NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety


This qualification is designed for anyone (managers, supervisors and workers) in any type of organisation.  It is ideal for anyone who needs a broad understanding of health and safety issues to be able to manage day-to-day risks effectively.  Many people take the National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (NGC) as a first step in a career in health and safety.  It gives a valuable overview, and is sound basis for further professional study.

When you achieve the NGC you will be a huge asset to your employer!  You will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to help protect the health and safety of all workers.  You will be able to help your employer to comply with the law and good practice, as well as help them avoid huge costs from incidents and ill-health.

Once you have your NGC qualification you can apply for AIIRSM, AIOSH and TechIOSH Membership.


Course code





12 weeks including examination and revision.  Delivered over Microsoft Teams.

Further to Teams delivery, it would be expected that learners will require to dedicate a minimum of 40 hours over the duration of the course for self study.



Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements to this program of learning, it is expected that all learners will be in a health and safety role in their workplace and/or hold the qualification - IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent as a minimum.  Learners will be asked to provide a short description of the experience/qualifications, prior to course commencement.

Please note - Learners who are unable to demonstrate either of the above may be considered after undertaking an interview with the course team.  This option is at the discretion of Dumfries and Galloway College.


Course Content

The qualification is divided into two units, all which are assessed separately:

  • Management of Health and Safety (NG1) - An open book examination (scenario based) and includes a closing interview
  • Risk Assessment (NG2) - Practical assessment

Syllabus can be viewed directly from

What Will I Know?
- How to effectively manage health & safety
- How to identify and control common workplace hazards
- How to measure if you've been successful
- The UK's key legal requirements

What will I be able to do?
- Confidently carry out risk assessments
- Develop and implement a detailed action plan
- Manage and minimise workplace risks
- Support and develop your company's health and safety culture


NG1- open book assessment (24 hour window to complete)

NG2- practical assessment including written commentary, completed in your own time and submitted no later than the final exam date.

Additional funding information

Eligible for ITA Funding.  Please visit My World of Work website for details.

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

Booking Terms & Conditions | Dumfries & Galloway College (

What our students say...

Kersia Group
Susanne Reid - Kersia

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

"This course was fantastic and has vastly expanded my Health and Safety knowledge.  The tutors were great and the weekly homework really helped me to prepare for the exam.  I studied this course online which meant that I didn’t have to travel and saved me time.  I am already putting my new knowledge to use in my current role.  A ten out of ten for this course."