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National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

  • Course Duration: 10 Days
  • Course Location: Gaskell Safety Training Centre, Burton-on-Trent
  • Cost per Delegate: £1300 + VAT

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Upcoming Dates


NG1 7th – 11th March 2022
NG2 14th – 18th March 2022

NG1 16th – 20th May 2022
NG2 23rd – 27th May 2022

NG1 14th – 18th November 2022
NG2 21st – 25th November 2022

Course Overview

NEBOSH’s practical approach promotes the application of the knowledge acquired in the course to problem-solving within the workplace. NEBOSH Certificate is the equivalent to an NVQ Level 3 / A-level qualification.

The course will follow the new NEBOSH syllabus for the National General Certificate.

The content covered by the course includes:

NG1 – Management of Health & Safety

This unit covers HSE legislation, health & safety knowledge and health & safety management systems.

  • Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  • How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  • Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring

NG1 Assessment – Open Book Examination (1 day)

To pass, you will need to complete an Open Book Examination. You will also have a practical assessment to complete (NG2) which you will submit after the Open Book Examination.

You have remote access to the Open Book Examination on a set day for a 24-hour window to complete it. We also require you to attend a short interview (approx 15 minutes) within a few days of completion; you will be allocated a time for this upon booking.

NEBOSH will be available for technical support throughout the 24-hour window of the examination. To find out more about Open Book Examinations contact the Gaskell Safety team through the enquiry button on this page.

NG2 – Risk Assessment

  • Physical and psychological health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • General workplace issues
  • Work equipment
  • Fire
  • Electricity

Within 10 days of completing the NG1 Open Book Examination, the delegate must hand in their completed practical assessment.

NG2 Assessment – Practical Submission

This a practical risk assessment to demonstrate your ability. You will complete a risk assessment and follow up within an action plan for your workplace. This information can be used as an actual risk assessment for your workplace.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is 10 days long and spread over two weeks. Your tutor will also give you additional study hours, which will equate to around 40 hours of learning.

Week 1 (five days): NG1 (Open Book Examination completed remotely).
Week 2 (five days): NG2 (Risk Assessment Practical Submission).

There are no entry requirements for the NEBOSH General Certificate course. A good understanding of English is required and recommended for completing the course.

It is also recommended that managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety should attend this course. If you currently have health & safety responsibilities in your role; this course will help you to conduct them properly and in line with legislation.

When booking a full NEBOSH Certificate with Gaskell Safety, you can expect to benefit from the following support:

  • Training and assessment fees
  • NEBOSH approved textbook
  • Gaskell Safety NEBOSH study pack providing additional support and guidance
  • Comprehensive tutor support from an experienced Health & Safety professional throughout your course
  • NEBOSH registration fees

The course will provide you with valuable knowledge and tools that can be used throughout your career. You will also have a globally recognised qualification that can open many doors in health & safety-related roles, whether that be a progression in your company or looking for employment.

The NEBOSH General Certificate is relevant to any organisation; the knowledge gained can be applied to various industries and offer a lot of options for your health & safety career.

From a business’ point of view, having a NEBOSH qualified individual in the organisation can help to improve the businesses’ health & safety culture and provide valuable in-company expertise.

Classroom Courses

Classroom-based NEBOSH General Certificate courses are available to book online or by giving us a call on 01283 777 074. Public courses are scheduled throughout the year. We can provide a bulk course through the company or courses for individual delegates.

Please take a look at our upcoming public classroom course dates here.

In-house Courses

Classroom-based NEBOSH General Certificate courses can also be arranged as an in-house course specifically for a company. In-house NEBOSH courses are a popular choice for our bigger clients who have multiple health & safety practitioners to train at once. Having all the delegates attending from one company also promotes company-related discussion about developing their company procedures.

Gaskell Safety can deliver In-house NEBOSH courses at a venue of your choice. Our very own qualified Gaskell Safety Trainers will come to a venue of your choice. All we ask is that no more than 16 delegates attend a course. Delegates must also sit the designated exams provided by NEBOSH. Call 01283 777 074 for more information or to book an in-house course.

Delegates can progress their learning by completing any of the following:


If you are looking to further your construction education the NEBOSH Health & Safety Management in Construction (UK) Certificate is a great place to start!

Full Course (10 days) & Exam & Practical – £1,300

  • NG1 10 Days, Learning Only, No Exam – £1080
  • NG1 Open Book Exam & Interview Exam Only – £120
  • NG2 Risk Assessment – £100


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