NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

United Kingdom (GB)
Online Course
02 Oct 2020
01 Nov 2020
Contract Type

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Course overview

The NEBOSH General Certificate is the most widely recognised and requested qualification in health and safety by employers.

Taking the NEBOSH General Certificate will provide you with the key knowledge to provide a safe working environment for you and your colleagues, which in turn promotes efficiency and productivity within the workplace. This can make you incredibly attractive to employers, particularly as 90% of health and safety roles specify one or more NEBOSH qualifications are required.

The NEBOSH General Certificate is NEBOSH’s most popular level 3 qualification.  Both the national and international version of the qualification is recognised worldwide by employers and professional memberships.

Please note, this course can be studied in-class

Duration study load

Online learning requires approximately 80-120 hours.

This allows you to work at your own pace in your own time and is ideal for those who are self-motivated.

The length of the course will vary dependent on the study method

Entry requirements

No entry requirements required for this course.


There are two assessments for the NEBOSH General Certificate:

  • An online open-book assessment
  • A 3-hour practical risk assessment carried out in the workplace to demonstrate the knowledge learned in elements 5-11.

You need to pass both assessments within 5 years to achieve your NEBOSH General Certificate.


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Studying for the NEBOSH General Certificate

Planning how to study for your NEBOSH General Certificate before you start is an important factor and can significantly impact the results you get. At Astutis we recommend starting by creating a revision timetable to ensure you are able to cover each element within the course in a timely and organised way. Think about when your exam is and work backwards to create a timetable to ensure you are able to work your study time around your existing commitments.

Study sessions should be kept to no longer than 20 minutes to 1 hour to ensure your concentration is maintained and using study cards can be a great way of memorising the tricky details in bite-sized chunks.

Answering past exam questions is also a great way to familiarise yourself with the types of questions you will be asked and gives you a chance to try answering questions under a time constraint.

Who's it for?

The NEBOSH General Certificate is a great starting point when it comes to health and safety and doesn’t necessarily need to be taken by those already in health and safety roles. In fact, 70% of people who take the course are in roles outside 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


  • 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


  • Accredited by NEBOSH

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About Astutis

We are Astutis, and we are proud to deliver world-class Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Management Training and Consultancy throughout the globe. We deliver NEBOSH, IOSH and IEMA approved courses enabling health and safety professionals to assess and manage risks, protect colleagues, enhance careers and preserve the environment.

Our reputation means everything to us, going the extra mile for our customers is how we’ve earned it and living by our core values is how we keep it. Our role is to help our customers achieve the very highest Health and Safety standards required by law to protect their staff.

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