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New Syllabus

Nebosh has now published a revamped and new syllabus for Nebosh IGC.

The new syllabus now consists of only 2 units.

  • IG1 – Management of health and safety – Theory paper – passing marks 45/100
  • IG2 – Risk Assessment – Practical unit.

Both IG1 and IG2 will be marked by NEBOSH.

The first exam on new syllabus specification would be conducted from Nov 2019 onwards and this roll out would be applicable across all centers we operate.

NEBOSH International General Certificate Course – Key Facts
Unit prefixes and title/s: Unit IG1: Management of health and safety
Unit IG2: Risk assessment
Unit IG 1:
Unit IG 2:
Assessment Type
Question paper
Practical assessment
Assessment Time
2 hours
3 hours
Modes of study: A full-time block release course (minimum of two weeks, ten working days including question paper hours) Part-time day release (spread over at least ten weeks) Open or distance learning.
Qualification level and number of credits: National SCQF Level 6 with 11 credits (Equivalent to RQF Level 3)
Entry requirements: None
Pass standards: Unit IG1: 45 marks
Unit IG2: ‘Pass’ or ‘Refer’
The Learners must Pass in both units to achieve the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
Qualification grades: The qualification grade is based on the result from Unit IG1
Distinction:  75 marks or higher
Credit:   65 – 74 marks
Pass:   45 – 64 marks

Syllabus Summary


Element Assessment
1 Why we should manage workplace health and safety  

Question paper

(one 20-mark question and ten 8-mark questions)


Unit IG1: Management of health and safety

2 How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
3 Managing risk – understanding people and processes
4 Health and safety monitoring and measuring


Element Assessment
5 Physical and psychological health  




Practical assessment

Unit IG2: Risk assessment

6 Musculoskeletal health
7 Chemical and biological agents
8 General workplace issues
9 Work equipment
10 Fire
11 Electricity

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