The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health, shortened to NEBOSH is the UK’s most popular health and safety qualification. Because it is so well-known and highly regarded it’s ideal if you’re looking to launch a career in safety – and although it’s useful to have some prior knowledge there are no formal entry requirements.
The course itself is divided into three units, the first two are assessed by exams and the third one by a practical assessment. Once successfully completed candidates meet the academic requirements for Technical Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH) and associate membership of the IIRSM.
- Module 1 – Foundations in health and safety
- Module 2 – Health and safety management systems – policy
- Module 3 – Health and safety management systems – organising
- Module 4 – Health and safety management systems – planning (including risk assessment)
- Module 5 – Health and safety management systems – measuring, audit and review
- Module 6 – Workplace hazards and control
- Module 7 – Transport hazards and control
- Module 8 – Musculoskeletal hazards and control
- Module 9 – Work equipment hazards and control
- Module 10 – Electrical hazards and control
- Module 11 – Fire hazards and control (fire safety)
- Module 12 – Biological & chemical hazards (COSHH) and control
- Module 13 – Physical & psychological health hazards and control
The NEBOSH National General Certificate course is aimed at managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The certificate helps them manage risks effectively. Many people take the NEBOSH General Certificate as one of the first steps towards a health and safety career, either with or without taking other qualifications such as an IOSH Managing Safely or SMSTS certificate before taking the NEBOSH General.
This accredited NEBOSH qualification is assessed by two exams (each lasting 2 hours) and a workplace-based practical inspection project. The exam is conducted in our training centres at the end of your course, and the project is completed in your own workplace. The project should take no longer than 3 hours to complete and you will have 7 days from the end of the course to return it to us by post.
Delegates are awarded the official NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health on successful completion and passing of the NEBOSH exams and project.
Certificates are forwarded by NEBOSH approximately 12 weeks after the completion of the course although results are usually issued within eight weeks.
1 day a week over 13 weeks