National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Short course


If you're looking to start work, or progress further as a health and safety coordinator, manager or supervisor, this course is ideal. You'll get a better understanding of health and safety issues, learn how to manage risks more effectively, and cover UK specific health and safety law.

As well as benefiting your development, the course will also help you more effectively contribute to your workplace. You'll be able to make your workplace safer, help your employer to stay up-to-date with workplace codes of practice – and by doing so, you'll give your employer a tangible return on their investment, if they funded your participation on this course.

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is also a stepping stone to further NEBOSH accredited qualifications, including:

  • NEBOSH National Diploma
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management
  • NEBOSH National Fire Certificate

On gaining the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, you'll be entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

This qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)

Course details


  • Mode of study: Direct, on campus learning through lectures and group work 
  • Duration: 13 weeks, 1 day per week - Wednesdays 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Start and end dates: 6 March 2019


What you'll experience

On this short course you'll cover:

  • the main legal requirements for safety in the UK
  • a range of workplace hazards, and how to mitigate and control them
  • the opportunity to conduct a health and safety inspection of your work place
  • reporting on the findings and recommendations of inspections
  • further details including a syllabus summary can be found on our website

How you're assessed

While specifics will vary depending on the personnel and institutions involved, you should plan for a minimum of 80 hours of teaching, and around 50 hours of private study and background reading.

You will be assessed using written examinations and a practical assessment where you will apply your learning to your workplace and add value for your employer.

The certificate is divided into 3 units: Management of Health and Safety, Controlling Workplace Hazards, and Health and Safety Practical Application.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

How to book

To book a space on this course please email

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