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The qualification is ideal for managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues.

The certificate helps them manage risks effectively. Many people take the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a first step in a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study, for example the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, which is also offered by Northumbria University.

These nationally and internationally recognised qualifications demonstrate to employers that holders possess the core professional knowledge and competence in health and safety. Holders can expect enhanced career prospects and a range of new opportunities.

The block release mode is ideal for those who wish to get their qualification in a short period of time. We also offer part-time and distance learning options as well as other qualifications in health and safety, such as the NEBOSH Diploma and an MSc in Health Safety and Environment (from September 2016).

The NEBOSH Certificate is a widely recognised and respected qualification and will be delivered by highly qualified, experienced tutors over 3 units;

  • NGC1: Management of Health and Safety
  • GC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards
  • GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application

NGC1: Management of Health and Safety
This module will begin with a general introduction to health and safety management. The module will then begin to explore policy considerations, organisational requirements, health and safety culture (and its promotion), methods for assessing risk, principles of control, incident investigation and techniques/strategies for conducting reviews and auditing.

GC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards

This module examines each of the key groups of hazards likely to be encountered in the workplace, namely those arising from: movement of people and vehicles, manual and mechanical handling, work equipment, electrical equipment, fire, chemical and biological agents, physical hazards, psychological issues and construction activities. Suitable control methods and strategies are discussed for each group of hazards.

GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application

The module prepares students to:

  • Carry out, unaided, a safety inspection of a workplace, identifying the more common hazards, deciding whether they are adequately controlled and, where necessary, suggesting appropriate and cost-effective remedial action.

To prepare a report that persuasively urges management to take appropriate action, explaining why such action is needed (including reference to possible breaches of legislation) and identifying, with due consideration of reasonable practicability, the remedial measures that should be implemented.

Next steps, such as a follow on course

Students may want to enrol on to the NEBOSH National Diploma or choose to enrol on the NEBOSH General Certificate in Construction Health and Safety. 

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Course Information

Award Type Vocationally-Related Qualification

Mode of Study
Block release

Location
Northumbria University, Newcastle City Campus

Start Dates to be confirmed - Please register your interest.

Sector
Architecture, Built Environment and Construction, Digital, Tech and Creative, Engineering and Manufacturing, Financial and Legal Services, Health, Sport and Social Care, Leadership and Management

Fee
£1199 (From September 2021 the fee is £1395)

This Certificate is aimed at managers, supervisors and staff whose day-to-day responsibilities include health and safety. It covers essential topics like how to assess risks, control hazards, undertake auditing, and promote a safety-conscious culture. We’ll prepare you to carry out a rigorous inspection of a workplace, assessing hazards and controls, and recommending remedial actions. The Certificate is a widely recognised first step in a career in health and safety, suitable for all types of organisations. Over 175,000 people have gained the Certificate since it was launched over 25 years ago. The content is delivered over two consecutive working weeks. There is then a self-study revision week, with the exam taking place the following week. The concentrated timeframe is ideal for those who wish to achieve their Certificate quickly, within four weeks from start to finish. Other modes of block attendance may also be available. We also offer part-time and distance learning versions of the course that typically take nine months. 

The block-release version of the NEBOSH Certificate is delivered over 2 consecutive working weeks. There is then a self-study revision week, with the exam taking place the following week.

The modules are taught through a series of interactive lectures during which the topics are related to workplace experiences of class members. In addition, videos, slides and practical inspections, for example of the University machine shops and laboratories, are incorporated into the sessions so that the material is kept relevant and interesting.

 

There are no specific entry requirements, nor is previous health and safety knowledge necessary. Please be aware that the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report. International/English Language Requirements International applicants are required to have an English language qualification such as:

  • British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
  • Pearson Academic score of at least 54 with a minimum score of 51 in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

The University also accepts many other English language qualifications. If you have any questions about our English language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office.

  • Legal requirements for health and safety at work
  • Implementation of health and safety management systems
  • Identification of workplace hazards
  • Methods of hazard control
  • Practical application of knowledge and understanding

The fee for this course is £1199

From September 2021 onwards the fee for this course is £1395

 

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