NEBOSH - Occupational Safety and Health

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

Course Overview

Knowledge of the best occupational health and safety practices is vital in running a company effectively anywhere in the world.

This NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety course, which is awarded and recognised internationally by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), helps employers and employees to create a safe place of work.

Having a safe place to work not only increases happiness in employees but also increases productivity and profitability in the workplace.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 access
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 access
Course Details

Is the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course suitable for me? 

Gaining the NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) will ensure you have the knowledge of the different principles of health and safety, identifying and controlling possible hazards in the workplace and being able to apply the knowledge learnt to your place of work.

Based on international standards like the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the IGC certification is a prestigious qualification ensuring you will gain a deep understanding of occupational health and safety. You will also learn the local laws and cultural practices which may impact occupational safety.

Do you want to take your health and safety knowledge to the next level? Sign up for the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety course and gain an internationally recognised qualification, propelling your health and safety career forward. 

How will the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety benefit me? 

A NEBOSH International General Certificate sends a message of assurance that inspires confidence in customers and employees. NEBOSH-certified individuals protect their employers from the risks of prosecution, absence costs, litigation and loss of reputation. This training course also includes Tutor support.

Take your health and safety knowledge to an international level by signing up to NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety today.

What jobs can I apply for after my NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety training?

Once you successfully gain the NEBOSH qualification, you will be able to work in a range of job roles, including:  

  •  Health & Safety Advisor - £39k.
  •  Health & Safety Manager - £55k.
  •  Environmental Health & Safety Manager - £50k. 

(Source: Glassdoor)

Why choose to study this NEBOSH course with e-Careers?

This training course will provide you with pver 130 hours of content that you can access whereever and whenever suits you best. These materials are high-quality and interactive, making learning engaging. 

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 590,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 9,000 students. 

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates. 

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Syllabus

Learning outcomes

  •  Justify health and safety improvements using moral, financial and legal arguments.
  •  Advise on the main duties for health and safety in the workplace and help their organisation manage contractors.
  •  Work within a health and safety management system, recognising what effective policy, organisational responsibilities and arrangements should ook like.
  •  Positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour to improve performance in their organisation.
  •  Do a general risk assessment in your workplace – profiling and prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common hazards, evaluating risks (taking account of current controls), recommending further control measures, planning actions.
  •  Recognise workplace changes that have significant health and safety impacts and effective ways to minimise those impacts.
  •  Develop basic safe systems of work (including taking account of typical emergencies) and knowing when to use permit-to-work systems for special risks.
  •  Take part in incident investigations.
  •  Help your employer to check their management system effectiveness – through monitoring, audits and reviews.

NEBOSH International General Certificate Elements

  •  Why we should manage workplace health and safety.
  •  How health and safety management systems work and what they look like.
  •  Managing risk – understanding people and processes.
  •  Health and safety monitoring and measuring.
  •  Physical and psychological health. 
  •  Musculoskeletal health. 
  •  Chemical and biological agents. 
  •  General workplace issues. 
  •  Work equipment. 
  •  Fire.
  •  Electricity. 

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Exam Details

You'll need to register with e-Careers before you can take your examination. Once registered, we'll send you an Examination Entry Confirmation, which includes your unique learner number, essential examination information, and results process. Please make sure you check that all your details are spelt correctly. 

Your Examination Entry Confirmation is essential for you to gain entry to the examination room, and photographic identification will need to be shown to the exam invigilator, so please make sure you bring either your driving licences or passport with you, as proof. 

Examination results

Results for assessments taken in English should be received within 50 working days from your examination or assignment submission date. The specific date will appear on your examination entry confirmation.

Assessment

Unit IG1:

  • Assessment Type: Question paper
  • Assessment Time: 2 hours

Unit IG2:

  •  Assessment Type: Practical assessment
  •  Assessment Time: 3 hours

Pass standards

  • Unit IG1: 45 marks
  • Unit IG2: The minimum standard required for a Unit IG2 ‘Pass’ can be found on page 8 of the IG2 Guidance for Learning Partners and Learners

 A ‘Pass’ must be achieved in both units to achieve the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Qualification grades

The qualification grade is based on the result from Unit IG1

  •  Distinction: 75 marks or higher
  •  Credit: 65 - 74 marks
  •  Pass: 45 - 64 marks
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