:

  • Advise on duties under main pieces of UK health and safety legislation
  • Support and develop your organisation’s health and safety culture
  • Justify the need for health and safety improvements
  • Work within a health and safety management system
  • Identify common hazards
  • Spot the key risks in your organisation
  • Professionally carry out risk assessments
  • Develop a detailed action plan and know how to action it
  • Manage workplace risks

Benefits of holding the NEBOSH General Certificate Online course include:

What benefits will employers get from the NEBOSH General Certificate Online course?

When your employees achieve the NEBOSH General Certificate, they will be a huge asset to you. They will make a real difference in the workplace with the knowledge gained from the NEBOSH course.

  • They will have the knowledge, understanding, and skills to help implement the health and safety policy and procedures to help protect the workforce.
  • They will also be able to help make sure your business complies with the law and maintain good health and safety practices and preventing huge costs from incidents and ill-health.

To see the full list of benefits of health and safety training to businesses, see our blog post What are the benefits of health and safety training to businesses?

Why choose Southwest Health and Safety?

  • High quality training
  • We have above national average pass rates on all our courses including NEBOSH and IOSH.
  • We are competitively priced.
  • We offer interest free payment plans of 3 months on all courses.
  • We are an ELCAS approved training provider and members of the Armed Forces are eligible to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) on our NEBOSH courses.

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NEBOSH General Certificate course content

The NEBOSH General Certificate is divided into two units NG1 and NG2 which are assessed separately:

Unit NG1 – This unit is broken down into four elements made up of the following:
  • 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 performance
Unit NG2 – This unit is broken down into seven elements made up of the following:
  • 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

Download the course syllabus here.

How is the NEBOSH General Certificate e-learning course assessed?

Please note the NGC Exam needs to be booked and paid for separately 

To achieve the qualification, candidates must pass an Open Book Assessment (NG1) and the practical assessment (NG2) carried out in the candidate’s own workplace.

  • Unit NG 1 is assessed by way of an Open Book Examination.

Further information about open book exams as well as frequently asked questions, is available in the NEBOSH Learner Guide – OBE.

  • Unit NG 2 is assessed by completing a Risk Assessment at your place of work within a ten-days of the Examination date.

Candidates need to have completed both parts of the qualification within five years of registration to gain the full qualification.

How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH General Certificate e-learning course?

When studying the NEBOSH General Certificate Online with us, we give you 12 Months Access and full tutor support.

The OBE will take around 4 hours to complete but you will have access to the portal for 24 hours to enable you to complete the NEBOSH Open Book Examination.

What learning methods are available other than online for the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Other than Online, the NEBOSH General course is available in the following learning methods:

Please call us on 01264 874466 to discuss theses course options further.

How much does the NEBOSH General Certificate Online course cost?

£450 Total

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What funding is available for the NEBOSH General Certificate Online course?

ELCAS Course Funding

Members of the Armed Forces are able to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) to fund up to 80% of the course cost up to £2000.

To find out more about elcas funded courses – go to our Armed Forces Section of the website.

What entry requirements are there for the NEBOSH General Certificate Online course?

There are no entry requirements for this NEBOSH qualification, however, it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

How to start your NEBOSH General Certificate e-learning course

Please click on the button below to enrol on the NEBOSH General Certificate Online course or contact the office either by calling 01264 502029 or email info@southwesthealthandsafety.com.

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NEBOSH General Certificate | E-Learning Southwest Health & Safety Training

What is the qualification level of the NEBOSH General Certificate Online course? +

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is a Level 3 qualification.

How long is the NEBOSH General Certificate Online course valid for once complete? +

This qualification has no run-out date, but it is recommended that you complete yearly Professional Development.

Can I get a free trial? +

Yes you can. Please call us on +44 (0)1264 874466 to register for a free trial of this course.

What is the NEBOSH Open Book Exam? +

The Open Book Exam is one of the main changes to how the NEBOSH National General Certificate is assessed. Previously the learner had to attend the NGC1 exam face-to-face at a training centre. Now the exam for NG1 is completed remotely from home or at work NEBOSH have named this the “Open Book Exam”.

The Open Book Exam can be accessed online and can be completed wherever the learner pleases. Exams are hosted on one set day and are open for 24 hours. To attend, the learner simply needs to log in remotely on a device with a screen at any time during that window.

How do I complete the Open Book Exam? +
  • If you have booked the full classroom or online course you will automatically be registered for the Open Book Examination on the dates set by NEBOSH.
  • If you are an external student you will be sent our Delegate Registration Form, in which they will need to fill in and return back to the office.
  • Access to the NEBOSH online examination platform will be sent around eight days before the exam, NEBOSH will send you the log in details to the platform. You will then be able to login and familiarise themselves with the platform.
  • Examinations run from 9 am – 9 am giving you 24 hour access to the platform.
  • On the Examination day you will be able to access the OBE question paper on the platform. You will have 24 hours to complete and submit the completed exam.
  • Following the exam, you will be contacted by a member of the team to arrange a closing interview.
  • NEBOSH will email the results to you up to 50 days after the exam day.

For more information about OBEs, check out NEBOSH’s Open Book Examinations page.

When are the next NEBOSH Open Book Exam dates? +

Upcoming dates for the Open Book Exam are:

  1. 03 February 2021
  2. 07 April 2021
  3. 09 June 2021
Accreditation +

NEBOSH is approved by SQA

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