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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management | Distance Learning

CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Classroom

CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme | Classroom

The SSSTS course is a two-day site safety training course.

Designed for those who are about to take on, or already have, supervisory responsibilities, the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme is an ideal foundation for junior managers wanting to develop a basic understanding of their health and safety duties and responsibilities in construction work.

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Who is the CITB SSSTS Course for?

This course is ideal for:

  • Team leaders
  • Foremen
  • Gangers
  • First line managers

SSSTS course content

The Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme course covers a wide range of key areas, such as:

  • The occupational health problems within the construction industry, and how site supervisors can address them
  • How health and safety law is structured
  • How to properly carry out risk assessments, and understanding the need for method statements
  • How to carry out effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
  • The importance of both proactive and reactive monitoring
  • How to intervene in a timely manner when bad practice is identified

With a CITB SSSTS qualification you’ll also gain a basic understanding of:

  • Fire prevention & control
  • Control of hazardous substances
  • Construction design management regulations (CDM)
  • Working at height
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Manual handling
  • First aid

Why choose Southwest Health and Safety?

  • High quality training
  • We have above national average pass rates on all our courses including NEBOSH and IOSH.
  • We are competitively priced.
  • We offer interest free payment plans of 3, 6 and 9 months on all courses. Call us to enquire on +44 (0)1264 874 466.
  • Members of the Armed Forces can use their Standard Learning Credits (SLC) on all CITB courses.

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How is the SSSTS course assessed?

You will be expected to interact during the course and the final assessment will consist of the CITB SSSTS Examination (25 multiple choice questions).


Accreditation and certification

The accrediting body is the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). On completing the course you will receive a certificate valid for five years.


How long does it take to complete the SSSTS course?

2 days in the classroom. Some of our Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme run during the week and some at the weekend.


How much does the SSSTS course cost?

£275 plus vat for the classroom course.


What funding is available?

CITB Levy payers can receive a grant for this SSSTS training course.

Members of the Armed Forces are able to use their Standard Learning Credits (SLC) to fund up to 80% of the course cost up to £175.

To find out more about funded courses, go to our Armed Forces Section of the website.


How do I book the SSSTS course?

Please click on the button below to book and enroll on the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme course, or, contact the office either by calling 01264 874466 or emailing info@southwesthealthandsafety.com.

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NEBOSH HSE Process Safety Course | Distance Learning

NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive have developed a specialist qualification for people who need to understand and apply technical principles of process safety management as part of their role. The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management provides delegates with the knowledge and understanding of process safety management to ensure they can contribute to the effective management of process safety risks on site.

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management will give your staff or individuals looking to work in the process industry an understanding of the principles and recognised industrial practices for the management of process risk and safety. By gaining this important knowledge means that they will be able to recognise a process safety hazard and assist in controlling and also minimising this risk within the workplace.

The qualification is a one unit qualification:

  • Unit PSM1 Process safety management

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Who is the NEBOSH Process Safety Distance Learning course for? 

The course is aimed at delegates who are looking to work or already work in process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals. Given the hazardous nature of these industries, this qualification has been designed to give process safety knowledge and understanding to managers, supervisors and safety professionals to allow them to manage their process safety responsibilities.


What will delegates get from the Distance Learning Process Safety course?

  • The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is designed to provide a sound breadth of knowledge that will allow you to contribute to the effective management of process safety risks.
  • This qualification is the result of a unique collaboration which combines the advanced technical ‘high hazard’ expertise of the HSE with NEBOSH’s ability to deliver strong vocational OSH qualifications. HSE has led the way in risk-based regulation, underpinned by the fundamental principle of UK health and safety law – those who create risks are best placed to control them and should do so in a proportionate and practical way.
  • Process Safety Management is of vital importance in hazardous process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Benefits of holding the NEBOSH Process Safety Certificate course include:

  • Knowledge to do your job safely in the process industry
  • Recognition from the HSE and NEBOSH to make the process industry safe
  • Career development – Holding a qualification designed and assessed by NEBOSH and the HSE can help you stand out

What benefits will employers get from the NEBOSH Process Safety course?

When your employees achieve the Process Safety Qualification, they will be a huge asset to you. They will make a real difference in the workplace with the knowledge gained from the NEBOSH course.

  • A safer workplace – The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is all about keeping people safe from injury and loss of life. For employers this also means protecting valuable assets and avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.
  • Assurance – An employer whose workers are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to process safety management.

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management can help employers achieve international standards and can even help win new business.

Download the course fact sheet here.


Why choose Southwest Health and Safety?

  • High quality training
  • We have above national average pass rates on all our courses including NEBOSH and IOSH.
  • We are competitively priced.
  • We offer interest free payment plans of 3, 6 and 9 months on all courses. Call us to enquire on +44 (0)1264 874 466.
  • We are an ELCAS approved training provider and members of the Armed Forces are eligible to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) on our NEBOSH courses.

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NEBOSH Process Safety syllabus 

The qualification is a one unit qualification and is broken down into four elements:

  • Element 1: Process safety leadership
  • Element 2: Management of process risk
  • Element 3: Process safety hazard control
  • Element 4: Fire protection and emergency response

Download the course syllabus here.


How is the NEBOSH Process Safety course assessed?

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is assessed by a 90 minute exam consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions.

The pass standard for the unit/qualification is 60% (24 correct questions out of 40).

You will receive your results within 15 working days of sitting the examination. Once you have achieved a pass a qualification parchment will be issued. This is normally within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.

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When will I receive my Certification?

Those who successfully complete the course and pass the assessments are awarded the official NEBOSH Process Safety Management will receive their results within 15 working days of sitting the examination.

Once you have achieved a pass a qualification parchment will be issued.  This is normally within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.

​Certificates will be posted direct to learners by us upon receipt from NEBOSH.

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How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH Process Safety course? 

We give you a 6 month period to complete the course.


How much does the NEBOSH Process Safety course cost? 

£375 + vat for the distance learning course.

  • This cost includes the tuition, examination and certification of the course.

**Important information for students using ELC funding**

ELC funding received for ELCAS approved courses is inclusive of the following tuition, examination and certification fees, course materials and VAT in the course cost as per ELCAS and MOD regulations.

Why not save some money and bundle courses together – please check out our bundle deals here.

Payment plans are available on request. Please contact us to discuss your options.


What funding is available for the NEBOSH Process Safety course?

ELCAS Course Funding

Members of the Armed Forces are able to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) to fund up to 80% of the course cost up to £2000.

To find out more about elcas funded courses, go to our Armed Forces Section of the website.


What are the entry requirements for the NEBOSH Process Safety course?

There are no entry requirements for this NEBOSH 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.

Click here to find more about the language requirements for NEBOSH qualifications.


How do I book the course?

Please click on the button below to book and enroll on the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management course or contact the office either by calling 01264 874466 or emailing info@southwesthealthandsafety.com.

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NEBOSH Construction Certificate | Virtual Classroom

NEBOSH Construction Certificate | Virtual Classroom

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety has long been established as the leading health and safety qualification for the construction industry. This course is suitable for supervisors and managers within the construction industry and is designed to provide a sound breadth of underpinning knowledge that enables them to carry out their health and safety duties more effectively.

Many people take the NEBOSH Construction Certificate as the first step in a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview and is a sound basis for further professional development.

The qualification is a stand a lone qualification containing one unit:

  • NC1  : Managing construction safely activities

Aligned to CDM regulations, NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (UK) is guided by legislation but focussed on best practice.

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Who is the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course for? 

The qualification is aimed at those who are working in construction, civil engineering, utilities, property management, broadcasting and other sectors. It is suitable for managers, supervisors and CDM Coordinators and anyone who is looking to gain a career in the construction industry.


What will delegates get from the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course?

With an emphasis on practical application, successful learners will be able to:

  • Recognise, assess and control a range of common construction hazards
  • Develop safe systems of work
  • Take part in incident investigations
  • Advise on the roles, competencies and duties under construction legislation
  • Positively influence health and safety culture
  • Confidently challenge unsafe behaviours
  • Help manage contractors.

You will be better able to influence  on-site colleagues to work more safely; because you will gain the confidence and technical know-how to challenge unsafe behaviours and offer practical solutions within the construction industry.


What benefits will employers get from the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course?

When your employees achieve the Construction Certificate, they will be a huge asset to you. They will make a real difference in the workplace with the knowledge gained from the NEBOSH course.

  • A safer workplace – The Construction Certificate is about keeping people safe from injury and loss of life for those in the construction industry. For employers this also means protecting valuable assets and avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.
  • Assurance An employer whose workers are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to protecting their workforce.
  • NEBOSH is highly regarded in the construction industry. NEBOSH qualifications are what employers seek when it comes to health and safety.
  • The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is supported by the construction industry Sector Skills Council (SSC) Construction Skills.

The qualification can help employers achieve international standards and can even help win new business.


Why choose Southwest Health and Safety?

  • High quality training
  • We have above national average pass rates on all our courses including NEBOSH and IOSH.
  • We are competitively priced.
  • We offer interest free payment plans of 3, 6 and 9 months on all courses. Call us to enquire on +44 (0)1264 874 466
  • We are an ELCAS approved training provider and members of the Armed Forces are eligible to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) on our NEBOSH courses.

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NEBOSH Construction Certificate Syllabus

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate is single unit qualification with a single assessment to be completed at the end of the course.

Unit NCC1 – Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities
  • Element 1: The foundations of construction health and safety management
  • Element 2: Improving health and safety culture and assessing risk
  • Element 3: Managing change and procedures
  • Element 4: Excavation
  • Element 5: Demolition
  • Element 6: Mobile plant and vehicles
  • Element 7: Working at height
  • Element 8: Musculoskeletal health and load handling
  • Element 9: Work equipment
  • Element 10: Electricity
  • Element 11: Fire
  • Element 12: Chemical and biological agents
  • Element 13: Physical and psychological health

Download the NEBOSH Construction Certificate syllabus.


How is the course assessed?

  • Unit NC1

The aim of the assessment is for you to practically apply your knowledge and understanding gained from your studies of the NC syllabus. To do this, you will complete an Open Book Examination (OBE) based on a fictional construction site

You will have 48 hours to complete and submit your answers. You do not have to complete the examination all in one go.

The assignment is then internally assessed by NEBOSH.

It is the delegate’s responsibility to submit their written assessment within the timescale. Any assessments not returned by the deadline will result in the delegate failing this section of the course.

Unit NC1: 45 marks A ‘Pass’ must be obtained to achieve the NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction


How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course? 

10 Days virtual classroom based training


How much does the NEBOSH Construction Certificate cost? 

£1350 + vat for the virtual classroom course.

**Important information for students using ELC funding**

ELC funding received for ELCAS approved courses is inclusive of the following tuition, examination and certification fees, course materials and VAT in the course cost as per ELCAS and MOD regulations.

Why not save some money and bundle courses together – please check out our bundle deals here.

Payment plans are available on request. Please contact us to discuss your options.


What funding is available for the NEBOSH Construction Certificate? 

ELCAS Course Funding

Members of the Armed Forces are able to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) to fund up to 80% of the course cost up to £2000.

To find out more about elcas funded courses, go to our Armed Forces Section of the website.


What are the entry requirements?

There is no entry requirements for this NEBOSH 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.


How do I book the NEBOSH Construction Certificate classroom course?

Please click on the button below to book and enroll or contact the office either by calling 01264 874466 or emailing info@southwesthealthandsafety.com.

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NEBOSH Environmental Certificate | Virtual Classroom

NEBOSH Environmental Certificate | Virtual Classroom

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management focuses on assessing environmental management systems. The syllabus includes UK, EU, and international references. The qualification is designed to benefit organisations by increasing resource efficiency, understanding company impacts on the environment, and improving understanding of the legislation to avoid potentially costly fines and penalties. This course can assist organisations in the development of recognised environmental management systems, which can improve competitiveness in a tendering process.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is divided into two units:

  • Unit EC 1 Management and Control of Environmental Hazards
  • Unit EC 2 Environmental Practical Application

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What is Hybrid Learning? 

Hybrid learning is a combination of Virtual Learning and Classroom learning that happens at the same time, this means you can attend class in-person, or virtually from home.

Our Trainer will be in the classroom but will also teach the Virtual Learners at the same time using our modern video conferencing system.

As our hybrid courses combine the best aspects of in-person and online learning making all our courses more attainable for you no matter where you are in the world.


Who is the course for? 

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is designed for managers, supervisors, and employees who have responsibility for managing environmental issues as part of their work in the UK and/or internationally, focusing on assessing environmental management systems.


What will delegates get from the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate course?

  • Knowledge – Environmental management, legislation, and standards can seem daunting. This qualification will give you the kind of specialist knowledge you can apply straight away, wherever you work.
  • Relevance – You’ll enjoy taking the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management. You’ll discover skills and techniques that are useful and practical, and your confidence will grow.
  • Career development – Gaining specialist knowledge of environmental management will give you an extra set of skills that could help bring success and advancement to your career.
Benefits of holding the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate course include:
  • The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is accepted by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) as meeting the requirements for Technician Membership (TechCIWEM).

What benefits will employers get from the course?

When your employees achieve the NEBOSH Environmental Course, they will be a huge asset to you. They will make a real difference in the workplace with the knowledge gained from the NEBOSH Environmental course.

  • They will have the knowledge, understanding, and skills to help implement the Environmental policy and procedures to help protect the workforce.
  • They will also be able to help make sure your business complies with the law and maintain good health and safety practices and preventing huge costs from incidents and ill-health.

Why choose Southwest Health and Safety?

  • High quality training
  • We have above national average pass rates on all our courses including NEBOSH and IOSH.
  • We are competitively priced.
  • We offer interest free payment plans of 3, 6 and 9 months on all courses. Call us to enquire on +44 (0)1264 874 466.
  • We are an ELCAS approved training provider and members of the Armed Forces are eligible to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) on our NEBOSH courses.

Click here for course dates!


NEBOSH Environmental Certificate Syllabus

The qualification is divided into two units, each of which is assessed separately:

Unit EC1 – Management and Control of Environmental Hazards
  • Element 1: Foundations in Environmental Management
  • Element 2: Environmental Management Systems
  • Element 3: Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Element 4: Control of Emissions to Air
  • Element 5: Control of Contamination of Water Sources
  • Element 6: Control of Waste and Land Use
  • Element 7: Sources and Use of Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Element 8: Control of Environmental Noise
  • Element 9: Planning for and Dealing with Environmental Emergencies
Unit EC2 – Environmental Practical Application

Download the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate syllabus.


How is the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate course assessed?

  • Unit EC1 is a taught unit assessed by a two-hour written examination on the last day of the course. The examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions which are 8 marks each and one ‘long-answer’ question which offers 20 marks. All questions are compulsory. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
  • Unit EC2 is assessed by an environmental review carried out in the delegate’s workplace.

The written practical has to be submitted to Southwest Health and Safety Training within 10 working days after of the EC1 exam. The assignment is then internally assessed and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

It is the delegate’s responsibility to submit their written assessment within the timescale. Any assessments not returned by the deadline will result in the delegate failing this section of the course.

Candidates need to have completed both parts of the qualification within five years of registration to gain the full qualification.


How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate course? 

5 Days virtual classroom based training


How much does the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate cost? 

£875 + vat for the virtual classroom course.

**Important information for students using ELC funding**

ELC funding received for ELCAS approved courses is inclusive of the following tuition, examination and certification fees, course materials and VAT in the course cost as per ELCAS and MOD regulations.

Why not save some money and bundle courses together – please check out our bundle deals here.

Payment plans are available on request. Please contact us to discuss your options.


What funding is available?

ELCAS Course Funding

Members of the Armed Forces are able to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) to fund up to 80% of the course cost up to £2000.

To find out more about elcas funded courses, go to our Armed Forces Section of the website.


What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this NEBOSH 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.


How do I book the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate classroom course?

Please click on the button below to book and enroll on the course or contact the office either by calling 01264 874466 or emailing info@southwesthealthandsafety.com.

Click here for course dates!

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety | Virtual Classroom

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety | Virtual Classroom

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is a popular qualification enabling you to broaden your knowledge and skills of fire safety. It will assist you in carrying out fire risk assessments and being able to identify the range of measures to minimise the risk of fire in the workplace; this will help to raise the standards of fire risk management in your workplace.

The course will provide you with the foundation to carry out fire risk assessments and embed good practice within the workplace.

The Fire Certificate is divided into 2 units:

  • FSC1 Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • FSC2 in the form of a practical assessment consisting of an Fire Risk Assessment.

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Who is the NEBOSH Fire Certificate course for? 

The Fire Safety Certificate is for managers and supervisory staff who are responsible for their organisation meeting its responsibilities under fire safety legislation and also if you are keen to develop your knowledge and skillset to include fire risk management.

Holders of this accredited qualification help their organisation to ensure it meets its fire safety responsibilities. It leads to a safer environment for employees and visitors to premises and an improved fire safety culture for employers and building managers.


What will delegates get from the NEBOSH Fire Certificate course?

  • You will have an understanding of the legal framework relating to fire and health and safety
  • Understand the purpose and procedures of how to investigate fires in the workplace
  • Outline the principles behind ignition and spread of fire and explosion in work premises
  • Identify the causes of fire and explosion and outline appropriate control measures to minimise fire risks
  • Advise on the means of fire protection and prevention of fire spread within buildings
  • Advise on the development and maintenance of a fire evacuation procedures in the workplace
  • How to complete a fire risk assessment technique to determine risk levels and assess the adequacy of controls

Benefits of holding the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course include:


What benefits will employers get from the course?

When your employees achieve the Fire Certificate, they will be a huge asset to you. They will make a real difference in the workplace with the knowledge gained from the qualification.

  • A safer workplace – The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is all about keeping people safe from injury and loss of life from fire. For employers this also means protecting valuable assets and avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.
  • Assurance – An employer whose workers are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to protecting their workforce.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety can help employers achieve international standards and can even help win new business.


Why choose Southwest Health and Safety?

  • High quality training
  • We have above national average pass rates on all our courses including NEBOSH and IOSH.
  • We are competitively priced.
  • We offer interest free payment plans of 3, 6 and 9 months on all courses. Call us to enquire on +44 (0)1264 874 466.
  • We are an ELCAS approved training provider and members of the Armed Forces are eligible to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) on our NEBOSH courses.

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NEBOSH Fire Certificate syllabus

The qualification is a two unit qualification and is broken down into six elements:

Unit FSC1 – Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • Element 1: Managing fire safety
  • Element 2: Principles of fire and explosion
  • Element 3: Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and
    control measures
  • Element 4: Fire protection in buildings
  • Element 5: Safety of people in the event of a fire
  • Element 6: Fire safety risk assessment
Unit FSC2 – Fire Risk Assessment

How is the Fire Certificate assessed?

  • Unit FSC1 is a taught unit assessed by of an Open Book Examination (OBE)  Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
  • Unit FSC2 is assessed by an Fire Risk Assessment carried out in the delegate’s workplace.

The written practical has to be submitted to Southwest Health and Safety Training within 10 working days after of the FSC1 exam.

The assignment is then internally assessed and moderated by NEBOSH. It is the delegate’s responsibility to submit their written assessment within the timescale. Any assessments not returned by the deadline will result in the delegate failing this section of the course.

Here are some useful resources to prepare you for your examination.

Candidates need to have completed both parts of the qualification within five years of registration to gain the full qualification.


How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH Fire Certificate Remote Learning course? 

4 Days via our virtual classroom, Plus one day for the OBE (5 DAYS TOTAL)


How much does the NEBOSH Fire Certificate cost?

£800 + vat for the remote learning course.

**Important information for students using ELC funding**

ELC funding received for ELCAS approved courses is inclusive of the following tuition, examination and certification fees, course materials and VAT in the course cost as per ELCAS and MOD regulations.

Why not save some money and bundle courses together – please check out our bundle deals here.

Payment plans are available on request. Please contact us to discuss your options.


What funding is available? 

ELCAS Course Funding

Members of the Armed Forces are able to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) to fund up to 80% of the course cost up to £2000.

To find out more about elcas funded courses, go to our Armed Forces Section of the website.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

There are no entry requirements for this NEBOSH fire 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.


How do I book the NEBOSH Fire Certificate Remote Learning course?

Please click on the button below to book and enroll on the NEBOSH Fire Certificate Remote Learning course or contact the office either by calling 01264 874466 or emailing info@southwesthealthandsafety.com.

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NEBOSH General Certificate | Virtual Classroom

NEBOSH General Certificate | Virtual Classroom

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides delegates with an excellent grounding in health and safety legislation, hazard recognition, practical risk control, and good risk management practices. A high number of people take the NEBOSH National General Certificate each year whether it’s as the first step for a career in health and safety or just looking to build knowledge in health and safety for their workplace or business.

It is the most recognised and trusted health and safety qualification within the United Kingdom and further afield.

The qualification is divided into two units:

  • Unit NG 1 Management of Health and Safety
  • Unit NG 2 Risk Assessment

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What is Hybrid Learning?

Hybrid learning is a combination of Virtual Learning and Classroom learning that happens at the same time, this means you can attend class in-person, or virtually from home.

Our Trainer will be in the classroom but will also teach the Virtual Learners at the same time using our modern video conferencing system.

As our hybrid courses combine the best aspects of in-person and online learning making all our courses more attainable for you no matter where you are in the world.


Who is it for?

This NEBOSH qualification offers a good foundation in health and safety for managers, supervisors, and staff where health and safety is part of their day to day responsibilities.

No previous health and safety knowledge or experience is required to register for this course.


What will delegates get from the NEBOSH General Certificate course?

The NEBOSH General Course will look at everyday solutions for general workplace health and safety issues. When you pass this NEBOSH qualification, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to be able to conduct the following:

  • Advise on duties under main pieces of UK health and safety legislation
  • Support and develop your organisation’s health and safety culture
  • Justify the need for health and safety improvements
  • Work within a health and safety management system
  • Identify common hazards
  • Spot the key risks in your organisation
  • Professionally carry out risk assessments
  • Develop a detailed action plan and know how to action it
  • Manage workplace risks

Benefits of holding the NEBOSH General Certificate course include:


What benefits will employers get from the NEBOSH course?

When your employees achieve this NEBOSH qualification, they will make a real difference in the workplace with the knowledge gained from the NEBOSH General course.

  • They will have the knowledge, understanding, and skills to help implement the health and safety policy and procedures to help protect the workforce.
  • They will also be able to help make sure your business complies with the law and maintain good health and safety practices and preventing huge costs from incidents and ill-health.

To see the full list of benefits of health and safety training to businesses, see our What are the benefits of health and safety training to businesses? blog post.


Why choose Southwest Health and Safety?

  • High quality training
  • We have above national average pass rates on all our courses including NEBOSH and IOSH.
  • We are competitively priced.
  • We offer interest free payment plans of 3, 6 and 9 months on all courses. Call us to enquire on +44 (0)1264 874 466.
  • We are an ELCAS approved training provider and members of the Armed Forces are eligible to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) on our NEBOSH courses.

Click here for course dates!


NEBOSH General Certificate Course Syllabus

The certificate is divided into two units NG1 and NG2 which are assessed separately:

Unit NG1 – Management of Health and Safety
  • Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  • Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  • Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  • Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring performance
Unit NG2 – Risk assessment
  • Element 5: Physical and psychological health
  • Element 6: Musculoskeletal health
  • Element 7: Chemical and biological agents
  • Element 8: General workplace issues
  • Element 9: Work equipment
  • Element 10: Fire
  • Element 11: Electricity

Download the NEBOSH National General Certificate syllabus. 


How is the NEBOSH National Generate Certificate course assessed?

To achieve this NEBOSH qualification, candidates must pass an Open Book Assessment (NG1) and the practical assessment (NG2) carried out in the candidate’s own workplace.

  • Unit NG 1 is assessed by way of an Open Book Examination

Further information about open book exams is available in the NEBOSH Learner Guide – OBE.

  • Unit NG 2 is assessed by completing a Risk Assessment at your place of work within a ten-days of the Examination date.

Candidates need to have completed both parts of the qualification within five years of registration to gain the full qualification.


How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH National General Certificate course?

  • 9 Days remote learning
  • 24hrs to complete the Open Book Examination

The OBE will take around 4 hours to complete but you will have access to the portal for 24 hours to enable you to complete the NEBOSH Open Book Examination.


How much does the NEBOSH General Certificate cost?

£1250 + vat for the remote learning course.

Why not save some money and bundle courses together – please check out our bundle deals here.

Payment plans are available on request. Please contact us to discuss your options.


What funding is available?

ELCAS Course Funding

Members of the Armed Forces are able to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) to fund up to 80% of the course cost up to £2000. We also offer course bundles.

To find out more about elcas funded courses, go to our Armed Forces Section of the website.


What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for the certificate, 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.


How do I book the NEBOSH General Certificate remote learning course? 

Please click on the button below to book and enroll on the course, or, contact the office either by calling 01264 874466 or emailing info@southwesthealthandsafety.com.

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NEBOSH NGC FAQ's

What is remote learning? +

The NEBOSH remote learning course is undertaken like a classroom course, however it is delivered via Microsoft Teams so you don’t have to travel.

What does the course cost include? +

Delegates booking a NEBOSH Certificate course will have the following included as standard:

  • Training and assessment fees
  • NEBOSH approved textbook
  • Comprehensive tutor support from an experienced Health & Safety professional throughout your course
  • NEBOSH registration fees
What is the qualification level of the NEBOSH General Certificate course? +

It is a Level 3 qualification which is equivalent to a UK A level.

How long is the NEBOSH General Certificate valid for?  +

The qualification has no run-out date, but it is recommended that you complete yearly Professional Development.

What is the NEBOSH Open Book Exam? +

The Open Book Exam is one of the main changes to how the NEBOSH National General Certificate is assessed. Previously the learner had to attend the NGC1 exam face-to-face at a training centre. Now the exam for NG1 is completed remotely from home or at work NEBOSH have named this the “Open Book Exam”.

The Open Book Exam can be accessed online and can be completed wherever the learner pleases. Exams are hosted on one set day and are open for 24 hours. To attend, the learner simply needs to log in remotely on a device with a screen at any time during that window.

How do I complete the Open Book Exam? +
  • If you have booked the full classroom or online course you will automatically be registered for the Open Book Examination on the dates set by NEBOSH.
  • If you are an external student you will be sent our Delegate Registration Form, in which they will need to fill in and return back to the office.
  • Access to the NEBOSH online examination platform will be sent around eight days before the exam, NEBOSH will send you the log in details to the platform. You will then be able to login and familiarise themselves with the platform.
  • Examinations run from 9 am – 9 am giving you 24 hour access to the platform.
  • On the Examination day you will be able to access the OBE question paper on the platform. You will have 24 hours to complete and submit the completed exam.
  • Following the exam, you will be contacted by a member of the team to arrange a closing interview.
  • NEBOSH will email the results to you up to 50 days after the exam day.

For more information about OBEs, check out NEBOSH’s Open Book Examinations page.

When are the next NEBOSH Open Book Exam dates? +

Upcoming dates for the Open Book Exam are:

  1. 03 February 2021
  2. 07 April 2021
  3. 09 June 2021
Accreditation +

NEBOSH is approved by SQA

What learning methods are available other than remote learning? +

Other than classroom, the NEBOSH National General Certificate is available in:

Please call us on 01264 874466 to discuss these course options further.

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