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NEBOSH - IGC (International General Certificate)

NEBOSH – International General Certificate Course is offered by Southern Inspection Services Pvt Ltd in association with NEBOSH – Accredited course provider Southern Institute of Services Fz-LLC - Dubai,
ACP No: 1037.

The International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is suitable for managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organizations making day-to-day decisions at work that need a broad understanding of health and safety issues and be able to manage risks effectively.
The NEBOSH International General Certificate is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a valuable foundation for further professional study (such as the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety).
Professional membership
Holders of NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical membership (Tech IOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.
Key topics covered

  • International standards for health and safety at work
  • Implementation of health and safety management systems
  • Identification of workplace hazards
  • Methods of hazard control
  • Practical application of knowledge and understanding

Syllabus units
The NEBOSH International General Certificate consists of three units, each separately assessed, they are as follows:

  • Unit IGC1- Management of International Health and Safety
  • Unit GC2 - Control of international workplace hazards
  • Unit GC3 – International health and safety practical application

Course tuition and private study time requirements
Unit IGC 1:
36 hours tuition and 23 hours private study Total: 59 hours
Unit GC 2:
42 hours tuition and 26 hours private study Total: 68 hours
Unit GC 3:
2 hours tuition and 4 hours private study Total: 6 hours
A programme of study therefore needs to be based around a minimum of 80 taught hours and approximately 53 hours of private study for an overall total of 133 Hours.
A full-time block release course would be expected to last for a minimum of two weeks (ten working days) and a part-time day release course would be spread over a least ten weeks.
Quoted hours do not include assessment time, ie, sitting written examinations or the practical application unit.
Entry requirements
There are no specific barriers, in terms of academic qualifications, skills or experience to entry to the NEBOSH International General Certificate programme.
The typical people who would benefit from this qualification include:

  • Process Operators
  • Technicians
  • Team leaders and supervisors
  • Others with a need to understand health, safety and the environment in process industries.

Achieving the qualification
Candidates will need to pass all three units within a five year period to achieve the overall qualification.
Pass standard
The pass standard for each unit may vary according to pre-determined criteria but is normalised to 45% for the written papers (IGC 1 and GC 2) and 60% for the practical application unit (GC 3).
Candidates who are successful in an individual unit will be issued with a unit certificate, normally within 40 working days of the issue of the result notification.
Qualification parchment
Once a candidate has achieved a Pass in all three units and the qualification grade awarded they are normally considered to have completed the qualification. An overall qualification parchment will be issued within 40 working days of the result declaration date for the third successfully completed unit.

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