NEBOSH International General Certificate
Ideal for managers and supervisors outside of the UK, NEBOSH’s General Certificate is a globally recognised qualification for those operating in the Health and Safety industry.
Prices starting from £395 +vat
What is the NEBOSH International General Certificate?
The NEBOSH International General Certificate (2018) is a globally recognised and respected health and safety qualification, held by around 90,000 people worldwide.
Covering two core units, the General Certificate provides the key information needed by managers and supervisors to ensure their workplace remains safe and that workplace risks are minimised. In addition, the course is an excellent foundation for those aspiring to a career in Health and Safety, facilitating progression to further professional study and career development.
In line with legislation and guidance from the WHO (World Health Organization), the General Certificate teaches to the high standards required by health and safety professionals across the globe.
A complete classroom experience you can do from home
Structured learning with access to E-learning materials
Interact live with your tutor and other students
Designed to work around your schedule
Complete the course in your own time
Access learning materials from any device
Book exams when you're ready
Study alongside colleagues and learn together
Choose from classroom or virtual learning from home
Tailored course content to your workplace
Benefits for Learners
Create a strong foundation for a career in health and safety
Develop confidence in your role as a health and safety practitioner with key knowledge and skills
Learn to recognise and minimise workplace risk so you can safeguard your peers
Benefits for Employers
Improve health and safety culture across your business
Increase productivity with less days of absence due to workplace induced accident or illness
Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety to both employees and fellow businesses
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The Phoenix Pass Pledge
Every Phoenix NEBOSH course entitles you to continue studying free of charge if you fail to meet the required standard in examinations. However, this is rarely necessary. Our pass rate for NEBOSH courses is above industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions.
Phoenix Health and Safety is a NEBOSH Gold Partner. This accreditation means our NEBOSH course materials, tutors, and learning environments are all stamped with excellence.
This course 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.
The course has no formal entry requirements.
The NEBOSH International General Certificate will involve a minimum of 65 taught hours and approximately 40 hours of private study and background reading.
When studied through in-house or virtual classroom learning, the course is 9 days.
When studied through e-Learning, we recommend spending between 105 and 115 hours on the course.
Our classroom course timings are 09:00-17:00 Monday - Friday.
The NEBOSH International General Certificate consists of two Units:
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.
By the end of the course, candidates will have developed the skills to do the following:
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 look like
Positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour to improve performance in their organisation
Do a general risk assessment in their own 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
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.
If you are booking a virtual classroom course, your exam cost will be included within the price. If you are booking on to the e-learning course your exams will be an extra fee and will need to be booked separately.
Exam dates are set by NEBOSH and can be found on our 'book a NEBOSH exam' page.
Please note: All course materials and certificates will be sent via post. There will be an additional charge if booking outside of the UK. We will contact you with the delivery charge once booking has been made.
Achieving the NEBOSH International General certificate leads to the opportunity to take NEBOSH qualifications focused on specific industries, such as construction, fire and the environment. After studying this Certificate, many candidates also progress to the degree-level NEBOSH International Diploma.
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