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NEBOSH International General Certificate

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health

is an excellent foundation in occupational safety and health for all types of organisations. It helps holders manage risk more effectively by covering a broad range of topics and is ideal for:
  • Managers, supervisors, employee representatives
  • Those looking to start a career in health and safety

The NEBOSH International Certificate is widely respected by employers worldwide and meets the requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH) and Associate Membership of IIRSM (AIIRSM).


    Top quality training delivered by RRC's expert tutors

    • Block Release - 2 weeks (10 days) + Exams
      English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Turkish
      London, Bahrain, Dubai, Georgia, Ghana, Sudan, Tunisia & Turkey
    • Day Release - 10 Days + exams – English & Arabic
      Bahrain & Dubai

    Flexible on-line learning available anywhere in the world

    • 133 hours of study (3-9 Months) + exams
    • Fully tutor supported on-line study
    • Worldwide exam centres

    Highly flexible learning available anywhere in the world

    • 133 hours of study (3-9 Months) + exams
      English, Arabic & French
    • Fully tutor supported text based study
    • Exam centres - English worldwide, French & Arabic Middle East RRC Venues

    Highly effective combination of classroom and e-learning

    • 130 hours private study + 2-day London revision & exam preparation workshop + Exam

    Available Worldwide

    • Classroom
    • Blended Learning
    • e-Learning/Distance Learning for Groups
  • Revision

    Essential support for successful exam preparation

    • Revision Workshops– 2-day workshop – London
    • Revision Guide - concise guide to key topics and how to answer exam questions. Printed or digital (PDF)
  • Textbooks

    High quality, full colour textbooks

    • Essential study guide, covering the complete NEBOSH Syllabus 
    • Available in English, Arabic, French, Spanish

NEBOSH International Certificate

is made up of three units:
  • 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

    Assessed by a 2 hour written exam

  • 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

    Assessed by a 2 hour written exam

  • Unit GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application

    Assessed by a 2 hour work based practical assessment

To achieve the NEBOSH International General Certificate you must complete all 3 units within 5 years.

If you have been awarded the NEBOSH International Construction or NEBOSH International Fire Certificate in the last 5 years you will be exempt from Unit IGC1 and can simply 'top up' by completing Unit GC2 and the practical assessment (Unit GC3). 


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

  • Over 150 exam venue worldwide
  • Exams held March, June, September and December each year
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