NEBOSH National General Certificates
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Welcome to our NEBOSH National General Certificate page
In this page you will find out about our NEBOSH courses that we run in Glasgow. You will also find out about our virtual live course and our blended learning option.
Full details of the course can be found further down this page.
More About NEBOSH
Full details of the course can be found below:
Who are NEBOSH?
NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an awarding body with charitable status. NEBOSH offer a comprehensive range of globally recognised, qualifications designed to meet the health, safety and environmental management needs of all places of work.
Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 50,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 600 course providers, with exams taken in over 110 countries around the world. In 2014, we were delighted to be awarded Britain’s highest accolade for trade success, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for our “outstanding achievement” in International Trade.
NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
NEBOSH National General Certificate:
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it is critical that employers must demonstrate that they are managing and conducting all work activities so as to ensure the safety, health and welfare of people at work. A nebosh qualification provides you with a level of competency in your role to ensure that work is carried out in the safest way possible.
This course provides you with the skills required to identify hazards and risks in the workplace. Why not study at our venue in Glasgow or virtually by attending one of our Zoom courses.
- Why Choose NEBOSH?
The NEBOSH National General Certificate in occupational health & safety is a health and safety qualification for employees or employers with health and safety responsibilities for example:
- Employee representative
- Health and Safety Professionals
- Or someone looking to change career
The course is designed to help delegates to discharge more effectively their organisational duties and functions and follow best practices when dealing with health and safety in the workplace.
As one of the most well respected and well known health and safety courses, the NEBOSH certificate is a fantastic qualification to have and in a lot of instances a necessary qualification to hold in order to carry out your duties relating to health and safety at work. The NEBOSH health and safety exam is nationally accredited and all successful candidates
What does the course consist of?
A programme of study therefore needs to be based around a minimum of 68 taught hours (Over 10 days) and approximately 40 hours of private study for an overall total of 108 Hours.
The NEBOSH national general certificate course consists of 2 units:
1. Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety (5 days duration)
- 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
2. Unit NG2: Risk Assessment (5 days duration)
- Physical and psychological health
- Musculoskeletal health
- Chemical and biological agents
- General workplace issues
- Work equipment
Delegates will be expected to complete course assignments and conduct private study whilst on the programme.
There are no pre-requisites to attend this course. However, it is advantageous that candidates wishing to obtain the NEBOSH General Certificate have a general understanding of Health and Safety prior to attending the course.
A suitable standard of English is required to ensure candidates fully understand the course content and the syllabus.
The standard of English required by candidates studying the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. It is important to stress that the onus is on accredited course providers to determine their candidates’ standards of proficiency in English.
NEBOSH recommends that candidates 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 in order to be accepted onto a National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety programme.
For further information please consult the IELTS website: http://www.ielts.org/
A chart mapping IELTS and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test (IBT)
scores to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) can be found on the British Council website here:
How are the units assessed?
Paper NG1 Management of Health and Safety Assessment is by an open book written examination comprising of one paper which is completed out online
NG2 Health and Safety is a practical application comprising of a risk assessment project carried out in the workplace. Delegates will also have a 15 minute closing interview approx. 1- 2 weeks after the exam, dates/times to be arranged individually. The interview questions are designed to check you have the underpinning knowledge and understanding behind your answers in the examinations.
Achieving the overall qualification
Candidates will need to pass all 2 units within a 5 year period
Certification NEBOSH will award certification upon successful completion of the open book exam and practical assessment.