NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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The NEBOSH approved International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides an unrivalled opportunity to demonstrate competence in Health and Safety issues relevant to your place of work. This course has been designed to provide ... Read More

The NEBOSH approved International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides an unrivalled opportunity to demonstrate competence in Health and Safety issues relevant to your place of work. This course has been designed to provide an appropriate breadth of underpinning knowledge for non-specialists in occupational health and safety working in an international context, to enable them to discharge more effectively their organisational duties or functions with respect to workplace health and safety. It has been designed for managers, supervisors, employee representatives and others who require a basic knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety.

The course consists of 3 units:

  • Unit IGC1 Management of international health and safety
  • Unit GC2 Controlling Workplace Hazards
  • Unit CG3 International health and safety practical application

The course consists of 10 days intensive training to give candidates a good grounding in health and safety and prepare candidates for the NEBOSH International General Certificate examinations. Extensive training materials are provided for the course.  The taught element of the course is 80 hours but candidates need to further undertake a minimum of 53 hours private study.

Assessment of this course consist of two written papers (IGC1 and GC2) and a practical assessment (GC3). The pass rate for our SQT delegates have always been well in excess of NEBOSH averages. Here is a link to our results page.

The International Certificate course syllabus covers International legal frameworks and codes of practice but in addition our SQT course also covers Irish legislation. Other centres in Ireland run the National Certificate which is based on UK legislation. We recommend that prospective delegates satisfy themselves as to which legislation is most relevant to their own/their company’s needs.  Successful completion of the Certificate will allow you gain direct access to the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. SQT is the only Irish NEBOSH accredited provider to present both NEBOSH Certificate and Diploma courses.

A NEBOSH qualification is one of the most accredited qualifications in Health and Safety internationally. More information on NEBOSH is available at www.nebosh.org.uk.

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What's covered?

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The course consists of 3 units:

  • Unit IGC1 Management of international health and safety
  • Unit C2 Controlling workplace hazards
  • Unit CG3 Health and safety practical application

The following gives a breakdown of each unit:

Unit IG1 Management of International Health and Safety

  1. Foundations in Health and Safety
  2. Health and Safety Management Systems – Plan
  3. Health and Safety Management Systems – Do
  4. Health and Safety Management Systems – Check
  5. Health and Safety Management Systems – Act

Unit G2 Controlling Workplace Hazards

  1. Workplace hazards and risk control
  2. Transport hazards and risk control
  3. Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
  4. Work equipment hazards and risk control
  5. Electrical safety
  6. Fire safety
  7. Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
  8. Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control

Unit G3 Health and Safety Practical Application

Further information including the detailed course syllabus, is available on the NEBOSH website.

Who should attend?

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  • Those seeking a formal qualification in the field of Health & Safety
  • Health & Safety Officers and Managers
  • Safety Representatives and Safety Engineers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Personnel Managers
  • Middle to Senior Management with H&S Responsibilities
  • Members of Engineers Ireland who attend this course may claim for CPD hours from Engineers Ireland

For applicants whose first language is not English, NEBOSH recommends a minimum English language competency of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). It is important to note that learners are not expected to have an IELTS or equivalent examination complete. Potential delegates are expected to self-assess their English language competency against the IELTS Band scores which can be found in this document.

What will I learn?

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Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Have a broad understanding and knowledge of health and safety principles and practice
  • Effectively discharge workplace health and safety responsibilities in any employment sector in any part of the world.
  • Have a sound basis for progression to the NEBOSH International Diploma.

Detailed learning outcomes for the programme are included here

Who are the tutors?

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How will I be assessed?

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Certificate students need to register with a NEBOSH approved centre to sit their exams. (SQT is a NEBOSH Approved Centre 551).

The assessment process for delegates consists of an examination (2 papers; IGC1 and GC2), both of which are taken on the same day and each lasts 2 hours. In addition there is a practical health and safety assessment of a workplace, (GC3). Delegates must achieve the pass standard in both examination papers and in the practical assessment to be awarded the International General Certificate.

Please note that NEBOSH have a Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration Policy.

There are two NEBOSH examinations dates; June and December.

Unit GC3 is carried out in the delegate’s own workplace. The aim of the practical assessment is to test your ability to complete a health & safety assessment of a workplace. It requires you to carry out, unaided, a safety inspection of a workplace, and then prepare a report that persuasively urges management to take appropriate action.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate is accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority Accreditation (SQA Accreditation – www.sqa.org.uk) for delivery across the UK. It is rated within the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF - www.scqf.org.uk) at SCQF Level 6 with 15 SCQF credit points. The Irish awarding bodies and qualifications authorities and the UK awarding and qualifications regulatory bodies undertook an exercise to facilitate the comparison of qualifications in the qualifications framework in the UK and Ireland. The document, Qualifications can cross boundaries - a rough guide to comparing qualifications in the UK and Ireland was published, and compares SCQF Level 6 to Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. In addition there is a recently launched European-wide website: http://ec.europa.eu/eqf/compare/uk-s/ie_en.htm#comparison, which supports this comparison of different national education systems.

Professional body membership

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Holders of the 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 Technician membership (Tech IOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH – www.iosh.co.uk) and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM – www.iirsm.org).

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Accreditation
Level

Equivalent to NFQ Level 5

Duration
10 training days
Course Times

9.00am - 5.30pm

Price
£1860

+ €150 (NEBOSH Exam Fees)
(includes course documentation, lunch and refreshments)

 

Delivery Mode
This programme is available In-House and on certain Public dates

What They SayWhat They Say

Our tutor was very knowledgeable and very experienced in the area of H&S. He presented the course excellently, providing relevant and up to date material as well as allowing the students to interact with each other and discuss important topics

– Lana McGinn, Quality & Safety Officer, Aramark Food services

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