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The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) is aimed at managers, supervisors and employee representatives are who based outside the UK. It is also intended for those who are embarking on a career in health and safety. The course provides a valuable foundation for further professional study.

We also offer this course as an In-House based course. Please call us on 0345 500 8811 to discuss further.

Study Method & Duration

The NEBOSH International General Certificate can be studied via distance learning. You will be provided with course materials written by Phoenix which will also include study/revision/exam advice, support details and your study planner.

Support is offered by our expert health and safety tutors, whom you can contact by telephone or email. You will also have access to the Facebook group specifically for Phoenix distance learning students, where you can discuss any aspects of your studies with tutors and other students.

You can enrol at any time. The course can be studied in your own time, with total flexibility around your available hours. 

Recommended study hours: 108 hours

This course is also available via our Elearning study method, however if classroom studying isn’t a suitable we can also offer this course as an In-House course. Please call us on 0345 500 8811 to discuss further. 

Programme

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

What Has Changed

The course is now only two units (IG1 & IG2) and the content has been restructured and updated to reflect modern Health & Safety practices in 2020. The net result is a small reduction in the overall study hours.

The major change is with the assessment where there is now only one exam and one practical assessment.

Unit IG1 is examined by a formal 2 hour written exam (replacing IGC1)

Unit IG2 is assessed by a practical assessment (this is a longer assessment than the previous GC3)

What I will know once I have successfully completed the course

  • 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 carry out risk assessments
  • Develop and implement a detailed action plan
  • Manage and minimise workplace risks
  • Support and develop your company’s health and safety culture

The updated course now features one written exam and one practical exam: 

  • Unit IG1 (replacing IGC1) includes an Open Book Exam, which you can do from home. 
  • Unit IG2 is assessed by a practical assessment, which is longer than the previous GC3 assessment. 

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.

For more information, visit the NEBOSH guide to Open Book Exams.

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). 

If you are studying the NEBOSH International General Certificate through classroom learning or in-house learning, the cost of the exam is included.

If you are studying via online or distance learning, you don’t pay for your exam upfront, you pay for the exam when you’re ready to book.

Exams need to be booked separately from the course – Book your NEBOSH exam

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Why Choose Phoenix Health & Safety Distance Learning  

NUS TOTUM Student Discount Cards

Phoenix Health & Safety students are eligible for NUS TOTUM Student Discount cards, which offer significant discounts on a range of goods and services.

Phoenix Health & Safety are the UK’s premier providers of health and safety training and health and safety consultancy services. Operating from a head office in Staffordshire, we have consultants and training venues all around the UK, ensuring you always have local advice and training courses.

The materials are engaging and interactive, and include activities, revision questions, examples, mind maps and summaries to help you get the most from your studies. You will submit regular assignments that will be marked by our expert tutors who will provide you with individual feedback on your exam technique.

Our top class tuition team are available 7 days a week by telephone on 0345 500 8811, email info@phoenixhsc.co.uk, Facebook and instant message via the pop up at the bottom right of your browser window. A variety of other innovative methods can be utilised to support your studies, including live online webinars/tutor surgeries, Facebook groups and other online/social media support.

There are no restrictions to the course timings and/or duration – you can begin whenever you like and work towards any exam date you choose. Want to find out about our flexible exam dates or book that all important exam online?

Best of all, our support never expires – once you have enrolled, we are with you until you pass.

  • Fantastic course materials written by Phoenix Health & Safety
  • Course materials available in printed and electronic format. Audiobooks are also available to purchase. 
  • Top quality tutor support from full time employed Phoenix Health & Safety tutors
  • Activities, samples, revision questions and mind map summaries incorporated into course materials
  • Past exam questions and on-going assessments included, along with tutor marked assignments
  • Personalised study timetables to ensure you are on progress for your selected exam dates
  • A Phoenix Pass Pledge on all NEBOSH learning courses
  • Pass rates consistently higher than the national average
  • Additional learning support – Online live webinars/tutor surgeries, Facebook groups, YouTube channel, e-learning revision modules and more
  • Support provided until exams are passed
  • Exams held regularly around the UK and beyond
  • Competitive prices – discounts available for multiple or repeat bookings
  • All delegates receive FREE LIFETIME access to our online client support section on our website. From here you can download health and safety template forms and checklists that will assist in your studies AND your job
  I would not hesitate to recommend this company to any potential NEBOSH students and I for one will be returning to do the NEBOSH Diploma (via distance learning) later this year.  

Mark Smith (Distance Learning Student)

What will I be able to do once I have successfully completed the course

Certification

This modern qualification combines activities, learning and interactive materials to provide you with an interesting and engaging experience. It focuses on key skills that means you can instantly apply the knowledge you gain and add value to your organisation.

The course now consists of 2 assessments

A 2 hour written paper to assess what you know

A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do based on your workplace

Both assessments are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry

Worldwide

  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • British Councils in other countries

Pass Rate

Our pass rate for this course is over 90% and our candidates also achieve a high number of Credits and Distinctions. Check out our Roll of Honour to see for yourself.

Price

The price of the course is £395 plus VAT and exam fees.

The price includes course materials and unlimited tutor support. Exam fees are additional.

Payment Plans are available for convenient finance options.

Student Discount

Enrolling on to Phoenix Health & Safety's NEBOSH International General Certificate entitles you to a wide range of student discounts with the NUS TOTUM card. Check if you're eligible for over 200 student discounts.

MOD ELC Funding

ELC funding excludes course materials, these must be funded by the student. Please contact the Phoenix Sales team to confirm prices.