NEBOSH National General Certificate



Our learning provider for the NEBOSH course is Make UK who is a Gold standard NEBOSH Learning provider. For dates and prices of the course please contact WYMS on 01484 711462 or email


This qualification has been designed to reflect the needs of today’s employer giving learners everything they need to know and do to make their workplace healthier and safer.

NEBOSH National General Certificate is relevant to every workplace and has a focus on the things that matter; covering:

  • 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

Holding the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety will help you to:

  • Minimise workplace injuries and illness
  • Boost employee wellbeing
  • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety
  • 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

Important note: the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (October 2018 specifications) is a standalone qualification. The units from other NEBOSH qualifications cannot be used against any part of this qualification.

What are the course entry requirements?

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.

For further information please see the latest version of the IELTS Handbook or consult the IELTS website.

A chart mapping IELTS scores to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) can be found on the British Council and IELTS website:

Learners wishing to assess their own language expertise may consult the FAQs on the IELTS website for information on taking the test.

Important note: the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (October 2018 specifications) is a standalone qualification. This means that you will not be able to use units from other NEBOSH qualifications against any part of this qualification.

For further information see the NEBOSH website

How is the course assessed?

This modern qualification focuses on key skills that means you can instantly apply the knowledge you gain and add value to your organisation.

Assessment is a two-step process:

An open book examination (OBE) to assess what you know and how you can apply your knowledge
(24 hour window in which to complete the OBE on examination day)

A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do
(Undertaken in your own workplace – recommended at least 3 hours to complete)

Both assessments are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

What does the course cover?


1 Why we should manage workplace health and safety

2 How health and safety management systems work

3 Managing risk – understanding people and processes

4 Health and safety monitoring and measuring

The above are tested by an open book examination (OBE)


5 Physical and psychological health

6 Musculoskeletal health

7 Chemical and biological agents

8 General workplace issues

9 Work equipment

10 Fire

11 Electricity

The above are tested by practical risk assessment

Further information


If you require additional information before, during or after your NEBOSH course, please click on the following links which will take you through to the relevant policy on the NEBOSH website:

What is NEBOSH National General Certificate equivalent to?

On completion, this course is a level 3 qualification equivalent to an A level. This course is an ideal start for anyone who has set their sights on a career in health and safety.

Will there be an exam at the end of the course?

Yes, there will be an open book exam (OBE). There are usually 7-8 tasks to complete on each OBE. All the questions will be workplace scenario-based questions.

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