NEBOSH National General Certificate

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Looking for a career change or just to improve your Health & Safety knowledge, then the NEBOSH National General Certificate is for you.

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.

NEBOSH Classroom Course

2 weeks
Face to Face Price: £985.00

NEBOSH Blended (Virtual or Face to Face)

5 days
Virtual: £885.00
Face to Face: £985.00

NEBOSH Virtual Course

2 Weeks
Live Virtual Course
Price: £885.00

Watch the video below to find out more about the course:

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. they offer a comprehensive range of globally recognised, qualifications designed to meet the health, safety and environmental management needs of all places of work.

Is the course popular?

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.

The qualifications provided 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.

You will be equipped 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:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Employee representative
  • Health and Safety Professionals
  • Or someone looking to change career


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
  • Fire
  • Electricity

Delegates will be expected to complete course assignments and conduct private study whilst on the programme.

Entry Requirements

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.

English Speaking Requirements?

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.

It is recommended 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:
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.

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What Our Students Have to Say

Done NEBOSH NGC with Martin and finally received my results through with a good Pass. Would highly recommend using NC skills for courses provided, Martin is very reachable throughout and there to assist after the course! I’ll be back for the NVQ Level 6 in the next few months.👍🏻 Douglas Source: TrustPilot
Even Without a pass my rating would still be 5 stars, Martin has an extensive knowledge alongside real life experience as a health and safety professional that clearly shows in the structure / Delivery of the course. NEBOSH is not an easy course to soak in as there is ALOT! of information and requires not only in class commitment but homework / Studying to give the best chance of passing. the instructor was there every step of the way offering constructive feedback on homework and also provides a range of information and tools to help on your NEBOSH journey.
NEBOSH NG1 & NG2 Done my Nebosh NG1&NG2 with Martin and only have great things to say. Martin is superb teacher and makes learning fun. Also plenty of interaction and laughs to coincidence with the serious aspects of learning the course. Martin goes over and above to help students with homework during and after the course. Huge thanks to Martin!
I can't recommend Martin from NC Skills highly enough to anyone thinking of completing the NEBOSH general certificate course. From the day 1 in the classroom Martin made everyone feel at ease whilst ensuring all students were as well equipped with the knowledge and skills required to get them through the exams. Nothing was too much trouble for Martin be it before, during or after the classes had finished for the day. The best recommendation I can give is that if Martin and NC Skills managed to give me the information required to achieve an overall Credit Pass then they must have a remarkable way of doing things that clearly works. Would have no hesitation in carrying out further training or recommending to others. Thanks again for everything Martin.
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