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NEBOSH International General Certificate Health and Safety (96 hours online)


Recommended for who is an essential first step or wanting a long and successful career in HSE in any industry  who work or plan to work globally, international.  

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in HSE is highly respected by employers worldwide. The NEBOSH IGC enables you to apply for many different health and safety jobs, such as Health & Safety Officer, Advisor, Superintendent, etc in almost any industry.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in HSE is based on international standards and best practice. It is made up of two units that must be successfully completed within one year to achieve the NEBOSH International General Certificate qualification:

Unit IG1: Management of Health and Safety

  • 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

Unit IG2: Risk Assessment

  • Physical and psychological health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • General workplace issues
  • Work equipment
  • Fire
  • Electricity


    • Unit IG1 and Unit IG2 are each assessed at home open book exam. You will have 24 hour access to the platform and it should take them around 4 – 5 hours. This exam will have set dates defined by NEBOSH. 

About Exams

  • Exam: Open Book Examination, no need to travel to a test centre
  • Exam Dates: Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec
  • NEBOSH Assessment: One online examination and 1 practical assignment with evidence uploaded online
  • Project: Assignment with Tutor Guidance
  • Project Dates: Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec

Examination fee: You do not have to pay for NEBOSH exams initially. Exam fees are payable when booking your chosen exam date(s). £ 150 in total

Awarding Body: National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Health and Safety is offered by Dirextra Business School in association with SHEilds Ltd, accredited NEBOSH Centre 548.

Course Level

Equivalent to A Level.

Students should be aware this is a certificate level 3 qualification. This means the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a relatively demanding qualification to study, approximately equivalent to an A-level (or UK college level qualification).

What level is the NEBOSH International General Certificate?

NEBOSH General Certificate courses are classed as a Level 3 qualification on the NQF, a Level 6 on the SCQF.

To progress further, we suggest moving on to a Level 6 NVQ or NEBOSH International Diploma course.

    Level of English required

    An adequate understanding of the English language is required. Students can both understand and articulate the key concepts contained within the course syllabus.