About Oncourse

Cutting the red tape and opening our doors, the NEC Group welcomes you to Oncourse: our new commercial training centre, delivering dynamic Health & Safety training and consultancy services across the U.K.

Based in bustling Birmingham, Oncourse offers IOSH, NEBOSH and HABC courses; spanning first aid, food safety, fire, noise, crowd control and construction. Hosting over 350 annual events, from Crufts to Motocross racing, the NEC Group knows that health and safety is a serious business. But just like riding a bike, fun is the key to effective, life-long learning. That’s why at Oncourse, we combine engaging material, passionate trainers and spectacular surroundings to bring your learning to life. So if you want a cost-effective way to elevate your career or are looking to improve your business, Oncourse sets you on the road to success.

Our People

Case Studies

The Games are over, our legacy lives on

On Course and London 2012

With over 38 years’ experience in the food & beverage industry, Amadeus is one of the UK’s leading catering services. With over 627 awards, serving over 3.5 million visitors a year at events at every size. Amadeus delivered the world’s largest peacetime catering operation as the official caterer for Olympic North park at the London 2012 Olympic Games, serving a whopping 6 million meals during the Games, our 2,000 strong workforce developed new skills and experiences alongside the 32,000 hours of development invested by Amadeus.

As part of our commitment to supporting the lasting legacy of London 2012 Amadeus developed a support programme to help London’s newest workforce known as “Games Graduates” by hosting a range of events open to anyone who worked in an official venue during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. All Amadeus staff received specialist health and safety training provided by the NEC Group Oncourse experts.

To serve 6 million meals to thousands of athletes and supporters required a lot of training, Oncourse helped us immeasurably to achieve this.

Situated at the heart of the country

Oncourse has a range of world-class facilities at its disposal and pairs each course with the perfect setting, from holding seminars in stylish rooms to conducting crowd science training in the NEC’s huge halls. All our venues are exceptionally easy to reach, with strong connections via road, rail and air links.

Undergoing a spectacular development in recent years, Birmingham has flourished into a truly cosmopolitan city, showcasing an array of entertainment, culture and cuisine to delight our visitors. We understand that accessibility is highly important when choosing a training centre, and you’ll be pleased to know that Birmingham falls within a two hour drive of almost 40% of the UK’s population! The central location of the NEC is also highly convenient, and if you’re stopping over in our city, there are many hotels near-by.


of the UK’s population within 3hrs drive time

Getting here