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What is the NEBOSH International General Certificate?
The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is one of the most popular and recognised health and safety qualifications of its kind in the world, first introduced in 2005 it is held by more than 170,000 people worldwide. Each year, more people take the NEBOSH International General Certificate than any other NEBOSH qualification.
Why take the NEBOSH International General Certificate?
Join more than 170,000 holders of the NEBOSH International General Certificate, this is one of the most popular and recognised health and safety qualifications around the world. Having this qualification will allow the delegate to save the lives of their colleagues and members of the public.
Holders of this accredited qualification are able to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of workplace hazards. The qualification encourages a pragmatic approach to managing risk and the content can be applied in workplaces anywhere in the world.
NEBOSH International General Certificate holders can also apply for technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH). Many students then progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma (Grad IOSH) and from there to Chartered status (CMIOSH).
Why study with RoSPA?
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Real and practical benefits that delegates take back to their organisation
A delegate-centered approach to learning
What level is the NEBOSH International General Certificate?
The NEBOSH International General Certificate level is comparable to the NQF/QCF Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland which is equivalent to A-level.
What does the NEBOSH International General Certificate cover?
The NEBOSH International General Certificate is divided into 2 units and covers:
IGC1: Management of health and safety
- Why we should manage workplace health and safety
- How health and safety management systems
- Managing risk – understanding people and processes
- Health and safety monitoring and measuring
It is recommended to do 20 self-study hours and the unit is assessed by two hour written exam consisting of ten short questions and one long answers. Papers are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. Candidates must achieve 45% to pass this unit.
IGC2: Risk assessment
- Physical and psychological health
- Musculoskeletal health
- Chemical and biological agents
- General workplace issues
- Work equipment
It is recommended to do 20 self-study hours and the unit is assessed by three hour practical assessment. Candidates must achieve 45% to pass this unit.
A ‘pass’ must be achieved in both units to achieve the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
You must complete both units within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH International General Certificate qualification.
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