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New NEBOSH Syllabus

The NEBOSH National General Certificates have been revised to include an updated syllabus to teach learners about health and safety in the modern workplace. Which means the new NEBOSH syllabus now represents the role of a real-life health and safety professional.

What has changed within the course?

The course is now divided into 2 units NG1 & NG2. The units will now reflect more modern Health & Safety practices for you to apply within your workplace more effectively.

Why has NEBOSH changed the format?

NEBOSH have listened to what businesses said they needed for those responsible for health and safety within their organisation to do and know and have streamlined it into new content that represents the role of a real-life health and safety professional.

They have also listened to their learners and have updated the language to make it easier for people to understand. The structure has also been modified so there’s now less emphasis on exams and a bigger focus on practical application. The new specification now spans only 2 units:

NG1/IG1 – Management of Health and Safety

NG2/IG2 – Risk Assessment

The new syllabus actually means the course is now shorter! The 2019 specification recommends 113 hours of learning compared to 133 on the 2014 specification. However if you are studying in a classroom, the course will still run across 2 weeks as before.

What if you have already passed?

Once you have passed your NEBOSH Certificate you will be pleased to know it cannot be retracted and will still be relevant for health and safety job applications.

Confused and want to know more?

NEBOSH has set out a transition period where the two formats of delivery can run, i.e. the old format and the new format. This is probably easier to explain in person, so if you need to understand how this impacts upon you, then please call us on 01623 749 718.


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