NEBOSH International General Certificate
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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
The recently updated NEBOSH International General Certificate online course is one of the most widely respected health and safety qualifications in the world, currently held by around 90,000 people.
This international version of the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course is ideal if you are a manager, supervisor or employee representative based outside the UK. It is also recommended if you are embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a valuable foundation for further professional study.
E-learning / online
This online NEBOSH International General Certificate course content has been restructured and updated to reflect modern health and safety practices and the needs of today’s employers. The course now consists of only two units, with a small reduction in the overall study hours. Another major change is that there is only one exam and one practical assessment.
The NEBOSH IGC is ideal for managers, supervisors and employees with health and safety responsibilities based outside of the UK. If you are based in the UK, we recommend the NEBOSH National General Certificate.
Unit IG1: Management of Health and Safety
Element 1 – Why we should manage workplace health and safety
Element 2 – How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
Element 3 – Managing risk – understanding people and processes
Element 4 – Health and safety monitoring and measuring
Unit IG2: Risk Assessment
Element 5 – Physical and psychological health
Element 6 – Musculoskeletal health
Element 7 – Chemical and biological agents
Element 8 – General workplace issues
Element 9 – Work equipment
Element 10 – Fire
Element 11 – Electricity
Recommended Study Time
105 - 115 hours
You will receive a comprehensive grounding in risk management and compliance for the workplace covering:
- How to effectively manage health and safety.
- How to identify and control common workplace hazards.
- How to measure if you’ve been successful.
- ILO key standards and requirements.
- Confidently carrying out risk assessments.
- Developing and implementing a detailed action plan.
- Managing and minimising workplace risks.
- Supporting and developing your company’s health and safety culture.
Assessment and NEBOSH Certification
The NEBOSH International Certificate course features one written exam and one practical exam:
Unit IG1 (replacing IGC1) includes an open book, scenario-based exam which you can do from home.
Unit IG2 is assessed by a practical assessment, which is longer than the previous GC3 assessment at 3 hours.
Exam dates are set by NEBOSH.
Please note: All course materials and certificates will be sent electronically.
After studying the IGC, many candidates progress to the degree-level NEBOSH International Diploma.
Related NEBOSH Courses
Achieving NEBOSH certification can lead to a choice of NEBOSH qualifications focused on specific industries, such as:
- NEBOSH General Certificate
- NEBOSH Construction Certificate
- NEBOSH Fire Certificate
- NEBOSH Environmental Certificate
- NEBOSH National Diploma
- All NEBOSH courses
The Benefits of E-learning
Flexibility is the great advantage of e-learning. You can enrol at any time and study whenever you wish at the pace you choose.
Our online courses are designed to keep you engaged and motivated with interactive content comprising quizzes and videos.
Courses can be accessed via computer, tablet or mobile devices. The system bookmarks the point you have reached, so you can stop studying whenever you wish, and pick up exactly where you left off.
Experts write all the course materials and create them for multiple formats. You can view them as online PDFs (read online or download for offline study) or download as audiobooks.
Support is readily available from expert health and safety tutors, who can be contacted by telephone or email for study, revision and exam advice. You also have access to a unique Facebook group, which is a great way to discuss any aspects of your studies with tutors and fellow students.
To help you prepare you for your final assessments, we provide tutor-marked mock assessments with feedback.
What is an Open Book Exam?
An open book exam assesses the same learning outcomes as an invigilated, paper-based exam. With an open book exam, you can have access to textbooks, course notes and the internet.
You can complete an open book exam in your own home, or another suitable location. You will have up to 24 hours to complete the NEBOSH open book exam, but we find that most candidates only take 4 – 5 hours.
The open book exam will assess your ability to apply your knowledge, as well as testing your analytical and critical thinking skills.
What is a closing interview?
Following the open book exam is a short closing interview, which takes approximately 15 minutes. The purpose of the interview is to confirm that the work you have submitted is your own and that you did not have any assistance in completing your NEBOSH assessment.
The closing interview takes place via video call, which you can access via smartphone, tablet or computer.
The interviewer will ask to see identification, you need to provide either your passport, driving license or national identity card. The interviewer needs to see the room that you are in to ensure you don’t have access to notes during the interview.
The interviewer will ask you questions based on your open book exam, your work and your submission.
Your 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.
External examiners mark all assessments and are appointed by NEBOSH. Each examiner is chosen for their experience and expertise, ensuring candidates are assessed by the best in our industry.
This qualification is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), as well as the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
What is the benefit of e-learning for employers?
Employers have a legal duty to ensure that staff have received the necessary health and safety training. E-learning enables them to do so at a fraction of the cost of face-to-face training. We also conduct monitored training delivery, so employers can receive reports on who has completed the training and how they scored.
The pass rate for this course is above industry average, and our candidates often achieve a high number of credits and distinctions.
When studying via e-learning you don’t pay for your exam(s) upfront — you choose your preferred exam dates and pay later directly with the training provider after you’ve booked the course.
When and how will I receive my results and certificate?
Once the course has been completed, a confirmation of results can be printed or saved as proof of completion. Results are available 8 to 10 weeks after the exam. Your certificate will be available a further 8 to 10 weeks later.
What happens if I fail the assessment?
We will give you free tutor support, under the Phoenix Pass Pledge. You can pay to retake the exam.
For accredited courses such as NEBOSH and IOSH a certificate will be sent directly to you from the appropriate awarding body.
For short health and safety courses a completion certificate is available at the end of the course. You can screenshot this or print it out to confirm completion of the training.
All you need to complete our health and safety e-learning courses is a computer, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection.
Online learning courses provide flexible learning experiences so that you study whenever, easily fitting learning around other commitments.
Our e-learning courses include interactive activities, real-life scenarios, and practice exam questions, all designed to provide an informative and engaging learning experience. The programmes can be bookmarked, making it easy for learners to pick up where they left off and study around their schedule.
Our short health and safety courses also help employers to demonstrate that they have fulfilled their legal duties to ensure their personnel have been adequately trained.
Once the courses have been completed, a confirmation of results can be saved or printed as evidence. This can then be kept on record as evidence of suitable training.
You will instantly receive a confirmation email with your order details and your course login details will follow within one business working day.
Please note that course bookings can not be processed over weekends or bank holidays and will be processed the next business working day.
Click the 'Buy' or 'Add to cart' button and you will be taken to our payment/booking page where you can choose to pay online now using a debit/credit card or you can pay later by invoice.
Once you have paid for your course(s), you will receive an email from our team advising how to begin your training.
You will be provided with a username and password which will enable you to access the e-learning portal. Login to start your course, once you have completed and passed the course, you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.
Founded in 2005, Phoenix Health & Safety are one of the nation's leading health and safety training providers, and are committed to providing an unbeatable service and learning experience to students.
We deliver NEBOSH, IOSH, NVQ, Construction, First Aid and general health and safety courses to your organisation and employees. Our courses are available online, at a training centre, in-house or via distance learning. Our training courses are comprehensive and cover all aspects of health, safety and environmental management.
Envico is working in partnership with Phoenix Health & Safety offering NEBOSH training and is not accredited by or associated with NEBOSH, IOSH or any other examination bodies, awarding bodies, institutions or organisations in any way whatsoever.