NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

In today’s ever-changing global environment, ensuring safety has become a top priority for organizations around the world. This shift has resulted in a notable increase in the demand for highly skilled safety professionals, emphasizing the unparalleled significance of possessing the right qualifications. Leading the way in fulfilling this need is the NEBOSH International General Certification (IGC), acknowledged globally as the premier safety course and considered the gold standard in health and safety qualifications. With over 170,000 professionals worldwide holding the esteemed NEBOSH International General Certification (IGC), this qualification is designed to reflect the needs of today’s employers, providing learners with comprehensive knowledge and skills essential for making their workplace safer.


NEBOSH IGC is considered to be the most admirable and preferred safety course among safety professionals. It has been designed in consultation with a team of OHS experts and leading organizations to meet the needs of the digital age and ensure ease of learning and understanding of health and safety principles and practices.

NEBOSH IGC Occupational Health Safety qualification primarily focuses on emerging topics that are being impactful in the workplace at the moment. Further, it includes practical assessment in the real-time work environment to empower participants in achieving conceptual insights and practical expertise in applying knowledge and understanding gained through formal study.

Upon successful completion of this course, one can create a well-structured occupational health and safety management plan for their workplace and build stakeholder confidence by ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.

Why Pursue NEBOSH IGC course?

  • Aids to fulfil health and safety responsibilities in any type of organization/sector

  • Facilitates to embark on a career in health and safety and provides a sound basis for further professional study

  • Promotes productivity and efficiency thereby boosting the organization’s credibility

  • Imbibes proactive approach to achieve zero incidents

  • Serves as a mark of professionalism and demonstrates the commitment to health and safety

  • Offers progressive career options in public & private sectors, MNCs especially in the Gulf from entry-level to senior managerial positions

Who can Study NEBOSH IGC?

  • Relevant to every workplace, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors and anybody with health and safety management responsibilities.

  • It’s equally beneficial for individuals starting a career in health and safety, providing a solid foundation for future success.

NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) Course – Topics Covered

Unit IG1: Management of Health and Safety (Theory Paper)

  • 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 IG1: Management of Health and Safety (Theory Paper)

  • 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

Prerequisites – NEBOSH IGC?

  • None; however, a minimum standard of proficiency in English is required.

NEBOSH IGC training delivery

  • Virtual

  • Face to Face

Duration of NEBOSH IGC Course

Type Training Days Training Duration Exam Duration
Day 10 65 hrs 24 hours (IG1 – Online Open
Book Exam) + (IG2 Project Submission)
Evening 20 65 hrs

Assessment Method – NEBOSH IGC

Units Type of Assessment Passing Grade
Unit IG1 Open Book Assessment (OBE) 45%
Unit IG2 Practical
Workplace Risk Assessment Project Submission
A ‘Pass’ must be achieved in both units to achieve the IGC Certificate

What to Pursue after NEBOSH IGC?

  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (IDIP)

  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management (EDIP)

  • NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate

For more details about the course and project guidelines, please refer