National General Cert in OSH

NEBOSH National General Certificate in OSH

Professional Body Memberships

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health provides a sound introduction to the basics of occupational health and safety. The NEBOSH NGC covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. It is designed for managers, supervisors, and employee representatives and is ideal for anyone who wants to establish a career in health and safety. More than 100,000 persons currently hold this Certificate and either practice as Health & Safety Advisors within their companies in the UK or use this Certificate to gain entry to the Diploma course.

There is no strict requirement for enrolment to this course although it is advisable that candidates should have a reasonable command of English and some exposure to the world of work and above all a genuine interest in the field of health and safety

Professional Body Memberships
Successful completion of the NEBOSH Certificate satisfies the academic requirements for admission to the grade of Technician Membership of IOSH or Associate Membership at IIRSM.

The NEBOSH Certificate entitles you to exemptions from the NGC1 units of the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management and the NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Safety and Health as well as providing the perfect basis for you to progress onto the NEBOSH National Diploma or NEBOSH Specialist Diploma in Environmental Management.

Brief Course Outline
This course comprises 3 modules, namely Units NGC1, GC2 and GC3.
Units NGC1 and GC2 are taught units each assessed by a two-hour written examination.
Unit GC3 is assessed by one two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate’s own workplace. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
To achieve the NEBOSH National General Certificate, you will need to successfully complete the three compulsory units:

Unit NGC1: ‘The Management of Health and Safety’,
Unit GC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
Unit GC3 (the workplace Practical Assessment).

NGC1 consists of the following elements:
Element 1: Foundations in Health and Safety
Element 2: Health and safety management systems – Plan
Element 3: Health and safety management systems - Do
Element 4: Health and safety management systems - Check
Element 5: Health and safety management systems – Act

Duration: 36 Tuition hours – 22 Private study hours
Full time: One week (6 days) – Part Time: 3 months

GC2 consists of the following 8 elements:
Element 1: Workshop Hazards and Risk Control
Element 2: Transport Hazards and Risk Control
Element 3: Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
Element 4: Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
Element 5: Electrical Safety
Element 6: Fire Safety
Element 7: Chemical and Biological Hazards and Risk Control
Element 8: Physical and Psychological Hazards and Risk Control

Duration: 42 Tuition hours – 26 Private Study hours
Full time: One week (7 days) – Part time : 3 months

Examinations for NGC1 and GC2 are held most of the time on the first week of March, June, Sept and December of each year.


Cost for ATTENDANCE (CLASSROOM) VERSION: The All Inclusive MQA-Approved Cost consisting of Tuition materials, tutorial sessions, NEBOSH registration and exam fees, etc. for NGC1, GC2 and GC 3 is Rs60,000/- (Rs27,000 for NGC1 + Rs33,000 for NGC2 & NGC3)

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