NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety


Be at the top of the list for job interviews or quickly progress within your organisation as a professional health and safety practitioner!

The NEBOSH International General Certificate is the world’s most popular health and safety qualification and provides you with essential knowledge and understanding. NEBOSH Certificates are highly valued by employers globally.

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Position yourself at the forefront of job interviews or propel your advancement within your organization as a professional health and safety practitioner!

The NEBOSH International General Certificate stands as the world’s most esteemed health and safety qualification, equipping you with essential knowledge and understanding coveted by employers worldwide. Embarking on this NEBOSH Certificate journey will steer you towards becoming a fully qualified and proficient health and safety officer.

Through this course, you’ll grasp the best industry standards for managing health and safety systems across various sectors.

Comprising two core units, the General Certificate furnishes managers and supervisors with vital information to maintain workplace safety and minimize risks effectively.

Aligned with legislation and endorsed by the World Health Organization, the General Certificate upholds the rigorous standards expected of health and safety professionals globally.

Who should take the NEBOSH International Certificate course?

This course caters to individuals involved in the day-to-day operational management of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE), boasting a cohort of approximately 90,000 professionals worldwide.

Furthermore, it serves as a solid foundation for those aspiring to forge a career in Health and Safety, paving the way for further professional study and career growth.

Course Modules:

The NEBOSH International General Certificate comprises two Units:

Unit IG1: Management of Health and Safety

Unit IG2: Risk Assessment


Both units require successful completion within 5 years. Unit IG1 entails an open-book, scenario-based assessment completed at home, while Unit IG2 involves a practical assessment marked by NEBOSH.

Pass Standards:

Unit IG1: 45 marks or above
Unit IG2: Pass or Fail
The overall qualification grade hinges on the result of Unit IG1.

Key Benefits of the NEBOSH International Certificate:

Employer Benefits:

Demonstrate commitment to health and safety standards, bolstering your company’s reputation.
Enhance health and safety culture within your organization.

Learner Benefits:

Fortify career prospects with a robust foundation in health and safety.
Cultivate confidence as a health and safety practitioner equipped with world-class knowledge and skills.
Recognize and mitigate workplace risks to safeguard colleagues.

Course Duration:

The Classroom and Live Online courses span 2 weeks (10 days) plus assessments. For Online study, we recommend allocating between 105 and 115 hours, typically completing within 3-6 months.

Professional Membership:

Holders of the NEBOSH International General Certificate qualify for Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Further Qualifications:

Completion of the NEBOSH International General Certificate opens doors to specialized NEBOSH qualifications tailored to specific industries, such as Construction, Fire, and Environment. Many candidates progress to the degree-level NEBOSH International Diploma following this Certificate.

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