NEBOSH National General Certificate - In-House

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Course Content
Why Choose Phoenix Health & Safety In-House Learning  

Phoenix Health & Safety are the UK’s premier providers of health and safety training and health and safety consultancy services. Operating from a head office in Staffordshire, we have consultants and training venues all around the UK, ensuring you always have local advice and training courses.

We can provide health and safety training on your premises, specifically for your employees. This means that travel, accommodation and time away from work are all kept to a minimum.

All of our accredited courses can be delivered in-house, including IOSH, NEBOSH and ConstructionSkills courses. Additionally, a large variety of shorter courses can be offered on your premises, including manual handling, risk assessment, health and safety awareness (for employees and/or managers), fire wardens and many more.

An additional benefit of in-house courses is that the courses can be tailored to your industry/company and can include your policies, procedures and forms to ensure that the course is truly bespoke to your needs.

In-house courses can also benefit from added value from our in-house materials development capabilities.

Innovative additional materials can be included such as online homework/exams, revision guides, audiobooks, webinars and much more.

  • Top quality trainers who have worked as health and safety consultants/trainers for many years
  • Trainers are employed by Phoenix Health & Safety, and based all around the UK
  • A variety of teaching techniques employed to get the message across
  • Competitive prices – in-house courses can be much more cost effective than sending individuals away on courses
  • Accredited courses (IOSH, NEBOSH, ConstructionSkills) and variety of shorter courses can be delivered on your premises
  • Added value benefits can be offered e.g. course audiobooks, online revision/homework, webinars and much more
  • Courses can be tailored to clients individual needs, and can include your forms, policies, procedures and templates
  • Ongoing and final assessments (either written or online) can be incorporated into the training
  • No minimum numbers of delegates needed – we can train between one and twenty people at a time
  • If we don’t currently offer the exact health and safety course you are looking for, we’ll build it for you!
  It has been a pleasure to deal with Phoenix Health & Safety. Clearly industry experts, they have impressed me with both their professionalism and quality of work - they fulfilled their project brief on time, to the highest standards and exceeded my expectations. Phoenix Health & Safety will continue to be our H&S provider in the future and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their work.  

Chris McManus HR & Training Director - (L'Occitane Ltd)

The National Examination Board in Health and Safety (NEBOSH) is a globally respected body that awards individuals with a range of specialist qualifications that enable them, and the organisations they work for, to operate safely and in compliance with UK health and safety law.

Phoenix Health & Safety is a leading provider of consultancy and training and is accredited to deliver the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate course 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.

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.

Alternatively, if In-House Learning isn’t suitable, this course is also available in a number of other formats. Please call us on 0345 500 8811 to discuss further.

Course Duration

This course takes place over an 10 day period, including exams.

Programme

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 2020. 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)

The updated course now consists of two assessments: 

  • Unit NG1 (replacing NGC1) includes an open book exam, which you can complete at home.  
  • Unit NG2 is a practical risk assessment, carried out at your workplace. This is longer than the previous GC3 assessment. 

What is an Open Book Exam?

An open book exam assesses the same learning outcomes as an invigilated, paper-based exam. However, in an open book exam, you can use textbooks, course notes and the internet.

You can complete the assessment in your own home, or another suitable location. You will have up to 24 hours to complete the NEBOSH open book exam, but we find that most candidates only take 4-5 hours.

The open book exam will test your analytical and critical skills, focussing on the knowledge gained during the NEBOSH course.

What is a closing interview?

After completing the open book exam, you will be asked to participate in a 15-minute closing interview. The purpose of the interview is to confirm that the work you have submitted is your own, and that you did not have any assistance in completing your NEBOSH assessment.

The closing interview takes place via video call, which you can access via smartphone, tablet or computer.

The interviewer will ask to see your identification. As such, you need to provide either your passport, driving license or national identity card. The interviewer must also see the room that you are in to ensure you don’t have access to notes. They will then ask you questions based on your open book exam, work and submission.

Your closing interview is not an assessment, so you won’t receive a mark. If the interviewer is happy that the work is your own, a mark will be published in line with NEBOSH timeframes.

For more information, visit the NEBOSH guide to Open Book Exams.

External examiners mark all assessments and are appointed by NEBOSH. Each examiner is chosen for their experience and expertise, ensuring candidates are assessed by the best in 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). 

If you are studying the NEBOSH National General Certificate through classroom learning or in-house learning, the cost of the exam is included.

If, however, you are studying via online or distance learning, you don’t pay for your exam upfront — you pay when you’re ready to book.

Exams must be booked separately from the course — book NEBOSH exams here

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

Certification

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).

Location

This course is offered on client’s premises, specifically for a group of your employees. Though we can offer the course anywhere in the UK and beyond, additional travel costs may apply if outside England and Wales.

Course Fees

Course fees include expert tuition, course materials, examinations and certification.

Costs vary according to the number of candidates enrolling and the location of course delivery.

To request a quotation or find out more about this, or any other NEBOSH training course we provide, please contact one our Phoenix Health & Safety advisors.

Exam booking & dates

Student Discount

Enrolling on to Phoenix Health & Safety's NEBOSH National General Certificate entitles you to a wide range of student discounts with the NUS TOTUM card. Check if you're eligible for over 200 student discounts.

Testimonial

Natalie, Health and Safety Officer, NEBOSH National General Certificate:

“The Phoenix NEBOSH National General Certificate is brilliant! I learnt so much in a short space of time and the course tutor made it so easy to understand and relate to my industry. This NEBOSH training has opened my eyes to the world of health and safety – I am now conducting risk assessments much more accurately as I now understand why and how to do them safely and correctly.”

Sonia, QEHS specialist, NEBOSH National General Certificate:

“I found the NEBOSH General Certificate course intense but extremely interesting. The trainers were very knowledgeable and exceptionally supportive. I couldn’t have achieved my result without them. This NEBOSH qualification has given me more confidence in my current role and has also improved my career prospects.

I will continue to develop my health and safety knowledge to improve my skill set. I am truly grateful for all the help and support I received from Phoenix.”