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Occupational Safety & Health NEBOSH NGC Course

Please note this course has been cancelled for 17th September 2020 and no longer accepting applications for 2020 entry.
The next entry is 2021.

Start date September 2021
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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 16 September 2021 with the standard NEBOSH examination sitting on Wednesday 8 December 2021.

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 application form. Once complete, please email your completed application

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

*Dates to be confirmed

Contact us

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

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