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NEBOSH International Certificate Course with Astutis

NEBOSH International Certificate in South Africa

Your health and safety career starts here 

NEBOSH certified logo - largeWhether you're looking to kick-start a career in health and safety, or simply want a quick way to meet your HSE responsibilities, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is the perfect place to start. 

The NEBOSH Certificate is a leading health and safety qualification.  It'll teach you everything you need to know to manage workplace health and safety.

Gain you valuable insight into the role of a health and safety professional and develop essential risk management skills to help protect people and improve business performance.

NEBOSH Certificate Course Facts
Learning method Online or Virtual
Duration NEBOSH recommend a minimum of 133 hours
Units IG1: Management of Health and Safety
IG2: Practical Risk Assessment
Exams 1 online open book exam
1 practical assignment
What is included? 1 year access to the full course
Tutor support
4 webinars
1 mini mock exam

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What is the NEBOSH International Certificate?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a leading foundation qualification in health and safety. It's often called the NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH International Certificate, or just NEBOSH Certificate.

Over 200,000 professionals have achieved the qualification making it one of the most recognised qualifications in the world.

The aim of the course is to help you develop essential skills in health and safety so that you can protect people from life changing injuries and ill-health. It covers key topics like health and safety management systems, risk assessments, accident investigation, hazard control and health and safety policy.

It's also the first-step in starting a career in health and safety. Adding the NEBOSH Certificate to your CV and LinkedIn profile will show to your employer and future employers that you have the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a real difference to your workplace.

Who is the NEBOSH International Certificate for?

Everyone! The NEBOSH Certificate is a great starting point when it comes to health and safety and can be taken by anyone, not just those in a health and safety role. In fact, 70% of people who take the course are in roles outside of health and safety, including:

  • General managers/supervisors
  • Public service workers
  • HR personnel
  • Operational managers
  • Security workers
  • Directors/CEO’s
  • Health and safety advisors/officers

Why take the NEBOSH International Certificate?

The NEBOSH International Certificate is recognised by employers, governments and professionals around the world. It'll give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to:

  • Protect people from harm by reducing risk in your workplace
  • Protect your company from prosecution by making sure it is health and safety compliant
  • Help your company improve health and safety performance
  • Kick-start your health and safety career with a globally recognised qualification

What's covered in the NEBOSH International Certificate? 

The NEBOSH International General Certificate represents the role of a real-life health and safety professional. It focuses on the real, everyday risks that people encounter and the practical skills needed to manage them to help protect people and profits. 

The course is divided into 2 units:

  • Unit IG1: Management of health and safety
  • Unit IG2: Practical risk assessment

Read the full NEBOSH International Certificate syllabus here. 

NEBOSH International Certificate Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Justify the need for health and safety improvements in your workplace
  • Advise on the legal health and safety duties of everyone in your company
  • Develop, monitor, audit and review a health and safety management system
  • Positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour
  • Carry out a general risk assessment (using a 5-step approach) of your workplace
  • Recognise the impact of workplace changes and how to minimise them
  • Develop basic safe systems of work
  • Take part in incident investigations
  • Help manage contractors
  • Identify and control a range of common workplace hazards

How is the NEBOSH International Certificate assessed?

Elements 1-4 of IG1 is assessed with an online open book exam (OBE). The exam tests your ability to apply your new health and safety management knowledge to a real-life scenario. The exam is open-book, so you'll be able to use the internet, your course materials, and any other resources for help. 

Your exam paper will be available through the NEBOSH exam portal. You'll be given 24 hours to download the questions, type your answers, and re upload it to the portal for submission. it should only take you around 3 hours to complete all answers. 

IG2 is a practical assessment which assesses the whole course. It's designed to test your practical skills by undertaking a risk assessment of your workplace.

What's the difference between the NEBOSH International Certificate and NEBOSH National Certificate?

Both versions of the NEBOSH General Certificate will teach you the fundamentals of risk management. They both cover the same syllabus, have the same exams, and are recognised around the world.

The main difference between the courses is the application of legislation. The International Certificate is based on global best practice and international standards, like the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The National version is based around the UK legal system. 

The NEBOSH International Certificate is the most relevant version for anyone working in South Africa, or hoping to work in various countries. If you hope to relocate to the UK, then the National version will be more appropriate for your future career goals. 

Is the NEBOSH Certificate recognised in South Africa?

Absolutely! The NEBOSH General Certificate is one of the most requested health and safety qualification by employers across South Africa - from SME's to large organisations. Add it to your CV and LinkedIn profile and you'll open up a world of exciting new job opportunities. 

It's also accepted by professional bodies all around the world, including the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM). 

Take your NEBOSH Certificate course online  

Develop the fundemental skills to manage health and safety and kick-start your career with our interactive online course. 

With our NEBOSH Certificate online course you can learn when and where you want, on your computer or mobile device. This interactive NEBOSH Certificate course helps you pass the exams with tutor support, revision webinars and mini mock exams.

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