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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health

The NEBOSH General Certificate is the most widely recognised health and safety qualification of its kind, giving learners the knowledge, skills and understanding of the principles of risk management and everything they need to know and do to make their workplace safer.

More than 80% of UK employers ask for a NEBOSH qualification when they are recruiting for health and safety roles.

Suitable for line managers, supervisors and anybody with health and safety responsibilities. It’s also perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career and can lead to further qualifications such as the NEBOSH diploma.

Why choose Make UK?

72% average pass rate in 2021

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.

Benefits of NEBOSH National General Certificate

Delegate benefits

  • Acquire a globally respected qualification that supports your current role and long-term career
  •  Obtain key knowledge to provide a safe working environment for you and your colleagues
  • Confidently carry out risk assessments & implement detailed action plans

Business benefits

  • Minimise workplace injuries and illness
  • Boost employee wellbeing
  • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, which can help win business

Face to face or online – learn your way


Taught with delegates from other organisations at one of our training centres, this rich learning experience allows you to get away from the distractions of the workplace, learn from your peers and focus on your qualification.

Virtual Classroom

For those who want a classroom-based course without the travel, our virtual classrooms provide an interactive online environment for our training programmes to be delivered at your home or office.


E-learning programmes that can studied at any time, from anywhere, from any device. This method provides the flexibility for you to study at your own pace and in your own learning style.

OnlinePlus +

Provides all the features and flexibility of an online course, but with the structured support of that a tutor provides via a series of scheduled webinars.


The training course is delivered specifically for a group of people at your company - either face-to-face at a time and place to suit you, or via Virtual Classroom. We’ll tailor your course content to your business, bringing it to life.

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Course Overview

The NEBOSH national general certificate consists of two units, each separately assessed. There are no entry requirements for the course.

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

How the Course Assessed

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.


Delegates will achieve the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety upon completing both units.

The qualification is accredited by the Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as well as the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).