Important notice: The information below applies to the 2014 syllabus for the NEBOSH National General Certificate.

New learners will not be able to enrol for this specification and should view the updated qualification page: View the current syllabus

The final assessment date for existing learners on this qualification is 21 July 2023.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is the most popular and recognised health and safety qualification of its kind. First introduced in 1989, it is held by more than 190,000 people.

Holders of this accredited qualification are able to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of workplace hazards. The qualification encourages a pragmatic approach to managing risk and covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK.

Many employers find that the National General Certificate can improve the safety culture of their organisation by providing line managers and staff with a sound understanding of the principles of risk management.

Our qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure that they remain relevant and rigorous as well as achievable and practical.

You will be assessed on your ability to apply your skills and knowledge to a wide range of issues and ability to deliver positive change to a real workplace.

National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

“We opted for the NEBOSH National General Certificate because it offered an industry leading approach to competence management.”

Karl Simons, Chief Health, Safety & Security Officer at Thames Water

200,000 learners hold the NEBOSH National General Certificate, making it one of the most widely recognised safety and health qualifications in the world

9/10 learners told us the NEBOSH National General Certificate was the only qualification they considered appropriate for their goals


Who is it for? 


This qualification is for anyone who needs to gain a sound understanding of the principles of workplace health and safety. It also covers UK specific health and safety law.

For some, the National General Certificate is a crucial first step towards establishing a lifelong professional career in occupational health and safety. Many who take their National General Certificate progress on to one of our Diploma level qualifications. However, around three quarters of people who hold a National General Certificate are employed in roles whose primary function is not health and safety.

The National General Certificate is seen as a very useful qualification for managers, supervisors and those who need to have a sound understanding of their health and safety responsibilities and who wish to implement sustainable health and safety improvements.

“Not only did my National General Certificate fill in so many blanks as far as my knowledge was concerned, the qualifications gave me so much confidence and helped me, and still does help me almost every day, to demonstrate my competence.”   
Victoria Casey, Risk Consultant, Aviva


The National General Certificate is used by many organisations to improve the health and safety skills and knowledge of managers, supervisors and staff in order to gain sustainable health and safety improvements. Quite simply, the National General Certificate is a qualification that leads to safer workplaces.

People who hold the National General Certificate will understand organisation’s legal requirements, will know how to reduce absence costs and loss of reputation from health and safety incidents, in whatever industry they operate. Employing people who hold a NEBOSH qualification demonstrates a commitment to health and safety and an assurance to others. It can even help you achieve recognised standards and win new business.

The National General Certificate is for anyone who needs to gain a sound understanding of the principles of workplace health and safety. It covers the principles of health and safety according to UK specific law.

"We chose NEBOSH because it is recognised globally and that has made it an easy sell for us, in terms of saying ‘why wouldn’t you take this course?’. It’s intense, as our managers have discovered, but it is certainly worth the effort, both for them and for Thames Water.” 
Karl Simons, Thames Water Head of Health, Safety, Security and Well-being Director


What you will learn

What does the course cover?

The National General Certificate covers how health and safety can be effectively managed, the main legal requirements for health and safety in UK, identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge.  Crucially, the practical element of the course requires learners complete a health and safety inspection of their workplace before producing a management report outlining inspection findings and recommendations.

The key topics covered by the qualification are:

  • The key legal requirements for managing health and safety at work
  • The importance of and key elements of health and safety management systems
  • Principles and practice of risk assessment
  • The identification of workplace hazards such as those associated with general workplace issues, fire, electricity etc.
  • Methods for controlling identified workplace hazards

No previous health and safety knowledge is required. Learners should note that the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report.

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately: 

  • NGC1: Management of health and safety 
  • GC2: Controlling workplace hazards
  • GC3: Health and safety practical application

The syllabus is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety. These are maintained on a database which is managed by Skills Development Scotland 

Further details can be found in the syllabus guide which can be downloaded from the 'Resources' section below.

How is the qualification assessed

Assessment is a three-step process:

  • NGC1 - An open book examination to assess what you know. This is scenario based and will include a closing interview, you will be asked questions about your submission.
  • GC2 – A paper-based two hour written examination. This examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question

Assessments are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.

  • GC3 - Assessed by one two-hour practical examination carried out in the learner’s own workplace (2 hours). The aim of this unit is to assess your ability to complete a safety inspection of your workplace and prepare a report to management with recommendations and improvements. The assessment must normally be taken within 10 working days of a written examination. The practical examination is internally assessed by your course provider and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

Our unit based approach

Our unit-based approach allows you to achieve new qualifications without having to study or be assessed on topics that you have already passed.

