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NEBOSH Certificate

National General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health

By Distance Learning 


NEBOSH Certificate (NGC) is an excellent foundation course for those who wish to start a new career in Health and Safety.


NEBOSH is the leading health and safety awarding body in the UK.  Qualifications from NEBOSH are recognised and respected by employers in both public and private sectors. 


Upon successful completion of the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, you will have a broad knowledge in the management of occupational health and safety and the ability to help foster a safer work environment




The distance learning study material includes:

  • The NEBOSH NGC textbook
  • NEBOSH NGC workbook/coursebook
  • Tutorial support provided as and when required

       NEBOSH Textbook                         NEBOSH workbook





  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • People looking for a career change into the health and safety field
  • Employees with the responsibility of managing health and safety in the workplace
  • Individuals looking for a nationally recognised health and safety qualification to boost their CV




The NEBOSH exam process is held four times a year (March, June, September and December).

These standard dates are set by NEBOSH. They comprise of three separate assessments:

  • NGC1 - A written exam comprised of 10 short answer questions and 1 essay style question
  • GC2 - A written exam comprised of 10 short answer questions and 1 essay style question
  • CG3 - A practical assessment that is usually carried out at the candidate’s workplacet

Students can sit their exam at QM&T's exam centre in Guildford or QM&T can help students find a suitable exam centre closer to them.  Contact QM&T to help find you a suitable exam centre.  




The aims of the NEBOSH Certificate are to:

  1. Provide students with an understanding of health and safety concepts
  2. Develop an appreciation of the need for health and safety and its control
  3. Enhance student's awareness and help make the workplace safer
  4. Improve productivity and reduce costs



On successful completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify common hazards and risks in the workplace and advise on suitable corrective actions
  • Identify sources of guidance and advice on health and safety
  • Assist in the preparation and regular review of an organisation's health and safety policy
  • Recommend suitable action to minimise risks
  • Investigate accidents, prepare reports, make cost effective proposals to prevent recurrence
  • Identify the main requirements of legislation and codes of practice
  • Maintain records and information to advise management

To register on the course contact help@qmt.co.uk

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Exam Dates


NGC Syllabus




NEBOSH recently updated their NGC syllabus.  Our course follows the new structure. You will benefit from the structure as it is deemed to be more relevant to current attitudes and legislation.  

The syllabus is divided into 3 units (NGC1, GC2, GC3). Each of the first two units is further divided into a number of elements. 

Unit NGC1- Management of Health & Safety

  1. Foundations in Health and Safety
  2. Health and safety management Systems - Policy
  3. Health and safety management Systems - Organising
  4. Health and safety management Systems - Planning
  5. Health and safety management Systems - Measuring, audit and review

Unit GC2 - Controlling Workplace Hazards

  1. Workplace hazards and risk control
  2. Transport hazards and risk control
  3. Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
  4. Work equipment hazards and risk control
  5. Electrical safety
  6. Fire safety
  7. Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
  8. Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control

Unit GC3 - Practical

Health and safety practical application



The duration of study for this course is approximately 80 hours, plus 50 hours private study and background reading.  A total of approximately 130 hours. 


There are no academic prerequisites to joining this course.  Students would be required to write short reports and sit 2 written exams and one practical exam.


Please contact QM&T to complete a student application form.