Course Name: Level 3 National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH)

Entry Requirements

The NEBOSH Certificate is accepted by IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, in meeting the academic requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH (TechIOSH).

To book onto this course please complete an application form. Cathy Brewis will be in touch following receipt of the application form, to discuss further. Any queries, please give Cathy a call 01325 503276 or email:

What's Involved

This course is aimed at managers, supervisors and staff with health and safety responsibilities from organisations in a wide range of sectors who need grounding in health and safety issues.

The certificate helps people to manage risks effectively. As a widely recognised qualification in health and safety, the NEBOSH Certificate provides the first step for a career in health and safety. The programme concentrates on training the manager to apply sound management principles to safety and health issues as part of a total management strategy.

Please note that the exams will take place at set points throughout the year.

The next exam is planned for June 2020

Students will be expected to carry out independent study outside of the classroom environment to develop their knowledge and understanding relating to the subject matter. Whilst a time scale cannot be put on the amount of independent study, your lecturer will be able to give guidance in relation to the topics discussed.

In addition, your lecturer will give you suggested homework each week. This could be the answering of a sample question that you may encounter within your end exam.

Typical units covered during the course include:

Unit NGC1 – Management of Health and Safety

> Element 1 Foundations in Health and Safety

> Element 2 Health and Safety management systems plan

> Element 3 Health and Safety management systems do

> Element 4 Health and Safety management systems check

> Element 5 Health and Safety management systems act

Unit GC2 – Controlling Workplace Hazards

> 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 risk control

> Element 8 Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control

Unit GC3 – Health and Safety Practical Application

Course Assessment Method

Units NGC1 and GC2 are taught units each assessed by 2 two-hour written examinations. Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. The exams will take place June 2020

Unit NGC3 is assessed by one two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate's own workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 10 working days of a written examination. The practical examination is internally assessed by the programme organiser and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

Candidates will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed. Once a candidate has successfully completed all three units (NGC1, GC2 and GC3), the overall qualification parchment will be issued.

What's Next

It is a sound basis for further professional study such as the NEBOSH Diploma and MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

This course does not qualify for fee remission - therefore fees are payable.

Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per duration of the qualification.

> 16 - 18 - £900

> 19 - 23 - £900

> 24+ - £900

Registration fees: £110

Total cost of programme with registration fees = £1,010

Course Information
Qualification Type: National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: NEBOSH
Academic Year: 19/20
Start Date: January 2020

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