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The National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety helps those with health and safety responsibilities (e.g. managers, supervisors and employee representatives) to discharge more effectively their organisational duties and functions.  This qualification is accredited by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).

The course leads to the award of National General Certificate and is delivered by Oaktree Management and Training.

You will learn...

  • Part A1: The management of safety
  • Part A2: The identification and control of hazards
  • Part B: The practical assessment.

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Course length

NEBOSH General Certificate is a 10 day course, plus a further 2 days for Revision / Exam. Delivered in day release or block.


The duration of study for the National General Certificate is a minimum of 87 hours plus private study and background reading.

Assessment is by an end examination comprising two written papers (Papers A1 and A2) and a practical assessment (Part B). The practical assessment consists of carrying out a safety inspection of a workplace and preparing a management report.

The examination is held nationally four times a year and comprises two 2-hour written papers (Papers A1 and A2) and a practical assessment (Part B). Some centres may also offer “local” examinations, set and marked by NEBOSH, but on a date of their choice. Each written paper consists of one “long-answer” and ten “short-answer” questions. All questions are compulsory. The practical assessment is arranged by the centre, marked by our staff and moderated by NEBOSH.

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  • In-house


If you are looking for a course for four or more people, you may find our in-house option more cost-effective. Contact the team for a quote.

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