NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

British Safety Council
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2 weeks
470 - 1,980 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
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Course description

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

The most popular international health and safety qualification which is essential for anyone wanting a successful career in health and safety.

Our IGC course focuses on practical health and safety management that can be applied in your workplace and intensive examination preparation.

Our pass rates are consistently above average, which means you have a greater chance of passing first time round.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety qualification is suitable for health & safety practitioners looking to take a first step towards an international career in health & safety.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) at Level 6 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).  For users in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this is comparable to a vocationally-related qualification (VRQ) at Level 3 in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  A Level 3 VRQ is comparable (in academic terms) to an A-Level. 

Training Course Content

The qualification comprises two units:

Unit IG1: Management of health and safety

Why we should manage workplace health and safety

How health and safety management systems work and what they look like

Managing risk – understanding people and processes

Health and safety monitoring and measuring

Unit IG2: Risk assessment

Physical and psychological health

Musculoskeletal health

Chemical and biological agents

General workplace issues

Work equipment




IG1: Open book examination (approximately 4 hours within a 24-hour window)

IG2: Workplace-based risk assessment task

Course delivery details


The structured online programme includes interactive e-learning sessions, a downloadable study text, revision exercises and practice questions.


Students join remotely using a PC, laptop or tablet and download the relevant software in advance to enable access to the tutor run class. Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other.


Course fee:

  • Online: £470.25 excl. VAT
  • Live Online: £1,980 excl. VAT

Continuing Studies

Holders of the International General Certificate can also apply for technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH) Many students then progress to an International Diploma (Grad IOSH) and from there to chartered status (CMIOSH).

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The British Safety Council has been working for over 60 years in the pursuit of one fundamental goal: to make sure no one is injured or made ill through their work.  As a charitable organisation that operates exclusively for the...

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