NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NG)
The NEBOSH National General Certificate (NG) is intended for managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. The NG is also suitable as a first step on a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study.
No formal qualifications are required but candidates must have a reasonable standard of written English.
The syllabus comprises of 11 elements:
1. Why we should manage workplace health and safety
2. How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
3. Managing risk - understanding people and processes
4. Health and safety monitoring and measuring
5. Physical and psychological health
6. Musculoskeletal health
7. Chemical and biological agents
8. General workplace issues
9. Work equipment
ATM Safety & Environment run a tutored e-learning course.
Learners are provided with a login to our e-learning website. Here they can work through lessons, complete coursework, and download revision notes*. Tutor support is available by email, telephone or post.
*Printed course notes can be provided as an additional option
There is an Open Book Exam (OBE) for Elements 1-4 (NG1) and an assessed workplace based practical risk assessment for Elements 5-11(NG2). Open book exams are run every couple months on set dates. No attendance at an exam venue is required but you must have an email address and access to the internet to use the NEBOSH exam portal. The risk assessment (NG2) must be completed using the NEBOSH template and should be based on your own workplace or workplace activity. Completed risk assessments must be submitted to ATM Safety & Environment but are passed onto NEBOSH for marking. NG2 does not need to be submitted at the same time as NG1, it can be given in before or after.
The course fee is £300 for e-learning without printed notes, and £350 with printed notes. Learning support is provided for a period of 12 months i.e. you must complete the course and take the exams within one year. However, there is no restriction on completing within a much shorter period.