NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

Course Overview

The NEBOSH International General Certificate is designed for managers, supervisors, worker representatives and others who require an understanding of health and safety principles and practices. Candidates are likely to be employees of large organisations operating outside the UK, or of multinational companies already working to international standards but needing to adapt these to accord with local needs and practice.

The syllabus omits specific reference to any national legal requirements but, instead, focuses on international standards, in particular ILO codes of practice. In common with the national award, however, the syllabus is structured according to a recognized management framework.



  • Foundations in health and safety.
  • Health and safety management systems - Policy.
  • Health and safety management systems - Organising.
  • Health and safety management systems - Planning.
  • Health and safety management systems - Measuring, audit and review.


  • 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 control.

The syllabus details for the IGC1 are based on the new standard 2011/2012.


The examination comprises two 2-hour written papers and a practical assessment. Each written paper consists of one 'long-answer' question and ten 'short-answer' questions. All questions are compulsory. The practical assessment consists of carrying out a risk assessment of a workplace and preparing a short report.

Further information

Start date:Anytime

Study mode:eLearning

Required study:80 – 120 hours

Course access:12 Months

Examinations dates:March / June / September / December

Exam Locations:Available at hundreds of locations globally

Membership:TechIOSH, AIIRSM

Course price: £540 (£450 + VAT)
Additional Exam Costs: £110, payable when booking your exam, there may be an exam sitting fee from £25 depending on exam location. Examinations can be arranged via our partner centres in the UK, Dubai, other international or the British Council Network.
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This qualification is excellent pre study material for the NEBOSH International Diploma and Technical Oil & Gas certificate courses. The content and examination preparation can increase your potential pass marks by up to 25%.