Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

Level 3

105 Hours

Training Mode

Course Access
1 Year

Average Completion
3 – 6 months

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IG1 – The invigilated paper-based exam has been permanently replaced with a digital assessment. Learners will have 24 hours to access, complete and submit their paper starting from 11am (UK time) on the examination date.

IG2 – The practical unit IG2 will be submitted to the Learning Partner who will upload it to the NEBOSH portal for assessment, please speak to your Learning Partner for further information.

The qualification is:

Relevant to every workplace

Ideal for managers, supervisors, or anybody with health and safety management responsibilities

Perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career

With 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

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

There’s never been a better time to join nearly 90,000 people who have the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Thousands of leading experts and organisations have helped update the most widely respected health and safety qualification of its kind in the world. This means that it’s designed to reflect the needs of today’s employer giving learners everything they need to know and do to make their workplace safer.

Relevant to every workplace, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors and anybody with health and safety management responsibilities. It’s also perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career and gives you a stepping stone to success.

Trusted by many prestigious organisations such as Maersk, Shell, BP, Skanska, Nestle and the Dubai World Trade Centre, it can help to:

      • Minimise workplace injuries and illness
      • Boost employee wellbeing
      • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, which can win business

The NEBOSH International General Certificate will give you invaluable knowledge and skills AND a globally respected qualification that supports your current role and your long-term career.


Important note:

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (October 2018 specifications) is a standalone qualification. This means that you will not be able to use units from other NEBOSH qualifications against any part of this qualification.

The qualification looks at general workplace issues and can be applied in many sectors.

On completion of the qualification, learners will be able to:

      • justify the need for health and safety improvements;
      • advise on the main duties for health and safety in the workplace;
      • help their organisation to manage contractors;
      • work within a health and safety management system;
      • positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour;
      • carry out a general risk assessment (using a 5-step approach) of their workplace;
      • recognise workplace changes and their impacts and understand how to minimise these impacts;
      • develop basic safe systems of work that include emergency arrangements and know when to use
      • a permit-to-work system;
      • take part in incident investigations; and
      • help their employer check the effectiveness of the health and safety management system through
      • monitoring, auditing and review.

Achieving the qualification

The IGC has two unit assessments (see ‘Qualification key features’ for details on the assessments and the pass standards); your learners must achieve a ‘Pass’ in each unit in order to be awarded the qualification.

learners will have five years to complete their qualification. The five-year period starts from the date that they passed their first successful unit (we call this the ‘declaration date’).

Any unit that is five or more years old will not count towards the qualification;

Learners will need to retake this/these unit(s) if they still want to complete the qualification.

More details here: https://www.nebosh.org.uk/qualifications/international-general-certificate/

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The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is a leading global organisation, which provides health, safety and environmental qualifications. Our internationally recognised qualifications help to raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace. NEBOSH qualifications are highly respected by governments, employers and our learners.


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