NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health & Safety

About this course: NEBOSH has updated the NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health & Safety  - the most trusted health and safety qualification of its kind in the world. It's designed to reflect the needs of today's employer giving learners everything they need to know and do to make their workplace safer.

The new syllabus has been streamlined to allow core skills to be considered in greater depth. It covers methods to effectively manage health and safety, and how to identify, reduce and control the key hazards in every kind of workplace. Risk assessment is central to the IGC qualification, making sure it reflects the real-life roles people perform.

Moreover, the certificate will give learners invaluable knowledge and skills and a globally respected qualification that supports their current role and long-term career advancement.

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The contents of the course are covered in two units (NEW 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

Note: The IG1 unit is the core unit for other qualifications offered such as ICC and IFC.

UNIT IG 2: RISK ASSESSMENT (Practical Assessment)
  • Physical and psychological health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • General workplace issues
  • Work Equipment
  • Fire
  • Electrical

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) follows the same principles as the National General Certificate (UK) - achieving high standards of health and safety - regardless of any local legal requirements.

Examinations on NEBOSH standard dates are available four times per year at any British Council or participating university/Centre each year.


With in-depth focus, this qualification covers the core skills that one will need. Delegates will learn:

  • How to effectively manage health and safety
  • How to identify and control common workplace hazards
  • How to measure success
  • Relevant key international standards

Risk assessment is extremely critical, through study and workplace application, delegates will be able to:

  • Confidently carry out risk assessments
  • Develop and implement a detailed action plan
  • Manage and minimise workplace risks
  • Support and develop the company's health and safety culture
  • Ensure their teams undertake their daily activities safely


According to ILO and EU-OSHA research, work related injury and illness result in the loss of 3.9% of GDP wordwide, at an annual cost of roughly €2,680 billion. To go home safely at the end of the working day is a right, not a privilege. The full time course offered by KBA Training Pte Ltd allows for personnel to be able to dedicate their time to the syllabus and course information and is suited for full time company employees or individuals.

This certificate is trusted by many prestigious organisations such as Maersk, Shell, BP, Skanska, Nestle, the Dubai World Trade Centre, etc. It can help to:

  • Boost employee well-being
  • Minimise workplace injuries and illness
  • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, which can help win business
  • Strengthen your health and safety culture
  • Ensure your organisation has valuable in-house health and safety expertise


This qualification is relevant to every workplace and is ideal for managers, supervisors and anyone with health and safety management responsibilities. It is also beneficial for those who want to further their career in the HSE field or those who wish to enhance their hse knowledge and provides a stepping stone to success.


Candidates are assessed by one (two-hour) question paper that assess on what you know and a practical risk assessment (three-hour) that asseses on what you can do. Upon successful completion and passing, learners will be awarded the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health. Certification is issued by NEBOSH UK.

Completion deadline for this qualification is up to 5 years from the date one passed his/her first successful unit.


  • Holders of the International General Certificate are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
  • The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 15 SCQF credit points.

    SCQF Level 6 is comparable to RQF Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. See the “Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries” chart issued by the UK regulators , available here.

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