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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Develop the skills to create a safe and healthy workplace 

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) is a renowned qualification that focuses on Asia's unique needs and challenges in creating a safe and healthy work environment. By equipping individuals with essential skills and knowledge, this certificate plays a vital role in improving health and safety standards across the region.

NEBOSH Certificate Course Facts
Learning Methods Online, Distance or Virtual
Units IG1: Management of Health and Safety
IG2: Practical Risk Assessment 
Exams Online open book exam
Workplace-based risk assessment
Entry Requirements Literate in the English Language
Course Guide Online Course Demo

Benefits of the NEBOSH Certificate

 By successfully completing the NEBOSH Certificate, you will be able to:

  • Make sure people are safe from harm by reducing risk in your workplace
  • Protect your company from prosecution by making sure it is health and safety compliant
  • Kick-start your health and safety career with a globally recognised qualification
  • Become more valuable to your employer by helping them improve their safety performance

What's Covered in the NEBOSH International General Certificate?

The current syllabus, updated in 2018, reflects the role of real-life health and safety professionals in Asia. It addresses the everyday risks faced by individuals and focuses on practical skills needed to manage them effectively, safeguarding both people and profits.

The certificate consists of two units:

  • Unit IG1: Management of health and safety
  • Unit IG2: Practical risk assessment

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How is the NEBOSH Certificate Assessed?

The NEBOSH General Certificate is assessed through a two-step process:

  • IG1: An online open book exam (OBE) and supporting closing interview
  • IG2: A workplace-based practical risk assessment

Both assessments must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.

The open book exam replaces the previously used written exam for Unit IG1. It allows you to take both NEBOSH exams from the comfort of your own home or any other safe and suitable location.

You can find further details on the OBE exams in our Exam Hub here:

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Is the NEBOSH Certificate right for you?

The NEBOSH Certificate is relevant for individuals who require a broad understanding of health and safety to effectively manage day-to-day risks in their roles. This includes Health and Safety Officers/Advisors, General Managers, HR Managers, Directors, Security Workers, and Public Service Workers.

Moreover, it serves as an excellent starting point for those interested in pursuing a career in health and safety.

Its comprehensive introduction to the field provides a solid foundation for further study, even without prior experience.

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How to study for the NEBOSH International General Certificate

We offer different study formats to cater to diverse learner preferences:


Independent Learning: Ideal for those who prefer complete control over their training. Learners can access downloadable course notes and study at their own pace.


Online Learning: Our most popular format offers learners flexibility to study on their devices whenever and wherever they choose. The Astutis TrackSmart and ExamSmart platforms ensure a well-structured and effective learning experience.


Virtual Classroom: A unique blend of classroom and virtual learning, this format provides the ultimate flexibility and learner-centric approach to studying.

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