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Open & distance, virtual and e-learning modes are open to international students (medium of examination - English)

NEBOSH – International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IG) – Open Book Examination

Acceptance of NEBOSH – International General Certificate

National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is a worldwide reputed recognised awarding body for occupational health, safety, fire and environmental qualifications. The International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health – IG (previously known as IGC) is a very highly demanded level -3 qualification.  This is right course for those who are seeking a new career in health and safety and those in the profession who wants to enhance their career. NEBOSH certificates demand are increasing in the domestic by MNCs, as an desirable qualification in addition to local diploma.

Where they get employed?

They are employed as HSE Officer, advisor, Engineers, Manager and Consultants in government and private sectors in all types of industries.

Who take the NEBOSH International General Certificate?

Managers, supervisors and employees throughout the world take the NEBOSH International General Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfill their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any kind of organization. The NEBOSH International General Certificate is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety. This qualification are popular among the candidates seeking good jobs in Gulf and other overseas countries as NEBOSH qualifications are most in demand.

What is Entry Qualification of this Course?

NEBOSH does not set any minimum entry qualification of this this but strongly recommend to have IELTS score 6 or more and capable of understanding the concepts of the course. One can get complete details from –

Recommendation from operating experience and policy matters, we will take candidates with following criteria

  • Higher Secondary Examination + diploma/certificate in fire/safety/environment + 5 Yrs of experience in Industries
  • Bachelor degree in Science/Arts/Commerce/ + 3 Yrs of experience in industries
  • Diploma in engineering in any branch + 3 yrs of experience in industries
  • Bachelor in Engineering/M.Sc/B.Sc in Nursing/MBBS/BAMS 
  • A Pre-Learning Assessment (PLA), may be conducted by dGTC in case not meeting any of the above requirement in order to admit to the course

International General Certificate Course – Syllabus 2019

IG 1: Management of International 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

IG 2: Practical Assessment – 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

Duration of NEBOSH – IGC Training Courses

11 days full time /equivalent hours in weekend or evening part–time/open & distance / eLearning

Mode of Delivery

Virtual Online mode is most popular method at the present as people can join from anywhere.

Face-to-face class may be conducted at Pune or other location depending on the demand of student
Open and distance is combination of self studies and online virtual support
eLearning through Learning Management System (LMS)

Examination for NEBOSH – International General Certificate

IG1 assess through an Open Book Examination (OBE) system followed by a closing interview as per guidelines of NEBOSH. This a non-invigilated open book examination where the learner is allowed to access resources such as courses notes, reference books, journals, internet resources etc. The time allowed is 24 hrs from the release of question paper.

Unlike the conventional question, Open Book Examination gives practical scenario of a workplace followed by a series question. These answers should be wholly or partly connected to the scenario. The passing mark is 45 out 100.

IG2 – IG2 a practical assessment which is required to be submitted by the candidate within 10 working days after the date of the examination. Learner is advised strongly to produce the risk assessment of thier own workplace. IG2 is to be submitted to learning partner in pdf format, the eventually uploaded to NEBOSH by learning partner for assessment. There is no marks for this set criteria for passing, meeting the all the criteria is declared pass.

Candidate/Learner will give examination from their residence or any other suitable location from which they are able to access NEBOSH examination platform for downloading and uploading their completed answers.

NEBOSH Certification

On successful completion of theory and practical assessment candidate will receive international general certificate in occupational health and safety from NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, UK).

Professional Membership

The International General Certificate (IGC) qualification meets the academic requirements for Associate Member which can progress towards Technician Membership (Tech IOSH) of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Also, Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

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Page updated 29/04/2023

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