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What is the International General Certification in Occupational Health and Safety?

In the global workplace, a sound knowledge of good occupational health and safety practice on an international scale is a crucial element in running a safe and efficient business. This great value online course awarded by the internationally recognised National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) empowers employers and employees to create a safe workplace on an international level. This leads to not just a safer, happier workplace but higher performance, enhanced credibility and even increased profitability.

Learning outcomes

  •  Justify health and safety improvements using moral, financial and legal arguments
  •  Advise on the main duties for health and safety in the workplace and help their organisation manage contractors
  •  Work within a health and safety management system, recognising what effective policy, organisational responsibilities and arrangements should look like
  •  Positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour to improve performance in their organisation
  •  Do a general risk assessment in their own workplace – profiling and prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common hazards, evaluating risks (taking account of current controls), recommending further control measures, planning actions
  •  Recognise workplace changes that have significant health and safety impacts and effective ways to minimise those impacts
  •  Develop basic safe systems of work (including taking account of typical emergencies) and knowing when to use permit-to-work systems for special risks
  •  Take part in incident investigations
  •  Help their employer to check their management system effectiveness – through monitoring, audits and reviews

This course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card. Details on how to receive this card will be sent out after enrolment.

Is the NEBOSH International General Certification in Occupational Health and Safety for me?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) is designed to give individuals a good working knowledge of principles relating to health and safety, identification and control of workplace hazards and how to apply this knowledge in the workplace. The IGC certification is based on international standards such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and local laws and cultural practices are taken into account where necessary.


There are no prerequisites to enrol on the International General Certification in Occupational Health and Safety.

Where could this qualification take me next?

By gaining this international NEBOSH qualification, you’ll be able to boost your career in roles within the UK and beyond.

Why choose to study with us?

  •  Study the 130 hours of content across all your devices at a time and place that suits you.
  •  High quality graphics and interactive modules make learning engaging and fun.
  •  Complete your learning through a practical ethos and realistic scenarios.
  •  The assessment is available in English, Arabic and Turkish.
  •  Holding a NEBOSH International General Certificate sends a message of assurance that inspires confidence in customers and employees alike.
  •  NEBOSH-certified individuals protect their employers from the risks of prosecution, absence costs, litigation and loss of reputation.
  •  Tutor support included

Course Syllabus


  •  Why we should manage workplace health and safety
  •  How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
  •  Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  •  Health and safety monitoring and measuring
  •  Physical and psychological health
  •  Musculoskeletal health
  •  Chemical and biological agents
  •  General workplace issues
  •  Work equipment
  •  Fire
  •  Electricity 

NEBOSH Exam Details

You will first need to register with us in order to sit your exam, (please double-check that all of your details are spelt correctly). We will then provide you with an Examination Entry Confirmation which includes your unique learner number, as well as other essential exam information and the results process.

On the day of your exam, it is essential that you bring along your Examination Entry Confirmation, as well as a form of photographic identification (such as a passport or driving licence).

Examination Dates

Examinations are held four times per year: March, June, September and December.

  •  Date: Wednesday 3rd June 2020. Time: AM. Qualification: International General Certificate. Unit: IG1
  •  Date: Wednesday 9th September 2020. Time: AM. Qualification: International General Certificate. Unit: IG1
  •  Date: Wednesday 9th December 2020. Time: AM. Qualification: International General Certificate. Unit: IG1.

Examination Results

Results for assessments taken in English should be received within 50 working days from your examination or assignment submission date. The specific date will appear on your examination entry confirmation.

  •  Unit IG1: Management of health and safety
  •  Unit IG2: Risk assessment


  •  Unit IG1:
    • Assessment Type: Question paper
    • Assessment Time: 2 hours
  •  Unit IG2:
    • Assessment Type: Practical assessment
    • Assessment Time: 3 hours

Pass Standards

  •  Unit IG1: 45 marks
  •  Unit IG2: The minimum standard required for a Unit IG2 ‘Pass’ can be found on page 8 of the IG2 Guidance for Learning Partners and Learners

A ‘Pass’ must be achieved in both units to achieve the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and .

Qualification Grades

The qualification grade is based on the result from Unit IG1

  •  Distinction: 75 marks or higher
  •  Credit: 65 – 74 marks
  •  Pass: 45 – 64 marks

Course Details

Qualification = NEBOSH International General Certificate

Awarding body = Institution of Occupational Safety & Health

Location = Online

Duration = Self paced

Access = 12 months


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