NEBOSH National General Certificate *NEW Syllabus*

Astutis Ltd
Course summary
Professional Training
10 days
450 - 2,395 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Course Dates
Online courses
1,800 GBP

City of London
2,395 GBP

2,395 GBP

2,395 GBP

Course description

NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Begin the journey into health and safety management and realise your true potential with the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. This is a comprehensive foundation course designed to benefit all learners in all stages of their health and safety careers. 

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is recognised by employers and professional memberships in over 180 countries around the world. 87% of UK employers request the NEBOSH General Certificate course to improve health and safety skills and knowledge of managers, supervisors and staff in order to gain sustainable health and safety improvements. 

Astutis have an 82% NEBOSH Certificate first-time pass rate – that’s far higher than the national average and the reason why over 1500 learners chose Astutis in the past 12-months.

Astutis offers the following delivery methods for the NEBOSH General Certificate Course:

  • Online: Instant access with interactive study support. Course Length: Approx 110-125 hours (12 months access provided).
  • Virtual: Live-online, engaging and interactive classes. Course Length: 10 days delivered as 2 split weeks.
  • On-site: Delivered on-site at your premises. Course Length: 10 days.
  • OnlinePlus+: Virtual classroom and online learning in one dynamic learning experience. Course Length: Approx 113 hours - 16 hours of live tutor-led tutorials and approx 92 hours of self-study.
  • Classroom: Traditionally structured learning environment. Course Length: 10 days delivered as 2 split weeks.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The NEBOSH General Certificate is a foundation level qualification for people new to health and safety. It’s suitable for all types of workers, from budding health and safety officers to HR managers and even company directors.

In fact, 70% of people who take the course are employed in jobs where health and safety isn’t their main role. Including:

  • Health and safety officers
  • General managers and supervisors
  • Public service workers
  • HR managers
  • Operational managers
  • Security workers
  • Directors/CEOs.

The course is largely recognised as the perfect way to kick-start a career in health and safety. But it’s also great if you just want to improve your knowledge to be able to do your job better.

The NEBOSH General Certificate will help develop your understanding of general workplace issues and how they can be applied in different sectors. That way you’ll know just what to do to create a safe and healthy workplace. And you’ll feel confident to make recommendations to your employer to help them improve health and safety management.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon successful completion of the NEBOSH National General Certificate course from Astutis you will have gained:

  • A thorough appreciation of health, safety and environmental issues in the workplace.
  • Knowledge of the principles of risk management.
  • Ability to develop an effective safety system within your organisation.
  • A range of useful skills to take back to the workplace.
  • Friendships and useful contacts with other like-minded delegates from a cross-section of companies.
  • A level six qualification in Scotland, a level three qualification in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, equivalent to an A level.
  • The opportunity to take the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and your first steps to becoming a health and safety practitioner.

Training Course Content

The NEBOSH National General Certificate covers the following areas:

Unit 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

Unit 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

Why choose Astutis Ltd

25,000 happy online learners

3,000 Global Corporate Customers

97% Learner Pass Rate

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The cost of the NEBOSH National General Certificate Virtual course is £1,800 + VAT, including exam fees.

The cost of the NEBOSH National General Certificate Classroom course is £2,395 + VAT, including exam fees.

The cost of the NEBOSH National General Certificate Online course is £650 + VAT, including exam fees, £450+VAT excluding exam fees.

The cost of the NEBOSH National General Certificate OnlinePlus+ course is £1200+VAT including exam fees.

  • Includes comprehensive course notes.
  • For the classroom delivery, the price includes lunch and refreshments each day.

Discounts are available when enrolling more than one learner on a course from the same company. Please contact us to find out more. 

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Astutis - Leading provider of accredited Health & Safety and Environmental training courses with training centres around the UK

Astutis is a leading provider of accredited NEBOSH, IOSH & IEMA training courses recognised by organisations worldwide. With over 50 years of combined experience in managing the successful delivery of hundreds of courses to thousands of learners, the Astutis Management team have...

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