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NEBOSH National General Certificate Occupational Health & Safety

Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Open learning
Part time

Duration 12 - 45 weeks

Start date Multiple available

Cost £844 - £1386
(see funding options)

Choose your study options

Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Study mode Open learning Start date 11/08/21 Duration 45 Weeks Cost £844
Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Part time Start date 31/08/21 Duration 12 Weeks Cost £1386
Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Part time Start date 15/02/22 Duration 14 Weeks Cost £1386

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Course overview

This course is designed for supervisors and managers who work in a medium to the high-risk environment and is ideal if you 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 and students are issued with all study materials. Students are required to carry out private study each week.

 

For open learning students, this course is studied through workbooks. Students will set their own timetable but will have tutor support. Students may also attend college every Tuesday evening to meet their tutor and other students, with opportunities to ask questions and participate in exercises.

 

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

 

Our open learning format allows you to join the course at any time.

Your employer may be entitled to funding towards this course find out more here: www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk/fwdf

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
  • Open learning one year of tutor support

Entry requirements

  • There are no qualifications required for entry to the certificate

Due to current COVID restrictions we would normally charge and supply the course material. This is no longer possible. We are reducing the cost of the qualification. This is to cover the cost for candidates to buy direct the materials required for the course.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 6.0

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • NEBOSH diploma

Career options

  • NEBOSH Diploma to forward your career as a health and safety professionals
  • 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
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Open learning 11/08/21 45 Weeks £844
Sighthill Campus Part time 31/08/21 12 Weeks £1386
Sighthill Campus Part time 15/02/22 14 Weeks £1386

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