NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

Course Overview

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is a qualification designed to help those with health and safety responsibilities (e.g. managers, supervisors and employee representatives) to discharge more effectively their organisational duties and functions.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge.



  • Foundations in health and safety.
  • Health and safety management systems - Policy.
  • Health and safety management systems - Organising.
  • Health and safety management systems - Planning.
  • Health and safety management systems - Measuring, audit and review.


  • Workplace hazards and risk control.
  • Transport hazards and risk control.
  • Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control.
  • Work equipment hazards and risk control.
  • Electrical safety.
  • Fire safety.
  • Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control.
  • Physical and psychological health hazards and control.


The examination comprises two 2-hour written papers and a practical assessment. Each written paper consists of one 'long-answer' question and ten 'short-answer' questions. All questions are compulsory. The practical assessment consists of carrying out a risk assessment of a workplace and preparing a short report.

Further information

Start date:Anytime

Study mode:eLearning

Required study:80 – 120 hours

Course access:12 Months

Examinations dates:March / June / September / December

Exam Locations:Available at hundreds of locations globally

Membership:TechIOSH, AIIRSM

Course price: £540 (£450 + VAT)
Additional Exam Costs: £110, payable when booking your exam. Examinations can be arranged via our partner centres in the UK.
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Did you know?

By completing the IOSH Managing Safely course prior to undertaking this qualification, you will have a better underpinning knowledge of the core subject; therefore make you better prepared for your NEBOSH studies!