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NEBOSH National General Certificate 

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The NEBOSH National General Certificate provides an excellent foundation in occupational safety and health for all types of organisations. It helps its holders manage risk effectively by covering a broad range of topics, and is ideal for:

      • Managers, supervisors and employee representatives.
      • Those looking to start a career in health and safety. 

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is based on UK legislation so if you do not intend to work in the UK, the NEBOSH International General Certificate might be more suitable.

You can study the NEBOSH Certificate by attending a classroom course at one of our high-quality training venues or by distance/e-learning, with unlimited help and support from our expert NEBOSH trainers - a great option for those who need to fit studying around other commitments.

The NEBOSH Certificate is a widely respected qualification; holders are entitled to apply for Associate Membership of IOSH and it meets the academic requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH and Associate Membership of IIRSM. It also provides the perfect grounding for progression other NEBOSH Qualifications such as the NEBOSH Diploma.

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Course Content

The NEBOSH National General Certificate course is split into three units of study, each of which is assessed separately:

  • Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety
    • Foundations in Health and Safety
    • Health and Safety Management Systems - Policy, Organising, Planning, Measuring, Audit and Review
  • Unit GC2: Control of International Workplace Hazards
    • Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
    • Transport Hazards and Risk Control
    • Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
    • Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
    • Electrical Safety
    • Fire Safety
    • Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
    • Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  • Unit GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application 

You must complete all units within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH General Certificate qualification.

For full course content please see our NEBOSH Certificate course brochure.

When you enrol on the NEBOSH National General Certificate with RRC, you will also receive a complimentary copy of our RRC Health and Safety Law and Case Law Guide.


NGC1 is the core unit for all of the NEBOSH National Health and Safety Certificates, so to gain a NEBOSH Certificate you need to study NGC1 along with the relevant specialist unit and practical assessment.

If you have been awarded a NEBOSH Certificate in the last 5 years and wish to take another, you will be exempt from NGC1 and can simply 'top up' with the specialist unit and practical assessment to achieve the new award.



Units NGC1 and GC2 of the NEBOSH Certificate are each assessed by one two-hour written exam. Unit GC3 is assessed by a two-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace.

Exams take place in March, June, September and December. We have exam centres in over 80 countries worldwide and we make all the arrangements for you.

All of our courses contain plenty of exam practice to ensure you are fully prepared for the exam. Many of our trainers are also NEBOSH examiners, so they're well placed to provide advice and guidance throughout your course.

Revision Options

NEBOSH Certificate Revision Workshops

The one-day NEBOSH National General Certificate workshops are designed to make sure you understand key topics that feature regularly in the exams and, most importantly, how to tackle the exam questions. They also allow you to practise questions and get feedback, as well as exchange last minute tips with fellow students. ...more 

Revision Guide

Available as either printed booklets or e-booklets. This Guide is the essential revision tool to help you prepare for your exam; it contains a summary of each topic to refresh your knowledge, along with practise NEBOSH exam-style questions and model answers written by our expert tutors (many of whom are also NEBOSH examiners).  ...more




Complete Course 10 Days + Exam

  • Unit NGC1 - 5 days + Exam
  • Unit NGC2 - 5 days + Exam

Optional revision workshop - 1 day


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Exam Centres throughout the UK and Worldwide

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GBP 450 + VAT + NEBOSH Fees


Complete Course - 130 study hours

  • Unit NGC1 - 57 study hours
  • Unit GC2/3 - 74 study hours


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