General Certificate FAQs
The Nebosh General Certificate is the most popular Nebosh course and is often the perfect choice for managers, supervisors, employees or anyone looking for a broad overview of general safety management. The qualification will give an understanding of the range of issues that can affect any organisation. Take a look at our FAQs below and book online today.
The best option is to join a taught course where you get the benefit of tutorials which bring alive with practical examples all of the elements of the qualification. Presentations, digital media, exercises and case studies are used to enhance your learning experience. We run our courses on a day release basis to allow you plan your study around your work and home commitments.
For those unable to commit to the taught course you have distance and E-learning options.
The distance learning option is for those of you who are happy to study on your own, a hardcopy full course package is provided plus additional online resources, podcasts which can be streamed to your smart phone or tablet, self-marked assessments and tutor marked assessments to be completed and sent to us for marking and feedback. Support is provided by telephone and email.
E-learning provides the same tutor support as distance learning, but all of the course material and resources are via our e-learning website. This option is more interactive with quizzes to complete as you progress through each element. You do have the option to purchase a hardcopy version of the study materials if required.
I have taken other H&S training courses - can they be used to exempt me from part of this qualification?
This is a standalone qualification so all elements must be studied and both the NG1 exam and NG2 risk assessment must be completed and passed to achieve this qualification. However if you have knowledge of any aspect of H&S on the syllabus this may help you when you study – but remember it is important to cover topics covered in the syllabus as these may not be the same as you have studied in other qualifications or courses.
To achieve the current Nebosh General Certificate you have to pass two assessments. The NG1 which is in the form of an open book exam which assesses your knowledge and understanding of elements 1 to 4 of the qualification which cover H&S management. The second assessment is the NG2 which assesses the H&S management elements along with elements 5 to 11 which cover a wide range of typical workplace hazards. This involves you completing a risk assessment of a real workplace and developing a justified action plan to deal with the risks identified.
However, you study with us you will have access to all the study resources you need, these are up to date and written to cover the syllabus specifically. Additional podcasts, videos and H&S guidance documents are also provided to support your studies. We advise you to stick to our material as we can guarantee it covers the under-pinning knowledge you need.
The open book exam which assesses your knowledge and understanding of the principles of H&S management which can be applied to any workplace. The open book exam was introduced in 2020 as a result of the COVID situation. The exam is taken on a set day but in a safe and secure location of your choosing. It is marked out of 100 marks involves a case study and a number of questions on the syllabus material but into how they would apply to the case study. Students need to know the underpinning knowledge from the syllabus but also have to apply it to the unique situation provided. Students also have a face to face video interview after the exam to demonstrate that all work they submitted was their own.
Results are issued by email by Nebosh within 50 working days. We at Cambridge Safety do not get your results any earlier. We and Nebosh are not able to give results over the phone. You will receive your results by email, so please ensure we have an up to date email for you to avoid a delay in receiving your results.
I have received my results and have passed all of the elements of the qualification, how long does it take for my official certificate to be issued?
These are issued by Nebosh within 50 working days of your final unit pass. The certificates are sent to us as your course provider and we send these out as soon as we can to you. Certificates are sent out to your home address by Royal Mail Signed For.
Everyone is disappointed when they do not pass an exam or assessment but you have a 5-year period to pass all course elements and we will work with you to with advice on study, revision sessions, practice questions and exam guidance to help you succeed. There are a number of exam dates each year and we will let you know the next available date.
Construction Certificate FAQs
The Nebosh Construction Certificate is for those looking for a broad awareness of health and safety issues within the construction industry. From audit and inspections to risk assessments, the course is designed to help you identity and control health hazards in the workplace. It is an essential qualification to improve the safety culture in any construction organisation. Read our FAQs below and book online today.
A new syllabus for the Construction Certificate was launched in March 2021. There is one unit to pass, called NC1, which is assessed by an Open Book Exam, accessed online at home, access is for 48 hours and you are expected to take 2 days to complete the assessment.
After studying the NGC1 you will take an open book exam which is based on a case study where you can demonstrate your understanding of H&S law and how H&S should be managed. You will then have a two-hour traditional format exam which is taken at our exam centre. This assesses your understanding of the 12 elements on the NCC1 which covers the Construction Design and Management Regulations and managing specific risks on site. Lastly you take the NCC2 which involves you completing a H&S inspection of a construction site and writing a management report to justify the improvements you have identified.
If you have taken and passed the NGC1 within five years of taking the construction certificate you are exempt from taking it again. Outside of this time limit you will need to take the NGC1 again, but remember you could study via distance or E-learning if you do not feel you need to attend the tutorials again.
I have passed the Nebosh Diploma and want to take the Construction Certificate what do I need to study?
If you have passed Diploma A or achieved your full diploma in the last five years you will be exempt from the NGC1 part of this qualification. Check your exemption with us before you book your place.
These are issued by Nebosh within 50 working days of your final unit pass. The certificates are sent to us as your course provider via Royal Mail Signed For.
Contact us to discuss your options and how we can help you direct your study where it is needed with practice questions and reviews. There is a 5-year period to achieve your qualification.