Training and Development Courses by The BCF Group
  1. Home
  2. ››
  3. Health and Safety Training
  4. ››
  5. NEBOSH Courses
  6. ››
  7. NEBOSH Certificate Courses
  8. ››
  9. NEBOSH General Certificate

NEBOSH General Certificate

  • Level 3 Qualification
A smiling health and safety worker wearing a protective hard hat

The NEBOSH General Certificate, or NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health to give it its full title, is one of the most popular and widely-held health and safety qualifications in the UK. It is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who require an understanding of general health and safety issues.

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

The general content of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus means it is suitable and relevant for those working in virtually any industry, and is often used as a solid foundation for those going on to further study and specialising in a particular area such as construction site health and safety or fire safety.

Quick Jump:
Classroom Course Distance Learning   Online Course  


Course Syllabus

The NEBOSH General Certificate course syllabus is made up of the following units, incorporating the new Plan, Do, Check, Act management system:

  • Foundations in health and safety
  • Health and safety management systems - PLAN
  • Health and safety management systems - organising - DO (1)
  • Health and safety management systems - risk assessment and controls - DO (2)
  • Health and safety management systems - monitoring, investigation & recording - CHECK
  • Health and safety management systems - audit and review - ACT
  • Workplace hazards and control
  • Transport hazards and control
  • Musculoskeletal hazards and control
  • Work equipment hazards and control
  • Electrical hazards and control
  • Fire hazards and control
  • Chemical & biological hazards and control
  • Physical & psychological health hazards and control



Exams and Assessments

NEBOSH General Certificate Exams

NEBOSH provide standard exam sittings which are conducted every three months. Some providers enrol their candidates in these exam dates in order to keep costs to a minimum and offer low prices.

Unfortunately though this can mean a wait of up to three months between the conclusion of the course and taking your exams, which is a lot of time to forgot most of what you learnt at the beginning of the course.

This many lost marks will normally result in a failing of one of more unit, no qualification, and the need for a further re-sit (possibly in another three months time!), and of course even more information may have been forgotten by then. So trying to save time and money has actually ended up costing you a lot more of both!

All of our classroom NEBOSH courses have the exams scheduled a few days after the training. This ensures that delegates go into the exams with all of the information fresh in their minds, which provides a far better chance of passing first time.

This accredited NEBOSH qualification is assessed by two written exams, and a workplace-based practical assessment project. 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 by post. If you are currently unemployed, we can usually arrange somewhere for you to conduct a workplace assessment. If this is something you require, please contact us before booking.


Changes from January 2020 Onwards

From January 2020 onwards, there will only be one exam covering the entire syllabus, rather than a separate exam for the NGC1 and NGC2 units. The course itself will be run over nine days, and on the tenth day there will be a revision session in the morning and the exam in the afternoon. This means delegates no longer need to return to the training centre on the Monday and Tuesday after the course in order to take the exams.



How Are Classroom Courses Run?

NEBOSH classroom training courses for better pass rates

All of our NEBOSH General Certificate classroom courses are run as full-time block weeks, Monday to Friday 9am until approximately 5pm.

Although the NEBOSH General Certificate is available in other formats such as e-learning courses, distance learning, one day a week/month etc, in our many years of experience we have consistently found that full-time block courses with exams scheduled straight after equates to a significantly improved likelihood of delegates passing all of the assessments required for actually achieving the qualification. (See Article: The Danger of Spending Money on a NEBOSH General Certificate Online Course)




NEBOSH General Certificate Classroom Courses

Scheduled NEBOSH General Certificate classroom courses

There are no hidden extras to pay on top of our NEBOSH General Certificate classroom course prices, unlike other health and safety training providers who charge extra for things like study books and exam fees. Our NEBOSH General Certificate classroom courses have the following included in the price:


  • 552-page NEBOSH Study Book
  • NEBOSH Exam Fees
  • NEBOSH Certificate Fees
  • Lunchtime Buffet
  • Refreshments Throughout The Day
  • Free All-Day Car Parking (Except London: Barbican venue. NCP car park nearby.)

Please click on a course venue below to see scheduled open course dates and to book online.

Why Do 2020 Course Dates Look Different?

The NEBOSH General Certificate course is changing. From January 2020 onwards, there will only be one exam covering the entire syllabus, rather than a separate exam for the NGC1 and NGC2 units. The course itself will be run over nine days, and on the tenth day there will be a revision session in the morning and the exam in the afternoon. This means delegates no longer need to return to the training centre on the Monday and Tuesday after the course in order to take the exams.



COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 13-17 JANUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 20-24 JANUARY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 10-14 FEBRUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 17-21 FEBRUARY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 16-20 MARCH 2020
WEEK 2: 23-27 MARCH 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 20-24 APRIL 2020
WEEK 2: 27 APR - 01 MAY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 01-05 JUNE 2020
WEEK 2: 08-12 JUNE 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 06-10 JANUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 13-17 JANUARY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 23-27 MARCH 2020
WEEK 2: 30 MAR - 03 APR 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 27-31 JANUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 03-07 FEBRUARY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 09-13 MARCH 2020
WEEK 2: 16-20 MARCH 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 02-06 MARCH 2020
WEEK 2: 09-13 MARCH 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 03-07 FEBRUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 10-14 FEBRUARY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 01-05 JUNE 2020
WEEK 2: 08-12 JUNE 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 06-10 JANUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 13-17 JANUARY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 10-14 FEBRUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 17-21 FEBRUARY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 23-27 MARCH 2020
WEEK 2: 30 MAR - 03 APR 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 11-15 MAY 2020
WEEK 2: 18-22 MAY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 15-19 JUNE 2020
WEEK 2: 22-26 JUNE 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 24-28 FEBRUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 02-06 MARCH 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 20-24 APRIL 2020
WEEK 2: 27 APR - 01 MAY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 06-10 JANUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 13-17 JANUARY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 10-14 FEBRUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 17-21 FEBRUARY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 23-27 MARCH 2020
WEEK 2: 30 MAR - 03 APR 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 20-24 APRIL 2020
WEEK 2: 27 APR - 01 MAY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 11-15 MAY 2020
WEEK 2: 18-22 MAY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 15-19 JUNE 2020
WEEK 2: 22-26 JUNE 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 27-31 JANUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 03-07 FEBRUARY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 23-27 MARCH 2020
WEEK 2: 30 MAR - 03 APR 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 20-24 JANUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 27-31 JANAURY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 23-27 MARCH 2020
WEEK 2: 30 MAR - 03 APR 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 22-26 JUNE 2020
WEEK 2: 29 JUN - 03 JUL 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 21-25 SEPTEMBER 2020
WEEK 2: 28 SEP - 02 OCT 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 02-06 NOVEMBER 2020
WEEK 2: 09-13 NOVEMBER 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 20-24 JANUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 27-31 JANUARY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 29 JUN - 03 JUL 2020
WEEK 2: 06-10 JULY 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 24-28 FEBRUARY 2020
WEEK 2: 02-06 MARCH 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES
COURSE DATE:
WEEK 1: 22-26 JUNE 2020
WEEK 2: 29 JUN - 03 JUL 2020

PRICE PER PERSON:
£1,345.00 + VAT

AVAILABILITY: YES


Frequently Asked Questions

What Will the NEBOSH General Certificate Give Me?

Obtaining the NEBOSH General Certificate qualification will allow you to:

  • Develop an underpinning knowledge of health and safety legislation and its impact
  • Develop a basis for a future career in occupational health and safety
  • Assess workplace hazards and develop control measures
  • Assist your company's safety management programme

When Will I Receive my Results and Certificate?

Those who successfully complete the course and pass the assessments are awarded the official NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

Certificates are forwarded directly to the candidate by NEBOSH approximately 16 weeks after the completion of the course although results are usually issued within 10 weeks.



NEBOSH General Certificate Distance Learning


Introduction
Studying the NEBOSH General Certificate by distance learning

Whilst we would always recommend a classroom course as the best option for learning the information, passing the assessments and achieving the qualification, we realise that for some people, taking over two weeks out of the workplace will simply not be an option. Therefore, we also offer an the NEBOSH General Certificate course by distance learning.


Support

Support is provided throughout, with expert tutors being available by phone, e-mail, Skype or secure messaging. Although it might not be as good as having a tutor right there with you in the room, you will still have a good support system in place as you progress with your distance learning studies. There is also an invitation-only Facebook Group where students can discuss topics with each other and NEBOSH course tutors.


Assessments

To achieve the qualification, candidates must pass two written exams (NGC1 and NGC2), and a practical assessment (NGC3) carried out in the candidate's own workplace. This practical assessment needs to be completed within 14 days of sitting the written examination.

Candidates also need to have completed all three parts within five years of registration.

The NGC1 and NGC2 written exams can currently be taken at the following locations:

  • London
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Walsall
  • Cardiff
  • Leeds
  • Bristol
  • Washington
  • Southampton
  • Cambridge

Cost and Additional Fees

The distance learning NEBOSH General Certificate course costs £395.00 + VAT. This price does not include the NGC1, NGC2 and NGC3 exams/assessments. These can be booked when you have completed your studies and are ready to take them. Students enrolled with us receive a 50% discount on our NEBOSH exam only prices.


Enrol

Please click on the button below to book and enrol on the NEBOSH General Certificate distance learning course.

