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NEBOSH National General Certificate Occupational Health & Safety

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

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Course overview

This course is designed for supervisors and managers who work in a medium to high-risk environment and require basic knowledge of occupational health and safety. This course is the perfect first step towards a career in occupational health and safety.

Part-time study is a mixture of lectures and exercises. Students are issued with all study materials. Students are required to carry out private study each week.

This course will allow employees to progress on to further study at the diploma level that can be studied at Edinburgh College.

Your employer may be entitled to funding towards this course.

For further details on the NEBOSH course, please visit the NEBOSH website.

What you will learn

  • Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  • How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  • Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring
  • Physical and psychological health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • General workplace issues
  • Work equipment
  • Fire
  • Electricity

How the course is assessed

  • 4-hour open book examination (online).
  • 3-hour practical assessment.

Number of days per week

  • Part-time one day a week for 12 weeks.

Entry requirements

  • There are no qualifications required for entry to the certificate.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Informal interview - details will be communicated through the course tutor. 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 6.0For more details on English proficiency levels please visit the IELTS website.

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • NEBOSH diploma
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Career options

  • NEBOSH Diploma to forward your career as a health and safety professional.
  • The certificate is on a unit basis so once a unit is obtained it can be used to complete parts of other certificate courses.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
Sighthill Campus Part time 01/01/01 £1386

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