Units NGC1 and NGC2 are taught units each assessed by a two-hour written examination. Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
Unit NGC3 is assessed by one two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate's own workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 14 days of a written examination. The practical examination is internally assessed by the programme organiser and externally moderated by NEBOSH.
Candidates will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed. Once a candidate has successfully completes all three units (NGC1, NGC2 and NGC3), the overall qualification parchment will be issued.
The Guide to the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety contains the full syllabus and sample examination papers and is available from the website shop. Past examination papers and examiners reports (which include the relevant question paper) are also available from the website shop. They do not contain model answers, but provide guidance as to what the examiners look for when marking scripts.