Some of our Certificate-level qualifications include ‘common units’. For example, Unit NGC1 forms part of our National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, and also part of the National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management and the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

If you have already passed unit NGC1 as part of your previous studies you will not be required to pass NGC1 again when studying for another certificate qualification it features in, provided that the declaration date (the date printed on your unit certificate) is within five years of the examination date for the new qualification. 

This applies to all Certificate-level qualifications with common units, and also in some cases across our national and international variants. See Exemptions below for further information.

Common units honeycomb


Entry requirements and exemptions

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

For further information please see the latest version of the IELTS Handbook or consult the IELTS website.

A chart mapping IELTS scores to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) can be found on the British Council and IELTS websites.

Learners wishing to assess their own language expertise may consult the IELTS FAQ page for information on taking the test.


Exemptions are available for Unit NGC1 from:

  • National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management - mark achieved for Unit NGC1
  • National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety - mark achieved for Unit NGC1
  • National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety - capped at 45%. See our FAQ's for more information on this.

Exemptions available for Unit GC2 from:

  • International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - mark achieved for Unit GC2 or IGC2

Exemptions available for Unit GC3 from:

  • International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - mark achieved for Unit GC3 or IGC3

However, you will need to have passed the above qualifications within the last five years. The five years start from the results declaration of your first successful unit or qualification.

How to study

New learners can no longer be registered for the 2014 specification. Please see the current National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety for more information. 

If you are an existing learner (this means you have been registered for at least one unit of the 2014 specifications, and the unit status must be either studying, absent, Pass or Refer) you have until July 2023 to complete the qualification. The final assessment date for existing learners on this qualification is 21 July 2023. Please speak to your Learning Partner to discuss your options and register for any outstanding assessments. Alternatively, you can use our Where to Study search to find a Learning Partner offering this qualification, Find a Learning Partner, or Contact Us for further support. 

What does it cost and how long does it take?

Course fees are determined by individual Learning Partners and vary depending on the format of the course.

For this qualification you should plan your study around a minimum of 80 taught hours and approximately 53 hours of private study and background reading.

Further information on taught hours can be found in the syllabus located in the 'Resources' section below.

Details of Learning Partners accredited to offer this qualification are available in the Where to Study section. 


Professional recognition and SQA accreditation

Maintaining professional standards

In the UK – and, increasingly, worldwide – regulatory accreditation is recognised as a badge of quality, allowing our qualifications to retain their highly regarded professional status.

UK accredited qualifications provide you with certain guarantees that the qualification:

  • Meets specific quality criteria that ensure it is fit for its purpose
  • Includes relevant content
  • Uses appropriate assessment methodology
  • Is mapped to relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS)
  • Is supported by relevant stakeholders including employers

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation. It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 15 SCQF credit points.

SCQF Level 6 is comparable to RQF/CQFW Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

See the Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries chart issued by the UK regulators.

Where appropriate, the SQA Accreditation logo will appear on certificates awarded for this qualification. The SCQF logo, credit and level information will appear on the unit result notification. Please click here for further information on SCQF credit and levels.

Valued by employers

NEBOSH qualifications can play an important part in ensuring that the health and safety provision businesses have in place is effective. This may explain why so many organisations choose to include NEBOSH qualifications on their competency matrices. 

Professional body recognition

Holders of the NEBOSH National General Certificate are entitled to:

  • Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH, with appropriate experience. 
  • Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)

*Assessments must be taken in the UK to be eligible for IOSH membership, unless the learner was registered with NEBOSH before 31 August 2022. More information on recent changes can be found here: Recognition of NEBOSH Qualifications.


Confirmation of registration for digital assessments

Once your learning partner has registered you to a digital assessment, NEBOSH will send you a Confirmation of Registration email that includes your learner number, and important information relating to your assessment. Please ensure that you check your name is spelt correctly and report this to your learning partner and NEBOSH if any changes are required. If you have not received this email please remember to check your spam folders.

Login details

Following receipt of your Confirmation of Registration email for your digital assessment, NEBOSH will send you a further email containing your Username and Password for the NEBOSH online examination platform. If you have not received this email please remember to check your spam folders.

Examination dates

NGC1 - The invigilated paper-based exam has been permanently replaced with a digital assessment. Learners will have 24 hours to access, complete and submit their paper, starting from 11am (UK time) on the examination date. 

We have confirmed the following dates for NGC1 assessments. 

