NEBOSH General Certificate - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The NEBOSH General Certificate is a fantastic qualification for managers, supervisors and anyone with health and safety responsibilities within every industry. It is also a great stepping stone for those that wish to start a career in health and safety.

The NEBOSH qualification is globally recognised and seen as the gold standard in health and safety training. The course will help to develop your health and safety knowledge and give you the skills to conduct suitable and sufficient risk assessments in your work environment.

When choosing the NEBOSH General Certificate you are demonstrating your commitment to a high standard of health and safety, which will not only help with your internal health and safety requirements, but it will also demonstrate to perspective customers or employers your commitment to health and safety.

The qualification is made up of two units.

Unit 1 NG1:

  • Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  • How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  • Managing risk, understanding people and process
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring.

    Unit 2 NG2: ·

  • Physical and psychological health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • General workplace issues
  • Work equipment
  • Fire
  • Electricity.
  • The course cost includes:

    • 12 weeks tuition, either face to face at the college or via Microsoft teams (depending on mode of study)
    • Course manuals for NG1 and NG2
    • Exam registration for both units, NG1 and NG2
    • Certificate if successful
    • Access to library facilities onsite for the duration of your course

    Assessment Methods

    Teaching will be face-to-face in the classroom


    As a virtual classroom via Microsoft Teams.

    The assessment for the qualification is split in two:

    • Unit 1 (NG1) is assessed using an Open Book Examination (more information about the OBE can be found here:
    • Unit 2 (NG2) is assessed by the completion of a risk assessment

    Progression Options

    One of the next steps after the NEBOSH General certificate is onto one of the other specialisist certificate qualifications, which include construction, fire and environment.

    If you wish to gain a higher level qualification you have the option of the NEBOSH Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals and after this you can progress onto the NEBOSH Master of Science degree.

Course Summary

Course Title NEBOSH General Certificate
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, although as the exam is in English
there is a minimum requirement of International English Language Testing System
(IELTS) score of 6.0 in the IELTS tests.

Attendance Requirements The course is delivered on one full day per week for fourteen weeks.
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I decided to do Level 2 Business which I thoroughly enjoyed which made me chose to develop my understanding of Business and so then I went on to do Level 3 in Business. I have gained confidence, knowledge and multiple skills throughout the course and It has helped me to understand what I want to do in the future.

Ellie Wills

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