Is the NEBOSH International General Certificate for me?
The NEBOSH International General Certificate provides a sound introduction to the basics of occupational health and safety. It looks at the management of health and safety and a wide variety of workplace hazards. The NEBOSH Certificate has been designed for managers, supervisors and employee representatives and is ideal for anyone who wants to establish a career in health and safety.
Anyone can enroll on the NEBOSH Certificate programme.
Ways to Study the NEBOSH Certificate
- NEBOSH Certificate Block release – 10 days’ tuition from one of our expert tutors
- NEBOSH Certificate Distance learning – complete the course at your own pace within 2 month
Professional Body Memberships
Successful completion of the NEBOSH Certificate satisfies the academic requirements of IOSH (at Tech IOSH level) and the IIRSM (at Associate Membership level).
The NEBOSH Certificate entitles you to exemptions from the NGC1 units of the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management and the NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Safety and Health as well as providing the perfect basis for you to progress onto the NEBOSH National Diploma or NEBOSH Specialist Diploma in Environmental Management.
Ease your way into your NEBOSH Certificate…
If you’re not sure if you’re ready for a full NEBOSH Certificate, why not just enroll for a single unit? You will receive a certificate from NEBOSH and you can go on to complete the second unit (and achieve the full NEBOSH Certificate qualification) at any time in the following 5 years.
NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status. We offer a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.
Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 30,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 400 course providers in 80 countries around the world. Our qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
NEBOSH examinations and assessments are set by its professionally qualified staff assisted by external examiners; most of whom are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners operating within industry, the public sector or in enforcement.
Our technical standards are overseen by a Qualification and Technical Council with representatives drawn from national institutions.
In October 2000, NEBOSH became the first health and safety awarding body to be accredited by the UK regulatory authorities: The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) – previously QCA in England, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
From August 2009 NEBOSH also received Awarding Body approval with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in Scotland.
In addition, NEBOSH maintains Investors in People (IIP) status and is also an ISO 9001:2008 registered organisation.
What does the qualification 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 International General Certificate is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a valuable foundation for further professional study.
No previous health and safety knowledge is required. However it should be noted that the examination is offered, and must be answered, in English, and that the course includes a requirement to write a short report, which must also be in English. NEBOSH recommends that candidates undertaking the NEBOSH International General Certificate should reach the equivalent of a scoring of 6.0 or higher under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:
- Management of international health and safety (IGC1)
- Control of international workplace hazards (IGC2)
- International health and safety practical application (IGC3)
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