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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Health and Safety is one of the most popular health and safety qualifications in the world. It is the first step in building your international health and safety career! 

Designed for managers, supervisors and employees, the IGC is an essential qualification. Therefore, this qualification is for anyone working in or wanting to work in safety and health anywhere in the world. It gives you important knowledge and skills as well as a globally respected qualification. Furthermore, it supports your current role and your long-term career.

All of our classroom courses are currently being delivered via Live Online Methods. This will be through Zoom or Microsoft Teams. 

Why take the NEBOSH International General Certificate Course?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate Course will help you to develop your career. Additionally, NEBOSH certificate courses are the most widely needed qualifications in health and safety. Along with this, it is highly respected by employers and businesses in all sectors. Therefore, this course will help you to gain constant advancement in your health and safety career. 

This course will also help to maintain compliance and improve health and safety performances within your company. The NEBOSH International General Certificate is recognised by many professional bodies. 

Why Study NEBOSH IGC with Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd?

As we are a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner, we make sure our learners receive the best experience. Also, our NEBOSH approved, expert tutors have extensive training and industry experience. Secondly, all of our tutors are NEBOSH examiners who hold an education degree as well as a NEBOSH Diploma Certificate. 

As a result, you can be sure that our excellent learner materials match our tutors experience. When you are one of our learners, you will receive the best interactive learning experience and learner support available.

For further details of the qualification, download the NEBOSH qualification guide for learners.

Take a look at this helpful article Studying for the NEBOSH General Certificate for tips on how to get the most out of your General Certificate course.

NEBOSH General Certificate Syllabus Summary


IG1 – Four elements made up of:

  • 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:

  • 5: Physical and psychological health
  • 6: Musculoskeletal health
  • 7: Chemical and biological agents
  • 8: General workplace issues
  • 9: Work equipment
  • 10: Fire
  • 11: Electricity

How is the NEBOSH General Certificate Assessed?

There are two assessments for the NEBOSH General Certificate that take place on a monthly basis:

  • IG1: An online open-book assessment on the knowledge gained in elements 1 – 4
  • IG2: A practical assignment to demonstrate the skills learned in elements 5 – 11

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

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Course Costs

The course cost for our live online course is £1240 + VAT plus £178 NEBOSH exam registration fee.

The course cost for our online course is £450 + VAT plus £178 NEBOSH exam registration fee.

For more information on how studying a NEBOSH training course can benefit you and your workplace please contact us.

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NEBOSH General Certificates, both National and International are equivalent to a Level 3 qualification or an A level.

The NEBOSH General Certificate has a recommended study time of between 80 - 120 hours. There is no required amount of time to take the course, it can take as much or as little time as you want.

The NEBOSH General Certificate is an important qualification to have if you are serious about a career in Health and Safety. Therefore it is definitely worth it as it can help kick-start your career.

NEBOSH has a limit of 5 years from the completion of the first unit that you need to have completed the remaining unit. 

Our e-learning course is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, this is usually more than enough time to complete the course and sit the exams. If you will not complete the course within 12 months, you will have to purchase a course extension fee and re-purchase the exam fee as these also expire within 12 months.  

NEBOSH exam results will be issued 50 working days from the examination date and sent to the email address registered to your learner record. The exam results date is also provided in the Exam Entry Confirmation email that NEBOSH sent you.
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The pass mark for the certificate-level digital assessment is 45. 

Registered learners will receive an email with instructions on how to access the digital assessment platform ahead of their assessment. Assessments will be downloaded from the platform and you will log back in to upload your completed assessment to the platform. 

Please note: NEBOSH can only accept assessments in PDF format. From September 2023 onwards, assessments submitted in file formats other than PDF will be declined.

Further information about the platform and assessment submissions can be found in the Technical Learner Guide on our Resources page: Resources to help you prepare.

NEBOSH's Digital Assessments are assessed using an open book format. This type of examination assesses the same learning outcomes and assessment criteria as an invigilated paper-based examination. Unlike an invigilated paper-based examination, learners can have access to textbooks and the internet and are expected to reference any external sources used. The questions asked will test the learner’s ability to analyse, evaluate and apply their learning. The assessments are accessed and submitted online. 

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"The e-learning platform allowed me to learn at my own pace, and the course provided invaluable insights into risk assessment."

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