The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NGC) is the most widely recognised health and safety qualification in the UK. The NGC offers an excellent grounding in the essentials of health and safety.

This qualification meets the academic requirements for Technician membership (Tech IOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

This course is provided in partnership with Ligtas Consultancy and Training Ltd who are licensed to deliver Health and Safety training on behalf of the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).

This course takes place over three weeks. The modular version of the course takes place on the following dates:-


  • 16th - 20th March 2020 & 20th - 24th April 2020 - Exam 28th April 2020
  • 2nd - 6th November 2020 & - 30th November - 4th December 2020 - Exam 9th December 2020


The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NGC) is the first step for those looking for a career in health and safety and it can be built upon with other NEBOSH qualifications. It is ideal for people who need a comprehensive knowledge of health and safety and is suitable for managers, supervisors and staff with some level of health and safety responsibility.
This qualification is the most requested health and safety qualification by potential employers in the UK.
The NGC is based on UK legislation so if you do not intend to work in the UK, the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) might be more suitable.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the legal framework, moral and economic requirements as well as implications for good standards in health and safety within an organisation.
  • Develop, promote and communicate an effective health and safety culture in an organisation.
  • Identify the key features of a health and safety policy, the preparations and performance review of a health and safety audit.
  • Understand the importance of proactive as well as reactive health and safety monitoring measures.
  • Identify hazards in the workplace and carry out risk assessments, record findings and review procedures.
  • Advise on strategies for controlling hazards, reducing risks and applying safe systems of work.
  • Identify fire hazards and consequential risks, advise on measures to minimise fire risks and develop fire procedures.
  • Identify ill-health effects of physical processes of work and the environment then recommend suitable measures to combat risks.
  • Explain the processes and procedures for investigating and reporting accidents at work.

Day 1-5 - Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety

  • Health and safety foundations
  • Policy
  • Organising for health and safety
  • Promoting a positive health and safety culture
  • Risk assessment
  • Principles of control
  • Monitoring review and audit
  • Incident and accident investigation, recording and reporting

Day 6-10 - Unit GC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards

  • Movement of people - hazards and control
  • Manual and mechanical handling, hazards and control
  • Work equipment hazards and control
  • Electrical hazards and control
  • Fire hazards and control
  • Chemical and biological health, hazards and control
  • Physical and psychological health, hazards and control
  • Construction activities, hazards and control

Day 11 - Written Exams

  • Two-hour on Management of Safety and Health unit
  • Two-hour on Controlling Workplace unit

Unit GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application

The practical examination is normally carried out at the delegate’s work premises and involves a physical inspection of a workplace to assess the hazards. It is designed to test a delegate’s ability to complete a health and safety assessment and produce a management style report on their findings.


Delegates are assessed with a two-hour written examination for each of the two taught units. A unit certificate is issued denoting successful achievement of each unit.
A certificate award is issued on completion of the two units and the practical workplace-based assessment.


Working in partnership with Ligtas Consultancy and Training Ltd