Unit Examination date Results notification date
NGC1 03 May 2023 13 July 2023
NGC1 07 June 2023 16 August 2023
NGC1 05 July 2023 14 September 2023


Find out more about digital assessments for certificate qualifications.

GC2 - Invigilated paper-based exam.
Exam dates will be decided and arranged by Learning Partners. Please speak to your Learning Partner for the next available date and to register.  

GC3 - The practical unit GC3 will continue to be assessed as usual, please speak to your Learning Partner for further information.

Examination results

All results for assessments taken in English (including those for the practical application) should be received within 50 working days from the date of the examination or submission of assignment. The specific date is written on your examination entry confirmation.

For assessments taken in any language other than English, all results (including those for the practical application) should be received within 70 working days.

Certificate-level practical assessments must normally be taken within 10 working days of a written examination, so the practical result will be included with the result for the written examination. 

What next?

Many who pass their NEBOSH National General Certificate go on to take another more specialist certificate-level qualification, such as Health and Safety Management for Construction or the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety.

In addition, many who pass also go on to seek professional recognition as per the 'Professional Recognition and SQA Accreditation' section.

Many who hold a NEBOSH National General Certificate, particularly those seeking a professional career in health safety and environmental management, progress onwards to take a NEBOSH Diploma level qualification. While successful completion of one of our certificates is not mandatory in order to enrol on a NEBOSH Diploma, it is strongly recommended given that our Diploma syllabuses assume knowledge equivalent to having undertaken such a programme of study. 

The connections between our qualifications are illustrated in more detail in the Qualifications Progression Leaflet found in the Resources section below.


This section provides guidance and useful information in support of this qualification.

If you would like any further information please get in touch through our Contact Us page - our Customer Enquiry Team will be happy to help.

Syllabus Guide

This Qualification Guide contains the detailed syllabus, assessment requirements and example question papers for the NEBOSH National General Certificate.

This Guide remains the copyright of NEBOSH. The information in this publication may be reproduced in support of NEBOSH qualifications. If it is reproduced, NEBOSH should be clearly acknowledged as the source. If it is to be used for any other purpose, written permission must be obtained from NEBOSH.

NGC OHC Syllabus Guide

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read these document - available free of charge from

If you would like any further information, please contact the Customer Services team on 0116 2634700 or email [email protected]

NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Syllabus Guide.








Digital Assessment Resources

NEBOSH has introduced digital assessments for a number of certificate-level qualifications. These are scenario-based assessments which maintain the rigour and recognition people expect from a NEBOSH qualification.

We have put together more information and resources for our digital assessments, including guidance to help you prepare, sample papers, and answers to frequently asked questions. We have recently added a new Scenario-based assessment guide for learners to help you prepare for your assessment.

About digital assessments

Digital assessment resources

GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application

Unit GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application - Guidance and Information for Course Providers and Candidates

This document provides comprehensive guidance on the presentation and submission of the Unit GC3 practical application. It includes guidance on the structure and style of the report, Declaration, and Work Place Risk Assessment. Candidates should study this document carefully before submitting their practical application.

The guidance should be read carefully in conjunction with the practical application mark scheme, which is attached at the end of this guidance document, to provide a clear guide to the requirements of the practical application.


Portuguese (European)
Spanish (European)

NG/IG Transitional Arrangements and FAQs

Launch date of the NG and IG (October 2018 specification).  Assessments can be booked from this date:

30 September 2019

First assessments for October 2018 specification from:

11 November 2019

Last date that new learners* can be registered to the November 2014 specification:

29 February 2020

New learner registrations to the October 2018 specification only from:

1 March 2020

November 2014 specifications – registrations for existing learners** only from:

1 March 2020

Last assessment date for the November 2014 specification:

21 July 2023

* A new learner is classed as a person who has not been registered for an assessment of the November 2014 specification. 

** An existing learner is a person who has been registered for at least one unit of the 2014 specifications (status must be either studying, absent, Pass or Refer). 



National General Certificate Learners
National General Certificate Learning Partners
International General Certificate Learners
International General Certificate Learning Partners

Examiners' Reports

Examiners' Reports are available for Certificate-level qualifications and are free to download for both learners and Learning Partners (see below).

These reports include:

  • Questions used in the papers (strengths and weaknesses of candidate responses to each question with examples of good and more limited responses)
  • Some examples of what Examiners were expecting, particularly for those questions that candidates found most challenging
  • Information and guidance on examination technique and command words

The reports will not include mark schemes or sample answers and should be used by learners and Learning Partners to inform both tuition and revision sessions.


