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Studying with us during coronavirus in 2021

Occupational Safety & Health NEBOSH NGC Course

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

Overview

Why study the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety with us

  1. Studying at Middlesex University enables you to study at a recognised educational establishment with tutors with experience in both practice and education.
  2. That as part of our offer you will experiences in risk assessing parts of the university estate, rather than just sitting in a classroom
  3. That we have a range of equipment that you can utilise as part of the risk assessment and intervention process such as ppe, chemical assessment, noise, temperature etc.

This programme will be delivered in a blended learning format using live interactive teaching sessions via a number of learning platforms e.g. Kaltura newrow Adobe Connect or Zoom, by a NEBOSH approved trainer. These sessions will be recorded so that you can return to this learning in your own time and study at your own place.  Practical sessions will either be virtual or on campus where this is possible in light of the ongoing Covid 19 outbreak. This wide range of teaching and learning approaches are used to build up your skills and knowledge.

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

TBC

NEBOSH National General Certificate timetable - Example

Day

Time

Element/Topics

Tutor

Unit NG1 Management of health and safety

1

16/09/2021

9.30-12.30

Break 10.30

1. Foundation in H&S:

Moral and financial reasons

UK Court system

Campus

13.00-16.30

Break 2.30&3.30

1. Foundation in H&S

HSAWA, MHSWR

 

2

23/09/2021

9.30-12.30

Break 10.30

2. HSMS – plan

HGG65, ISO45001, H&S policy

 

13.00-16.30

Break 2.30&3.30

3. HSMS – Do

Organisational aspects of H&S

 

3

30/09/2021

9.30-12.30

Break 10.30

3. HSMS – Do

Human factor/behavioural safety

Management of contractors

 

13.00-16.30

Break 2.30&3.30

3. HSMS – Do

Risk assessment and prevention

 

4

07/10/2021

9.30-12.00

Break 10.30

13.00-15.00

3. HSMS – Do

Risk assessment and prevention

Safe system of work

PTW

First aid

 

15.30-16.30

4. HSMS – Check

Reactive vs active monitoring

 

5

14/10/2021

9.30-12.00

Break 10.30

4. HSMS – Check

Accident and ill health investigation including

Accident trend analysis & legal requirements

 

13.00-16.30

Break 2.30&3.30

5. HSMS – Act

H&S auditing

Measuring performance

 

STUDENTS SHOULD CARRY OUT MINIMUM 20 HOURS OF PRIVATE STUDY FOR UNIT NG1

Unit NG2 Controlling workplace hazards

6

21/10/2021

9.30-16.30

Break 10.30

Lunch 12.30

Break 2.30&3.30

1. Workplace hazards and risk control

Workplace & welfare and work environment

Violence at work

Substance misuse

Slips/trips/falls

Work at height

Temporary nature hazards and controls: excavation, demolition, maintenance, renovation etc.

 

7

28/10/2021

9.30-13.00

Break 10.30

2. Transport hazards and control

Site, vehicle, people

Risk assessment and controls

 

14.00-16.30

Break 3.30

3. MSD hazards and risk control

VDU, WRULD, MH

 

8

04/11/2021

9.30-12.00

Break 10.30

3. MSD hazards and risk control

Manual and powered load handling

 

13.00-16.30

Break 2.30&3.30

4. Work equipment hazards and risk controls

PUWER, BS EN ISO 12100

Compatibility

Mechanical and non-mechanical hazards

Hazard control in machinery

 

9

11/11/2021

9.30-11.00

4. Work equipment hazards and risk controls

Machinery guarding, maintenance

Powered hand tools, suability (flammable atmosphere)

 

11.30-12.30

13.00-15.00

5. Electrical safety

 

15.30-16.30

6. Fire Safety

Fire initiation, classification and spread

 

10

18/11/2021

9.30-13.00

Break 10.30

6. Fire safety

Prevention and systems

 

13.30-16.30

Break 3.30

7. Chemical and bio health hazard and risk control

Classifications, risk assessment, EH40 & EU ILV, US (TLV)

 

11

25/11/2021

9.30-11.00

7. Chemical and bio health hazard and risk control

OELs (STEL, WEL)

Control measures re: asbestos, silica, wood dust, legionella, carbon monoxide, blood borne viruses

 

11.30-12.30

13.00-16.00

8. Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control

Noise

Vibration

Radiation –non-ionising and ionising including radon

Stress

Campus with revision

12                      01/12/2021                                 Exam Day

STUDENTS SHOULD CARRY OUT 26 HOURS OF PRIVATE STUDY FOR UNIT NG2

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

Assessment

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 to our team.

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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