NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Description


The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is an
excellent foundation in occupational safety and health for all types of organisations. It helps holders manage risk more effectively by covering a broad range of topics and is ideal for:

  • Managers, supervisors, employee representatives
  • Those looking to start a career in health and safety

The NEBOSH International Certificate is widely respected by employers worldwide and
meets the requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH) and Associate Membership of IIRSM (AIIRSM).

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  • identify common and obvious hazards in the workplace, and be able to recommend remedial actions;
  • investigate accidents (including near misses), and make logical, cost-effective recommendations to prevent recurrence;
  • identify the main items of health and safety legislation that apply to workplaces;
  • recognise the human and organisational problems that must be overcome to achieve a safe and healthy environment;
  • use information sources to advise managers on safety matters.

Course Content

The NEBOSH International General Certificate is made up of three units:

Unit IGC1: Management of International Health and Safety

  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Management Systems – Plan
  • Health and Safety Management Systems – Do
  • Health and Safety Management Systems – Check
  • Health and Safety Management Systems – Act

Unit GC2: Control of International Workplace Hazards

  • Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
  • Transport Hazards and Risk Control
  • Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
  • Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  • Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

Unit GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application

  • Work based practical assessment


Units IGC1 and GC2 of the NEBOSH International Certificate are each
assessed by a two-hour written examination. Unit GC3 is assessed by a
practical assessment carried out in your workplace.


If you have been awarded the NEBOSH International Construction or
Fire Certificate in the last 5 years you will be exempt from Unit IGC1 and
can simply ‘top up’ by completing Unit GC2 and the practical assessment
(Unit GC3).

Method of Study

This course is available In Classroom, Online or Distance Learning

Classroom Courses

  • Complete Course 2 Weeks (10-days) + exams

Online Courses

Flexible, fully tutor supported on-line learning available anywhere in the world

  • 133 hours of study (3-12 months) + exams
  • Start any time
  • Exams are usually held 4 times a year
  • 200+ exam centres available worldwide – additional fees will apply for centres outside London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle,
    Dubai, Tbilisi or Tunis

Distance Learning Courses

Flexible, fully tutor supported study, that does not rely on internet access

  • 133 hours of study (3-12 months) + exams
  • Start any time
  • Arabic & French available at extra cost
  • Arabic exams available in Dubai and Bahrain only (Call for exam dates)
  • French exams available in Tunis only (Call for exam dates)
  • Exams available worldwide (see e-Learning exam dates


High quality, full colour complete course textbooks – Additional £34.90 + postage & Packaging

  • Essential study guide, covering the complete NEBOSH Syllabus
  • Available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish
  • Note: Printed version supplied with classroom courses; On-line version supplied with e-learning courses

Revision Guides

Concise complete course guide to key topics and how to answer exam questions

  • Printed – £19 + Postage & Packaging
  • Digital (PDF) format – £15


Refunds of fees will only be made for written cancellations received at least 21 days prior to the start of the course (less a 10% cancellation fee to cover administration costs). However, we are happy to accept substitute delegates. Any changes to delegates should be notified, by telephone, as soon as possible.Bookings that are accepted within 48 hours are deemed confirmed and subject to payment, even if the delegate is subsequently unable to attend.

The programme of courses is correct at the time of publication. However, we reserve the right to alter or cancel the programme due to circumstances beyond our control.

Please Note

  • This course is run in conjunction with Rapid Results College (RRC)
  • Please feel free to call us to discuss your specific needs.

Course Details

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Classroom: 10 days + Assessment

Online/Distance Learning: 133 hours of study (3-12 months) + exams

Typical capacity:


Typical cost per candidate:

Typical cost per course:

Classroom: £1840.00

Online/Distance: £490.00

All courses conducted in the UK are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Please note: The fee includes an additional fee of £110 payable to NEBOSH for the examination