NEBOSH International certificate


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NEBOSH International Certificate course overview

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  • The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) is the most popular NEBOSH qualification worldwide and a mark of international excellence
  • With almost 100 years experience, RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) is a leading training provider, and a name that opens doors both in the UK and overseas
  • The NEBOSH General Certificate contains UK health and safety law, whereas the NEBOSH International Certificate focuses on international health and safety standards and management systems
  • The IGC syllabus takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) codes of practice
  • It is therefore ideal for managers, supervisors and employees based outside of the UK who require a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety
  • The NEBOSH International Certificate is also suitable for anyone embarking on a career in health and safety
  • Successful candidates meet the academic requirements for Technical Membership of IOSH and Associate Membership of the IIRSM
  • The NEBOSH International course is divided into 3 Units; two are assessed by exams, and one by a written assignment
  • As exams are in English NEBOSH recommend that candidates undertaking the NEBOSH International course should reach the equivalent of 6.0 or higher under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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NEBOSH International Certificate Course Content and Assessment

The NEBOSH International qualification is divided into three units (IGC1, 2 and 3), each of which is assessed separately:

Unit IGC1: Management of International Health and Safety


  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 1 - Policy
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 2 - Organising
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 3 - Planning
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 4 - Measuring, Audit and Review


Taught over five days.

Assessed by a two-hour written exam consisting of ten 'short-answer' compulsory questions and one 'long-answer' compulsory question. Papers are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

Unit IGC2: Control of International Workplace Hazards


  • Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
  • Transport Hazards and Risk Control
  • Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
  • Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
  • Electrical Hazards and Control
  • Fire Hazards and Control
  • Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
  • Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control


Taught over five days.

Assessed by a two-hour written exam consisting of ten 'short-answer' eight mark compulsory questions and one 'long-answer' twenty mark compulsory question. Papers are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

Unit IGC3: International Health and Safety Practical Application

A two hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace no later than two weeks after sitting your final NEBOSH exam. The practical examination is internally assessed by the programme organiser and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

You must complete all units within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH lnternational Certificate qualification.

NEBOSH International Certificate dates, prices and locations

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Location IGC1 (5 days) IGC2 (5 days) Exam Date
Birmingham 20/07/15
Dohar, Qatar


Exam fees and buffet lunch included. Please note that IGC1 and 2 must be booked together, as the course actually runs over 9 consecutive days (broken by a weekend) with the examinations taking place on the tenth and final day.

Option Duration Cost
IGC1 and IGC2 booked together 2x 5 days £1,575 members
    £1,695 non-members

Why train for the NEBOSH International Certificate with RoSPA?

If you're looking to gain international health and safety qualifications, you need a name that you can trust. As the UK's leading safety organisation and a registered accident prevention charity, a qualification from RoSPA will stand you in good stead around the globe.

Our expert trainers regularly delivered health and safety courses and consultancy services internationally, so not only do you have the option of attending a NEBOSH International course in the UK's two premier cities, London and Birmingham; there is also the option of training at your own premises.

RoSPA trainers excel in passing on their wealth of knowledge and experience in such a way that delegates not only do well academically, but are also able to translate their results into real, practical advantages in their workplaces.

RoSPA use a delegate-centred approach, which encourages high levels of participation via the inclusion of many and varied learning styles, including workshops, discussion groups and student presentations. We feel that this is particularly beneficial on the NEBOSH International course, where as delegates backgrounds vary there is much to be learned by sharing experiences.

We also have BS EN ISO9001:2000 certification in our training operation.

The business case for NEBOSH International Certificate training

Organisations are increasingly realising the benefits of investing in health and safety training:

  • Safety training contributes towards making employees competent in health and safety
  • It helps businesses avoid the distress that accidents and ill health cause
  • Safety training also helps organisations avoid the financial costs of accidents and occupational ill health including damaged products, lost production, lost man hours, demotivated staff, increased insurance costs, workers' compensation premiums, and legal costs.

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is an obvious choice, as its qualifications are globally-recognised. Couple this with delivery from RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), again an organisation with International standing, and you have a powerful combination.

NEBOSH qualifications attract around 35,000 candidates annually and are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Organisations are increasingly choosing the NEBOSH International Certificate as it answers the need for a respected, and recognised qualification aimed at managers and supervisors. The syllabus is fully International, drawing on International Standards (OHSAS 18001) and Codes of Practice (International Labour Organisation).

The RoSPA NEBOSH International Certificate course is deliberately structured to minimise travel time and costs as well as time away from work. It runs over a two week block in London or Birmingham and is also available on a residential basis, which includes hotel accommodation for the duration. Alternatively, subject to delegate numbers, our trainer can deliver the course at your own premises. Please see the 'Dates. Prices and Locations' tab for further details.

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