NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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When it comes to health and safety training, NEBOSH is the name that stands out. Designed to equip you with comprehensive knowledge and skills, this course is the perfect stepping stone to a rewarding career in health and safety or as a way to build the skills of your health and safety team. Align this with Ligtas as your GOLD learning partner; you can be sure this is a recipe for success.

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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Course Overview

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IG) is a widely recognised health and safety qualification. The IG offers an excellent grounding in the essentials of health and safety.

This qualification meets the academic requirements for Technician membership (Tech IOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
The IG has two unit assessments:


  • IG1 - An open book examination to assess what you know. This is scenario based and will include a closing interview, you will be asked questions about your submission.
  • IG2 - A practical risk assessment to assess what you can do (3 hours). Learners will complete a risk assessment and develop an action plan for their workplace.

Who Is The NEBOSH International General Certificate Course For?

Relevant to every workplace, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors, and anybody with health and safety management responsibilities.

Anyone can book the course and further their understanding of health and safety. However, learners must be prepared to commit time to the course and revision time in preparation for the exam. Also, the course is presented in English, so learners would therefore need to have a suitable standard of English.

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NEBOSH International General Certificate Learning Outcomes And Benefits

Learning Outcomes

The IG program focuses on practical solutions to your health and safety needs. Upon successful completion of the qualification, you will acquire the ability to:

  • Provide guidance on obligations and duties outlined in the UK health and safety legislation
  • Explain and justify the necessity for enhancements and changes in health and safety standards within your organisation
  • Confidently identify general and specific hazards in the workplace and carry out comprehensive risk assessments (using a 5-step approach), record findings, and review procedures tailored to your organisation
  • Develop and implement a detailed action plan, advising on strategies for controlling hazards, reducing risks, and applying safe systems of work
  • Manage and minimise workplace risks
  • Positively shape, promote, and communicate an effective health and safety culture
  • Ensure their teams undertake their day-to-day activities more safely thanks to the awareness and knowledge gained
  • Formulate and communicate emergency protocols and know when to use a permit-to-work system
  • Assess the efficiency of your organisation’s health and safety management systems through continuous monitoring, audits, and evaluations
  • Assist your organisation in effectively overseeing contracted work arrangements
  • Be able to successfully prepare for a health and safety audit

On Completion

Upon successful completion of the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IG), students will have acquired a greater understanding of health and safety practices that are essential in today’s workplaces.

Beyond just theoretical knowledge, learners will be equipped to confidently carry out risk assessments, devise and execute detailed action plans, effectively manage workplace risks, and fortify their organisation’s health and safety culture.

Whether seeking a dedicated role in health and safety or looking to enhance one’s responsibilities in their current position, this qualification enhances employability. Given that this is a qualification frequently sought after by employers, it provides a competitive edge in the job market.

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Benefits To The Organisation

According to the Health and Safety Executive, workplace injuries and ill-health cost UK businesses around £18.8bn in 2019/20.

To go home safely at the end of the working day is a right, not a privilege.

As members of your team successfully complete the IG certification, they will become an invaluable resource to you. The knowledge and skills gained will have a tangible impact on the work environment, effectively enhancing occupational health and safety.

They will play a pivotal role in ensuring your adherence to legal requirements and industry best practices, mitigating the substantial financial ramifications of accidents and health-related issues.

It can help to:

  • Boost employee wellbeing
  • 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

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Online Learning

Designed for flexibility, the online option lets you learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home or office. With access to rich digital resources, interactive modules, and virtual support, online learning is perfect for those balancing work, study, and personal commitments.

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Important Information For Learners

Please note any NEBOSH Exam fees are charged in addition to the course fee for online courses. NEBOSH Examination Fees can be found here.

Also, once an online course has been accessed, it is important to note that there can be no deferrals or cancellations.

Please inform us of any access needs or reasonable adjustments which may be required during training/assessment.

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Learner eligibility

All courses will be presented in English, so all delegates will need to speak, understand, and write in English. NEBOSH recommends that learners 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.

After reading the course entry requirements do you feel you have a suitable standard of English to complete this course?

Yes or no?

If you selected yes, we would welcome you to sign up for the course, however, if you answered no or are unsure about anything please use the contact information listed below to contact us.

Email: enquiries@ligtas.co.uk

Telephone: 02922 800 000

If a learner wishes to make a complaint about their course, details of the Ligtas complaints procedure can be found here.

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Why Choose Ligtas?

NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner Status

Ligtas is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner. NEBOSH is the world’s leading accreditation body for the health and safety industry. This means that Ligtas has excelled in the six learning excellence principles:

  • Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider
  • Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery
  • Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them
  • Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent, and engaging
  • Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support
  • Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary

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