NEBOSH General Certificate
NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is the foundation to the NEBOSH Construction Certificate and NEBOSH Fire Certificate. The NEBOSH General Certificate is the gold standard in vocational qualifications in health and safety practice and management.
NEBOSH General Certificate Comprises of Two Modules
The NEBOSH General Certificate has two modules which must be taken in sequential order. The NG1 component of the NEBOSH General Certificate is a 5 day, tutor led training course (currently only being delivered remotely online via zoom video conferencing). This is followed by the NEW NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 Online Open Book Exam. The second component of the NEBOSH General Certificate is the NG2, this too is a 5 day, tutor led training course (currently only being delivered remotely online via zoom video conferencing). Which is followed by the submission of a practical Risk Assessment and Written Report.
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NEBOSH General Certificate
The most widely held health & safety qualification in the UK, it's designed to enable people to manage workplace health and safety risks effectively. In low risk environments, a NEBOSH General Certificate will provide sufficient understanding of fundamental health and safety risks and methods of applying health and safety law. You can study the NEBOSH General Certificate with RISK in London, Nottingham, or In Company.
What does the NEBOSH General Certificate course cover?
RISK are consistently recording higher than average NEBOSH Exam Pass Rates since the introduction of their NEBOSH Fast Track format courses – one reason for this is the NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone. Unique to RISK, this includes a learning framework, smart study tactics, past exam analysis and example questions. It provides delegates with e-learning exercises to help embed the knowledge more quickly and easily than traditional methods.
Who is the NEBOSH General Certificate course for?
The National General Certificate is a qualification designed to help those with health and safety responsibilities – for example, managers, supervisors and employee representatives – to carry out their duties at work more effectively and to protect the organisations for which they work. It accomplishes this by providing an industry recognised standard in understanding of their health and safety responsibilities and the knowledge to implement sustainable health and safety improvements.
► Managers, supervisors and individuals with health and safety responsibility
► Business owners seeking to develop a health and safety culture
What are the NEBOSH National General Certificate entry requirements?
There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.
Skills the NEBOSH General Certificate course gives you:
► Understand the key legal elements of a health and safety policy
► Advise on methods of controlling workplace hazards and risks
► Apply safe systems of work, reporting and effective communication
► Identify ill health and safety risks and management solutions
► Explain and deploy the process of reporting and investigating accidents in the workplace
How long does the NEBOSH General Certificate course last?
The NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 module is now delivered ONLY by Open Book Exam. As a result, RISK have adapted their 5 days trainer led learning so it is delivered remotely, online via zoom. The new course format continues to remain focused on the management aspects of Occupational Health and Safety, but there have been several fundamental changes to the way it is now taught. Because your knowledge is tested in an open book exam, you can research and use HSE reference, rather than memorise chapter and verse.
NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 with the Open Book Exam
One of the key differences of the new format NEBOSH General Certificate, is that the NG1 open book exam is now limited to specific dates. When selecting your course please ensure you check you are available for the relevant exam date. This is detailed in 'More Information' below the course listing below. One of the key differences of the new format NEBOSH General Certificate, is that the NG1 open book exam is undertaken online within a 24 hour window, giving you plenty of flexibility in fitting it in around other commitments i.e. work etc. One other stipulation to bare in mind is that the NG1 Module must be completed prior to the NG2 Module, therefore, the modules run sequentially. The NG2 examination is base upon a written risk assessment / practical report which can be undertaken on any workplace accessible to the delegate. On completion the report is submitted for marking by NEBOSH.
How is the NEBOSH National General Certificate achieved?
The NEBOSH National General Certificate course is split into 2 modules which are assessed individually - the NG1 through an online open book exam and the NG2 through a practical assessment.
