What does the NEBOSH General Certificate cover?

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The Nebosh General Certificate is made up of 11 elements, covering a broad range of topics. All the elements are listed below. Click on the title to expand the element and see the topics that are covered within that element.

1.1 Morals and money

1.2 The force of law – punishment and compensation

1.3 The most important legal duties for employers and workers

1.4 Managing contractors effectively

2.1 What they are and the benefits they bring

2.2 What good health and safety management systems look like

3.1 Health and safety culture

3.2 Improving health and safety culture

3.3 How human factors influence behaviour positively or negatively

3.4 Assessing risk

3.5 Management of change

3.6 Safe systems of work for general work activities

3.7 Permit-to-work systems

3.8 Emergency procedures

4.1 Active and reactive monitoring

4.2 Investigating incidents

4.3 Health and safety auditing

4.4 Review of health and safety performance

5.1 Noise

5.2 Vibration

5.3 Radiation

5.4 Mental ill-health

5.5 Violence at work

5.6 Substance abuse at work

6.1 Work-related upper limb disorders

6.2 Manual handling

6.3 Load-handling equipment

7.1 Hazardous substances

7.2 Assessment of health risks

7.3 Occupational exposure limits

7.4 Control measures

7.5 Specific agents

8.1 Health, welfare and work environment

8.2 Working at height

8.3 Safe working in confined spaces

8.4 Lone working

8.5 Slips and trips

8.6 Safe movement of people and vehicles in the workplace

8.7 Work-related driving

9.1 General requirements

9.2 Hand-held tools

9.3 Machinery hazards

9.4 Control measures for machinery

10.1 Fire principles

10.2 Preventing fire and fire spread

10.3 Fire alarms and fire-fighting

10.4 Fire evacuation

11.1 Hazards and risks

11.2 Control measures


Unit 1: Management of health and safety

  • Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  • How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  • Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring

Unit 2: Risk assessment

  • Physical and psychological health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • General workplace issues
  • Work equipment
  • Fire
  • Electricity


  • The course is £400 + VAT
  • The assessments are £109 + VAT each

(please note that there are two assessments, the Open Book Exam and the Risk Assessment Project)

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that you have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.  
NEBOSH recommends that e-Learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests. This test is not mandatory.

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We will reduce the price of your place on the course by 25% for every person who books a place based on your referral.

So, if you tell a friend you’re booked onto a NEBOSH course, and they subsequently book themselves onto the same course, that’s 25% off for you. 

If it happens that four people book onto the course because of your referral, your course fees would be completely wiped out!

If it should transpire that you don’t pass the exam the first time, you can carry on studying with us for free until you do. 

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You are guaranteed to be taught by a tutor with Chartered Member status with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

They will also hold an accredited teaching qualification.

In addition to high-quality course materials, students will also be granted access to our online Learning Management System (LMS). 

The system can be accessed on any internet-connected device and includes interactive exercises, activities and games to help students engage with the content in a fun way that helps the learning process and knowledge retention.

NEBOSH General CertificateWe develop our course materials in-house, rather than use off-the-shelf products. This means we can quickly adapt and optimise them in response to feedback from students.

If you are booking several places on a course, you will benefit from our generous group discounts.

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