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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Codes

SHE003 / SHE015

If you're looking for a career in health and safety or need to be compliant in your workplace and you live outside the UK, this NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety qualification is ideal...

  • Industry-recognised NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Covers the main legal requirements in health and safety in the UK.
  • Ideal for those beginning a career in health and safety or managers with a responsibility to be health and safety compliant.
  • Successful students gain AIOSH, TechIOSH, and AIIRSM membership.
  • Understand how to manage health and safety.
  • Learn the best practices of risk assessment.
  • Study from home in your own time.
  • Assessed by exam and workplace assessment.
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Course overview

This NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to excel as a health and safety professional in various industries worldwide.

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving work environments, ensuring the safety and well-being of employees is of paramount importance. Whether you’re an aspiring health and safety practitioner, a responsible employee seeking to enhance your skills or an employer committed to maintaining a safe workplace, this course is your gateway to understanding the fundamental principles of occupational health and safety.

Through this comprehensive course, you will explore key concepts, techniques, and best practices in occupational health and safety. The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course covers a broad range of topics including risk assessment, hazard identification, control measures, workplace safety management systems, and international standards and regulations. This course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to identify and manage workplace hazards effectively.

Upon successful completion of the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course, you will hold a globally recognised qualification that showcases your commitment to workplace safety and professionalism. This certification opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities in occupational health and safety, allowing you to contribute significantly to the well-being of individuals and organisations.

Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey towards becoming a skilled and knowledgeable health and safety professional? Enrol in the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course and unlock a world of knowledge and opportunities in the field of occupational health and safety.

What next?

Upon completion of this NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course, you could develop your knowledge further by studying another one of our health and safety courses.

Here are some job roles within the health and safety industry:

  • Health and safety officer/coordinator
  • Safety inspector
  • Occupational health specialist
  • Environmental health and safety manager
  • Risk manager
  • Ergonomist
  • Safety trainer/instructor
  • Construction safety officer
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Health and safety consultant

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

Approximately 100 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive your NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Assessment

One open book exam and one practical risk assessment.

Course content

Extra info

Course requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, you may find it useful to have obtained the IOSH courses first. You will also need a good grasp of English to ensure they understand the terminology covered within the course materials.

Course Duration

You will have up to one year to complete your course, which is plenty of time to ensure you are able to study for your course at your own pace. The approximate study time is 100 hours but you can take as much or as little time as you need.

Study Method

You will study for your course entirely online and receive full tutor support through email. The online portal makes learning more interactive with presentations, audio recordings, and interactive modules.

Assessment

You will be assessed by one open book and one practical risk assessment. More information on the assessments involved in gaining your qualification can be found below.

IG1 – open book exam

The exam is an open book exam which is scenario-based and will include a closing interview. During this interview, you will be asked questions about your submission.

The exam can be sat online.

These take place in any month of the year.

If you choose to add your exams to your enrolment with Open Study College, we will book and pay for your assessments for you. If you do not add the exams option to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your assessments if you wish to achieve the qualification. 

IG2 – practical risk assessment

Learners will complete a practical risk assessment and develop an action plan for their workplace, which will immediately be useful and valuable. This typically takes three hours to complete.

Course Outcome

If you are successful, you will receive your industry recognised NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Completion of the course also allows you to gain AIOSH, TechIOSH, and AIIRSM membership.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course is delivered in association with SHEilds, NEBOSH centre 548.

Awarding body

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) are a leading organisation whose qualifications cover the health, safety, and environmental sectors. Their qualifications are recognised internationally, helping professionals to demonstrate their knowledge and capabilities, as well as raising the standards in the health and safety industry.  

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