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:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

10 days plus 1 day for the exam


School of Engineering

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Week 1: 9 - 13 September 2019, Week 2: 23 – 27 September 2019, Week 1: 20 – 24 January 2020, Week 2: 3 – 7 February 2020,, Week 1: 30 March – 3 April 2020, Week 2: 11 – 15 May 2020, Week 1: 7 – 11 September 2020, Week 2: 21 – 22 September 2020

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 2 units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEB0SH National General Certificate Qualification:

  • Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety
  • Why should we manage health and safety
  • How do health and safety management systems work and what do they look like
  • Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring
  • Act

Assessed by a two-hour written exam

  • Unit NG2: Control of Workplace Hazards
  • Physical and psychological health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • General work place Issues
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Work equipment

Assessed by a two-hour practical exam

Learning Environment & Assessment:

  • NG1 2 hour written exam
  • NG2 2 hour practical (Risk 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


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

Course Fee: £1410

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

How to Apply

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

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About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400