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NEBOSH International General Certificate Course

NEBOSH accredited centre 807 logoWhere will the NEBOSH International Certificate course take me?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health and Safety is an internationally recognised qualification that will provide you with a broad understanding of key health and safety issues.

The IGC is NEBOSH’s most popular qualification worldwide and is, for many, the first step in building a successful and rewarding career in health and safety.

NEBOSH International General Certificate Course Key Facts
Learning Methods Online and In-company
Units 3 units: IGC1; GC2; GC3
Assessments 2 half day exams for IGC1 & GC2 plus a practical for GC3
Duration Dependent on learning method

Course information

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 form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate.

The course covers:

  • the principles relating to health and safety
  • identification and control of workplace hazards
  • the practical application of this knowledge

The course divided into 3 units, each of which is assessed separately on 1 additional exam day:

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

Click here for the full NEBOSH International Certificate syllabus.

How is the course assessed?

IGC1 and GC2 are 2 hour exams and GC3 is a 2 hour practical assessment carried out in the workplace no later than two weeks after sitting the final NEBOSH exam. This practical element will be assessed by Astutis and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

Is the NEBOSH International Certificate course for me?

The NEBOSH IGC is aimed at those working in health & safety, or those wishing to develop a career in safety management. It is suitable for managers, supervisors and operational  staff from all types of organisation. It offers a broad knowledge of health and safety  issues and will help you understand and manage risk effectively in your organisation.

The IGC is broadly recognised as a first step towards a career in health and safety. So if you want to embark on a new career, then this is the qualification for you.

Further qualification recognition

Learners who successfully complete the NEBOSH International Certificate course will be certified and can apply for:

  • Technical membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH)
  • Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk Management, allowing you to use AIIRSM after your name

Many professionals enjoy the course and proceed to the NEBOSH International Diploma, forging a rewarding, lifetime career in health and safety.

If you have health and safety responsibilities at work or work for an international organisation, get in touch to see how this globally recognised qualification could help you on your way to a career in the health and safety profession.

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