NEBOSH NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety – Block Course

Course Information
Course Duration: 10 Days  – Consecutive Days
Course Dates: Please see our course calendar below – the Date shown in Bold represents the Course Commencement Date, please scroll through each month to find our next start date
Prerequisite: None

Q1TUM are proud to be an accredited NEBOSH Gold Learner Partner. This accreditation means our NEBOSH course materials, trainers, modern convenient training facilities and learning environments are awarded with excellence. All Students will benefit from high quality tuition from expert and experienced Trainers, and constant support and guidance throughout and after the course. Q1tum have achieved to make the NEBOSH Courses both interactive and fun whilst at the same time achieving impressive pass rates.

*If you have multiple delegates then Q1TUM’s in-house training option could save you money. For more information please get in touch for a full quote.

The price shown below is the full cost of the course including all fees (Registrations, Certifications, Examinations Course Materials and Publications).

£1,370.00 +VAT 10 days

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The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is universally recognised as the gold standard in health and safety qualifications. Esteemed globally, this certification is one of the UK’s most popular and highly regarded health and safety qualifications, with over 220,000 individuals successfully completing it. 


Countless leading professionals, experts, and organisations have collaborated with NEBOSH to refine this distinguished qualification, ensuring it remains the most respected of its kind worldwide. The NEBOSH General Certificate is acknowledged as the industry benchmark because it is meticulously designed to meet the demands of today’s employers, various organisations, and industry sectors. It equips students with the essential skills to effectively manage and assess workplace risks, alongside a deep understanding of relevant legislation and best practices to enhance workplace safety. Remarkably, 87% of UK employers specify a NEBOSH qualification as a prerequisite when recruiting for health and safety roles, underscoring its critical value for health and safety professionals.


Broad in scope, the NEBOSH General Certificate course is pertinent to every workplace and organisation, irrespective of whether health and safety is your primary responsibility or a part of your broader role. The course delivers essential knowledge on the UK’s fundamental legal requirements, empowering you to excel in your work role. By teaching effective management, identification, measurement, and control of common workplace hazards, this course is invaluable for both students and employers aiming to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, boost employee wellbeing, and demonstrate a robust commitment to health and safety. This commitment can significantly enhance business prospects and reputation.


NEBOSH General Course Outcome:

  • Students will gain knowledge, understanding, and confidence in how to effectively manage and advise on health and safety through the NEBOSH General Certificate course. They will learn to carry out risk assessments and identify and control common workplace hazards. Additionally, they will discover how to measure the success of these interventions.
  • Participants will develop the ability to create and implement a detailed action plan to manage and minimise workplace risks. They will understand the UK’s key legal, moral, and ethical requirements, justifying health and safety improvements with clarity and confidence.
  • Upon completing the NEBOSH General Certificate, students will be equipped to carry out risk assessments and incident investigations confidently. They will be able to develop and implement detailed action plans and support, manage, safeguard, and assess workplace risks effectively.
  • Students will walk away from the course confident in their ability to carry out risk assessments and incident investigations. Develop and implement a detailed action plan and support, manage, safeguard and assess workplace risks effectively.
  • The course also empowers students to support and develop their company’s health and safety culture, providing organisations with valuable in-house health and safety expertise.


Course Units:

Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety

Element 1 – Why we should manage workplace health and safety.

Element 2 – How health and safety management systems work and what they look like.

Element 3 – Managing risk – understanding people and processes.

Element 4 – Health and safety monitoring and measuring.

Unit NG2: Risk Assessment

Element 5 – Physical and psychological health.

Element 6 – Musculoskeletal health.

Element 7 – Chemical and biological agents.

Element 8 – General workplace issues.

Element 9 – Work equipment.

Element 10 – Fire.

Element 11 – Electricity.


Who Should Attend?
Relevant to every workplace, the NEBOSH National General Certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors and non-specialists who have obligations abd responsibilities for health and safety and require an internationally recognised measure of competence in this field. If you advise others in any capacity on health and safety issues, or if you are a safety adviser seeking initial training for your role the course will provide a solid introduction to the principles of health and safety.


This course is also perfect for those embarking on a life-long career in occupational health and safety, by providing a stepping stone to success.


How is the NEBOSH General Assessed?

Students are assessed through a two-step assessment process:

  1. NG1 – An Open Book Examination (OBE) where Delegates will have 24 hours to complete the Examination – This is done so online from the comfort of the students on home or workplace. Students can also complete the examination from the Q1tum Training Facilities with their own laptop etc. if this is preferred. (further information will be provided on
    commencement of the course).
  2. NG2 – A Practical Risk Assessment – This Practical assessment is based on the students workplace, It includes the development of an action plan that is to be immediately utilised to improve their workplaces health and safety. Students are to submit the assessment 10 Working Days from the NG1 Examination.


Course Duration:

Q1tum Classroom based courses at the Renishaw Hall & Gardens training facilities begin at 9.30am and finishes at 4.30pm.


This General Block Course is delivered over 10 Days – 10 Consecutive Days, 2 Weeks (Excluding Weekends) until the NG1 Examination.


On Completion of this Qualification:
All Students will have created a strong foundation for a career in health and safety, and advanced their knowledge and skills not only vocationally but practically. Establish Confidence in their roles and in their ability to risk assess, recognise and minimise workplace hazards and safeguard their colleagues, peers and people.  All Students will also gain  a Level 3 Qualification and NEBOSH Certification.


Holders of the NEBOSH National General Certificate are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH.


Employers with benefit from a safer workplace as employees with the NEBOSH National General Certificate understand how to help their employers develop safety culture, avoid prosecution, litigation, absence costs and loss of reputation.


An employer whose staff are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to health and safety. The NEBOSH National General Certificate can help employers meet cognised standards, codes of practice and even help win new business. This course is a return on investment, as the student with the qualification has a practical set of skills that brings real value to the modern workplace.


Next Step? 

Many Students who have studied and successful completed the NEBOSH General Certificate course, consider the NEBOSH Diploma. This course is the flagship NEBOSH award for health and safety qualifications. With its Degree Level syllabus designed by experts for experts, Students will perform as a leading SHEQ Professional of the future.


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