NEBOSH General Certificate

NEBOSH General Certificate

Recognised and valued by employers – both in the UK and Internationally

  • Improves career prospects – Most requested qualification by employers
  • Entitled to Technician Membership  of IOSH (TechIOSH)
  • Entitled to Associate Membership of the IIRSM (AIIRSM)

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

10 days plus 1 day for exam


School of Engineering

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Week 1: 19th-23rd March 2018, Week 2: 9 -13th April 2018, Exam: 20th April 2018, Week 1: 9th - 13th July 2018, Week 2: 23rd - 27th July 2018, Exam: 3rd August 2018,, Week 1: 10th - 14th September 2018, Week 2: 17th - 21st September 2018, Exam: Friday 21st September 2018

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Who should attend:

Designed for managers, supervisors and employees who have health and safety responsibilities, the certificate will equip you with all you need to know about how to manage workplace risks effectively

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is made up of three units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEB0SH National General Certificate Qualification:

  • Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety
  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Plan
  • Do
  • Check
  • Act

Assessed by a two hour written exam

  • Unit GC2: Control of Workplace Hazards
  • Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
  • Transport Hazards and Risk Control
  • Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
  • Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  • Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

Assessed by a two hour written exam

  • Unit GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application

Assessed by a two hour work based practical assessment.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

£1200 + VAT plus £110 NEBOSH Fee

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Book online

Further information about how to apply telephone: +44 (0)1772 891994 or email:

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400