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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (eBookPlus+)

Begin the journey into health and safety management and realise your true potential with the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. The course is a comprehensive foundation course designed to benefit all learners in all stages of their health and safety careers.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate is designed to apply to all industries across the globe. The international version is ideal for learners outside of the UK and those looking to further their understanding in international health and safety law. 

The eBookPlus+ course is largely recognised as the perfect way to self-study if you want limitless access to digital course notes that are easy to download, easy to translate and have additional online resources at a click of a mouse. With eBookPlus+ learning, you’ll have access to an online study portal, as well as tools to help you create personalised study plans.

Learning Methods



110-125 hours

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

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NEBOSH International General Certificate Explained

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is an ideal first step into health and safety and is perfect for transitioning into management. It will gift learners pivotal philosophies and understanding in baseline health and safety.

The International course also comprises two central units that will cover critical topics such as health and safety management fundamentals and different types of workplace risk.

The International version of the NEBOSH General Certificate is a broader qualification ideal for learners outside of the UK. The course is engineered to apply to international regulations and law, making it widely transferable.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is recognised by employers and professional memberships in over 180 countries around the world! It introduces learners to the crucial Plan-Do-Act-Check model, which continues to positively influence international workplace safety.

NEBOSH International General Certificate eBookPlus+ vs Online Learning

Explore the differences between the NEBOSH International General Certificate eBookPlus+ learning method compared to Astutis' popular Online learning method.

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  • IG1: Online Assessment

    IG2: Practical risk assessment based on a workplace

Course Length

  • Virtual: 10 days delivered as 2 split weeks

    Online: approx 110-125 hours (12 months access provided)

Learning Methods

  • eBookPlus

    Instant access with interactive study support 

There are no entry requirements, but we recommend that all learners be literate in English.

The IG1 open book exam is completed electronically and submitted through the NEBOSH exam portal.  You have 24 hours from 11am (UK time) on exam day to complete and submit your exam paper. The pass mark is set at 45 marks.

The IG2 is a practical risk assessment based on a workplace. This can be completed at a place of work or at home, and is submitted by email according to deadline.

You’ll be awarded a grading for the IG1, as outlined below; and for IG2 either a pass or refer (fail). Your overall qualification grade will be based on the mark you achieve in your IG1 open book exam:

Pass: 45-64 marks
Credit: 65-74 marks
Distinction: 75+ marks

You must successfully pass both units to achieve your full NEBOSH International General Certificate.

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NEBOSH International General Certificate for Your Workforce

Develop your people for a better organisation.

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the NEBOSH International General Certificate qualification, you will be able to contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options, including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at premises of your choice on a day of your choice.

Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation

Cost and time saving benefits for larger number of staff.
Your own dedicated account manager to organise all aspects of your training.
Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
Choice and convenience of training delivery options to suit your staff.

Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?

Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery that is hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK.

Workplace Training

Helping You To Train Your Staff

Independent and practical consultancy support provided by our Chartered Health and Safety, and Environmental practitioners.

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