Can you guess what the most common question about the NEBOSH General Certificate is?
Yep, that's right. How much does it cost?
The answer is – it depends.
Obviously, the price of the course will be different for each course provider. And it'll vary depending on your chosen learning method and location. There's also other costs you'll need to consider like travel, extra support, exams and VAT.
Is the NEBOSH General Certificate worth the cost?
You can't put a price on good health and safety. But you're only human. So of course you want to make sure you're getting value for your money. Here are just a few benefits of taking the NEBOSH General Certificate:
- Develop career opportunities – over 90% of HSE job advertisements ask for the NEBOSH General Certificate as a minimum.
- Increase your health and safety knowledge – the NEBOSH General Certificate will give you an understanding of key issues so you’re able to manage health and safety within your role.
- Gain practical skills to use in your job – the practical elements of the course will help you develop the skills such as planning, assessing situations and management report writing.
- Achieve and maintain compliance in your company – a key element of the NEBOSH General Certificate is looking at UK or international regulations. So you’ll be able to make sure your company is meeting recognised standards and complying to the right legislation and codes of practice.
Sounds worth it, right?
NEBOSH General Certificate online prices
Astutis offers the NEBOSH General Certificate online course at £450 in UK and £510 outside of the UK.
The price of the online course with other providers will differ based on the amount of support on offer and the amount of time you have access for. Some course providers may have sneaky additional fees so make sure you check some of the following before you book:
Every online course will give you access to course materials, but additional support features such as webinars, assignment feedback, tutor support or revision sessions may come at an additional cost. It’s worth asking for a trial or demo of the course so you can get to grips with it, and then ask your provider about any additional features you think you may need.
The NEBOSH General Certificate has online op-book exam and 1 assignment. Exams are run throughout the year so as an online learner, you have the flexibility to sit your exams at any point, when you feel ready.
Astutis offers the NEBOSH General Certificate exams for £200 + VAT in the UK, which includes registration fees. Exam fees outside the UK vary depending on location.
You’ll want to check how long you have access to your course for. If you’re getting towards the end of your course and you feel you aren’t ready to sit your exams yet and want to extend your access, you’ll usually be charged an extension fee. Check how much this is before you book so that you don’t get any costly surprises.
NEBOSH General Certificate classroom prices
Classroom courses are usually the more expensive learning option. The price of your course will always include tuition for the duration of the course (this can vary between providers but is usually 2 weeks) and course materials, but there are additional costs that you’ll need to consider too, such as:
- Lunch and refreshments throughout your course
- Parking costs
- Travel costs
- Accommodation costs
- Exams – most providers will include these within your classroom course price, however it’s always worth checking, just in case!
For further information on the different ways to take the NEBOSH General Certificate take a look at our Introduction!
This blog post was updated in September 2019 to reflect the changes in the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus.