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The NEBOSH National General Certificate is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK with over 100,000 people having gained the qualification. It is suitable for managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations making day-to-day decisions at work that need a broad understanding of health and safety issues and be able to manage risks effectively.

Course details

The NGC2 unit comprises 8 elements; Element 1: Workplace hazards and risk control Element 2: Transport hazards and risk control Element 3: Musculoskeletal 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 control Element 8: Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control The NGC3 unit comprises a safety inspection of a workplace identifying common hazards, followed by a report to management outlining the issues identified and urging them to take appropriate and cost effective actions.

Entry guidelines

There are no specific barriers, in terms of academic qualifications, skills or experience to this course. Ideally you should have at least two years work experience in any area of work and have a level 2 English qualification or equivalent. The standard of English required by the candidates studying for this award must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. If English is not your first language you should be qualified to IELTS 6.0 or higher.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

NGC2 is assessed by a two hour written examination marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. NGC3 is assessed by a two hour practical examination carried out in the candidate's own workplace, marked by the tutor/assessors and moderated by NEBOSH

Additional Information

These two units must be combined with NEBOSH unit NGC1 to gain the full NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. See separate leaflets for details. A unit certificate is issued denoting successful achievement of each unit. A Certificate award parchment is issued on completion of all three units.

Where can I progress to?

Candidates wishing to further develop their health and safety expertise may consider studying the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 08th Jan 2018 - Ends 18th Jun 2018 Ref S086J001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £675.00

    Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Monday 18:00 — 21:00 Cotton Exchange
  • Starts 07th Jan 2019 - Ends 17th Jun 2019 Ref S086K001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £675.00

    Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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