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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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When it comes to health and safety training, NEBOSH is the name that stands out. Designed to equip you with comprehensive knowledge and skills, this course is the perfect stepping stone to a rewarding career in health and safety or as a way to build the skills of your health and safety team. Align this with Ligtas as your GOLD learning partner; you can be sure this is a recipe for success.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Course Overview

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NG) is a widely recognised health and safety qualification. The NG offers an excellent grounding in the essentials of health and safety.

This qualification meets the academic requirements for Technician membership (Tech IOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).


This is a 2-week course, spread over two separate weeks. Discover Dates & Book Now

The NGC has two unit assessments:

  • Unit NG1: Management of health and safety
  • Unit NG2: Risk assessment

The delegate must achieve a ‘Pass’ in each unit to be awarded the qualification.


Delegates are awarded the Certificate on successful completion of the Open Book Examination (completed online) and practical assessment (completed in their own time).

Who Is The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Course For?

  • This nationally recognised course is ideal for people who need a comprehensive knowledge of health and safety and is suitable for managers, supervisors, and staff with some level of health and safety responsibility.
  • This qualification is a commonly requested health and safety qualification by potential employers.
  • The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NG) is based on UK legislation, so if you do not intend to work in the UK, the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IG) might be more suitable.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate Learning Outcomes And Benefits

Learning Outcomes

The NGC program focuses on practical solutions to your health and safety needs. Upon successful completion of the qualification, you will acquire the ability to:

  • Provide guidance on obligations and duties outlined in the UK health and safety legislation
  • Explain and justify the necessity for enhancements and changes in health and safety standards within your organisation
  • Confidently identify general and specific hazards in the workplace and carry out comprehensive risk assessments (using a 5-step approach), record findings and review procedures tailored to your organisation
  • Develop and implement a detailed action plan, advising on strategies for controlling hazards, reducing risks and applying safe systems of work
  • Manage and minimise workplace risks
  • Positively shape, promote and communicate an effective health and safety culture
  • Ensure their teams undertake their day-to-day activities more safely thanks to the awareness and knowledge gained
  • Formulate and communicate emergency protocols and know when to use a permit-to-work system
  • Assess the efficiency of your organisation’s health and safety management systems through continuous monitoring, audits, and evaluations
  • Assist your organisation in effectively overseeing contracted work arrangements
  • Be able to successfully prepare for a health and safety audit

On Completion

Upon successful completion of the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NG), students will have acquired a greater understanding of health and safety practices that are essential in today’s workplaces.

Beyond just theoretical knowledge, learners will be equipped to confidently carry out risk assessments, devise and execute detailed action plans, effectively manage workplace risks, and fortify their organisation’s health and safety culture.

Whether seeking a dedicated role in health and safety or looking to enhance one’s responsibilities in their current position, this qualification enhances employability. Given that this is a qualification frequently sought after by employers, it provides a competitive edge in the job market.

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Benefits To The Organisation

According to the Health and Safety Executive, workplace injuries and ill-health cost UK businesses around £18.8bn in 2019/20.

To go home safely at the end of the working day is a right, not a privilege.

As members of your team successfully complete the NGC certification, they will become an invaluable resource to you. The knowledge and skills gained will have a tangible impact on the work environment, effectively enhancing occupational health and safety.

They will play a pivotal role in ensuring your adherence to legal requirements and industry best practices, mitigating the substantial financial ramifications of accidents and health-related issues.

It can help to:

  • Boost employee wellbeing
  • Minimise workplace injuries and illness
  • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, which can help win business
  • Strengthen your health and safety culture
  • Ensure your organisation has valuable in-house health and safety expertise

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Choose Your Learning Path

Online Learning

Designed for flexibility, the online option lets you learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home or office. With access to rich digital resources, interactive modules, and virtual support, online learning is perfect for those balancing work, study, and personal commitments.

Pricing Tiers For Online Courses

The Ligtas eLearning NEBOSH National General Certificate is available in three tiers - each provides sufficient materials to successfully complete the course with additional resources available in the Gold, Silver and Bronze options.

Details Gold Silver Bronze
  £715 £605 £495
Full eLearning
File download (including course notes and additional guidance)
Forum access
1 x recorded tutorial, Introduction to the Learning Management System (LMS)
1 x 1hr recorded, Examination technique tutorial
1 x Live 1hr Group revision tutorial
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Classroom Learning

Immerse yourself in an interactive, face-to-face learning experience. The classroom option provides the perfect opportunity to engage directly with expert instructors, participate in group discussions, and benefit from hands-on practical exercises. Ideal for those who value real-time feedback and a structured learning environment. Discover Dates & Book Now

Introducing Tailored In-Company Courses

If your organisation requires health and safety training for a number of delegates, in-company training may be the perfect solution.

In addition to this course, we offer the ability to tailor them precisely to your specific requirements, notably, the integration of your health and safety documents, prevailing initiatives, policies, and procedures. In doing so, we ensure that the training remains not only relevant but also aligned with your company’s ethos.

We can also use relevant examples and case studies from your organisation or sector, and our tailored course materials can also be branded with your company logo etc.


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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Upcoming available dates
July 22nd 2024
November 4th 2024

2024 Classroom Course and Exam Dates:

Week 1

22-26th July (Cardiff)

Week 2

19-23rd August (Cardiff)

Exam (open book) 4th September


Week 1

4-8 November (Cardiff)

Week 2

25-29 November (Cardiff)

Exam (open book) 4th December

Important Information For Online Learners

Please note any NEBOSH Exam fees are charged in addition to the course fee for online courses. NEBOSH Examination Fees can be found here.

Also, once an online course has been accessed, it is important to note that there can be no deferrals or cancellations.

Please inform us of any access needs or reasonable adjustments which may be required during training/assessment.


Download the Learner agreement here and the Learner handbook here.

Learner Eligibility

All courses will be presented in English, so all delegates will need to speak, understand, and write in English.

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.

After reading the course entry requirements, do you feel you have a suitable standard of English to complete this course? Yes or no?

If you selected yes, we would welcome you to sign up for the course. However, if you answered no or are unsure about anything, please use the contact information listed below to contact us.

Email: enquiries@ligtas.co.uk

Telephone: 02922 800 000

Download learner eligibility information here.

In the event that a learner wishes to make a complaint about their course, details of the Ligtas complaints procedure can be found here.

Booking terms and conditions

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If you would like to book a session with one of our trainers to explain our terms and conditions, please contact us at 02922 800 000 or enquiries@ligtas.co.uk

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Why Choose Ligtas?

NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner Status

Ligtas is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner. NEBOSH is the world’s leading accreditation body for the health and safety industry. This means that Ligtas has excelled in the six learning excellence principles:

  • Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider
  • Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery
  • Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them
  • Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent, and engaging
  • Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support
  • Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary

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