The NEBOSH General Certificate is the most popular Health & Safety qualification in the UK and is considered very important for anyone to looking to pursue a career in health & safety. NEBOSH Qualifications are often considered the minimum requirement for a job in health & safety.
The qualification is divided into three units:
Management of Health & Safety
Health and safety management systems – Plan
Health and safety management systems – Do
Health and safety management systems – Check
Health and safety management systems – Act
Workplace hazards and risk control
Transport hazards and risk control
Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
Work equipment hazards and risk control
Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
Physical and psychological health hazards and control
Units NGC1 and GC2 are taught units each assessed by a two-hour written examination. Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
Unit NGC3 is assessed by one two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate’s own workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 10 working days of a written examination. The practical examination is internally assessed by the programme organiser and externally moderated by NEBOSH.
Candidates will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed. Once a candidate has successfully completes all three units (NGC1, GC2 and GC3), the overall qualification parchment will be issued.