NEBOSH National General Certificate Online Course

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is one of the most widely held health and safety qualifications in the world. It is the first step in building your health and safety career!

Designed for managers, supervisors and employees, the NGC is an essential qualification for anyone with health and safety responsibilities as part of their role. It will give you invaluable knowledge and skills to support your current role and long-term career.

We are a NEBOSH accredited Gold Learning Partner and you can read more about our accreditation here.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate online course is offered in partnership between Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd and Astutis Ltd (Learning Partner Number 807), a leading HSE consultancy and training and international e-learning provider. It is perfect if you need a flexible study method to suit you. This engaging online course provides you with everything you need to pass the NEBOSH Certificate with Astutis’ high-quality resources plus expert tutor support from Horizon.

Why take the NEBOSH General Certificate course?

  • Develop your career opportunities – the NEBOSH name is a mark of excellence for those seeking a successful career in health and safety, and is highly respected by employers in all sectors globally
  • 87% of UK employers request the NEBOSH General Certificate course to improve health and safety skills and knowledge of managers, supervisors and staff in order to gain health and safety continuous improvements
  • A National General Certificate (NGC) is specified in most health and safety job adverts, which means that people who hold the NGC have far better job prospects
  • Increase your health and safety knowledge and gain practical skills to use in your job
  • Maintain compliance and improve H&S performance in your company
  • NEBOSH’s qualifications are recognised by relevant professional membership bodies
  • It entitles you to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
  • If you have two years full time or five years of part-time work experience working in health and safety, you’ll also be able to apply for Technical Membership (TechIOSH). Many students then progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma (Grad IOSH) and from there to chartered status (CMIOSH), the gold standard in health and safety!

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NEBOSH Certificate Course Key Facts
Learning Methods Classroom, In-company, Online and Distance Learning
  • NG1: Recommended tuition hours: 29, Recommended self-study hours: 20
  • NG2: Recommended tuition hours: 39, Recommended self-study hours: 20
  • a 2-hour question paper for NG1, and:
  • a 3-hour practical assessment for NG2

(Both assessments are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH)

Entry Requirements Literate in the English language

How is the NEBOSH Certificate assessed?

When you’re ready to sit your exam, we’ll take care of everything for you so you can focus on your revision. We’ll also give you all of the exam prices upfront when you book your course, so you won’t have any unexpected costs later on. The exam is taken in Huddersfield, in September, December, March or June.

There are two assessments:

  • Question paper (assesses what you know– A 2-hour written exam consisting of 10 short answer questions (8-mark questions) and 1 long answer (20-mark question). Candidates must achieve 45% to pass this unit.
  • Practical assessment (assesses what you can do) – A 3-hour practical risk assessment carried out in your workplace or other workplaces to demonstrate the knowledge learned in elements 5-11. Candidates must achieve 45% to pass this unit.

A ‘pass’ must be achieved in both units to achieve the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

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

Exam Dates:

Exam: 28 October 202

Exam: 2 December 2020

Course Cost

Book the course with us today. For more information on how studying a NEBOSH training course at Horizon Risk Consultancy can benefit you and your workplace, please call 01484 937128 or email