NEBOSH Level Three General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

 

This course covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK.  It also deals with a range of workplace hazards and methods of control. The course will be beneficial to non-specialists who require sound initial training leading to a basic recognised qualification.  To include managers and supervisors, safety representatives and representatives of employee safety.

To find out more or to enrol and pay online, go to our main health and safety courses page.

All costs include exam fees and course materials.  The Exam date is 5 December 2018.

What will I study?

The National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is divided into three units:

Unit NGC1: Management of health and safety

  • Unit NGC1 is a taught unit, assessed by one two-hour written examination
  • Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions
    (8 marks each) and one ‘long-answer’ question (20 marks)
  • Each examination paper covers the whole NGC1 unit syllabus.
    All questions are compulsory
  • Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH

Unit GC2: Controlling workplace hazards

  • Unit GC2 is a taught unit, assessed by one two-hour written examination
  • Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions
    (8 marks each) and one ‘long-answer’ question (20 marks)
  • Each examination paper covers the whole GC2 unit syllabus.
    All questions are compulsory
  • Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH

Unit GC3: Health and safety practical application

  • Unit GC3 is assessed by one practical assessment carried out in the candidate’s own workplace
  • This is held on a date set by the accredited course provider and must normally be taken within 10 working days of a written examination
  • The practical examination is internally assessed by the accredited course provider and externally moderated by NEBOSH

Guidance for candidates and accredited course providers is available in a separate document available on the NEBOSH website (www.nebosh.org.uk).

How will I be assessed?

You must pass two written papers for NGC Unit 1 and NGC Unit 2 plus the practical assessment NGC Unit 3.  The practical assessment is normally carried out at your place of work on completion of the course.

Entry requirements

None required

The course is suitable for anyone with a remit or responsibility for safety/site safety within their organisation.  This could include production managers, engineering managers, facilities managers, operations managers or team leaders in sectors such as manufacturing, engineering and construction. 

What next?

Following successful completion of the course you could progress on to:

Additional information

NEBOSH Accredited Centre 287

Validated by NEBOSH

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2018 Autumn Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide