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Ultimate Guide To NEBOSH Certificates

Ultimate Guide To NEBOSH Certificates
If you're a manager looking to advance your career, a supervisor with health and safety responsibilities, or you're looking for a career in the field of health and safety, perhaps after leaving the army, then it's likely you've come across the NEBOSH Certificate qualifications. NEBOSH is one of the UK's awarding bodies of choice for health and safety qualifications.

If you're a manager looking to advance your career, a supervisor with health and safety responsibilities, or you're looking for a career in the field of health and safety, perhaps after leaving the army, then it's likely you've come across the NEBOSH Certificate qualifications. NEBOSH is one of the UK's awarding bodies of choice for health and safety qualifications.

There are three main UK qualifications that you will need to be aware of, and depending on what your working role requires, the qualifications you will need to pursue will vary. So here's a run-down of the three different categories.

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National General Certificate

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This NEBOSH certificate is designed to give you a broad understanding of the health and safety principles and as such is very helpful to a wide range of individuals. Being the broadest of the 3 options, it is held by over 100,000 people. If you're looking for a general career in health and safety and have no specific desire to specialise just yet, then this course is a great place to start.
It is broken down into 3 units:

NGC1

 Management of Health & Safety

GC2

 Controlling Workplace Hazards

GC3

Health & Safety Practical Application

This course provides you with a sound base of knowledge about the legalities of health and safety in the UK, and at the same time allows you to understand these properly in a practical sense.

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National Fire Certificate

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Most generally, this course attracts either those in a managerial or supervisory position who will come into contact with mild to serious potential fire safety issues, or alternatively those who are looking to start a much more specific career in the field of fire safety. Being more specific, this qualification is held by around 6,000 people.

The 3 units for this qualification are:

NGC1

 Management of Health& Safety

FC1

Fire safety and Risk Management

FC2

Fire Safety Practical Application

This course allows you to understand the legalities surrounding fire safety inthe workplace, and then gives you practical guidance for this.

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National Construction Certificate

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Most commonly, this course is taken by those who have a working role in the construction industry and who are in a management or a supervisory position and are responsible for upholding correct health and safety regulation. It is held by roughly 12,000 people in the UK.

The 3 units that comprise this qualification are:

NGC1

Management of Health & Safety

NCC1

Managing andcontrolling hazards in construction activities

NCC2

Construction health & safety practical application

Again,this course gives you all of the necessary insight to be fullyqualified for managing health and safety on a construction site, aswell as the practical insight of how to implement it.

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How are these Three Certificates Linked?

Regardless of which of these courses you are looking to pursue, you will always first need to take the unit NGC1. Once you've passed any of the qualifications, you are able to take another and thus broaden your level of knowledge with regards to health and safety. Therefore, if you've already achieved one qualification, for example in construction, then should you choose to undertake your fire certificate, you won't need to retake unit NGC1. This is conditional upon you having passed that unit already within the previous 5 years. The NEBOSH system offers fantastic flexibility in this sense and allows you the ability to quickly diversify your areas of expertise without having to resit all exams. Similarly, for each certificate you are working towards, you are welcome to take the units in any order. Once you have achieved all of the necessary 3 units for any of the certificates, you will be awarded that qualification. Again, as long as you have passed a unit within 5 years you are able to use that towards any of the relevant final certificates.

With over 25 years' experience in HSE training, many people choose to use ACT Associates when seeking to gain NEBOSH qualifications. We offer great flexibility in how you are able to study for each of the courses and are particularly well suited to help those who haven't sat any exams for some time and are nervous. All courses are made up of two written examinations and one work-based practical examination. The written examinations are units NCG1, GC2, FC1 and NCC1, and the final unit in each course is the practical assessment, which comprise GC3, FC2 and NCC2.

If you have any more questions and can't find the information on our site, then please do not hesitate to get in contact for more details on how we can help you.