NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety – Distance Learning Programme

NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety – Distance Learning Programme


The flexible route to attaining NEBOSH: the internationally recognised Health and Safety qualification

Who is it for?

This course offers those with limited time to spend away from day-to-day activities, the flexibility to study and qualify in a timeframe that is adaptable to changing priorities

Business benefits
  • The ability within the business to support the development of health and safety systems and policies
  • Exercise control over workplace hazards; recognising where they exist and how to reduce them
  • Competence of how to conduct a practical assessment of a workplace situation
Course overview
  • Introduction to distance learning (planning your learning using materials provided)
  • Four sessions of tutorial support – 2 hours per session (at PETA or via telephone)
  • Homework, marking and feedback for each module
  • Exam requirements (access and booking process)

NGC1 Distance materials: Management of health and safety

  • Foundations in health and safety; legal requirements, moral and financial issues, health and safety management systems (policy, organising, planning, measuring, audit and review)

GC2 Distance materials: Controlling workplace hazards

  • Workplace hazards and risk controls:
  • Transport and work equipment, Musculoskeletal and Electrical and fire safety
  • Health hazards and risk control
  • Chemical, biological, physical and psychological

GC3 Distance materials: Health and safety practical application

  • Practical assignment within the workplace resulting in a management report


Units NGC1 and GC2 are each assessed by a two-hour written examination. Unit GC3 is assessed by one two-hour practical assessment carried out in the candidate's own workplace. Candidates have access to booking their exams (all or individual units), which are scheduled quarterly by NEBOSH and held at PETA’s centre in Cosham, Portsmouth.

Please note

This course is fully supported with access to comprehensive distance learning materials and a PETA Safety Tutor (accessed remotely via email or telephone), this course requires between 80-100 hours of study, to be completed prior to the final assessment. Registration is valid for a period of two years from date of enrolment. Access to exams must be booked and completed within this two-year time frame.he two year time frame from point of registration. Exam fees are not included in the quoted fee and are charged separately at £50 per module (total of £150 for three modules - NGC1, GC2 and GC3) chargeable when the delegate requests to book to attend the scheduled exam dates.

On demand course available

This course is available on demand and dates are available on application, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Next steps

Group discounts are available for this course

Take advantage of these discounts when booking this course;

  • 5% off for 2-3 people
  • 8% off for 4-5 people
  • 12% off for 6 or more people
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