NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety


Who is this course for?


NEBOSH INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE -IGC  recommended for Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders who are responsible for implementing and maintaining Health and Safety practices within their organisation, anywhere in the world.

It is a great qualification for people that are looking to start their career in health and safety, or for those already working in this environment who are looking to develop their current knowledge and skills.

NEBOSH recommends that learners have achieved an International English Language Testing System of 6.0 or higher in order to properly understand and complete this course

Why take this course?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate covers the main international requirements for health and safety. The course covers essential learning such as why health and safety management is important in the workplace, and how to identify and control workplace hazards.

Completing this qualification successfully will help you to:

  • Justify the need for health and safety improvement
  • Advise on the main duties for health and safety at work
  • Help to manage contractors and visitors to your workplace
  • Work within a health and safety management system (such as ISO 45001)
  • Carry out general risk assessments at work

The syllabus for the course is split into two units, and 11 elements listed below:


Unit IG1: Management of health and safety

  • Element 1: Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  • Element 2: How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  • Element 3: Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  • Element 4: Health and safety monitoring and measuring

Unit IG2: Risk assessment

  • Element 5: Physical and psychological health
  • Element 6: Musculoskeletal health
  • Element 7: Chemical and biological agents
  • Element 8: General workplace issues
  • Element 9: Work equipment
  • Element 10: Fire
  • Element 11: Electricity

NEBOSH INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE -IGC takes approximately 110 hours of study to complete. It is recommended that you work through the course material and read around the topics to increase your understanding.

This course is assessed in two units, IG1 an open book examination completed online and IG2 a work-based practical risk assessment.

How it assessed?

This modern qualification combines activities, learning and interactive materials to provide you with an interesting and engaging experience. It focuses on key skills that means you can instantly apply the knowledge you gain and add value to your organization. Assessment is a two-step process:

  • IG1 – An open book examination to assess what you know. This is scenario based and will include a closing interview, you will be asked questions about your submission.
  • IG2 – A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do (3 hours). Learners will complete a risk assessment and develop an action plan for their workplace – this is immediately useful and valuable.

Assessments are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.

What does the qualification cover?

While in-depth focus on the things that matter, the NEBOSH International General Certificate covers the core skills you need, wherever in the world you work. You will learn:

  • How to effectively manage health and safety
  • How to identify and control common workplace hazards
  • How to measure if you’ve been successful
  • Relevant key international standards

What are the benefits for employers?

While NEBOSH IGC is trusted by many prestigious organizations such as Maersk, Shell, BP, Skanska, Nestle and the Dubai World Trade Center. It can help to:

  • Minimize workplace injuries and illness
  • Boost employee well-being
  • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, which can help win business
  • Strengthen your health and safety culture
  • Ensure your organization has valuable in-house health and safety expertise

What will I be able to do?

Risk assessment is central to the qualification. Through study and workplace application, successful learners will be able to:

  • Confidently carry out risk assessments
  • Develop and implement a detailed action plan
  • Manage and minimize workplace risks
  • Support and develop your company’s health and safety culture

How to recognize the qualification?

Hence holders of the International General Certificate becomes Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM). While the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has accredited and credit rated the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. So it sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 15 SCQF credit points. While appropriate, the SQA logo will appear on certificates awarded for this qualification. So the SCQF logo, credit and level information will appear on the unit result notification. For further information on SCQF credit and levels see: Popular search keywords for this page:

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