NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health

Achieve recognition for your health and safety skills and knowledge anywhere in the world with the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

An international recognized qualification set by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), this is an examined qualification for those involved in Health and Safety at work.  

The course is suitable for those seeking a career in health and safety, supervisors, managers and specialists whose work involves a significant amount of health and safety management. It is also ideal for newly appointed safety officers/advisor.

What kind of people take the NEBOSH International General Certificate?

People throughout the world take the NEBOSH International General Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any kind of organisation.

What will I gain from this qualification?

Knowledge Whether health and safety is your main responsibility, or just a part of what you do, the NEBOSH International General Certificate will give you vital knowledge to help you perform better in your role at work.

Enjoyment – You'll enjoy taking the NEBOSH International General Certificate.

You'll discover skills and techniques that are useful and practical, not just theoretical.

Recognition – Holders of the NEBOSH International General Certificate in occupational Health and Safety are entitled to 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.

Career development – For some, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is a first step towards a life-long career in health and safety. For others, it forms part of an important set of qualifications that brings them success and advancement in whatever field they choose.

What will my employer gain from this qualification?

A safer workplace – Health and safety is important. It protects people from injury and loss of life. People with the NEBOSH International General Certificate know how to help their employer avoid prosecution, litigation, absence costs and loss of reputation, wherever they operate.

Assurance – An employer whose staffs are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to health and safety. The NEBOSH International General Certificate provides an assurance of safety - something that can help employers achieves recognised standards and can even win new business.

Return on investment – An employee with a NEBOSH International General

Certificate has a practical set of skills that brings real value to the modern global workplace.

What does the course cover?

As well as covering a range of workplace hazards and methods of control, it includes international standards for safety and health management including International Labour Organisation codes of practice. 

How is the course assessed?

Candidates are assessed with written examinations for each of the two taught units. The qualification also features a practical workplace assessment to help you apply your learning at work and add value for your employer.

Are you already one step closer towards your next NEBOSH Certificate?

Management of International health and safety unit (IGC1) is common to the following qualifications:

  • NEBOSH International General Certificate
  • NEBOSH International Construction Certificate
  • NEBOSH International Fire Certificate

If you study another qualification listed within 5 years of passing this unit, you will not need to re-sit it. Once you have achieved the NEBOSH International General Certificate, you are only one unit away from achieving the NEBOSH National General Certificate too. Controlling Workplace Hazards (GC2) and the Practical Application (GC3) units are now common to both qualifications so you would only need to pass the Management of Health and Safety Unit (NGC1) to secure the NEBOSH National

General Certificate.