NEBOSH National General Certificate


The NEBOSH General certificate is the worlds most popular health & safety management qualifications.  This NEBOSH training is fully online self-pace course.  You get all the information you need to pass the NEBOSH exam which can be arrange separately and takes place every 3 months. 


NEBOSH General Certificate Online | NEBOSH offer worlds most recognised health & safety qualification.  Held by more than 400,000 individuals.  NEBOSH it is seen as the pre-eminent safety qualification by many of the worlds largest employers.

The goal of NEBOSH is to raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals.

The ‘certificate’ level qualification takes around 2 weeks of study time and is aimed at providing foundation level knowledge for managers and supervisors at the start of a dedicated health and safety career. 63 certificate level NEBOSH qualifications available.

‘Award’, ‘Diploma’ and ‘Masters’ level NEBOSH qualifications also exist.  The benefit of which depend on your budget, business requirements and personal aspirations.

What is the pass rate?

As of June 2018 the pass rate for the NEBOSH Nation General Certificate was around 50%.  To pass learners needed to pass each of 3 separate modules.  However, the NEBOSH assessment has recently been updated.

Criticism was levelled at NEBOSH exams because of their focus of assessing knowledge retention over practical skills.  For example, legal dates, rather than the ability to show an understanding of how to undertake and effective risk assessment and implement the findings.

How long does a NEBOSH Certificate take to complete?

It takes 68 hours of formal study time to cover the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus.  Most learners would also need around 40 hours of self-study time on top of this.  Once you have acquired the knowledge seperate to our offer you need to register for the NEBOSH exams which take place every 3 months.  So it is sensible to plan to start an online course 3 or 4 weeks before an exam starts.  So the information is fresh when the exam takes place.

Most classroom NEBOSH courses are timed to conclude face-to-face training shortly before exams take place .

How is the course assessed?

The NEBOSH General Certificate is now assessed in a 2-step process.

  1. A 2 hour question paper monitored by NEBOSH examiners. Exams take place every 3 months.  You will have to make your way independently to an exam venue.  Exam costs are separate from training.
  2. A 3 hour practical risk assessment.

What is the cost of the NEBOSH General Certificate online?

NEBOSH relies on a global network of learning providers to deliver their syllabus.  Each provider is free to set their own prices but must pay NEBOSH a fix rate for each learner.  Typically online NEBOSH Certificate Courses are around £250 to £300.

Distance Learning is where the training provider will post you their learning materials.  Here the course is around £300 too.

For a classroom course costs will be £600 to £850 + VAT.  But you do get lunch each day.

Remember also the listed price is for an online NEBOSH GENERAL CERTIFICATE excludes the exam fee.  Add £120 or so for that.  Most classroom training providers will book your exams for you and add this charge on top.  It is more convenient for you.  Online providers may not book your exam so you’ll need to check that.

Echo3education are not a NEBOSH Learning partner.  Our focus is shorter safety awareness courses for your staff.   NEBOSH will tell you about implementing safe systems of work.  Our training provides an effective system that ensures staff understand your safe ways of working.

With our system you can assign, track and certify staff have the knowledge they need to work safely.  The aim of our platform in addition to creating safety and healthy workplaces is also to help clients efficiently meet the requirements of the Managing Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. 

If you wish to discuss your options please give us a call.

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