NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety


Course Overview

In the global workplace, a sound knowledge of good occupational health and safety practice on an international scale is a crucial element in running a safe and efficient business.

This International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is awarded by National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), and through this training you or your employees can become empowered to create a safe workplace on an international level. This leads to not just a safer, happier workplace, but higher performance-enhanced credibility and even increased profitability.

In association with the accredited Learning Partner 'Ligtas', who is a NEBOSH Gold Partner.

We also offer the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety, as well as a range of ISOH Health & Safety qualifications.  

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Why e-Careers

Why study the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10+ years, and in that time, we have trained over 605,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training programmes.

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

In association with the accredited Learning Partner 'Ligtas', who is a NEBOSH Gold Partner.

Other benefits include:

  •    Gaining a NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) communicates a professional message that inspires confidence in customers and employees.
  •    Qualify to become an Associate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
  •    Individuals who hold a NEBOSH certificate, can help protect their employees from the risks of prosecution, absence costs, litigation, and loss of reputation.


Is the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety suitable for me?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and safe is relevant to every workplace, and as such, would benefit:

  • Health & Safety Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Health & Safety Representatives 
  • Anyone looking to embark on a career in Health & Safety 

The NEBOSH IGC has been developed to provide you with a good working knowledge of principles relating to health and safety, identification, and control of workplace hazards and how to apply this knowledge in the workplace.

The IGC certification is based on international standards such as the International Labour Organisation, and local laws and cultural practices are considered where necessary.


What jobs can I apply for after my NEBOSH IGC in Occupational Health & Safety training

Gaining a NEBOSH accreditation will enable you to shape health and safety policy in your workplace. Its practical skillset is ideal for boosting your career and helping you perform better at work.

NEBOSH certificate holders can progress their careers in the Health and Safety industry.

Typical job titles include:

  •    Health & Safety Co-ordinator - £23k
  •    Health & Safety Officer - £30k
  •    Health & Safety Advisor - £30k
  •    Health & Safety Executive - £31k
  •    Health & Safety Manager - £37k
  •    Environment Health & Safety Manager - £41k

(Source: Payscale)

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NEBOSH International General Certificate Syllabus

Learning outcomes

  •    Confidently carry our risk assessments.
  •    Develop and implement a detailed action plan.
  •    Manage and minimise workplace risks.
  •    Support and develop your company’s health and safety culture.
  •    Effectively manage health and safety.
  •    Identify and control common workplace hazards.
  •    Measure success.


  •    Module 1 – Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  •    Module 2 – How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  •    Module 3 – Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  •    Module 4 – Health and safety monitoring and measuring
  •    Module 5 – Physical and psychological health
  •    Module 6 – Musculoskeletal health
  •    Module 7 – Chemical and biological agents
  •    Module 8 – General workplace issues
  •    Module 9 – Work Equipment
  •    Module 10 – Fire
  •    Module 11 – Electricity
NEBOSH International General Certificate Exam Details

Unit IG1: Management of health and safety (Modules 1-4)

Exam format – Open book examination

Duration – 4 hours

Pass mark – 45 (Credit = 65-74, Distinction = 75+)

Unit IG2: Risk assessment (Modules 5-11)

Exam format – Practical assessment

Duration – 3 hours

The IGC has two unit assessments; you must achieve a ‘pass’ in each unit to be awarded the qualification.

You will have five years to complete your qualification. The five-year period starts from the date you passed your first successful unit (‘declaration date’). Any unit that is five or more years old will not count towards the qualification and you will need to retake this/these unit(s) if you still want to complete the qualification. 

Our training provider is a NEBOSH Gold Partner, and our training courses are run in partnership with Ligtas Consultancy & Training Ltd.