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International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - Official Exam

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The International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a widely recognised and popular qualification in the UK and is much sought-after by employers. It is perfectly suited for any individual aspiring to have a successful and long-lasting career in health and safety.  This qualification will boost your career prospects particularly when it comes to positions relating to the health and safety industry. Holders of this International Certificate can gain membership into the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and can progress further to study the International diploma. The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH.

This is a globally recognised qualification that will cover health and safety, along with risk management. This Exam is varied and suitable to all levels of learners coming from different backgrounds and holding diverse positions. It is comprehensive and will cover key modules that are explored extensively throughout the training.

Over 90,000 individuals are current holders of this certificate because it is the primary standard of qualifications in health and safety. The main aim of this Exam is to equip you with an in-depth understanding of workplace safety and how to make your workplace safer. This is an ideal qualification for managers, supervisors and others in accountable roles that are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of employees in the workplace. If you want to qualify as a health and safety professional, taking this Exam is the first step to developing a career in this field.

  • Who is it for?
  • Entry Requirements
  • Exam Registration
  • Exam Results
  • Certification
  • SQA Accreditation
  • Career Progression


The NEBOSH International General Certificate will give you invaluable knowledge and skills AND a globally respected qualification that supports your current role and your long-term career. The qualification is:
  • Relevant to every workplace
  • Ideal for managers, supervisors, or anybody with health and safety management responsibilities
  • Perfect for those embarking on a health and safety career


The NEBOSH International General Certificate is trusted by many prestigious organisations such as Maersk, Shell, BP, Skanska, Nestle and the Dubai World Trade Centre.
  • There are no pre-requisites to take this Exam. However, it is essential that learners have a basic understanding of the English Language, Maths and ICT.
  • NEBOSH recommends that learners have a minimum standard of English that is equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.0 or higher on the test.

All registered learners can sit for an examination. Exams must be registered for in advance before taking each paper.

Exam Entry Confirmation

Once you are registered to do the exam, you will receive an Exam Entry Confirmation that will include the learning number and important information related to the exam and results process. Please check if your name is spelled correctly, and if changes are required, you can contact GEL customer support. This confirmation is essential to gain entry to the exam, as learners will need to produce photographic identification to the invigilator.

Exam Dates

IG1 - The invigilated paper-based exam is being permanently replaced by a new open-book examination (OBE).

IG1 exam is available in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Russian, Spanish (European) and Turkish.

Find out more about OBEs - https://www.nebosh.org.uk/open-book-examinations/

Dates for OBEs in 2021:

  • Wednesday 7 April 2021
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021
  • Wednesday 4 August 2021
  • Wednesday 6 October 2021
  • Wednesday 1 December 2021

IG2 - The practical unit IG2 will continue to be assessed as usual

Assessment results are taken in English which also includes the practical examination. Results will be received within 50 working days from the submission of the assignment or date of the examination.The pass mark can vary, but learners will be awarded marks according to the following.

  • IG1 written exam paper (at least 45 marks out of 100)
  • IG2 practical exam – pass or refer for the assignment
Once learners complete the written exam and achieve the ‘pass’ mark for the practical exam, the overall grade is awarded according to the following.
  • 45-64 marks – Pass
  • 65-74 marks – Credit
  • 75 and above – Distinction

Once you successfully complete this Exam, you will gain an International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is accredited to and rated by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) Accreditation.  The qualification sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 11 SCQF credit points.SCQF Level 6 is comparable to RQF/CQFW Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The SQA accreditation logo will appear where appropriate on awarded certificates.

Once you’ve successfully completed the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, you can continue in your professional development as NEBOSH offers an array of internationally recognised qualifications. If learners wish to study at a higher level, they can progress to the NEBOSH Diploma or Masters qualification. Individuals wishing to continue their education can also study industry-specific applications including process safety, environmental management, construction and leadership. Learners will have the opportunity to hone their skills in incident investigation. Here are some job roles the qualification is suitable for,
  • Health and Safety Coordinator – (£22,581 per annum)
  • Health and Safety Manager – (£35,561 per annum)
  • Health and Safety Advisor – (£29,939 per annum)

Key Features

Gain an Accredited UK Qualification

Access to Excellent Quality Study Materials

Learners will be Eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalised Learning Experience

UK Register of Learning Providers Reg No : 10053842

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    R P

    Raya Parker

    April 19, 2020 - 2:26pm
    Highly recommended

    I would like to recommend this exam to others who have an interest in this field.

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    Tom Gill

    April 17, 2020 - 6:46pm
    Met my goals

    I was able to achieve my goals. Thank you to the great team at GEL.

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    Clementine Black

    March 25, 2020 - 9:11am
    Good effort

    The centre was very helpful and supportive.

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    Asher Johnson

    March 17, 2020 - 4:52pm

    I want to thank the provider for their commitment to students. I have registered with online providers previously but never found this level of effort.

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