The NEBOSH National General Certificate has an updated syllabus for all our 2020 classroom courses.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is one of the UK’s most popular health and safety qualifications. Offering a valuable overview of the core aspects of occupational health and safety, the course provides an excellent platform for individuals who are looking to build upon their knowledge and skills and take their career forward. At present 87% of UK employers request a NEBOSH qualification when recruiting for health and safety roles

Designed for managers, supervisors and employees who have health and safety responsibilities, the certificate will equip you with all you need to know about how to manage workplace risks effectively and the new syllabus effectively represents the role of a real-life health and safety professional in 2020

Course Duration:

This course takes place over a 10 day period, including exam


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

What Has Changed?
The course is now only two units (NG1 & NG2) and the content has been restructured and updated to reflect modern Health & Safety practices in 2019. The net result is a small reduction in the overall study hours.

The major change is with the assessment where there is now only one exam and one practical assessment.

Unit NG1 is examined by a formal 2 hour written exam (replacing NGC1)

Unit NG2 is assessed by a practical assessment (this is a longer assessment than the previous GC3)


What I will know once I have successfully completed the course

How to effectively manage health and safety

How to identify and control common workplace hazards

How to measure if you’ve been successful

The UK’s key legal requirements

What will I be able to do once I have successfully completed the course

Confidently carry out risk assessments

Develop and implement a detailed action plan

Manage and minimise workplace risks

Support and develop your company’s health and safety culture



This modern qualification combines activities, learning and interactive materials to provide you with an interesting and engaging experience. It focuses on key skills that means you can instantly apply the knowledge you gain and add value to your organisation.

The course now consists of 2 assessments

A 2 hour written paper to assess what you know

A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do based on your workplace

Both assessments are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.

This qualification is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), as well as the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

12 UK Locations

Each of our training venues have been carefully selected to ensure that delegates are provided with a comfortable learning environment. All rooms have natural lighting, air conditioning and provide quality food and refreshments. Two-week courses taking place at regular intervals throughout 2020 in London (Heathrow & Clerkenwell), Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Washington & Cambridge


£1,345 exc. VAT

The price of the qualification includes exam fees, course materials, lunch and refreshments