NEBOSH General Certificate

A globally-recognised qualification for job roles with first-line management responsibility for Health & Safety. This is the latest updated version of the NEBOSH syllabus, with Open Book Exams (OBE) held on set exam dates provided by NEBOSH

CTP are a NEBOSH Gold Learning Provider.

Next Scheduled Date: 12 Sep 2022

  • Location: CTP Aldershot Training Centre
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Funding:
  • Total Cost: £1,265.13
  • Total Cost Post-October 2022: £1,291.83
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Why take this course?

The NEBOSH General Certificate is the most widely held Health and Safety qualification in the UK; it offers an understanding of health and safety and a basis for further NEBOSH qualifications which are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and IEMA. Successful students are eligible for Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

"I have just accepted a role as a Health & Safety Adviser with a Civil Engineering company. They have employed me from the NEBOSH qualification that I gained through your great instruction and enthusiasm for health and safety; I thought I had very little experience of health and safety before your course but I now realise it is something I wish to continue with for a career. Employers are very keen on employing ex forces in H&S roles due to our professionalism and what we can offer - something I have been told numerous times in a lot of interviews. Again, I cannot thank you enough for this great start in my new career."

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Is this the right course for me?

This course is for Managers, supervisors and staff who need a broad understanding of Health and safety issues. Upon completion of the course, you will have learned and demonstrated how to manage workplace risks effectively.
The course lasts for 12 days  and is delivered on site at a CTP centre. All CTP courses follow NEBOSH guidelines on tuition time and students are expected to undertake a minimum of 40 hours private study on top of a minimum of 68 hours taught in class.  The units of study are:

  • Unit NG1: Management of Health & Safety
  • Unit NG2: Risk Assessment

These hours do not include assessment time, ie, sitting written examinations or the practical application unit.

From the offset, I was very impressed with the centre itself and the instructor. The course was demanding and required a lot of application but this was made easy by the standard of instruction, which I would regard as exemplary. The instructor had obviously put an awful lot of work into the course and was passionate about its content. This was infectious and made for a very edifying 3 weeks.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 11 SCQF credit points.


The course is open to all Service leavers, but is particularly suitable for those with supervisory experience or responsibilities in a Health and Safety environment. Students must be qualified to at least level 2 in order to be able to cope with the course content and requirement for the learner to meet the standard of responses required in the examinations.

Please note: The course is demanding and requires the students to assimilate a large amount of information and commit to long periods of learning in their  own time.

Fees & Funding

  • Course Fee £1,075.53
  • Exam Fee £189.60
  • Total Cost £1,265.13

Course Content

The NEBOSH National General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. No previous health and safety knowledge is required but candidates should note the assessment includes a requirement to write a report.

The qualification is divided into two units, each of which is assessed separately:

1   Management of Health and Safety (NG1) including:

  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

NG1 is assessed by Open Book Exam on a set date, where candidates will have 24 hours to complete and submit their scenario based exam questions. Candidates will then be required to attend an online 'Closing Interview' to discuss their answers and prove their subject knowledge. This will take place within 2 weeks of the exam. 
Details on this new process are attached below and will be provided with your course Joining Instructions. 

2    Risk Assessment (GC2) including:

  1. Physical and Psychological health
  2. Musculoskeletal health
  3. Chemical and biological agents
  4. General workplace issues
  5. Work equipment
  6. Fire
  7. Electricity

NG2 is assessed by a practical assessment which must be submitted to CTP to be uploaded to NEBOSH for marking. 

Career Opportunities

This qualification is widely recognised and can be used to obtain first-line management Health and Safety roles across a wide range of industry sectors. The course has been mapped to the National Occupational Standards in Health and Safety, which makes the skill set obtained very transferable.

NEBOSH General Certificate

Scheduled dates and locations

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  • 18 Jul 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 12 Sep 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 3 Oct 2022 RRC Catterick
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  • 24 Oct 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 14 Nov 2022 RRC Rosyth
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  • 28 Nov 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 9 Jan 2023 RRC Cottesmore
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  • 16 Jan 2023 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 20 Feb 2023 RRC Catterick
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  • 20 Mar 2023 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 24 Apr 2023 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 15 May 2023 RRC Rosyth
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  • 5 Jun 2023 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 26 Jun 2023 RRC Cottesmore
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  • 31 Jul 2023 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 11 Sep 2023 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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