You are here: 
All Courses : NEBOSH Courses : NEBOSH International Certificate

NEBOSH International General Certificate Course

NEBOSH accredited centre 807 logoTake the NEW and improved NEBOSH Certificate 

This course is based on the latest 2018 NEBOSH International Certificate syllabus

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) is one of the leading health and safety qualifications around the world.  It helps develop your understanding of general workplace issues and how they can be applied in different sectors around the world. 

NEBOSH International General Certificate Course Key Facts
Learning Methods Online, Classroom and In-company
Units 2 units: IG1; IG2
Assessments 1 written exam for IG1 and a practical assignment for IG2
Duration Dependent on learning method

Course information

The new NEBOSH International Certificate focuses on the role of a real-life health and safety professional. It looks at the real, everyday risks that people encounter and how to manage them to help protect people and profits. 

You'll develop the essential risk management skills to create a safe and healthy workplace. And, you’ll have the foundation knowledge to make recommendations to your employer to help them improve health and safety management.

Course entry requirements

You don't need any previous health and safety knowledge or experience to take the course. But you will need to have a good level of english to be able to understand complex concepts and discuss them in your exam.

What's covered in the new NEBOSH International Certificate?

The course takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) codes of practice. 

It's divided into 2 units: 

  • IG1 - Management of health and safety
  • IG2 - Risk assessment

Click here for the full NEBOSH International Certificate syllabus.

How is the new NEBOSH International Certificate assessed?

Elements 1-4 of IG1 is assessed through a 2 hour question paper to test what you know. They're held in approved exam centres around the world. 

IG2 is a practical assessment to test what you can do. It's carried out in a workplace and submitted via post or email.

Why take the NEBOSH International Certificate? 

By taking the NEBOSH International Certificate you'll be able to:

  • Understand health and safety regulations and make sure your company is compliant
  • Effectively manage health and safety issues and minimise workplace risks
  • Identify and control common workplace hazards and confidently carry out risk assessments
  • Develop and implement a detailed health and safety action plan measure its performance
  • Kick start a career in health and safety

Is the NEBOSH International Certificate course for me?

The NEBOSH International Certificate is for people working or living outside of the UK. If you work in the UK then take a look at the NEBOSH National General Certificate. 

It's aimed at people new to health and safety, including new Health and Safety Officers, Managers, Operational Managers and Directors. 

Professional Membership Recognition

The NEBOSH International Certificate meets the academic requirements for:

  • Technical membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH)
  • Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk Management (AIIRSM)
  • Associate Membership of the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and
    Health (SAIOSH)
  • Registered Safety Technician/Safety Professional status by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals  (CRST/CRSP)

How to start your NEBOSH International Certificate

Get in touch with us to find out all you need to know about starting your course

Get in touch today

Feefo logo

Choose how to learn

Online Course

Interactive online course with tutor support
Discover the benefits of Astutis' online learning

Classroom Courses

Classroom courses in London
Choose your venue & date

Training For Your Staff

Courses delivered at your organisation
Choose the best course for your staff