NEBOSH General Certificate Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety
Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety
1.1 Discuss the moral, financial and legal reasons for managing health and safety in the workplace
1.2 Explain how the law works and the consequences of non-compliance
1.3 Summarise the main health and safety duties of employers and workers in HSWA 1974 and MHSWR 1999
1.4 Explain how contractors should be selected, monitored and managed
Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
2.1 Give an overview of the elements of a health and safety management system and the benefits of having a formal/certified system
2.2 Discuss the main ingredients of health and safety management systems that make it effective - general policy, organisation, arrangements
Element 3: Managing risk - understanding people and processes
3.1 Describe the concept of health and safety culture and how it influences performance
3.2 Summarise how health and safety culture at work can be improved
3.3 Summarise the human factors which positively or negatively influence behaviour at work in a way that can affect health and safety
3.4 Explain the principles of the risk assessment process
3.5 Discuss typical workplace changes that have significant health and safety impacts and ways to minimise those impacts
3.6 Describe what to consider when developing and implementing a safe system of work for general activities
3.7 Explain the role, function and operation of a permit-to-work system
3.8 Discuss typical emergency procedures (including training and testing) and how to decide what level of first aid is needed in the workplace
Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring
4.1 Discuss common methods and indicators used to monitor the effectiveness of management systems
4.2 Explain why and how incidents should be investigated, recorded and reported
4.3 Explain what an audit is and why and how it is used to evaluate a management system
4.4 Explain why and how regular reviews of health and safety performance are needed
NEBOSH General Certificate Unit NG1: Course Assessment
► An online open-book assessment
NEBOSH launched it's new open book exams for the NEBOSH General Certificate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Open Book Exam assessment means you get access for a 24 hour period to the digital exam paper via the NEBOSH Portal. For the UK delegates, this 24 hour period starts at 9.00am, however the same exam paper is being sat by people all over the World during this 24 hour period. NEBOSH General Certificate New Online Open Book Format has 5 key benefits over the previous NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 exam.
Download the NEBOSH General Certificate Learner Guide for remote and online assessments
Produced by NEBOSH, this NEBOSH General Certificate Learner Guide provides further information about how the open book exams will work, as well as frequently asked questions.
NEBOSH Open book examination learner guide
Guidance document for preparing for the new open book examination for NG1, IG1, NGC1 and IGC1 units.
NEBOSH General Certificate NG2: Practical Risk Assessment and Written Report
For this module learners must produce a risk assessment of a real workplace which considers a wide range of identified hazards (drawn from elements 5-11 below) and meets best practice standards ('suitable and sufficient').
Element 5: Physical and psychological health
Element 6: Musculoskeletal health
Element 7: Chemical and biological agents
Element 8: General workplace issues
Element 9: Work equipment
Element 10: Fire
Element 11: Electricity
To achieve the NEBOSH General Certificate you need both the NG1 module and the NG2 module.
To achieve the NEBOSH General Certificate you need both the NG1 module and the NG2 module. You can only take your NG2 after having first taken the NG1 remote course and after sitting the NEBOSH General Certificate open book exam. Delegates booking NG1 & NG2 at the same time will receive a bundle discount which will be displayed at the basket. Which means when booking your full NEBOSH General Certificate course you need to select an NG2 course date to follow your NG1 published exam date. The NG1 NEBOSH General Certificate open book exam dates are set by NEBOSH and can be viewed when selecting your NG1 course by clicking on 'more information' below the specific course. The NG2 course needs to be completed within 5 years of taking the NG1 exam. NG2 course content is designed to focus your thinking into applying the knowledge gained from the NG1 course into creating a practical Risk Assessment and Written Report. Only when you have passed both modules will you have the full NEBOSH General Certificate qualification.
► You can only take the NG2 having first taken the NG1 course and exam
► The NEBOSH General Certificate NG2 Course - follows the same 5 day block format, tutor led learning via zoom video conferencing.
► The NEBOSH General Certificate NG2 Course Assessment - Delegates complete a Risk Assessment and Written Report which is submitted directly to NEBOSH no later than 10 days after the NG2 course start date.
NEBOSH General Certificate Discounts on NG1 and NG2
► Delegates booking NG1 only - the price will be the individual module price advertised.
► Delegates booking NG1 & NG2 at the same time will receive a package discount which will be displayed at the basket
► Previous RISK delegates returning to complete the 2nd module will receive a 10% discount off the second module - call 01623 749718 for discount code.
RISK NEBOSH Pass Support Scheme for your NEBOSH General Certificate course
Because we are a direct training provider and not a broker, we can provide you with a NEBOSH Pass Support Scheme for your NEBOSH Course.
Support and resources provided for your NEBOSH General Certificate course
► Learning Support Materials
► Personal Learning Adviser
► NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone Unique to RISK!
Unique to RISK, the NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone includes a learning framework, smart study tactics, past exam analysis and example questions. It provides delegates with e-learning exercises to help embed the knowledge more quickly and easily than traditional methods.
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