Learner Login Contact Us
You are here: 
Our Courses : NEBOSH Courses : International Certificate

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Develop the skills to create a safe and healthy workplace 

The NEBOSH International Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) is a highly respected qualification globally, focusing on providing essential knowledge and skills to ensure the protection of individuals from potential harm and enhance organisational 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

Upon successful completion of 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 revised syllabus introduced in 2018 reflects the responsibilities of a real-life health and safety professional. It focuses on practical skills required to manage everyday risks, protecting people and maximizing profits.

The course is divided into two 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 follows a two-step assessment process:

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

Successful completion of both assessments is necessary to obtain the qualification.

The open book exam has replaced the previous two-hour written exam for Unit IG1, allowing candidates to take both exams remotely from the comfort of their own homes or other suitable locations.

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

Exam Hub

Is the NEBOSH Certificate right for you?

The NEBOSH Certificate is beneficial for individuals in various roles, including Health and Safety Officers/Advisors, General Managers, HR Managers, Directors, Security Personnel, and Public Service workers.

It serves as an excellent starting point for those aspiring to pursue a career in health and safety, providing a strong foundation for further study.

No prior experience or knowledge in health and safety is required to undertake the course.

Buy Now Contact Us

How to study for the NEBOSH International General Certificate

We offer different study formats tailored to meet your learning preferences. Choose the approach that suits you best:


Independent Learning: Ideal for self-directed learners who prefer full control over their training. You will have access to downloadable course materials, allowing you to learn at your own pace.


Online Learning: Our most popular format grants learners the flexibility to study on their devices whenever and wherever they wish. Access to the Astutis TrackSmart and ExamSmart platforms ensures an organized learning journey.


Virtual Classroom: Our most exclusive offering combines the benefits of traditional classroom learning with the convenience of virtual learning. This learner-centric format offers maximum flexibility and engagement.

Contact Us

Buy Your Course Now


NEBOSH International General

The most popular health and safety
qualification for beginners.

Shop securely online and get started today. 


Distance Learning

Buy now


Online Learning

Buy now


Online Learning with Exams

Buy now


Distance_Icon Online_Icon Virtual_Icon


Feefo Platinum Award 2024

LiveChat Badge

Read our Reviews