NEBOSH International General Certificate course

Get a comprehensive description about NEBOSH IGC before you register

  • What is NEBOSH?

    The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is a UK-based independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety and environmental practice and management.

    It was founded in 1979 with around 180,000 people worldwide holding a NEBOSH certification as of 2014. NEBOSH accredits training providers and provides develop syllabus and methods of assessments. The accredited course providers deliver the courses.

  • What is NEBOSH IGC?

    The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) is a qualification that covers a wide-range of health and safety topics, from helping employers understand their legal and moral responsibilities, to even more superior subject-matter such as conducting risk assessments by employees.

    This qualification is awarded by NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), unarguably the most recognized health and safety professional body with over 40years experience. The NEBOSH IGC is recognized as a SCQF level 6 qualifications and a perfect step towards the NEBOSH Diploma – which is equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Is NEBOSH IGC suitable for me?

    The NEBOSH International General Certificate is ideal for everyone seeking to build a career in health and safety management ranging from the intending to existing professionals, consultants, top executives, internal & lead auditors, project managers, supervisors.

    Prospective learners do not need a previous experience to enroll, training or write the international examination.

  • What is the difference between NEBOSH IGC and HSE 1,2,3?

    The NEBOSH IGC covers level 1 to 6 and focuses on giving detailed explanations about legal aspects of health and safety, policy formulation and compliance, health and safety management system and a thorough understanding of risk assessment and its applications.

    While, the UK certified HSE course covers level 1 to 3 and focuses on providing the basic aspects of health and safety management for starters and those wishing to understand health and safety.

  • What are the benefits of NEBOSH IGC?

    The NEBOSH International General Certificate course provides the experience and exposure required for a qualitative personal development. Participants who are successful after the NEBOSH examination are entitled to become Associate Member (AIOSH) of IOSH and IIRSM – two of the world’s largest professional association for health and safety.

    Furthermore, your certificates are globally recognized; that means you can work anywhere in the world with the NEBOSH certificate. NEBOSH certificates are some of the most respected in the world.

    “9 out of 10 employers will choose a NEBOSH certificate holder.”

  • What is covered in the new NEBOSH IGC syllabus?

    The new NEBOSH IGC course concentrates on two major aspects namely: – The Management of Health and Safety (IG1) and Risk Assessment (IG2).

    Topics under IG1

    • Why we should manage workplace health and safety
    • How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
    • Managing risk – understanding people and processes
    • Health and safety monitoring and measuring

    Topics under IG2

    • Physical and psychological health
    • Musculoskeletal health
    • Chemical and biological agents
    • General workplace issues
    • Work equipment
    • Fire
    • Electricity

    Click here to download the NEBOSH IGC time table

  • What is the duration of NEBOSH IGC course?

    The IG1 is covered in 4days, and IG2 is 6days. Classes run from 9am – 4pm daily for 2 weeks.

    The NEBOSH IGC course module consists of a recommended 65 classroom hours and 40 private study hours to complete. Complete training takes 10days.

  • Is there a NEBOSH examination after the training?

    Yes, students are required to seat for the international examination. Papers are divided into two categories; IG1 is a written assessment & IG2 is a risk assessment practical.

    • IG1 contains 11 examination questions. Scored 100%
    • IG2 is a Risk Assessment practical. You are scored a “Pass” or “Refer”.

    The NEBOSH International General certificate exams are held 4 times a year. 4th March, 3rd June, 9th September and 9th December are the standard calendar dates.

    However, NEBOSH accredited course providers can also fix an exam outside the standard calendar dates. This is called On-demand examination date.

  • When will the results and certificates be released, and how is it graded?

    The NEBOSH certificates are issued only to learners who succeed in the examination and practical.

    IG1 unit is scored as follows:

    • 0 – 44% (Fail)
    • 45 – 64% (Pass)
    • 65 – 74% (Credit)
    • 75 – 100% (Distinction)

    While, IG2 practical requires either a pass or fail.

    All results are released by NEBOSH within 50 working days from the date of the exam, and another 40 working days to receive certificates after results are released.

  • How much does the NEBOSH IGC cost?

    The total fee for classroom training is NGN230,000 (440 pounds). This cost covers the NEBOSH Training, examination registration, NEBOSH study materials, Invigilation registration fee, IG2 practical assessment support, tea break & lunch, and other related materials. Novelle Center provides options for 3 installment payments at NGN240,000.

    Total fee for online training is NGN180,000 (345 pounds). Fee covers Instructor-led online class, exam registration, NEBOSH study materials, Invigilation registration fee, IG2 practical assessment support

  • Is Novelle a NEBOSH Accredited center?

    Yes, Novelle Center is unarguably the most successful and largest NEBOSH accredited center with over 600 candidates trained in NEBOSH IGC program yearly.

    We are currently the only silver-rated accredited center from Africa. Click to verify. This feat is owed to the community of hardworking team, dedicated students and a drive for excellence and continuous improvement.

    With more that 9 years in the business of training and support, we have attained the heights of sound training ethics and standard quality service.

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