March 2020
September 2019
March 2019
September 2018
March 2018


Learners and Learning Partners will also benefit from using the appropriate syllabus guide, which can be downloaded from the resources section of each qualification web page. In particular, the guide sets out in detail the syllabus content and tutor reference documents for each element.

Additional guidance on command words is provided in ‘Guidance on command words used in learning outcomes and question papers’ which is also available in the Resources section below.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Enquiry Team; Contact us.

Sample New-look Questions Papers

These sample papers are available to download free of charge.  They contain questions relevant to the NEBOSH qualification and are in a format that learners will see in their final exam from the end of May 2019.

National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - GC2

National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management - FC1

National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety - NCC1

International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety - IOG1

International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - GC2

International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management - IFC1

International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety - ICC1

Certificate in Environmental Management - EC1

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team on + 44 (0)116 263 4700 or email [email protected].

Guidance on Command Words

NEBOSH Command Words

NEBOSH has prepared “Guidance on command words and question papers” for Certificate and Diploma-level qualifications. This document is available to download below.

This guidance provides:
  • A concise definition of each command word used on NEBOSH Certificate and Diploma-level question papers
  • Example responses both to everyday scenarios and typical Certificate and Diploma-level questions

If you require any further information please contact us.


Guidance on command words - Certificate (English)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (French)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (Portuguese unified)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (Russian)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (Arabic)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (Turkish)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (European Spanish)


Guidance on command words - Diploma

Policies and Procedures

View all of our Policies and Procedures by clicking here.

Learner Terms and Conditions


1.     Definitions

1.1.      In these Conditions the following terms shall have the following meaning:

“Accredited Learning Partner” means the college/teaching institution or other entity which You have chosen, and which is accredited or otherwise approved by NEBOSH to organise and offer You teaching for NEBOSH Examinations and / or to provide assessment facilities;

“Application Form” means the form submitted by You to NEBOSH when You apply for Enrolment or register for NEBOSH Qualifications;

"Awarding Body" means an organisation or consortium that awards qualifications and which is recognised by the Regulatory Authorities as being permitted to award qualifications of the type as are awarded by NEBOSH;

“Conditions” means these NEBOSH General Conditions for Learners;

“Enrolment” means You are enrolling on to a NEBOSH Product to complete a NEBOSH Assessment. in accordance with these Conditions and NEBOSH’s requirements from time to time;

“Enrolment Fee” means the fee payable by You when you apply to become a learner in order to obtain a NEBOSH Products (where applicable);

“Guide(s)” means the guides issued by NEBOSH from time to time in respect of NEBOSH Qualifications or units thereof as such guides are amended by NEBOSH from time to time;

“IPR” means patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, moral rights, trade marks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up and trade dress, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world;

“Malpractice Policy” means the latest NEBOSH policy relating to malpractice as amended from time to time;

“NEBOSH” means the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (a company limited by guarantee under company number 2698100) of 5 Dominus Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1QW;

“NEBOSH Assessment” means assessments of practical units and/or examinations which contribute towards Your NEBOSH Qualification;

“NEBOSH Intellectual Property” means all IPR owned or controlled by NEBOSH;

"NEBOSH Product" means a qualification, award or assessment created by NEBOSH for demonstration of achievement or competence;

“Policies” means the policies of NEBOSH and as amended, updated or added to from time to time;

“Registration Fee“ means the fee payable by you when you register to undertake a specific unit of assessment with NEBOSH;

"Regulatory Authorities" means Government-designated statutory organisations required to establish national standards for qualifications and secure consistent compliance with them;

“Scripts” means the document containing Your answers to NEBOSH’s Assessments; and

“You” refers to you, the learner or prospective learner for NEBOSH Qualifications or units thereof and “Your” shall be construed accordingly.

2.              Scope of Terms and Conditions

2.1.         These Conditions govern Your relationship with NEBOSH which may come into force through any registration or Enrolment to which you commit directly with NEBOSH for your NEBOSH Qualifications.  Should you Enrol or register to undertake a programme of study for a NEBOSH assessment through an Accredited Learning Partner, NEBOSH is not a party to this contract and any queries should be directed to your Accredited Learning Partner.

2.2.         For the avoidance of any doubt NEBOSH are not responsible for the provision of teaching, tutorial or other such services at any venue or centre.  Any fees, charges, payments due under these Conditions are only in respect of NEBOSH and do not relate to any fees that may be due to your Accredited Learning Partner.

