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NEBOSH national general certificate in occupational safety and health - Classroom

This nationally recognised NEBOSH qualification covers the main legal requirements for health and safety and deals with a range of workplace hazards and methods of control. 

It is for managers, supervisors, and safety representatives who may not specialise in health and safety, but require sound knowledge of risk management to create safe working practices and a strong health and safety culture. 

It is also a starting point for those wishing to develop a career in health and safety.

Course content

The NEBOSH national general certificate consists of two units, each separately assessed. Delegates may choose to take the units together or at different times, but delegates are required to pass both within a five-year period to gain the overall award.

NG1 – Management of health and safety

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

NG2 – Risk Assessment

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


There are no pre-requisites for this course.


NG1 is assessed via an open book exam which is administered on-line & must be completed during a set 24 hour window.

NG2 is assessed via a practical assessment carried out following completion of all the units and usually carried out within the delegates’ workplace. On completion of this assessment, the delegate will receive either a pass or refer. NG2 does not contribute to the delegate’s overall grade.

A delegate can receive an overall refer, pass, credit or distinction grade following their open book examination and a pass grade for the practical assessment.


More details

This course gives a sound knowledge base for supervisors and managers. It can help towards their development progress and gives you the knowledge required to take on a more specific health and safety focused role in your organisation.

An individual can also apply to become a technical member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) following a review of their qualifications and at least two years vocational evidence of working within health and safety.

Why choose Make UK?

Success - Our pass rate is consistently significantly higher than the national average

Quality - We deliver more than 10,000 training days a year and were the first NEBOSH training Partner

Flexibility - This course is available via Classroom, E-Learning or In-Company

Who are Make UK?

Make UK has been helping companies to keep themselves and their employees safe for over 125 years.

Together, we help your business perform and grow.