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NEBOSH - International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (NEBOSH) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit NEBOSH web site

What is the NEBOSH - International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course?

Category: Health-and-Safety

Level: Intermediate

Achieve recognition for your health and safety skills and knowledge anywhere in the world with the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Over 35,000 people have achieved the qualifications since its introduction in 2004.

How much does it cost and how long does it take?

Course fees are determined by individual course providers and vary depending on the format of the course. You should plan your study around a minimum of 80 taught hours and approximately 53 hours of private study and background reading.

What are the benefits for employers?

A safer workplace - Health and safety is important. It protects people from injury and loss of life. People with a NEBOSH General Certificate know how to help their employer avoid prosecution, litigation, absence costs and loss of reputation, wherever they operate.

Assurance - Employers whose staff are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to health and safety. A NEBOSH General Certificate provides an assurance of safety - something that can help employers achieve recognised standards and can even win new business.

Return on investment - An employee with a NEBOSH General Certificate has a practical set of skills that brings real value to the modern global workplace.

The modular qualification structure and variety of available course formats enables candidates and employers to arrange training around the needs of the business. Many NEBOSH training providers will offer in-company courses, to allow the inclusion of material specifically relevant to the organisations workplace.

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How much is a International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course?

As a broker we have a large number of Training Providers who advertise their courses with us. The lowest price we have is £345.00 and the highest price is £450.00

These prices may include Classroom, e-Learning, Distance Learning and In-House (On-Site) options.

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Who is the NEBOSH - International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course designed for?

Managers, supervisors and employees throughout the world take the NEBOSH International General Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any kind of organisation.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a sound basis for progression on to the NEBOSH International Diploma. No previous health and safety knowledge is required.

The assessment is available in English, Arabic, Russian and Turkish.

The course includes a requirement to write a short report.

If students choose to take the assessment in English NEBOSH recommends that students should reach the equivalent of a scoring of 6.0 or higher under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

What subjects does the NEBOSH - International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course cover?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) covers the principles relating to health and safety, identification and control of workplace hazards and the practical application of this knowledge.

The IGC syllabus takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) codes of practice.

Local laws and cultural factors may form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate.

The qualification also features a practical workplace assessment.

The International General Certificate is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately

  • Management of international health and safety (IGC1)
  • Control of international workplace hazards (GC2)
  • International health and safety practical application (GC3)

How is the NEBOSH - International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course assessed?

Units IGC1 and IGC2 are taught units each assessed by one 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 IGC3 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 course provider and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

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