NEBOSH General Certificate

The NEBOSH General Certificate (Full Title: The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health) is a course aimed at managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The NEBOSH General Certificate helps them manage risks effectively, and many people take the qualification as a first step in a career in health and safety.

The NGC1 unit is also a mandatory unit for the NEBOSH Construction Certificate and the NEBOSH Fire Certificate. A number of delegates who obtain the NEBOSH General Certificate therefore go on to take the construction or fire certificate courses, as you will not need to repeat this unit and so can do a 'conversion course'. For more information on the NEBOSH General Certificate course visit the page at the BCF Group to read about this and other NEBOSH qualifications and courses.

What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

The NEBOSH General Certificate provides a valuable overview of health and safety, and is a sound basis for further professional study such as a NEBOSH Diploma qualification or health and safety training courses. It is currently the most widely held health and safety management qualification.

The Benefits of the NEBOSH General Certificate:

  • develop an underpinning knowledge of health and safety legislation and its impact
  • assist your company's safety management programme
  • assess workplace hazards and develop control measures
  • develop a basis for a future career in occupational health and safety

  • Upon successful completion of the NEBOSH General Certificate you will have met the academic qualifications for Technician status of IOSH (TechIOSH). The NEBOSH General Certificate also satisfies the eligibility requirements for Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (AIIRSM)

    Examination and Certification

    NEBOSH National General Certificate courses are assessed by two exams of 2 hours each, and a workplace-based practical inspection project. The exam is conducted in our training centres at the end of your course, and the project is completed in your own workplace. The NGC3 practical project and report should take no longer than 2 hours to complete and you will have 7 days from the end of the course to return it to us by post.

    Delegates who successfully complete and pass the examinations and the project are awarded the official NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Certificates are forwarded by NEBOSH approximately 12 weeks after the completion of the course although results are usually issued within eight weeks.

    N.B. We also offer exam only places and exam re-sits for those who have already taken the NEBOSH General Certificate course before, either with us or with another supplier, and need to re-sit or take one or more units. To see the list of upcoming dates and to book a place on an NGC1, NGC2 or NGC3 exam, please visit


    All of our open NEBOSH General Certificate courses include all of the following:

  • Buffet lunch and refreshments each day
  • All certification costs and exam fees
  • Free car parking
  • The 552-page NEBOSH General Certificate study book, "Introduction to Health and Safety at Work" by Phil Hughes MBE and Ed Ferrett, RRP £44.99

  • NEBOSH General Certificate study book

    Brief Description: Each element of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus has a dedicated chapter, with full colour pages and hundreds of illustrations bringing health and safety to life. Every chapter of the book starts with learning outcome summaries and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter serve to aid exam preparation. The book also covers the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards, as well as including handy forms and checklists.

  • Covers all you need to know for the NEBOSH General Certificate course in one book, with each syllabus element covered in one dedicated chapter

  • Up-to-date content you can trust - the only book for the NEBOSH General Certificate endorsed by NEBOSH themselves

  • Questions and sample answers taken from recent NEBOSH examinations to test your knowledge and prepare you for the exam

  • NEBOSH General Certificate Course Venues

    We run NEBOSH General Certificate courses at training venues across the UK. As well as running courses at our head office and training facilities in Nottingham, we also run NEBOSH General Certificate courses in London, Reading and Manchester Airport. This spread of course venues in the midlands, north and south of the United Kingdom allows delegates from all over the country to never be too far away from attending a course.