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Managers, supervisors, worker representatives and others who require a knowledge and understanding of health and safety principles and practices. The Certificate provides a sound basis for evaluating risks and hazards in any country, in any business. The NEBOSH International General Certificate is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a valuable foundation for further professional study.

What will I learn?


NEBOSH International General Certificate is a globally recognized health and safety qualification which is intended for companies or individuals working to international standards with regards to Health, Safety & Environment as this course focuses on the International Labor Standards (ILO) codes of practice.

The syllabus is divided into 3 units:
  • Unit IGC1: Management of International Health and Safety
  • Unit GC2: Control of International Workplace Risks
  • Unit GC3: International Health and Safety Practical Application

What will I leave with?

On completion of this course, candidates should be able to:

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of the principles of health and safety management and the principles of managing risk
  •  implement good health and safety management across all areas of their operation

What else should I know?

There are no entry requirements for this course, though the standard of English required by students must be such that they can both understand and express the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that candidates undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests in order to be accepted onto an International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety programme.

For further information please consult the IELTS website.

A chart mapping IELTS and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test (IBT) scores to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) can be found on the British Council website.

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