Advanced training to help identify, control and prevent workplace hazards
- NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner training - the highest standard available
- Learn from home via Zoom with our specialist tutors
- Choose from 10 sessions in 10 weeks or in 2 consecutive weeks (+ exam)
- Suggested progression: requalification every 5 years
NEBOSH Remote Learning Course Schedule
What is the NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC)?
The Level 3 NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health has been created to help those who have health and safety duties within the workplace be able to carry out these tasks legally and efficiently, whilst protecting the company too. It enables you to identify and to effectively control and prevent workplace hazards, through the key knowledge learnt from this course.
This course is highly regarded and recognised nationwide, and is classed as one of the most popular health and safety courses throughout the whole of the UK. There in an extensive range of subjects covered, focusing on the key issues surrounding health and safety within the workplace, and the measures that can be implemented to prevent any accidents from arising.
Who should attend this NEBOSH course?
Our NEBOSH remote learning course is for anybody who deals with the day to day implementation of health and safety within their workplace. Employees who will benefit greatly from this course include managers, supervisors, and other members of staff who require a broader knowledge of health and safety.
Taking this course can be the gateway towards a career in health and safety, providing you with an overview that is valuable, and a concrete base for you to further your professional study within this subject. NEBOSH not only accredits bodies such as IOSH, but completing these sections and successfully passing the course will also enable you to become a member at a technician level of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
The NEBOSH General course is especially suited to those of you are about to embark upon a career in occupational health and safety, or want a safety qualification that is widely applicable across industries. The benefit of the NEBOSH General course is that it is equally good for people who do not have any previous experience with health and safety guidelines, as all areas of safety will be covered.
What does the NEBOSH Zoom course contain?
The NEBOSH Zoom course qualification is divided into two sections, which will both be assessed separately. These sections are:
NG1: Management of health and safety (open book exam – 4 hours)
The NG1 section focuses on the reasons why workplace health & safety is important, and the ways in which a positive safety culture, a safety management system and health & safety risk assessments can help you to apply safety policies.
Beginning with the moral, legal and financial ramifications of poor health & safety policies, candidates will learn about the key legislation governing workplace safety, before moving onto the formal structures that can be used to apply safety rules in the workplace.
The unit finishes with an exploration of the steps you can take as an individual, including the methodology behind risk assessments, safe systems of work, monitoring and accident investigations, as well as how to identify changes that require a reconsideration of safety rules.
NG2: Risk assessment (practical risk assessment – approx. 3 hours)
The NG2 section involves the candidate undertaking a practical risk assessment of their own workplace. We can provide alternative arrangements for any candidates who do not have access to a workplace for their risk assessment – please let us know if this is the case when booking.
The risk assessment will require candidates to find and record at least 10 different hazards in their workplace. These should be attributed to at least five of the following seven categories:
- Noise; vibration; radiation; mental ill-health; violence at work; substance abuse at work
- Work related upper-limb disorders (ergonomics, workstation design etc); manual
handling; load handling equipment
- Hazardous substances (chemical or biological)
- Health, welfare and work environment; working at height; confined spaces; lone
working; slips and trips; movement of people and vehicles in the workplace; work-related
- Work equipment and machinery
The risk assessment will have to document the impact of the hazard, active and ongoing controls, timescales and who is responsible for completing each action, among other factors. The groundwork for this risk assessment will be laid during the risk assessment section in NG1.
Following the completion of the risk assessment, the candidate will have to explain what they think the three highest priority hazards are, and justify their responses to them. They will then have to explain how these findings will be implemented, and how they will ensure this is completed.
The risk assessment is not a timed exam. Instead, learners may complete this portion of the NGC in their own time, with the final document being submitted to SAMS in PDF format (this can be handwritten, but must be scanned and submitted digitally). NEBOSH recommends that at least three hours is required to adequately address all parts of the risk assessment process.
What is the NGC open book exam (OBE)?
The open book exam (OBE) is a new addition to the NEBOSH National General Certificate Zoom course. The open book exam allows you to take your final NEBOSH assessment by yourself, either at home or in another suitable location. Unlike the classroom NEBOSH exam, you are allowed to use resources such as notes, textbooks and online resources to help you answer the questions.
What’s important to know is how this has changed the NEBOSH General course. Previously, applicants would have to memorise a large amount of information, which they would recite in the exam. With the open book exam, the assessment has changed to focus more on practical examples. Candidates will have to use their knowledge and apply it to realistic workplace situations, proving that they haven’t just memorised the facts, but know how to put them into practice.
