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NEBOSH International General Certificate

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in the Occupational Health and Safety provides the deep understanding of general health and safety issues or problems that affect all types of the organization and NEBOSH IGC enables the risks to be managed efficiently.

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The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in the Occupational Health and Safety provides the deep understanding of general health and safety issues or problems that affect all types of the organization and NEBOSH IGC enables the risks to be managed efficiently. As well as NEBOSH IGC covering the range of workplace hazards, risks and the methods of the control, it includes the reference to the international standards linking to the management of the health and safety at work.

NEBOSH IGC gives the valuable overview, and it is a sound basis for the further professional study in Occupational Health and Safety, For example, the NEBOSH International Diploma, Fire Certificate and the Construction Certificate.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (IGC)

Is broadly respected everywhere in the world and NEBOSH IGC is essential for anybody who is working in or is planning to work in the field of the health and safety. It presents an excellent introduction to the occupational safety and health, and it is suitable for working with all the types of organizations and the industries. NEBOSH IGC is ideal:

  • For Everybody working in a safety-related role
  • For Those who are looking or planning to start the career in health and safety field.
  • For the Managers and the supervisors with the safety responsibilities as part of the broader role in health and safety

Gain the appreciation for your health and safety skills and the knowledge throughout the world with the NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health and Safety.

The NEBOSH IGC is one of the highly recommended qualifications in occupational safety and health across the world. NEBOSH IGC gives knowledge, skills and it enables you to know-how to perform the health and safety responsibilities for the any individual working in any organization.

The Managers, supervisors, officers, Fresher, and the employees or the workers throughout the world take the NEBOSH IGC because it delivers the skills and know-how to fulfill the health and safety responsibilities in anywhere in the world and any organization.

The NEBOSH IGC is also suitable for those starting their career in health and safety field. And also NEBOSH IGC ideal for those who want to switch their career or job into health and safety. Even for those people or persons who wish to enhance their profile with the internationally recognized certificate, providing the sound basis for the progression on to the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. No need for the previous health and safety knowledge is required.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate is based on international standards and best practice. It is made up of two units that must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEBOSH International General Certificate qualification.

  • 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
  • Unit IG1 is assessed by a two-hour written examination
  • Unit IG2 is assessed by a three hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace (or another suitable workplace)

NEBOSH IGC In Pakistan

Safety Institute Pakistan is offering NEBOSH IGC course since 2009. We’re conducting NEBOSH IGC classes in every month and we have thousands of students working as a safety officer in Pakistan & in Gulf Countries i.e. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar & Oman Etc. We’ve a team of highly experienced and professionals who’re delivering training from the last many years in different sectors i.e. oil & gas industry, general industry & construction industry etc.

So the NEBOSH IGC is a internationally recognized health and safety qualification from an established independent examination board with over 30 years experience in providing up to date and relevant examinations, this NEBOSH IGC course is world’s most demanding certification in almost every field.

How Does The New IG1 Assessment Work?2021-01-22T13:57:00+00:00

The NEBOSH IG1/IGC1 exam changed on 1 July 2020.

The exam is undertaken at home in what is called an “Open Book” exam.  Exam papers will be sent at a notified time and you will then have 24 hours to complete and return them. The exam should only take a few hours to complete and the 24 hours is to meet the needs of all learners in different time zones around the world.

The exam itself comprises scenario based questions, where you will be given a set scenario(s) and asked questions which test the knowledge you would have gained studying the course. You will be able to access books, but must document all the sources you reference.  This is extremely important as NEBOSH will be using software to check that answers are not just copied from textbooks.

After the exam you will be interviewed by a Tutor who will be checking that you have an understanding of the responses you gave in the exam along with checking your ID.

You must fully revise the course before taking the exam and we suggest making detailed notes to refer to as you are undertaking the assessment.

Where Can I Sit My Exam?2021-01-22T13:56:40+00:00

The IG1 exam is completed at home. The IG2 practical assessment is undertaken at your workplace. There is no need to attend an assessment centre.

How Does The Assessment Work?2021-01-22T13:56:31+00:00

There are two assessments, one per Unit and both must be passed within 5 years.

  • Unit IG1 is assessed by an open book, scenario based assessment which is completed at home and should take around 2 hours to complete
    The exam questions will only cover the topics in the IG1 course
  • Unit IG2 is assessed by a practical assessment. This will be marked by NEBOSH and if you are unsuccessful you will be allowed to improve your work and resubmit at the next exam date

Pass Standards

  • Unit IG1: 45 marks
  • Unit IG2: Pass (Only Pass or Fail available for this assessment)

The qualification grade is based on the result from Unit IG1

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

You can however choose to resit IG1 even if you have passed to improve your grade.

Can I Study IG2 Before I Complete IG1?2021-01-22T13:56:19+00:00

IG1 should be studied before the IG2 practical assessment is undertaken.

Whilst the IG2 assessment primarily assesses elements 5 – 11, the knowledge from elements 1.1, 1.2 and 3.4 is required to complete the assessment.

How Long Does the Certificate Take to Complete?2021-01-22T13:56:04+00:00

This will depend on how you choose to study. The Classroom and Live Online courses are taught over is 2 weeks (10 days) plus assessments. For Online study on average, learners complete this course in around 3-6 months.

What is the Difference Between Live Online, Online, elearning and Distance Learning?2021-01-22T14:08:23+00:00

Live Online is delivered in real time through Zoom and is very similar to a classroom course. The tutor will deliver the course with breaks to allow time for group work, exercises, and private study.

Online & elearning are just different words for the same thing, and mean a flexible, self study course delivery with tutor support that can be accessed via email. Distance Learning, means learning at a distance but is commonly used to describe the more traditional paper based study.

What is the Difference Between the National and International General Certificate?2021-01-22T13:55:26+00:00

The National Certificate is based on UK legislation and is recognised worldwide. The International Certificate is based on International Standards of Best Practice and is recognised by employers outside of the UK.

Is the Certificate I Receive the Same If I Study Online As When I Study in the Classroom?2021-01-22T13:55:01+00:00

Yes, the Certificate is the exact same. You cannot tell the method of study from the Certificate.

What Can I Study Once I Have Completed the Certificate?2021-01-22T13:54:12+00:00

If you are looking to study a higher level H&S qualification, the NEBOSH Diploma will be the most suitable course to study.

Alternatively, you can broaden your knowledge by studying one or more of the more specialist NEBOSH Certificate courses.

Do I Have to Study the Health & Safety At Work Award (HSW) Course First?2021-01-22T13:53:52+00:00

No. The Certificate can be studied by students with no prior health and safety experience.

What Educational Level is the NEBOSH General Certificate?2021-01-22T13:53:27+00:00

The General Certificate is a level 3 qualification (EQF) which is the equivalent to A-levels in the UK.

What Happens If I Fail the Assessment?2021-01-22T13:57:17+00:00

If you do not pass either (or both) of your assessments, you can book a resit with our exams team.

For IG2 (the practical assessment) you will receive feedback from the NEBOSH examiner which will help to improve your work. You can then resubmit at the next exam date.

Can the Exams Be Completed Online?2021-01-22T13:57:23+00:00

Exams are undertaken at home or in the workplace and are submitted online.

Can I Buy Past Exam Papers?2021-01-22T13:48:07+00:00

As NEBOSH have changed the assessments on 1 July 2020, previous exam papers will not help you in your studies.

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