NEBOSH International Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The most popular international health and safety qualification which is essential for anyone wanting a successful career in health and safety.


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NEBOSH International Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The most popular international health and safety qualification which is essential for anyone wanting a successful career in health and safety.


New: Digital Learning

Get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like.

Students join remotely using a PC, laptop or tablet and download the relevant software in advance to enable access to the tutor run class. Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other. 

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Our IGC course focuses on practical health and safety management that can be applied in your workplace and intensive examination preparation.

Our pass rates are consistently above average, which means you have a greater chance of passing first time round.

Why choose the British Safety Council

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    We are one of the world’s leading health and safety organisations

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    Our tutors are experts in health and safety and are excellent teachers

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    No 'death by PowerPoint' – learning is student-centred and interactive

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    Study skills and examination techniques are embedded throughout

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    Pass rates are consistently above the national average

What's in it for me?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate is sought-after by employers.

Gaining this qualification will boost your career prospects.

Holders of the International General Certificate can also apply for technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH) Many students then progress to an International Diploma (Grad IOSH) and from there to chartered status (CMIOSH).

If you have any questions about our occupational health and safety training courses, please visit our FAQs

Free Alumni Membership when you train with us

Training with us will make you a British Safety Council Alumni Member and give you benefits such as:

  • Access to Safety Network (Croner-i)
  • Access to important HSE tool and templates
  • Monthly HSE posters and guides
  • Priority invites to Webinars and other online events.

Membership duration - 12 months.

Qualification overview

The qualification is divided into 11 elements, assessed by way of a single exam and a risk-assessment exercise.

IG1: Management of health and safety - Examination

  1. Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  2. How health and safety management systems work and what they look like 
  3. Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  4. Health and safety monitoring and measuring

IG2: Risk assessment - Practical Exercise

  1. Physical and psychological health 
  2. Musculoskeletal health 
  3. Chemical and biological agents 
  4. General workplace issues 
  5. Work equipment 
  6. Fire
  7. Electricity


One 2-hour written examination and a workplace-based assignment (risk assessment exercise).

Select how you want to study

Digital Learning

We are pleased to now offer NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Students can join remotely and learn ‘live’ with a tutor just as they would in a classroom.

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In your workplace

We can visit your workplace and deliver the course on dates of your choice. This is an effective way of training a group of people as it saves on travel costs and allows students to keep in touch with work.

Written examinations are taken at a British Council office in your region after the course. The workplace-based assignment is submitted one week after the examinations.

Why in your workplace?

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    Cost-effective option for a group of learners

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    Face-to-face courses have the highest pass rates

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    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

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    Class discussions can be company-specific

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    Allows students to keep in touch with work


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