NEBOSH National General Certificate - Day release


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An essential day release qualification for anybody working in or looking to work in health and safety

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The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health Day Release course is well recognised and respected by employers in all sectors and will provide you with a qualification that is the benchmark standard against which others are compared. This NEBOSH accredited course provides valuable training in the overview of health and safety issues and is for many the first step in their health and safety career.

The duration of study for the full NEBOSH National General Certificate is a minimum of 80 hours tuition plus 53 hours private study, homework using past papers and background reading. We always receive positive feedback from our students about the 10 day NEBOSH certificate course and our expert tutors

Why study for your NEBOSH National General Certificate?  

  • Achieve compliance with UK health and safety law
  • Cut the health and safety risks that apply in your workplace
  • Understand the principles involved in managing safety and assessing potential hazards
  • Save your company money by cutting the costs of expensive consultants, and avoiding costly remedial action
  • Protect your organisation’s reputation as a professional business

International Workplace run NEBOSH National General Certificate courses in our purpose built training centre in London, our head office in Cambridge and partner venues around the UK on dates throughout the year. 

Benefits of Day Release courses:

  • Full, face to face tutor support
  • Less impact and time out of the office is spread over ten weeks
  • Longer to absorb the course material and revise  
  • Use of our purpose built training centres or partner venues including refreshments and lunch
  • A cohort of mixed delegates which adds further depth to the training hearing about other industry sectors.

We also run the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a Fast Track option as well as at any location worldwide via our eLearning course.

Group or In Company bookings

Should you require a group of delegates to attend this training then we do offer discounted rates based on delegate numbers. For some group bookings it is more cost effective to run this course as a In Company session which can be delivered anywhere in the world and on dates chosen by you. Contact us for more information

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On succsesfull competion of the courses assessments, delegates will be issued with a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Entry requirements

A good standard of verbal and written English


The syllabus is divided into three parts:

  • NGC1 – The management of health and safety
  • GC2 – Controlling workplace hazards
  • GC3 – Health and safety practical application

Assessment is by an end examination comprising two written papers (Papers NGC1 and GC2) and a practical assessment (GC3). The practical assessment consists of carrying out a safety inspection of a workplace and preparing a management report.

Unit NGC1 Management of health and safety

  • Element 1: Foundations in health and safety
  • Element 2: Health and safety management systems – plan
  • Element 3: Health and safety management systems – do
  • Element 4: Health and safety management systems – check
  • Element 5: Health and safety management systems – act

Unit GC2 Controlling workplace hazards

  • Element 1: Workplace hazards and risk control
  • Element 2: Transport hazards and risk control
  • Element 3: Musculo-skeletal hazards and risk control
  • Element 4: Work equipment hazards and risk control
  • Element 5: Electrical safety
  • Element 6: Fire safety
  • Element 7: Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
  • Element 8: Physical and psychological health hazards and control

Unit GC3 Health and safety practical application

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