As our spring NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC) course is about to commence, we thought it a good time to answer a few frequently asked questions, particularly by those employers who are wondering if it is right for them.

Who is it aimed at?

The NEBOSH NGC is ideal for employees with health and safety responsibilities in any sector. It is especially suited to those in supervisory and management roles whether health and safety forms all or part of their job. It is also ideal for those wishing to take their first steps in a career in health and safety.

What does it cover?

The course provides in-depth knowledge of legislative requirements, health and safety management systems, including risk assessment, and common workplace hazards and suitable controls. It is also a solid foundation for those who wish to take their learning further, for example by studying for a NEBOSH Diploma or a subject specific certificate, such as the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety.

Will my business benefit if an employee takes the course?

Definitely. Many businesses who have employees trained to certificate level have found that the increased knowledge of effective health and safety management has led to an overall improvement to systems and procedures. Delegates are also able to differentiate between the necessary and unnecessary, meaning that businesses often find that  efficiency is improved over time.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no pre-requisites with regards to health and safety knowledge, although delegates may find it useful to have some prior learning, such as the Level 3 Award in Health and Safety or IOSH Managing Safely.

With regards to literacy and numeracy, assessment is by means of written exams and production of a short report. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information regarding this, e.g. what support is available.

Where can I find out more?

More information regarding the course content can be found by clicking here.

Alternatively, please call us on 0191 5022515 or email