NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) - New Syllabus

For previous syllabus, see here.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) provides a broad understanding of health & safety issues and is an essential qualification for anyone working in or wanting to work in safety & health anywhere in the world.

The NEBOSH IGC is the Worlds most popular health and safety qualification
Study Online, in a Classroom or In-Company, plus Textbooks available
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The NEBOSH Certificate is highly respected by employers worldwide and is an essential first step for those wanting a long and successful career in HSE. The NEBOSH IGC enables you to apply for many different health and safety jobs, such as Health & Safety Officer, Advisor, Superintendent, etc in almost any industry.

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Benefits of achieving the NEBOSH International General Certificate:

  • Boost your career prospects; NEBOSH Certificates are highly valued by employers globally
  • Meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership of IOSH (TechIOSH)
  • Entitled to Associate Membership of the IIRSM (AIIRSM)

RRC is an accredited NEBOSH Learning Partner offering the NEBOSH IGC throughout the world:

RRC offer you more than any other NEBOSH General Certificate provider:

  • RRC is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner - Guaranteeing you the best NEBOSH learning experience 
  • NEBOSH IGC courses available in 5 languages - English, Arabic, FrenchSpanish & Turkish
  • Over 90% of RRC students have successfully completed their NEBOSH International General Certificate
  • 90 years experience in training & education
  • 45 years experience in delivering health & safety training
  • Choice of learning methods
  • Teaching and support from a team of 40 expert tutors

NEBOSH International General Certificate Content

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:

Unit IG1: Management of Health and Safety

  • 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

Unit IG2: Risk Assessment

  • Physical and psychological health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • General workplace issues
  • Work equipment
  • Fire
  • Electricity

Assessment:

  • 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)

Exams are held in March, June, September and December each year.

NEBOSH IGC ONLINE

  • Available 24/7 Worldwide in English, (Spanish & Turkish available Jan 20)
  • Around 130 hours of study + exam (can be completed in 3-9 months)
  • Ideal for those whose lifestyle needs a really flexible high quality learning method

Online Learning with RRC

  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Money Back Guarantee
  • Mobile-friendly, innovative, interactive online study including videos, animations, quizzes, tests and reviews of your progress
  • Unlimited tutor support by a team of expert tutors
  • Full PDF copy of the study text to download for offline study
  • Over 190 exam centres available throughout the world
  • Interest Free Payment Plans
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Overview of the NEBOSH IGC Online Course

NEBOSH IGC Classroom

  • London
    IG1: 18-22 Nov 2019
    IG2: 25-29 Nov 2019
  • Dubai
    IG1: 9-13 Feb 2020
    IG2: 16-20 Feb 2020

Classroom Learning with RRC

  • RRC is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner - guaranteeing you the best NEBOSH learning experience
  • Expert teaching from highly experienced NEBOSH approved trainers
  • Professional training environment - providing the perfect environment to learn with refreshments throughout the day including lunch
  • World class learning resources - access to RRC’s online resources from the moment you register, and full colour printed study texts supplied on the first day of your course
  • Advice and support from the RRC Trainer & Customer Service Teams
  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Interest Free Instalment Plans

NEBOSH IGC Textbooks

  • Available in English, (Arabic, French & Spanish available January 2020)
  • Designed to fully support students throughout their studies
  • Full colour, illustrated textbooks covering the complete NEBOSH IGC syllabus
  • Developed by a team of expert NEBOSH tutors working closely with educational experts and feedback from our customers
NEBOSH IGC  Textbooks

RRC Textbooks

All our materials are designed to be easy to use and understand. They include:
  • Complete coverage of the NEBOSH International General Certificate syllabus
  • Key information summarised at the start of each section
  • Explanations of words or phrases that may be unfamiliar
  • References to sources of further information
  • Revision questions to test your knowledge as you progress
  • Practice Exam-Style questions with step by step guidance on how to answer them

NEBOSH IGC In-Company

RRC is a fully approved NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner and can help you cost-effectively train your staff.

  • In-Company Classroom: effective and cost & time efficient, available worldwide
  • Training Contracts: send your staff to our open classroom courses in London, Dubai, GeorgiaTunisia, Ghana, Nigeria, SpainSudan & Turkey 
  • Online: ideal for training teams across multiple sites, with discounts on standard fees for bulk licences
  • Bespoke: courses can be tailored to meet your specific sector and/or translated into any language

Why Businesses Choose the NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC):

  • Course approved and examined by NEBOSH, an internationally recognised health & safety body
  • Certificate issued by NEBOSH, guaranteeing quality of training and delegates achievement
  • High quality training guaranteed through RRC's Gold status in the NEBOSH Learning Partner Scheme
  • Improved productivity & profitability through:
    • Reduction in accidents and safety incidents
    • Improved workforce satisfaction through increased safety awareness throughout the organisation
    • Enhanced reputation with customers and suppliers
    • Reduction in costs arising from avoidable insurance claims and legal fees

NEBOSH IGC FAQs

Where can I sit my exam?

Exams can be sat at one of RRC's UK exam centres or in one of our network of 190+ exam centres throughout the world.

  • UK Exam Centres - London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle
  • RRC International Centres - Dubai, Georgia, Tunisia
  • RRC International Exam Centre Network - See here

How does the assessment work?

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

  • Unit IG1 is assessed by a formal exam which is 2 hours in length
    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.

How long does the Certificate take to complete?

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

What does Gold Learning Partner mean?

RRC are delighted to have been evaluated as a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner, the highest level in the NEBOSH Learning Partner programme.

NEBOSH introduced a Learning Partner Programme in September 2019 which recognises those Learning Partners that provide learners with the best possible learning experience.  

All NEBOSH Learning Partners have been classified based on their performance against the programme’s principles which represent global best practice in the provision of course tuition and support. The key principles are:

  • Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider.
  • Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery. 
  • Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them. 
  • Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent and engaging. 
  • Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support. 
  • Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary. 

Learner Partner Status

Learning Partners can be identified as follows:

  • Gold - greatly exceeds the principles
  • Silver - exceeds the principles
  • Bronze - meets the principles

Can I try the e-learning course before I enrol?

Yes, you can sign up for a free e-learning trial here.

Can I pay the course fees in instalments?

Course fees can be paid in up to a maximum of four monthly instalments. For UK customers instalments can be paid over 12 months. Click here for more information.

What is the difference between online, elearning and distance learning?

Online & elearning are just different words for the same thing. Distance Learning, means learning at a distance but is commonly used to describe the more traditional paper based study, RRC do provide the complete study text which you can download and study off line thus giving you the option of how you study the course

What is the difference between the National and International General Certificate?

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?

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?

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

Do I have to study the Award course first?

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

What educational level is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

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(s)?

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?

No exams cannot be completed Online. Exams need to be completed at one of our assessment centres which will be arranged by our exams team.

Can I buy past exam papers?

Past papers are not available for any NEBOSH courses; however you can access an example question paper with examiners feedback on expected answers on the NEBOSH website.

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