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NEBOSH IGC 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.


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: The minimum standard required for a Unit IG2 ‘Pass’ can be found  on page 8 of the IG2 Guidance for Learning Partners and Learners A ‘Pass’ must be achieved 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
For Detail ON New Syllabus & Leaflet Click the below links


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