NEBOSH

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Students can choose to take the examined units in any order, and will receive a certificate denoting their achievement for each unit that they pass. When all units making up the qualification have been successfully passed, the student will receive the award parchment.

 

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) covers the principles relating to health and safety, identification and control of workplace hazards and the practical application of this knowledge.  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 may form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate. 

The qualification also features a practical workplace assessment.

The International General Certificate is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:

 

  • Management of international health and safety (IGC1)

  • Control of international workplace hazards (IGC2)

  • International health and safety practical application (IGC3)

 

NEBOSH Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

This qualification covers the principles of process safety management in the oil and gas industries. The syllabus takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international industry standards.

The course covers:

 

  • Safety and environmental management in this industry
  • Hydrocarbon process safety
  • Fire protection and emergency response

Why NEBOSH?

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)

 

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status.  It offers a comprehensive range of globally-recognized, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.

 Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 35,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 500 course providers in 100 countries around the world.  NEBOSH qualifications are recognized by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

 NEBOSH examinations and assessments are set by its professionally qualified staff assisted by external examiners; most of whom are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners operating within industry, the public sector or in enforcement.

 In addition, NEBOSH maintains Investors in People (IIP) status and is also an ISO 9001:2008 registered organizations.

 

Certificate-level qualifications

NEBOSH's Certificate-level qualifications give a good foundation in health and safety for managers, supervisors and staff with health and safety among their day to day responsibilities.

 These qualifications are widely taken as a first step towards a career in health and safety and are accepted by IOSH – the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health – in meeting the academic requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH).

Exam format

The examination consists of two 2-hour written papers for Units IGC1 and IGC2.Each written paper consists of one 20-mark question and ten 8-mark questions. All questions are compulsory.

 

Unit IGC3 is a practical exercise under examination conditions. Within a 2-hour period, candidates must identify a range of hazards and risks in the workplace and prepare a short management report. All papers are marked by NEBOSH examiners. Candidates will be informed of their success in each Unit, and success in all three Units gains the full International Certificate.

The practical assessment and report writing will be held during day 11 of the course. This will be followed by the written examinations on the 12th day.

 

The Guide' to the NEBOSH International General Certificate contains the full syllabus and sample examination papers and is available from the Publications Shop.  Past examination papers and Examiners Reports (which include the relevant question paper) are also available from the Publications Shop.  They do not contain model answers, but provide guidance as to what the examiners look for when marking scripts.

Examination Fee

 

International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
IGC1 400 AZN
GC2 400 AZN
IGC3 220 AZN
IGC1, GC2, IGC3 970 AZN
For GRBS students attending NEBOSH course
IGC1 390 AZN
GC2 390 AZN
IGC3 200 AZN
IGC1, GC2, IGC3 930 AZN

 

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Minimum standard of English required for candidates

NEBOSH recommends that candidates undertaking International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests in order to be accepted onto an International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety programme.

 

 

For further information please consult the IELTS website: http://www.ielts.az

FAQ

Can I transfer my registration fee to another sitting?

NEBOSH cannot transfer a fee for any reason.  You will be marked absent at the examination sitting and full payment will be required at your next examination sitting.

They can however, offer a refund of up to 70% of your registration fees for medical reasons.

Please refer to the NEBOSH 'Refunds policy and procedure Version 1 May 2010' for further information

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances I was unable to attend a NEBOSH examination. Is it possible for my examination registration fee to be refunded?

Refund claims must be made within one calendar month following the date of the examination.  If the application is accepted, the candidate will be entitled to a refund of up to 70% of the fee (to cover the costs of administration) at the discretion of NEBOSH, decided on a case-by-case basis.  

Please refer to the NEBOSH 'Refunds policy and procedure Version 1 May 2010' for further information.

 

Does unavoidable absence from an examination entitle me to Special Consideration?

Students may apply for special consideration if they missed part of the examination due to unforeseen circumstances but not if they were absent from the whole examination.  However, please note that any adjustment made for special consideration will always be minor in order to both safeguard the overall marking standard and not to unfairly disadvantage other candidates.  For this reason, NEBOSH recommends that students absent for more than 25% of the time allowed, should re-take the examination at a later date.

 

Am I entitled to see my marked examination script under the Data Protection Act?

NEBOSH policy is consistent with the Data Protection Act 1998, under which awarding bodies are not legally obliged to provide access to examination scripts.  

Schedule 7 Paragraph 9 of the Data Protection Act states that “personal data consisting of information recorded by students during an academic, professional or other examination are exempt”.

‘Examination’ is defined under the Act as including “any process for determining the knowledge, intelligence, skill or ability of a candidate by reference to his performance in any test, work or other activity”.

 

I believe I was disadvantaged during my examination due to temporary illness, injury, indisposition or other adverse circumstances at the time of the assessment. Is there anything I can do?

Students in this situation may apply to NEBOSH after the assessment via their course provider for ‘special consideration' within seven working days of the assessment date.

Please see the Students' section of the website for more information on special consideration procedures.

 

When will I receive my certificate?

Unit Certificates and Qualification Parchments are normally issued within two calendar months of the result declaration date stated on the Result Notification letter.

This includes a one month window in which Enquiries About Results (EARs) can be made.  In the case of unitised examinations this period also allows students the opportunity to inform us they wish to re-sit rather than accept a successful result or grade.

As a result of the two-month turnaround for Certificates, certification is generally issued before the end of the EAR process (30 days to apply plus 40 working days to process), so if the EAR outcome requires the reissue of a Unit Certificate and/or Parchment, this will be done free of charge.  However, the candidate will be required to return the original(s) and NEBOSH will not issue replacements until the originals have been received.

 

Can I get past examination papers?

Past papers are available from our Publication Shop.

Test Dates

Test Dates

NEBOSH sets a number of examination dates on an annual basis, known as "standard" sittings, scheduled at approximately the same time each year for each qualification. GRBS may also arrange NEBOSH examinations for certificate-level qualifications outside of the "standard" examination dates which are called "local" examinations. This allows the students the flexibility to sit examinations at time of their choice

Candidates can take the written examination at British Council office either on a "standard" or "local" date

Standard examination sittings are held four times a year in March, June, September and December.

 

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety test dates for 2018

 
Exam Date Registration Closing Date Results due by
7 March 2018 12 February 2018 18 May 2018 
6 June 2018 13 May 2018 17 August 2018  
5 September 2018 12 August 2018 16 November 2018 
5 December 2018 12 November 2018 15 February 2019 


To register for the examination, candidates must complete the appropriate registration form obtained from GRBS. 

Test process

Test process

Units IGC1 and GC2 are taught units each assessed by one two-hour written examination. Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory.  Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

 

Unit IGC3 is assessed by one two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate's own workplace.  The assessment must normally be taken within 14 days of a written examination.  The practical examination is internally assessed by the course provider and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

NEBOSH recommends that students should reach the equivalent of a scoring of 6.0 or higher under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

 

The Guide' to the NEBOSH International General Certificate contains the full syllabus and sample examination papers and is available from the Publications Shop.  Past examination papers and Examiners Reports (which include the relevant question paper) are also available from the Publications Shop.  They do not contain model answers, but provide guidance as to what the examiners look for when marking scripts.

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