NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 remote/online
The Management of Health and Safety
NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 Open Book Exam
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.
If you find the new process a little confusing, or simply want to discuss the changes for a greater understanding please call us prior to booking on 01623 749718 or out of office hours call Val on 07967 826094.
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NEBOSH General Certificate New Online Open Book Format
The study and examination journey for delegates studying the new NEBOSH General Certificate (NG1) with the Online Open Book Exam format has several advantages. Let’s review the benefits, before we take you through the NEBOSH General Certificate (NG1) Open Book Exam process.
Benefits of NEBOSH General Certificate New Online Open Book Exam Format:
► Practical focus and 'Real World' questions - exam questions are scenario focused rather than academic questions on law, health & Safety, etc.
► No longer Handwritten – no longer 'marked down' for illegible handwriting, answers are typed, but you must have access to the internet.
► Ability to research the answers - you don't have to remember chapter and verse (you can use the internet to research authoritative sources).
► 24 Hours to complete – less 'exam pressure' as you have plenty of time to research and formulate answers.
► Done in a place of your choosing - no travelling to take your exam, but you need good internet connectivity and the right environment.
Course Agenda - Days 1-5 NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 remote/online
This unique zoom delivered NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 course enables delegates to fully immerse themselves in the subject matter for a five day block. With added benefit of online access to RISK NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone, here delegates get a digital online tookit including interactive learning exercises, study guides, plus the new format 'mock open book exam' - so you are fully prepared for this new NEBOSH course format and the open book exam.
Key elements covered in this 5 day NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 remote/online module
► Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety?
► Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
► Element 3: Managing risk - understanding people and processes
► Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring
Booking your NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 remote/online
When you book your course, this also sets the date of your NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 open book exam (See the 'More Information' dropdown on the course listing to reveal the exam date for the course you select). This date is set by NEBOSH and because it's now online, it's means delegate around the World will be sitting the same exam paper during the 24 hour period.
Once you've booked your NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 course you will be registered to take the exam by RISK
This means it's important we have the correct details on your registration form, including direct delegate contact details if being booked by a third party. This also helps us to minimise any technology issues prior to the course start date.
How the new NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 remote/online course works
Upon booking you will be automatically sent course joining instructions which outline the specific course details, but below is and overview of how the course is delivered.
► Technology Checks Pre-Course Start Date - This is to check you've been able to access the RISK NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone, test your broadband download and upload speeds for both video conferencing and in preparation for the exam.
► 5 Day Block NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 - The course is delivered online via zoom video conferencing, there is a maximum of 10 delegates per course. The learning materials are structured and delivered in a format to get you familiar to the 'new open book exam questions' style. These are shared digitally during the tutor led learning via zoom screen share and also made available via the RISK NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone at the end of each day.
► 3 Days Before Your Exam NEBOSH send a NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 Delegate Login - This is sent directly to the delegate from NEBOSH, which is why it's so important to we have the correct details on your registration form, including direct delegate contact details. RISK (nor any other training provider) has any influence over the accessibility or technical connectivity between the delegate and their NEBOSH login. Which is why it's critical delegates log on at the earliest opportunity and to familiarise themselves with the NEBOSH open book exam platform. We strongly recommend learners log in, change their password and familiarise themselves with the platform well before the day of the examination.
► Your NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 open book exam - This exam is the same for everyone in this cohort of delegates across the World, the start time of the exam in the UK is 9.00am, for non UK delegates it's the comparable time in their country (i.e. the same 24 hours for all exam takers). All delegates have a 24 hour window to complete and submit their examination paper.
► RISK Get Access to your Submitted Exam Papers 3 Days later - RISK access and download delegate exam submissions in preparation for closing interviews. For delegates undertaking a NG2 module their NG1 interview will be undertaken by the tutor on the NG2 module either before training starts or on completion of the training day. All other delegates will have interviews scheduled over the next 10 days.
At this point the exam hasn't been marked by NEBOSH, the purpose of this interview is to assess the work has been completed by the delegate.
The aim of this interview is to ensure that the work was completed by the delegate themselves and exam scripts have not been plagiarised.
A copy of the Closing Interview Guide will be provided to each of the delegates at the end of the NG1 taught course.
► NG1 Open Book Exam Results - 11 Weeks After The NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 Open Book Exam Delegates Received Grades.
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.
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 National General Certificate - Open Book Exam
The NEBOSH National General Certificate is the most popular and recognised health and safety qualification of its kind. It provides a broad understanding of key health and safety issues, covering the legal requirements for health and safety in the UK and the identification and control of workplace hazards. Holders of this accredited qualification are able to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of workplace hazards. This is because the NEBOSH National General Certificate encourages a pragmatic approach to managing risk and covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK.
Why take the NEBOSH National General Certificate?
For some, the National General Certificate is a crucial first step towards establishing a lifelong professional career in occupational health and safety. However, around 75% of people who hold a National General Certificate are employed in roles whose primary function is not health and safety. This is because the NEBOSH National General Certificate is the most popular and recognised health and safety qualification of its kind. NEBOSH qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure that they remain relevant and rigorous as well as achievable and practical.
Who is the NEBOSH National General Certificate aimed at?
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.
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.
How is the NEBOSH National General Certificate achieved?
The NEBOSH National General Certificate course is split into 2 modules which are assessed individually
As a result the NEBOSH National General Certificate course is split into 2 modules which are assessed individually - the NG1 through an online open book exam and this module, 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 exam
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.