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Find your dream job in Health and Safety | NEBOSH

If you are interested in a career in Health and Safety, the qualifications you need can be quite overwhelming. There are so many variations of Health and Safety Qualifications in the UK alone. However, the most recognised in the UK is the NEBOSH qualifications. (And if you search for Health and Safety Jobs online, the most common criteria is that candidates have completed the NEBOSH National General Certificate).

NEBOSH is “a leading global organisation, which provides health, safety and environmental qualifications.” They are internationally recognised and help to “raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace.”

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Since NEBOSH was formed in 1979, more than half a million people have studied for a NEBOSH qualification. NEBOSH is recognised in over 132 countries worldwide.

We are proud to be one of the few providers in Northern Ireland of the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and safety. This certificate was introduced by NEBOSH in 1989 and is held by more than 190,000 people.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate encourages a pragmatic approach to managing risk and covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK.

Some of our past delegates have asked these questions:

Who is this qualification for?

For anyone who needs to gain an understanding of the principles of workplace health and safety and for many, is a first step towards establishing a lifelong professional career in occupational health and safety.

What does the course cover?

The key topics covered are:

  • The key legal requirements for managing health and safety at work
  • The importance of and key elements of health and safety management systems
  • Principles and practice of risk assessment
  • The identification of workplace hazards such as those associated with general workplace issues, ire electricity etc.
  • Methods for controlling identified workplace hazards

How is the course assessed?

The course is divided in to 3 units:

  • NGC1 – Management of health and safety (Written Examination)
  • GC2 – Controlling Workplace hazards (Written Examination)
  • GC3 – Health and safety practical application (Practical Written Assignment)

What is the cost of this course?

This course costs £890+VAT and this covers examination costs, books and other resources.


Our centre has a high pass rate of this qualification and we have been delighted that many of our students have went on to develop their careers in Health and Safety with successful businesses such as Peninsula.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety has received nationwide praise from students. Tom Wikes has established his career in The FA, Matt McDonnell from B & Q has stated that “NEBOSH set him up for success” and Victoria Casey from AVIVA said, “NEBOSH helped her find the dream job she never even heard of”.

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So what are you waiting for? If you want to progress in your career or begin a completely new role in Health and Safety and reap the benefits, the NEBOSH National General Certificate is waiting for you!

Our next course will begin in Omagh on 24th April over 10 days, with the examinations taking place on 5th June.

For more information on this course and to enrol, contact us Yasmin today on 028 8225 6772 or yasmin@ghskills.com