2.3.         Your Registration will only be effective once NEBOSH has sent to You an Assessment Registration Confirmation (ARC) document to the email address provided by You.


3.              Enrolment, Transfer and Cancellation

3.1.         These conditions set out the basis obligations of NEBOSH and Your obligations and responsibilities which include but are not limited to fees and payments. By registering for a NEBOSH Assessment directly with NEBOSH you accept these conditions.

3.2.         Confirmation of your Enrolment with NEBOSH will only be effective if and when NEBOSH communicates this to you and NEBOSH has received the Enrolment Fee and (if applicable) any other fee specified by it in full. NEBOSH may accept or decline Enrolment at its absolute discretion.

3.3.         Enrolment is partly for the purposes of identifying You, and tracking progress through NEBOSH Assessments, confirming Your eligibility to participate in NEBOSH Assessments and confirming previous units attained by You which count towards NEBOSH Assessments. You are responsible for ensuring that all information provided for the purpose of enabling Enrolment is complete and accurate. You shall give NEBOSH all information it reasonably requires to complete the Enrolment process. [Information will be stored in accordance with NEBOSH’s privacy policy.]

3.4.         Enrolment for a NEBOSH Assessment means that You are agreeing to abide by the regulations for that NEBOSH Assessment, as set out in the relevant Syllabus Guide..

3.5.         Any samples, description matter or advertising issued by NEBOSH, and any descriptions contained in NEBOSH’s brochures, are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an idea of NEBOSH Products. They shall not form part of the Conditions or have contractual force.

3.6.         Subject to clause 2.3, these Conditions shall apply to the exclusion of any other terms, or any other terms that You seek to impose, or which are implied by law, custom, practice or course of dealing.

3.7.         Once NEBOSH has despatched to You acceptance of Your Enrolment You have 14 days or until the first assessment has been registered for in which to cancel your Enrolment since You agree that NEBOSH will have commenced the services relating to Your Enrolment immediately upon despatch of such acceptance to You.


4.              Registration for NEBOSH Assessments   

4.1.         Your registration will only be effective once NEBOSH has sent to You an Assessment Registration Confirmation (ARC) document (to the [email address] provided by You to NEBOSH and NEBOSH has received in full the Registration Fee (and any other fee specified by it from time to time)

4.2.         When registering for a NEBOSH Assessment  You are agreeing to abide by the regulations for that assessment, as set out in the relevant Guide for that assessment.

4.3.         Fees and registrations are not transferable to alternative examinations or later examination sittings, or between learners. Details of all NEBOSH fees currently in force are set out in the fee schedule available on the NEBOSH website.  NEBOSH publishes details of such fees (which may be amended from time to time) which are due to NEBOSH as a result of any additional work required to be undertaken by NEBOSH on Your behalf such as re-marking and any additional administration required to be undertaken by NEBOSH on Your behalf.

5.              NEBOSH’s Liability

5.1.         NEBOSH can only assess those Assessment Submissions which it receives.  NEBOSH accepts no liability for any Assessment Submissions which may be lost, damaged or incorrectly uploaded before receipt by NEBOSH.

5.2.         Subject to clause 5.3, NEBOSH expressly excludes liability for:

5.2.1.     any loss or damage to Your property unless caused by the negligence of NEBOSH or its employees;

5.2.2. any:

i.    loss of profit;

ii.   loss of anticipated savings;

iii.  loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;

iv. Failure of Learners technical equipment required to complete assessment including internet access

v.   loss of earnings;

vi. loss of opportunity or loss of living expenses; or

vii.            indirect or consequential loss suffered by You,

due to the breach by NEBOSH of any obligation to You or due to any other act or omission or negligence of NEBOSH or its employees or agents.  Nothing in these conditions shall operate to exclude or limit NEBOSH's liability which cannot be legally limited including (but not limited to) liability for:

5.2.3.     death or personal injury due to its negligence;

5.2.4.     fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

5.2.5.     any breach of the obligations implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession).

5.3.         Without prejudice to clause 6.3, NEBOSH's total liability arising under or in connection with these Conditions, whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or restitution, or for breach of statutory duty or misrepresentation, or otherwise shall be limited to the Registration Fee paid by You.

5.4.         Neither You nor NEBOSH shall have any liability to each other for any failure or delay in the performance of obligations due to any cause beyond the relevant party’s reasonable control.

