Studying in autumn 2020 during coronavirus

Occupational Safety & Health NEBOSH NGC Course

Start date Septemeber 2020
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Duration 12 week course
One day per week online teaching
One exam day
Attendance Part-time
Fees £1,450
£1000 (current Middlesex University students)


The NEBOSH courses will be run in part-time 'day release' format at our Hendon campus, by NEBOSH approved trainers.

You will have the opportunity to progress to our top-up one year undergraduate BSc Occupational Safety and Health Management (Top-up) (Year 3 entry) after successfully completing the NEBOSH National General Certificate course.

For more information, please view the course details via the NEBOSH website. The NEBOSH Leaner Welcome Pack will provide key information for all learners as they embark on their NEBOSH journey with us.

Please note: there are a maximum of 20 places available per course.

Teaching dates

This course will run from Thursday 17 September 2020 with the standard NEBOSH examination sitting on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

Re-sit exam dates for only

National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Wednesday 9 December 2020 AM National General Certificate NG1

National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety 2014 Specification

Wednesday 9 December 2020 AM National General Certificate NGC1
Wednesday 9 December 2020 AM National General Certificate GC2

Useful information

Course content

With in-depth focus on the things that matter, the NEBOSH National General Certificate covers:

  • How to effectively manage health and safety
  • How to identify and control common workplace hazards
  • How to measure if you’ve been successful
  • The UK’s key legal requirement

Risk assessment is central to the qualification. Through study and workplace application, successful learners will be able to:

  • 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


This modern qualification combines activities, learning and interactive materials to provide you with an interesting and engaging experience. It focuses on key skills that means you can instantly apply the knowledge you gain and add value to your organisation.

Assessment is a two-step process:

  • A question paper to assess what you know (2 hours)
  • A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do (3 hours)

Due to Covid 19, the 2 hour exam has been replaced with an online open book exam. For more information please view the NEBOSH Open book examination learner guide under Useful information.

Both assessments are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.

How to apply

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that 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.

For further information please see the latest version of the IELTS Handbook or consult the IELTS website.

A chart mapping IELTS scores to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) can be found on the British Council and IELTS websites:

Learners wishing to assess their own language expertise may consult the FAQs on the IELTS website for information on taking the test.

Important note: the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (October 2018 specifications) is a standalone qualification. This means that you will not be able to use units from other NEBOSH qualifications against any part of this qualification.

To apply, please download the appropriate application form from the list below. Once complete, please email your completed application

Application forms

Fees and funding

The fees below refer to the 2020/21 academic year unless otherwise stated.

12 week short course:

  • £1,450
  • £1,000 for Middlesex University students.

The fee will include expert tuition, books and course materials, access to online documents and support, NEBOSH exam registration and fees, and all administration costs with no VAT payable.

Exam only

First re-sit for MDX learners

  • NG1: £46
  • NG2: £70
  • NGC1: £46
  • GC2: £46
  • GC3: £73

Second onwards re-sit for MDX learners

  • NG1: £96
  • NG2: £120
  • NGC1: £96
  • GC2: £96
  • GC3: £73

External learners who transfer to Middlesex

  • NG1: £146
  • NG2: £170
  • NGC1: £146
  • GC2: £146
  • GC3: £123

Contact us

If you require any assistance, please email Stephanie Bee or call +44 (0)20 8411 5161.

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