Click Here to Book


Online NEBOSH General Certificate Course

Online NEBOSH General Certificate Course
Introduction

Whilst we would always recommend a classroom course as the best option for learning the information, passing the assessments and achieving the qualification, we realise that for some people, taking two weeks away from the workplace will simply not be an option. For others, being able to spread the course over a few months is more preferable to them.

Therefore, we also offer an online version of the NEBOSH General Certificate course.

Course material is viewed online as PDF documents, which can also be downloaded and saved for study when offline. As well as these, it is also provided in audio form, allowing you to listen at anytime.

Course Materials

In addition to the actual course materials, students also have access to interactive material such as activities, video summaries and mock assessments.

Support

The recommended number of study hours for the online course is 131 hours. Support is provided throughout, with expert tutors being available by phone, e-mail, Skype or secure messaging. Although it might not be as good as having a tutor right there with you in the room, you will still have a good support system in place as you progress with your online studies. There is also an invitation-only Facebook Group where students can discuss topics with each other and NEBOSH course tutors.

Cost and Additional Fees

The online NEBOSH General Certificate course costs £395.00 + VAT. This price does not include the NGC1, NGC2 and NGC3 exams/assessments. These can be booked when you have completed your online studies and are ready to take them. Students enrolled with us receive a 50% discount on our NEBOSH exam only prices.

Enrol

Please click on the button below to book and enrol on the NEBOSH National General Certificate online course.

Click Here to Book


NEBOSH General Certificate a Lot to Learn But Worth It

A manager and workers wearing protective hard hats

When it comes to a general health and safety qualification which is not only recognised pretty much all over the world but also provides information which is applicable and relevant to virtually any industry a person may find themselves working in, there are probably none better than the NEBOSH General Certificate. Not only does the NEBOSH General Certificate course syllabus cover a multitude of different topics including fire safety, hazardous substances/coshh, electrical hazards, a summary of legal requirements and much more, but it is also respected and often demanded by many potential employers who take the health and safety of their workers seriously.

As well as being a comprehensive qualification in its own right, the NEBOSH General Certificate is often taken as a pre-requisite for a NEBOSH Diploma, which is one of the most prestigious qualifications available, and certainly one that requires a tremendous amount of determination and self-discipline to do the work required to complete it. The NEBOSH General Certificate itself consists of ten days' training with an additional day for the exams, along with a workplace practical. This is obviously a lot to learn, and may make the General Certificate too much for some, in which case the four day IOSH Managing Safely course may be a better alternative.

Despite it being a lot of information to learn and require a substantial amount of dedication in order to pass the assessments, those who do so will find the whole process worthwhile when they receive their accredited certificate from NEBOSH. Not only will they have a vast amount of health and safety knowledge which they can put to good use when back at work in terms of helping to prevent accidents and incidents from taking place, but they will also be far more of an attractive candidate for prospective employers who are looking to recruit a person with health and safety qualifications. In fact, many health and safety roles will require an individual to be a holder of the NEBOSH General Certificate to prove their competency with regards to health and safety before even being considered for the position.



Search Site  


  •       
  •       



Other NEBOSH Courses

Please see below for some other NEBOSH courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH qualification, and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals.

The NEBOSH National Diploma provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an occupational health and safety practitioner.

NEBOSH National Diploma


NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Diploma is intended for safety professionals and managers who are taking on environmental responsibilities. It is designed for individuals with responsibilities for the management of environmental risk in relation to the damage caused by work activities.

Holders of the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma will be able to advise their organisation on the environmental impacts of their activities, on their legal obligations and the means of continuously improving their environmental performance as part of an integrated management approach.

NEBOSH Environmental Diploma


NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is aimed primarily at managers and supervisors who are responsible for fire safety within their organisation and compliance with applicable fire safety legislation.

The course aims to give delegates the knowledge to conduct and review fire risk assessments, along with fire prevention and protective measures within most workplaces.

NEBOSH Fire Certificate


NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety to give it its full title, is one of the most recognised health and safety qualificatons in the construction industry.

It is aimed primarily at managers, supervisers, CDM co-ordinators and anyone else who is responsible for making sure that construction activities under their control are undertaken safely.

NEBOSH Construction Certificate


NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management to give it its full title, is an environmental health and safety course which is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who are responsible for managing environmental issues at their workplace.

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate qualification focuses on UK law, so is really only suitable for those who are based and operate within the UK.

NEBOSH Environmental Certificate



NEBOSH General Certificate Articles

Please see below for some articles related to the NEBOSH General Certificate qualification which you may be interested in:

Articles related to the NEBOSH General Certificate course

Do you need some advice?

Discuss your training requirements today with one of our expert advisers.