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NEBOSH General Certificate Course

Develop the skills to create a safe and healthy workplace 

This course reflects the latest syllabus. Developed and updated by NEBOSH with help from 3000 of the world's leading organisations and industry experts. 

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) is one of the most trusted health and safety qualifications around the world. It teaches you everything you need to know and do to protect people from injuries and boost your company's performance. 

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

About the course

NEBOSH Certificate Course Facts
Learning Methods Online or OnlinePlus+
Units IG1: Management of Health and Safety
IG2: Practical Risk Assessment 
Exams 1 online open-book exam
1 practical risk assessment
Entry Requirements Literate in the English Language

What's covered in the NEBOSH Certificate? 

The 2018 syllabus update represents the role of a real-life health and safety professional. It focuses on the real, everyday risks that people encounter and the practical skills needed to manage them to help protect people and profits. 

It's divided into 2 units:

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

Read the full NEBOSH Certificate syllabus here. 

How is the NEBOSH Certificate assessed?

NEBOSH has introduced open book exams for both the NEBOSH National and International General Certificates – units NG1, IG1, NGC1 and IGC1. This replaces in-person closed book exams and enables learners to sit their NEBOSH assessment in their own home or another safe and suitable location.

Assessment is a two-step process.

  • An online open-book assessment
  • A 3-hour practical risk assessment to demonstrate the knowledge

You need to pass both assessments to achieve your NEBOSH International General Certificate.  

Is the NEBOSH Certificate right for you? 

The NEBOSH Certificate is for anyone who needs a broad understanding of health and safety to be able to manage day-to-day risks as part of their role, such as Health and Safety Officers/Advisors, general Managers, HR Managers, Directors, Security workers and Public Service workers. 

It's also the perfect starting point for anyone looking to start a career in health and safety. Because of the valuable introduction to health and safety, it offers a solid foundation for further study.

You don't need any previous health and safety experience or knowledge to take the course.

Take your NEBOSH Certificate course online  

Develop the fundemental skills to manage health and safety and kick-start your career with our interactive online course. 

With our NEBOSH Certificate online course you can learn when and where you want, on your computer or mobile device. This interactive NEBOSH Certificate course helps you pass the exams with tutor support, revision webinars and mini mock exams.

Find out why you should take our NEBOSH Certificate online course

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"I recently received the NEBOSH International General Certificate training in Abu Dhabi and thought it was an excellent course. The trainer was very experienced and was an excellent communicator, he focused on exam techniques and we all had plenty of practice with the types of questions that could appear in the exam. The course was delivered in a very engaging way with lots of short videos and examples from industry that really brought the content to life. The course helped to fill gaps in my health, safety and environmental knowledge and I am very glad that I took it. The logistics and organisation were also excellent."

HSE Systems Manager at Al Hosn Gas (ADNOC)
NEBOSH International General Certificate in Abu Dhabi