Your NEBOSH General Certificate Exam Preparation

You can use this page to find out everything you need to know about your Open Book Exam (OBE) and NG2/IG2 risk assessment as well as hints and tips to help you prepare.

NEBOSH Syllabus Guide for Learners  

You should read the NEBOSH Syllabus Guide for Learners to understand the learning outcomes, the assessment criteria and syllabus contents. It gives you a clear indication of what you will be examined on. Please click the link below to review:

Open Book Examinations: Learner Feedback/Examiner’s feedback to learners

The Open Book Examinations: Learner Feedback (NEBOSH examiner’s feedback to learners) gives advice and an indication of the types of answers that would attract credit and those that would not. It also guides learners in their approach to similar tasks and questions that they could expect to see in their examination.  You MUST read this document and apply the skills in your exam. Please review the document at the below link:

Open Book Examinations: Learner Feedback

Sample question paper

NEBOSH Open Book Assessment Learners Guide

A full guide on what to expect from the new exam format.

Open Book Examinations: Learner Guide, English

NEBOSH Technical Learner Guide

A technical guide to the practical steps of taking your online exam.

Open Book Examinations: Technical Learner Guide, English

NEBOSH Website

NEBOSH have created a dedicated portal full of resources to help in your preparations for your OBE. You can find full details at:

Resources to help you prepare

NEBOSH has created a series of video tutorials about using the online examination platform. Together with the Technical Learner Guide and App Guide above, these videos will help you feel familiar with the platform ahead of your assessment. They may also help answer any questions you have about the examination process.

Watch the full playlist now:

NG2/IG2 practical Assessment

Read the NEBOSH risk assessment guidance

NEBOSH has detailed guidance on how you should tackle your risk assessment as well as a sample report. We’ve stripped them down in this blog, but can you download the originals.
Learners who study the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) course:

Learners who study the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) course:

You can also download the guidance at the NEBOSH website.

Other tips:

Please contact us on 01484 937128 or email if you want to book a NEBOSH course with us, a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner.

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