NEBOSH - Occupational Safety and Health

NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

What is the NEBOSH National General Certificate course?

The accredited NEBOSH National General Certificate online course is the perfect qualification for those looking to complete a NEBOSH health and safety course and to gain a good understanding of occupational health and safety. Gaining the National General certificate – awarded by The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – will equip you with the essential health and safety information to create a safe working environment for you and your employees.

This course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card

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  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 access
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 access
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Is the NEBOSH National General Certificate online course right for me?

This recognised NEBOSH National General Certificate online course is perfectly suited to any individual in a managerial or supervisory role or those who are responsible for implementing and managing risks and resources. The NEBOSH Certificate online course will provide you with a good grounding in strategies that will result in good practice in occupational health and safety.

There are no prerequisites to enrol on this NEBOSH General Certificate online course. This course aims to benefit those with the responsibility of implementing health and safety in the workplace.

How can I advance my career with a NEBOSH National General Certificate online qualification?

Gaining NEBOSH accreditation will enable you to shape health and safety policy in your workplace. Its practical skillset is ideal for boosting your career and helping you perform better at work.

Why study NEBOSH National General Certificate online course with e-Careers?

  •    After completing this course students may then qualify to become an Associate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  •    Gaining a NEBOSH General Certificate communicates a professional message that inspires confidence in customers and employees alike
  •    NEBOSH-certified individuals protect their employees from the risks of prosecution, absence costs, litigation and loss of reputation
  •    Self-assessments, quizzes, games and other knowledge checkpoints allow you to prepare for the NEBOSH NGC exam in confidence

What are the NEBOSH National General Certificate online course modules?


  •    Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  •    How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  •    Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  •    Health and safety monitoring and measuring
  •    Physical and psychological health
  •    Musculoskeletal health
  •    Chemical and biological agents
  •    General workplace issues
  •    Work equipment
  •    Fire
  •    Electricity

Elements 1-4 are assessed via a question paper (one 20-mark question and ten 8-mark questions)

Elements 5-11 are assessed via a practical assessment

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this certification you will be able to:

  •    Justify health and safety improvements using moral, financial and legal arguments
  •    Advise on the main duties for health and safety in the workplace
  •    Help your organisation manage contractors
  •    Work within a health and safety management system, recognising what effective general policy, organisation and arrangements should look like
  •    Positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour to improve performance in your organisation
  •    Do a general risk assessment in your workplace – profiling and prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common hazards, evaluating risks (taking account of current controls), recommending further control measures, planning actions
  •    Recognise workplace changes that have significant health and safety impacts and effective ways to minimise those impact
  •    Develop basic safe systems of work (including taking account of typical emergencies) and knowing when to use permit-to-work systems for special risks
  •    Take part in incident investigations
  •    Help their employer to check their management system effectiveness – through monitoring, audits and reviews

NEBOSH Examination details 2020

Examination registration and entry confirmation

You'll need to register with e-Careers before you can take your examination. Once registered, we'll send you an Examination Entry Confirmation, which includes your unique learner number and essential examination information and results process. Please make sure you check that all your details are spelt correctly.

Your Examination Entry Confirmation is essential for you to gain entry to the examination room, and photographic identification will need to be shown to the exam invigilator, so please make sure you bring either your driving licences or passport with you, as proof.

Examination results

Results for assessments taken in English should be received within 50-working days from your examination or assignment submission date. The specific date will appear on your examination entry confirmation.


  •    Unit NG1:
    • Assessment Type: Question paper
    • Assessment Time: 2 hours
  •    Unit NG2:
    • Assessment Type: Practical assessment
    • Assessment Time: 3 hours

Pass standards

  •    Unit NG1: 45 marks
  •    Unit NG2: The minimum standard required for a Unit NG2 ‘Pass’ can be found on page 8 of the NG2 Guidance for Learning Partners and Learners

A ‘Pass’ must be achieved in both units to achieve the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Qualification grades

The qualification grade is based on the result from Unit NG1

  •    Distinction: 75 marks or higher
  •    Credit: 65 - 74 marks
  •    Pass: 45 - 64 marks

What is the TOTUM PRO Card?

The TOTUM PRO Card is the replacement of the old NUS card, which offers discounts in a wide range of shops and websites, helping you get money off food, holidays and flights, clothes, make-up gym memberships and much more. TOTUM PRO card is aimed at professional learners, giving you access to exclusive discounts.

Where can you use your TOTUM PRO Card?

The TOTUM PRO Card offers a range of discounts across a wide range of shops and websites. The list below provides a sample of the places you can receive discounts from. Click here to review the full list of shops and websites.

How to get your card

To receive your TOTUM PRO card all you need to do is enrol and pay for an eligible course (see the full list, below) and we’ll send you an email confirmation, acknowledging your eligibility for the TOTUM PRO Card. After your 14-day cooling-off period has passed, we’ll send you an email confirming that your TOTUM PRO card access is now live, and you’ll be able to use the TOTUM PRO card widget in your ‘My Account’ section on our website, to order your card.

Is there a cost?

The TOTUM PRO promotion has been extended. You can now buy a two-year membership card and you will receive an extra year for free. This means that you can buy a TOTUM PRO 3-year membership for just £24.99 (which is a saving of £10). This promotion will run until the end of March 2021.

Alternatively, you can purchase membership for one year for just £14.99 (usually £19.99), or for two years which is £24.99 (usually £34.99).

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