Health and Safety at Work
Health and safety is a legal obligation to protect employees from injuring themselves and others. By having a health and safety qualified employee at your place of work it brings an abundance of knowledge, from practicality to legal know how, helping to reduce costs from accidents happening to the workforce.
Larger organisations choose our NEBOSH course as a key development opportunity for their managers and supervisors. This not only helps them, but also the business itself, knowing that their health and safety legislations are in good professional hands, and building an effective health and safety proficiency for the business.
Why you should train with a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner
A Gold Learning Partner doesn’t just exceed these principles – they greatly exceed them. Gold Learning Partners go beyond what’s necessary to deliver the best possible training experience.
If you read our recent blog post, you may be aware that SAMS is an official NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner. What you might not know is exactly what that means, or how it affects people taking our NEBOSH courses, particularly now that we provide NEBOSH courses via remote learning.
Since all NEBOSH courses are fully certified, what is the difference between a course with us and a course with a Bronze or Silver Learning Provider? And how has the change to open book exams for remote learning affected NEBOSH training standards? Read on to find out!
What is the NEBOSH Learning Partner Programme?
The NEBOSH Learning Partner Programme is designed to signify the quality of training you will receive from a training provider. NEBOSH grades its partners on three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Bronze describes any training provider that offers certified NEBOSH courses, and ensures that your training meets the following principles:
- Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider.
- Deliver a guaranteed number of learning hours to every candidate.
- Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery.
- Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them.
- Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent and engaging.
- Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support.
- Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary.
A Silver Learning Partner must demonstrate that they have exceeded these principles, offering a higher standard of training than is strictly necessary under the guidelines. NEBOSH Silver Learning Partners are considered to offer a very good level of training, and provide an engaging learning experience with plenty of materials, useful feedback and strong oversight.
A Gold Learning Partner doesn’t just exceed these principles – they greatly exceed them. Gold Learning Partners (like us!) go beyond what’s necessary to deliver the best possible training experience. For NEBOSH, this means training that takes each individual’s needs into account, engaging with learners and providing constant feedback and support.
Why you should do your NEBOSH course with SAMS
SAMS has achieved Gold Partner status, the highest level of certification that NEBOSH offers. This means that we not only fulfil what is required from NEBOSH, but greatly exceed it in every area. This doesn’t just mean great quality training from engaging and knowledgeable trainers, but also everything that surrounds the course.
As a Gold Learning Partner, SAMS aims to provide a set of skills that will serve you for life. As well as information that’s valuable to your CV, we empower our learners to share that information with others, and instil a positive safety culture in their workplace. We’ll ensure that you get all the materials you need to maximise your learning, and that you can ask questions and receive top quality support – all particularly crucial when learning remotely.
NEBOSH Zoom training
While you will receive the same content from any NEBOSH Zoom course, the way you’re taught that information can have a major impact on how you absorb it. This is especially true now that NEBOSH has permanently switched to an open book exam component. This was a change that had been planned anyway, but was accelerated to allow people to take their exams online during the pandemic.
While you may think that an open book exam would be easier – and therefore be less reliant on training – the opposite is arguably true. Now that you have all of the key information in front of you, the emphasis is on how well you understand that information, and whether you can put it into practice. This makes great training even more important, as it helps you to absorb information rather than just memorising it.
In response to the pandemic and the changes to the course, SAMS has completely overhauled our NEBOSH General Certificate course. The syllabus now reflects these changes in a way that’s unique to SAMS, and which is designed to get the most out of Zoom training. Our NEBOSH online course is designed to maximise participation, delivering exercises and talks that will help to engage learners in a home working environment.
Book your NEBOSH Zoom course today
SAMS offers the NEBOSH General Certificate course as remote learning via Zoom, allowing you to gain your qualification entirely from home. Our 12-day course will give you a direct link to our fantastic trainers, with the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback directly. You’ll also receive physical course materials to help you learn and study alongside the training.
To find out more information about the NEBOSH General Certificate course and the new open book examination, contact us today on 01843 821406 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Day release: 10 training sessions over 10 weeks + exam day.
Block course: 10 sessions over two consecutive weeks + exam day.
Suggested progression: requalification every 5 years.
We also offer the NEBOSH National General Certificate as an e-Learning course, allowing you to learn from the comfort of your own home. You can complete the course online in any desktop or laptop browser, learning at your own pace.
Please note that unlike some of our other e-Learning courses, you will still need to book your final exam to complete your NEBOSH qualification. Visit our NEBOSH National General Certificate e-Learning page to find out more, or get in touch with us today.
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