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NEBOSH International General Certificate 

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The NEBOSH International General Certificate provides an excellent foundation in occupational safety and health, helping those who study it manage risk more effectively. The NEBOSH International Certificate is based on international standards and is suitable for people in any industry sector, anywhere in the world. It is ideal for:

      • Managers, supervisors, employee representatives.
      • Those looking to start a career in health and safety.

If you work within the UK only, then the NEBOSH National General Certificate might be more suitable.

You can study the NEBOSH International Certificate by attending a classroom or blended learning course at one of our high-quality training venues in the UK and Middle East, or by distance/e-learning with unlimited help and support from our expert NEBOSH trainers - a great option for those who need a more flexible way to study the NEBOSH Certificate. Our blended learning course allows you to study the course by distance/e-learning and then attend a two-day classroom workshop which provides intensive tutor-led revision before you sit your exam.

The NEBOSH International Certificate is widely respected by employers worldwide; holders are entitled to apply for Associate Membership of IOSH and it meets the academic requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH and Associate Membership of IIRSM.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate also provides the perfect grounding for progression onto the NEBOSH International Diploma


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Course Content

The NEBOSH International General Certificate course is split into three units of study, each of which is assessed separately:

  • Unit IGC1: Management of International Health and Safety
    • Foundations in Health and Safety
    • Health and Safety Management Systems 1 - Policy
    • Health and Safety Management Systems 2 - Organising
    • Health and Safety Management Systems 3 - Planning
    • Health and Safety Management Systems 4 - Measuring, Audit and Review

  • Unit GC2: Control of International Workplace Hazards
    • Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
    • Transport Hazards and Risk Control
    • Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
    • Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
    • Electrical Safety
    • Fire Safety
    • Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
    • Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

  • Unit GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application

You must complete all units within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH International General Certificate qualification.

For more information please see our NEBOSH International Certificate course brochure.

NEBOSH IGC Exemptions

IGC1 is the core unit for all of the NEBOSH International Health and Safety Certificates, so to gain a NEBOSH International Certificate you need to study IGC1 along with the relevant specialist unit and practical assessment.

If you have been awarded a NEBOSH International Certificate in the last 5 years and wish to take another, you will be exempt from IGC1 and can simply 'top up' with the specialist unit and practical assessment to achieve the new award. 



Units IGC1 and GC2 of the NEBOSH International Certificate are each assessed by one two-hour written examination. Unit GC3 is assessed by a two-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace.

Exams take place in March, June, September and December. We have exam centres in over 80 countries worldwide and we make all the arrangements for you.

All of our courses contain plenty of exam practice to ensure you are fully prepared for the exam. Many of our trainers are also NEBOSH examiners, so they're well placed to provide advice and guidance throughout your course.

Revision Options

NEBOSH Certificate Revision Workshops

The two-day NEBOSH International General Certificate workshops are designed to make sure you understand key topics that feature regularly in the exams and, most importantly, how to tackle the exam questions. They also allow you to practise questions and get feedback, as well as exchange last minute tips with fellow students. ...more  

Revision Guide

Available as either printed booklets or e-booklets. This Guide is the essential revision tool to help you prepare for your exam; it contains a summary of each topic to refresh your knowledge, along with practice NEBOSH exam-style questions and model answers written by our expert tutors (many of whom are also NEBOSH examiners).  ...more




Complete Course 10 Days + Exam

  • Unit IGC1 - 5 days + Exam
  • Unit IGC2/3 - 5 days + Exam

Optional Revision Workshop - 2 Days



Complete Course - 133 study hours

  • Unit IGC1 - 60 study hours
  • Unit GC2/3 - 73 study hours



Full Course: 2 Days plus 120 hours private study


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