5.5.         NEBOSH shall have no liability to You should its website be unavailable to access at any time or fails to perform within usual parameters or at all.  NEBOSH does not guarantee that its website is free from virus and will be uninterrupted or error free. Conditions relating to use of our website can be found here

6.              Termination

6.1.         Either party may terminate the Conditions with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if the other party commits a material breach of any term of the Conditions and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach with 14 days of that party being notified in writing to do so].

6.2.      NEBOSH may terminate Your Enrolment or registration at any time by written notice     if:

6.2.2      You breach these Conditions or any terms and conditions contained in any letter confirming Your Enrolment or any documents or Policies issued by NEBOSH at any time; or

You fail to pay any fees due to NEBOSH under this Agreement on the due date for payment; or


6.2.3      it is discovered that You have provided NEBOSH  with any false or misleading information; or

6.2.4      You do not meet all of the administrative or academic requirements specified in the Guides issued by NEBOSH (where applicable); or


6.2.5      You are verbally or physically abusive in contravention of clause 8; or


6.2.6      You are involved in any malpractice pursuant to NEBOSH’s Malpractice Policy.


7.              Consequences of Termination

7.1.         Termination or expiry of the Conditions shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination or expiry, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of these Conditions which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry.

7.2.         Any provision of the Conditions that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination or expiry of the Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

8.     Verbal or Physical Abuse

NEBOSH will not tolerate verbal or physical abuse of its employees or stakeholders.  Any such incident of abuse may lead to (a) restriction of communications with You to a specified means eg  via letter or email only or (b) in cases which NEBOSH, at its sole discretion, considers to be serious or in repeated cases of physical or verbal abuse, termination of Enrolment and / or registration with NEBOSH, and / or exclusion from future Enrolment or registration with NEBOSH.

9.     Data Protection

9.1.         NEBOSH will hold personal information about You and will use the information as follows:

9.1.1.     to process Your applications to NEBOSH and administer Your Enrolment and registration for NEBOSH Assessments including post-assessment services;

9.1.2.     to respond to employers, recruitment agencies, other Higher Education institutions, and other similar bodies to verify requests from employers or employment agencies by providing verification or otherwise of information provided by You to employers or employment agencies of NEBOSH Products You hold in connection with applications for employment;

9.1.3.     to respond to queries raised by You

9.1.4.     to administer Policies;

9.1.5.     to notify You of Your NEBOSH Assessments results;

9.1.6.     to make You aware of services NEBOSH and other similar organisations can offer including information on current and future courses and qualifications unless You have notified us that You have opted out of receiving such information;

9.1.7.     to carry out research to help NEBOSH to improve and plan its qualifications.  The data used for this is non-identifiable for example (women under 50)

9.1.8.     and

9.1.9.    As otherwise permitted by the UK Data Protection Act 2018 Click here for more information on how we process your personal data in our Privacy Statement.

9.2.         You hereby consent to NEBOSH emailing Your results to you.

9.3.         You hereby consent to allow verification of Your NEBOSH results via the NEBOSH online Verification Portal or via the QR code on the Certificates and Parchments.

10.           Intellectual Property Rights and Nebosh Website

10.1.      All NEBOSH Intellectual Property shall remain vested in NEBOSH. NEBOSH Intellectual Property may not be reproduced/copied/distributed in any way without the prior written consent of NEBOSH or as required by law.

10.2.      If You access NEBOSH’s website You must do so only subject to NEBOSH’s terms of use, which is available on request and on its website.  You are responsible for keeping secure Your password and learner personal identification number and You agree not to disclose it to any third party.

11.           General

11.1.      Failure by NEBOSH to enforce strict compliance with these Conditions by You shall not be considered to be a waiver of any provisions of these Conditions. 

11.2.      If any provision of these Conditions is invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of these Conditions, and the remainder of the provision in question, shall not be affected.

11.3.      A person who is not a party to the contract governed by these Conditions shall not have any rights under or in connection with it by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 except where such rights are expressly granted to an Accredited Learning Partner further to these Conditions, but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists, or is available, apart from in that Act.

11.4.      NEBOSH may at any time assign, subcontract, delegate or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under these Conditions.

11.5.      You may not assign or deal in any other manner with any of your rights and obligations under the Conditions.

11.6.      These Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English Law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

12.  Statutory Rights

These Conditions shall not affect Your statutory rights as a consumer.


Learner Fees List

The NEBOSH Learner Fees List is available to download:

Please note that these are the fees that NEBOSH charges. Some Learning Partners may incorporate these fees within the overall fee you have paid to them. 

For further information please contact your chosen Learning Partner or contact us.