NEBOSH National General Certificate

The National General Certificate is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK with over 160,000 people having gained the award since it was launched in 1989.

Who should attend?

  • Managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The NEBOSH Certificate helps them manage risks effectively
  • Many people take this NEBOSH Certificate as a first step on a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study

Benefits of attending

  • Ensures that people who work for organisations know how to work safely and without risks to health
  • Develops a positive health and safety culture, where safe and healthy working becomes second nature to everyone
  • Meets the legal duty to protect the health and safety of employees

Course content

Unit 1

NGC1: Management of Health and Safety

  • Element 1
    • Foundation in Health and Safety
  • Element 2
    • Health and Safety Management
    • Systems 1:Policy
  • Element 3
    • Health and Safety Management
    • Systems 2: Organising
  • Element 4
    • Health and Safety Management
    • Systems 3: Planning
  • Element 5
    • Health and Safety Management
    • Systems 4: Measuring, Audit and Review

Unit 2

NGC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards

  • Element 1 – Workplace Hazards and Risk Controls
  • Element 2 – Transport Hazards and Risk Controls
  • Element 3 – Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Controls
  • Element 4 – Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Controls
  • Element 5 – Electrical Safety
  • Element 6 – Fire Safety
  • Element 7 – Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Controls
  • Element 8 – Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Controls

Course duration

The NEBOSH General Certificate course is 11 days including exams.

Maximum 12 delegates. Delegates should have good command of the English language and 100 per cent attendance is required.

Once a confirmed booking has passed the cut-off date (approximately four weeks before the course start) the course fee is non-refundable.

NEBOSH General Certificate is offered in conjunction with DC Training and Consultancy.


Candidates are assessed with written examinations for each of the two taught units. A unit certificate is issued denoting successful achievement of each unit. A full NEBOSH National General Certificate award is issued on completio of the two units and the practical exam assessment.

The NEBOSH Certificate is accepted by IOSH – the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health – in meeting the academic requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH). It is also accepted by The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) for associate membership.

Booking and information

This course is only available as an in-company option.  For more information and pricing please email or call 03717 11 22 22.