NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety: Live Online

Your Live Online course 

Live Online means that: 

  • You join remotely using a PC, laptop or tablet
  • You will be able to see the tutor, PowerPoint slides and videos 
  • You can interact verbally with the tutor and with the rest of the group  
  • You have the option of having your camera on or off 

You will be sent a hard copy of the relevant handbook which contains revision lists (consistent with the PowerPoint slides) and practice examination questions.  

Prior to the course 

In the week before the course, our Live Online co-ordinator will contact you with details of how to access the Live Online training.  It is very simple and involves downloading Zoom software on to your device.  If you cannot download the software (due to company restrictions), you can join over the web. 

Course timings 

Each day will start promptly at 0900.  You will be able to log-in from 0850.   

Sample timings are: 

0900 – 1000 

Session 1 

1000 – 1015  


1015 – 1115 

Session 2 

1115 – 1130 


1130 – 1230 

Session 3 

1230 – 1330 


1330 – 1430 

Session 4 

1430 – 1445 


1445 – 1545 

Session 5 

1545 – 1600  


1600 – 1700 

Session 6 


Qualification structure 

The NEBOSH National General Certificate comprises two units: 

Unit NG1: Management of health and safety (5 days tuition) 

  • Assessed via a 2-hour written examination 

Unit NG2: Risk assessment (4 days tuition) 

  • Assessed via a risk assessment task based on your workplace 

Qualification specification 

The current specification (2018 Syllabus Guide) can be downloaded from the NEBOSH website ( 

Completing the qualification 

In order to achieve the qualification, you must pass both units within a period of five years. 

The clock starts on the date on which you are awarded the first unit, rather than the date on which you start the course.   So, if you are awarded Unit NG1 on 1 September 2020, you have until 31 August 2025 to successfully pass Unit NG2.  In reality, most people pass both units very quickly.   

Language requirements 

Assessments are available in English only. 

The standard of English required by candidates studying the NEBOSH Certificate must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.  
NEBOSH recommends that non-native speakers undertaking this qualification should have a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests in order to be accepted on to the NEBOSH Diploma programme. For further information please consult the IELTS website: 


The NG1 examination is normally held at the end of the NG2 week (on the basis that NG2 is only four days’ tuition).   

Given the situation with COVID-19, NEBOSH cannot guarantee at this stage that examinations will take place on the scheduled dates.  If the examinations are delayed, we will provide additional support right up to your examination.    

Your British Safety Council Account Manager will advise you of examination dates and facilitate your booking.    

If you wish to change your examination date, please contact your Account Manager on 020 8741 1231 as soon as possible.  Changes are subject to space availability and may incur additional fees. 


NEBOSH recommends a minimum of 24 hours revision for your NG1 examination.   

Learning agreement 

You are about to embark on a challenging programme of study, but one which should enhance your knowledge and understanding of health and safety management as well as your professional status. 

The British Safety Council will: 

  • Use suitably qualified and experienced tutors to deliver the tuition 
  • Cover all the specification learning outcomes 
  • Provide or direct you to all the information you need to pass the qualification 
  • Provide you with expert advice on revision and examination technique 
  • Respond in a timely manner to any queries 
  • Be diligent and courteous at all times

You must: 

  • Attend all scheduled sessions. (If you cannot attend a session, you can watch the recording)
  • Contribute to group discussions in a positive manner 
  • Endeavour to be active, rather than passive in terms of learning 
  • Complete the required number of revision hours 
  • Pay particular attention to advice regarding revision and examination technique 
  • Bring any learning difficulties to our attention at the earliest opportunity 

Training policies 

To view our training policies please click here.   

NEBOSH terms and conditions 

Prior to starting your course please familiarise yourself with the NEBOSH General Student Terms and Conditions which can be found here. 

Queries and feedback 

If you have any queries or feedback please speak with your course tutor or contact our customer service team at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.