NEBOSH International General Certificate

Ideal for managers and supervisors outside of the UK, NEBOSH’s General Certificate is a globally recognised qualification for those operating in the Health and Safety industry.

Prices starting from AED 1,975.00

What is the NEBOSH International General Certificate?

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (2018) is a globally recognised and respected health and safety qualification, held by around 90,000 people worldwide. 

Covering two core units, the General Certificate provides the key information needed by managers and supervisors to ensure their workplace remains safe and that workplace risks are minimised. In addition, the course is an excellent foundation for those aspiring to a career in Health and Safety, facilitating progression to further professional study and career development.  

The General Certificate teaches to the high standards required by health and safety professionals across the globe. Informed by health and safety experts from across the globe, the course content concentrates on a range of key skills every health and safety professional needs.

Learning options

2 learning types available

Benefits for Learners 

  • Create a strong foundation for a career in health and safety 

  • Develop confidence in your role as a health and safety practitioner with key knowledge and skills 

  • Learn to recognise and minimise workplace risk so you can safeguard your peers 

Benefits for Employers 

  • Improve health and safety culture across your business 

  • Increase productivity with less days of absence due to workplace induced accident or illness 

  • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety to both employees and fellow businesses 

Student Approved 

Rated 4.9/5 stars on Trustpilot, our unbeatable service comes from Phoenix’s commitment to providing the best possible learning experience for our course attendees.  

Student support 

With student groups such as our Facebook student community, our team of experts only a call away and learning materials of the highest quality, here at Phoenix we provide all the support you need during your studies. 

The Phoenix Pass Pledge 

Every Phoenix NEBOSH course entitles you to continue studying free of charge if you fail to meet the required standard in examinations. However, this is rarely necessary. Our pass rate for NEBOSH courses is above industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions. 

Accredited Partner 

Phoenix Health and Safety is a NEBOSH Gold Partner. This accreditation means our NEBOSH course materials, tutors, and learning environments are all stamped with excellence. 

This course is ideal for managers, supervisors and employees with health and safety responsibilities based outside of the UK. If you are based in the UK, we recommend the NEBOSH National General Certificate. 

The course has no formal entry requirements.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate will involve a minimum of 65 taught hours and approximately 40 hours of private study and background reading. 

  • When studied through in-house or virtual classroom learning, the course is 9 days. 

  • When studied through e-Learning, we recommend spending between 105 and 115 hours on the course. 

Our classroom course timings are 09:00-17:00 Monday - Friday.

Study for your NEBOSH International General Certificate virtually with Phoenix. Our NEBOSH International General Certificate courses come with the Phoenix Pass Pledge, which means that candidates are entitled to continue studying (free of charge) if they fail to meet the required standard in the examinations.

When studying the NEBOSH International General Certificate online via e-Learning, students gain access to our specially designed, interactive diploma course. E-Learning students can study wherever and whenever they please, pausing and resuming their course as they need, allowing them maximum flexibility with their studies.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate consists of two Units:

Unit IG1: Management of Health and Safety 

  • Element 1 Why we should manage workplace health and safety. 

  • Element 2 How health and safety management systems work and what they look like. 

  • Element 3 Managing risk — understanding people and processes. 

  • Element 4 Health and safety monitoring and measuring. 

Unit IG2: Risk Assessment 

  • Element 5 Physical and psychological health. 

  • Element 6 Musculoskeletal health. 

  • Element 7 Chemical and biological agents. 

  • Element 8 General workplace issues. 

  • Element 9 Work equipment. 

  • Element 10 Fire. 

  • Element 11 Electricity. 

By the end of the course, candidates will have developed the skills to do the following:

  • Justify health and safety improvements using moral, financial and legal arguments

  • Advise on the main duties for health and safety in the workplace and help their organisation manage contractors

  • Work within a health and safety management system, recognising what effective policy, organisational responsibilities and arrangements should look like

  • Positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour to improve performance in their organisation

  • Do a general risk assessment in their own workplace – profiling and prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common hazards, evaluating risks (taking account of current controls), recommending further control measures, planning actions

  • Recognise workplace changes that have significant health and safety impacts and effective ways to

    minimise those impacts

  • Develop basic safe systems of work (including taking account of typical emergencies) and knowing when to use permit-to-work systems for special risks

The NEBOSH International Certificate course features one written exam and one practical exam:  

  • Unit IG1 includes an open book, scenario-based exam which you can do from home. You'll have 24 hours to complete the assessment.

  • Unit IG2 requires a 14-day practical assessment in the student's workplace. During this time, delegates will complete a risk assessment and develop an action plan for their workplace.


Your final grade for the Certificate is based on your mark in the IG1 exam, and you are only required to pass IG2.

The grade boundaries are as follows:

  • 0 – 44 marks: Refer

  • 45 – 64 marks: Pass

  • 65 – 74 marks: Credit

  • 75 marks and above: Distinction

If you are booking a virtual classroom course, your exam cost will be included within the price. If you are booking on to the e-learning course your exams will be an extra fee and will need to be booked separately.  

Exam dates are set by NEBOSH and can be found on our 'book a NEBOSH exam' page.  

Exam results are issued 50 working days after the exam date by NEBOSH.

Please note: All course materials and certificates will be sent via post. There will be an additional charge if booking outside of the UK. We will contact you with the delivery charge once booking has been made. 

Achieving the NEBOSH International General certificate leads to the opportunity to take NEBOSH qualifications focused on specific industries and fields, such as construction, fire safety and environment management. After studying this Certificate, many candidates also progress to the degree-level NEBOSH International Diploma

  • When and how will I receive my NEBOSH results?

Results are provided by NEBOSH after completing the course. NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive after the results have been announced.

  • What happens if I fail the NEBOSH assessment?

The Phoenix Pass Pledge will cover your additional studies, but you retake the exams at your own cost. 

  • What level are NEBOSH qualifications?

NEBOSH Certificates are level 3, which is equivalent to an A level qualification. NEBOSH Diplomas are level 6, which is equivalent to an Honours Degree.

  • Are there any entry requirements for NEBOSH Certificates?

There are no entry requirements, which makes a NEBOSH Certificate an ideal starting point for your health and safety training. Learners must have a suitable standard of English language to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.  

  • When and how will I receive my results and NEBOSH certificate?

NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive from Phoenix 10-12 weeks after the results have been announced.

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