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NEBOSH International General Certificate in the Middle East

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The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health and Safety is an internationally recognised qualification that will provide you with a broad understanding of key health and safety issues. The IGC is NEBOSH’s most popular qualification worldwide and has been growing in popularity amongst employers in the Middle East for a number of years and has become the leading health & safety qualification.

Course Overview:

The IGC syllabus takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) codes of practice. Local laws and cultural factors form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate.

The course covers:

  • the principles relating to health and safety
  • identification and control of workplace hazards
  • the practical application of this knowledge

It is a 10 day course divided into 3 units, each of which is assessed separately on 1 additional exam day:

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

IGC1 is a 2 hour exam, GC 2 is also a 2 hour exam and GC 3 is a 2 hour practical assessment carried out in the workplace no later than two weeks after sitting the final NEBOSH exam. This practical element will be assessed by Astutis and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

Who is the NEBOSH International Certificate Course For?

The NEBOSH IGC is aimed at those working in health & safety, or those wishing to develop a career in safety management. It is suitable for managers, supervisors and operational  staff from all types of organisations. It offers a broad knowledge of health and safety  issues and will help you understand and manage risk effectively in your organisation.

The IGC is broadly recognised as a first step towards a career in health and safety. So if you want to embark on a new career, then this is the qualification for you.

What will I gain by achieving the NEBOSH IGC qualification?

Delegates who successfully complete the NEBOSH International Certificate course will be certified and can apply for:

  • Technical membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH)
  • Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk Management, allowing you to use AIIRSM after your name

Many professionals enjoy the course and proceed to the NEBOSH International Diploma, forging a rewarding, lifetime career in health and safety.

For more detailed information, read the full NEBOSH International Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety syllabus.

If you have health and safety responsibilities at work or work for an international organisation based in the Middle East, get in touch to see how this globally recognised qualification could help you on your way to a career in the health and safety profession.

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How long do I have to complete the NEBOSH International Certificate qualification?

All 3 units must be completed within five years to achieve the full NEBOSH lnternational Certificate qualification.

How can I study for my NEBOSH International General Certificate?

Astutis offers 3 different options for delegates wishing to study for the NEBOSH IGC:
  • Classroom learning - delegates can attend the 10  day classroom course, completing their training within 2  weeks. Study in the UK (residential), Canada, South Africa, Australia or the Middle East.
  • Online learning - learn at your own pace and in your own time, with online software and full tutor support.
  • For groups of employees at your organisation ­- we will come to you. Save on the cost of training multiple delegates.
Discuss the best option for you and your organisation today!

Should I go straight for the NEBOSH International Diploma, or start with the International General Certificate?

The NEBOSH IGC course is an ideal place to start as it gives a broad grounding in the field of health and safety. The NEBOSH International Diploma course will build on knowledge gained at this level. Whilst it is not necessary to have a pre-qualification to take the NEBOSH International Diploma, we would highly recommend it.

How is the NEBOSH IGC assessed?

Units IGC1 & GC2 are assessed by two 2-hour written exams of 10  'short-answer', 8-mark compulsory questions and 1 'long-answer', 20  mark compulsory question. GC3 is a 2-hour practical examination carried out in your own workplace. Papers are marked by external examiners who are appointed by NEBOSH.