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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Develop the skills to create a safe and healthy workplace 

This prestigious qualification, recognised globally, equips you with the skills needed to protect individuals from harm and elevate your company's performance.

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 passing the NEBOSH Certificate, you'll 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?

Designed with a focus on real-life scenarios, the updated curriculum aligns with the practical skills required by health and safety professionals. It addresses everyday risks and equips you with the necessary expertise to safeguard people and enhance business profitability.

It's divided into 2 units:

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

Syllabus Guide

How is the NEBOSH Certificate Assessed?

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

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


Successful completion of the certification requires passing both the online open book exam for Unit 1 and the workplace-based practical risk assessment for Unit 2.

The updated format replaces the conventional written exam for Unit 1, allowing you to conveniently sit your exams from the comfort of your own home or any 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?

Ideal for individuals responsible for managing day-to-day risks, the certification caters to a wide range of professionals including Health and Safety Officers/Advisors, General Managers, HR Managers, Directors, Security Workers, and Public Service Workers.

Additionally, it serves as an excellent foundation for those keen to pursue a career in health and safety, even without prior experience or knowledge in the field.

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How to study for the NEBOSH International General Certificate


Independent Learners: This self-paced format provides you with complete control of your training, granting access to downloadable course materials for flexible learning.


Digital Learners: Our most popular offering, this format empowers learners to study on their preferred devices at their convenience. Access to Astutis TrackSmart and ExamSmart platforms ensures a structured learning experience.


Virtual Classroom: Immerse yourself in the most exclusive and flexible learning format, combining the benefits of traditional and virtual classrooms. Experience learner-centric education like never before.

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