NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
The NEBOSH International General Certificate is designed to apply to all industries across the globe. The international version is ideal for learners outside of the UK and those looking to further their understanding in international health and safety law.
NEBOSH International General Certificate Explained
The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is an ideal first step into health and safety and is perfect for transitioning into management. It will gift learners pivotal philosophies and understanding in baseline health and safety.
The International course also comprises two central units that will cover critical topics such as health and safety management fundamentals and different types of workplace risk.
The International version of the NEBOSH General Certificate is a broader qualification ideal for learners outside of the UK. The course is engineered to apply to international regulations and law, making it widely transferable.
The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is recognised by employers and professional memberships in over 180 countries around the world It introduces learners to the crucial Plan-Do-Act-Check model, which continues to positively influence international workplace safety.
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Management of Health and Safety
IG1: Online Assessment
IG2: Practical risk assessment based on a workplace
Virtual: 10 days delivered as 2 split weeks
Online: approx 110-125 hours (12 months access provided)
Instant access with interactive study support
Live-online, engaging and interactive classes
Professional HSE training delivered at your premises
Access to digital course notes and online learning materials
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There are no entry requirements, but we recommend that all learners be literate in English.
The IG1 open book exam is completed electronically and submitted through the NEBOSH exam portal. You have 24 hours from 11am (UK time) on exam day to complete and submit your exam paper. The pass mark is set at 45 marks.
The IG2 is a practical risk assessment based on a workplace. This can be completed at a place of work or at home, and is submitted by email according to deadline.
You’ll be awarded a grading for the IG1, as outlined below; and for IG2 either a pass or refer (fail). Your overall qualification grade will be based on the mark you achieve in your IG1 open book exam:
Pass: 45-64 marks
Credit: 65-74 marks
Distinction: 75+ marks
You must successfully pass both units to achieve your full NEBOSH International General Certificate.
Please note: For any assessments taken after 1st August 2023, all assessments must be submitted in PDF format only.
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The NEBOSH International General Certificate is a globally recognized qualification that you can use to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in health and safety. It will give you a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that are transferable across continents, industries, and sectors.
The NEBOSH International General Certificate is designed to give you practical skills and knowledge in health and safety management. You will learn how to develop and implement an effective health and safety management system, which will help you bring about real improvements in the way your company operates.
This qualification is suitable for all types of businesses, from large multinationals to small start-ups. It is ideal for anyone working in an industry where health and safety is important, such as manufacturing, construction, retail, and pharmaceuticals.
For a detailed rundown of the NEBOSH International General Certificate, read our blog here.
This is a certificate awarded to those who have passed the NEBOSH International General Certificate course. This exam is designed to be taken by anyone in the world, and it measures knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues in the workplace.
NEBOSH International General Certificate is an internationally recognised qualification. It provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to demonstrate their competence in a range of health and safety management systems.
The certificate serves as a benchmark for the skills, knowledge and experience required by those working in the field of health and safety.
The NEBOSH International General Certificate is a valuable certification that can help you advance in your career.
To discover the many reasons to take the NEBOSH International General Certificate, read our blog here.
For a full rundown of the NEBOSH International General Certificate, including the exam process, read our blog here.
To discover where the NEBOSH International General Certificate is recognised across the world, check out our corse guide.
All of your study materials are held on our award-winning learning platform which you can access at any time including:
- Downloadable reading materials written and created by our own Technical Director and adult learning designers in an easy to use format
- Interactive activities that help you learn faster and keep you interested, focused and motivated
- Practice activities that bring concepts to life and apply theories to real life scenarios, so you'll know just what to do in your own workplace
- Web links to additional resources all in one place, so you can learn more about a subject without having to search for your own answers
- Discussion boards so you can stay connected with other learners and your online tutor at all times
- Exam preparation and revision webinars to increase your chance of passing and take the stress out of your exam day
Choosing a provider for a course like the NEBOSH General Certificate can be really difficult for 2 reasons.
- Because there are so many providers
- Because you want to ensure you get the best value for money
There are many ways to help you choose which provider is best for you. We always recommend looking at online reviews and testimonials to understand things such as course quality and level of customer service. However, it is also important to consider things like the types of learning they provide, what course material you will be provided with and how much tutor support you'll get.
Finally, pass marks are also important to consider. You need to have confidence that your provider will help you gain that all important pass mark so ensure you check out what their pass rates are and how students are prepared for their exams at the end of the course.
Read more about how International Health and Safety qualifications are helping to raise safety standards across the globe
The NEBOSH National General Certificate and NEBOSH International General Certificate are both versions of the NEBOSH General Certificate. The National General Certificate course is available in the UK only and the International General Certificate is available to all countries outside of the UK.
They’re the same level, have the same units, elements and learning outcomes and they both follow the same exam structure and grading system.
The course content isn’t that much different either. They both teach you how to manage health and safety based on the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” management system. But they reference different legislation and regulations in the finer details.
For an in-depth comparisoon of the two courses, read our blog.
Qualified health and safety professions also ensure fellow employees go home safely to their families at the end of every day.
The NEBOSH International General Certificate is trusted by many prestigious organisations such as Maersk, Shell, BP, Skanska, Nestle and the Dubai World Trade Centre. It can help to:
- Minimise workplace injuries and illness.
- Boost employee wellbeing.
- Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, which can help win business.
- Strengthen your health and safety culture.
- Ensure your organisation has valuable in-house health and safety expertise.
The purpose of the interview is to just confirm your identity and check that the work that you submitted during the open book exam is your contribution and that you did not have any other assistance. The closing interview takes place via a video call, and at Astutis we usually use Microsoft Teams which is easy to access on any PC or mobile device.
During the interview you will be asked to provide either your passport, driving licence or national identity card. The interviewer will also ask you to show the room that or environment that you are taking the interview in to ensure you don’t have access to notes.
The questions you will be asked during the interview will relate to the questions you answered in the open-book interview. The closing interview is not an assessment, so you won’t receive a mark. If the interviewer is happy that the work is your own, your mark will be published in line with NEBOSH timeframes.
For more information about the NEBOSH International General Certificate closing interviews, take a look at our blog.
- An open book examination
- A practical risk assessment.
Both 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 the industry.
For the full rundown of the NEBOSH International General Certificate Exams and tips for each assessment, take a look at our blog.
Who can apply for a NEBOSH International General Certificate?
Held by people in over 167 countries, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is favoured by those who want to be recognised for their health and safety skills and knowledge.
Having the NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) is good for your career prospects as it both boosts your standing in your current role and can help you progress. The qualification is:
- Relevant to every workplace.
- Ideal for managers, supervisors and anybody else with health and safety management responsibilities.
- Perfect for those who want to develop a health and safety career with a valuable, globally respected qualification from NEBOSH.
This is a Certificate awarded to those who have passed the NEBOSH International General Certificate course. This exam is designed to be taken by anyone in the world, and it measures knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues in the workplace.
Read more about who studies the NEBOSH international General Certificate.
NEBOSH International General Certificate for Your Workforce
By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the NEBOSH International General Certificate qualification, you will be able to contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.
Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options, including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at premises of your choice on a day of your choice.
Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation
Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:
Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments
Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery, hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK. Alternatively classroom training can be delivered on-site at your premises for multiple learners.
Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel
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