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NEBOSH International General Certificate Online


The recently updated NEBOSH International General Certificate is one of the most widely respected health and safety qualifications in the world, currently held by around 90,000 people.

The course is ideal if you are a manager, supervisor or employee representative based outside the UK. It is also recommended if you are embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a valuable foundation for further professional study.

What has changed?

The course content has been restructured and updated to reflect modern health and safety practices and the needs of today's employers. The course now consists of only two units, with a small reduction in the overall study hours. Another major change is that there is only one exam and one practical assessment.

Suitable for

The NEBOSH International General certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors and employees with health and safety responsibilities based outside of the UK. If you are based in the UK, we recommend the NEBOSH National General Certificate.

Study Method and Duration

The programme is extremely flexible, with course material displayed as online PDFs which can be read online or downloaded for offline study when it's more convenient. Course materials are also provided in audiobook form, so students can listen to it read aloud through the software or download it and listen offline later.

In addition to the reading content, students have a wealth of interactive material including activities and video summaries of all content. We also provide mock assessments which provide you with instant feedback to compare your answers and Tutor marked assessments to prepare you for your final assessments.

Recommended study hours: 110 hours

Please note that you will receive 12 months access to the course materials.

What's Included

This price includes course materials, IG1 & IG2 examinations and unlimited tutor support.

What are the benefits of online learning?

  • Flexibility is the great advantage of e-learning. You can enrol at any time and study whenever you wish at the pace you choose.
  • Our online courses are designed to keep you engaged and motivated with interactive content comprising quizzes and videos.
  • Courses can be accessed via computer, tablet or mobile devices. The system bookmarks the point you have reached, so you can stop studying whenever you wish, and pick up exactly where you left off.
  • Our experts write all the course materials and create them for multiple formats. You can view them as online PDFs (read online or download for offline study) or download as audiobooks.
  • Support is readily available from our expert health and safety tutors, who can be contacted by telephone or email for study, revision and exam advice. You also have access to our unique Facebook group, which is a great way to discuss any aspects of your studies with tutors and fellow students.
  • To help you prepare you for your final assessments, we provide tutor-marked mock assessments with feedback.

What is the benefit of e-learning for employers?

Employers have a legal duty to ensure that staff have received the necessary health and safety training. E-learning enables them to do so at a fraction of the cost of face-to-face training. We also conduct monitored training delivery, so employers can receive reports on who has completed the training and how they scored.

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Learning outcomes

How will the NEBOSH International General Certificate benefit my career?

You will receive a comprehensive grounding in risk management and compliance for the workplace covering:

  • How to effectively manage health and safety.
  • How to identify and control common workplace hazards.
  • How to measure if you’ve been successful.
  • ILO key standards and requirements.
  • Confidently carrying out risk assessments.
  • Developing and implementing a detailed action plan.
  • Managing and minimising workplace risks.
  • Supporting and developing your company’s health and safety culture. 

Next steps

Achieving certification can lead to a choice of NEBOSH qualifications focused on specific industries, such as construction, fire and environmental. After studying the IGC, many candidates progress to the degree-level NEBOSH International Diploma.

Course programme 

Unit IG1: Management of Health and Safety

Element 1 - Why we should manage workplace health and safety

Element 2 - How health and safety management systems work and what they look like

Element 3 - Managing risk - understanding people and processes

Element 4 - Health and safety monitoring and measuring

Unit IG2: Risk Assessment

Element 5 - Physical and psychological health

Element 6 - Musculoskeletal health

Element 7 - Chemical and biological agents

Element 8 - General workplace issues

Element 9 - Work equipment

Element 10 - Fire

Element 11 – Electricity

Assessment and certification (not included)

The updated course is now assessed by one written exam and one practical exam:

  • Unit IG1 is examined by a formal 2 hour written exam, replacing IGC1.
  • Unit IG2 is assessed by a practical assessment, which is longer than the previous GC3 assessment.

Both assessments are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.

Once the course has been completed, a confirmation of results can be printed or saved as proof of completion. This can then be kept on record or in personal files as evidence that you have completed the training.

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