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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Distance Learning, Online)
January / May / September | The qualification requires a minimum of 68 taught hours, plus 40 recommended self-study hours and 7 assessment hours.

This course is an open Continuing Professional Development course. In order to book, please follow the booking link, or if not available, fill out the enquiry form and a member of staff will be in touch with you shortly.   

Over 200,000 people hold a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Why? Because it’s the gold standard in health and safety qualifications.

Leading experts and organisations have contributed towards NEBOSH’s update of the most widely respected health and safety qualification of its kind in the world. This means that it’s now even better suited to reflect the needs of today’s employer giving learners everything they need to know and do to make their workplace safer.

When you achieve the NEBOSH National General Certificate, you will be a huge asset to your employer. You will make a real difference in the workplace. You will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to help protect the health and safety of all workers. You will also be able help your employer to comply with the law and good practice, as well as help them avoid the huge costs from incidents and ill-health.

Holders of the NEBOSH National General Certificate are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH

Who is the course for?

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is relevant to every workplace, and is ideal for managers, supervisors and anybody with health and safety management responsibilities. It’s also perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career and gives you a stepping stone to success.

Trusted by many prestigious organisations it can help to:

  • Minimise workplace injuries and illness
  • Boost employee wellbeing
  • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, which can win business

The NEBOSH National General Certificate will give you invaluable knowledge and skills AND a globally respected qualification that supports your current role and your long-term career.

How is it delivered?

The course is delivered via online sessions so that distance learning students can study remotely. Recordings of sessions will also be available. Assessments are completed remotely, so there is no need to attend the University.

What does the course involve?

With in-depth focus on the things that matter, the NEBOSH National General Certificate covers:

  • 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

Risk assessment is central to the qualification. Through study and workplace application, successful learners will be able to:

  • 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

There are two modules, each with an associated assignment (an open book exam and a report). Unlike the previous Certificate syllabus, all of the assessments are now taken remotely and there are no formal examinations. The modules are:

NG1 – Management of Health and Safety (29 taught hours; 20 self-study hours and 4 hours for the assessment). This unit is assessed via an open book examination to assess what you know. This is scenario based and will include a closing interview, you will be asked questions about your submission.

NG2 – Risk assessment (39 taught hours; 20 self-study hours and 3 hours for the assessment). This unit is assessed via the completion of a written practical risk assessment to assess what you can do. Learners will complete a risk assessment and develop an action plan for their workplace – this is immediately useful and valuable for the workplace.

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.

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.

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Course Information

Award Type National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Distance Learning)

Delivery Method The course is delivered via online sessions so that distance learning students can study remotely. Recordings of sessions will also be available. Assessments are completed remotely, so there is no need to attend the University.

Mode of Study
Distance Learning

Location
Northumbria University, Newcastle City Campus

Start January / May / September

Duration
The qualification requires a minimum of 68 taught hours, plus 40 recommended self-study hours and 7 assessment hours.

Sector
Architecture, Built Environment and Construction, Digital, Tech and Creative, Engineering and Manufacturing, Financial and Legal Services, Health, Sport and Social Care, Leadership and Management

Fee
£1195

There are two modules, each with an associated assignment (an open book exam and a report). Unlike the previous Certificate syllabus, all of the assessments are now taken remotely and there are no formal examinations. The modules are:

NG1 – Management of Health and Safety (29 taught hours; 20 self-study hours and 4 hours for the assessment). This unit is assessed via an open book examination to assess what you know. This is scenario based and will include a closing interview, you will be asked questions about your submission.

The module covers the following topics:

  • Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  • How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  • Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring

NG2 – Risk assessment (39 taught hours; 20 self-study hours and 3 hours for the assessment). This unit is assessed via the completion of a written practical risk assessment to assess what you can do. Learners will complete a risk assessment and develop an action plan for their workplace – this is immediately useful and valuable.

The module covers the following topics:

  • Physical and psychological health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • General workplace issues
  • Work equipment
  • Fire
  • Electricity

The course is delivered via online sessions so that distance learning students can study remotely. Recordings of sessions will also be available. Assessments are completed remotely, so there is no need to attend the University.

During the live streaming sessions, you are able to ask the tutor questions, and you will also have a personal tutor who you can email for help and advice.

The modules are taught through a series of interactive lectures during which the topics are related to workplace experiences of class members. In addition, videos, slides and examples of practical inspections are incorporated into the sessions so that the material is kept relevant and interesting.

 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

The qualification looks at general workplace issues and can be applied in many sectors. On completion of the qualification, learners will be able to:

  • Justify the need for health and safety improvements
  • Advise on duties under the main pieces of UK health and safety legislation
  • Help their organisation to manage contractors
  • Work within a health and safety management system
  • Positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour
  • Carry out a general risk assessment (using a 5-step approach) of their workplace
  • Recognise workplace changes and their impacts and understand how to minimise these impacts
  • Develop basic safe systems of work that include emergency arrangements and know when to use a permit-to-work system
  • Take part in incident investigations; and
  • Help their employer check the effectiveness of the health and safety management system through monitoring, auditing and review.

The fee for this course is £1195

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