International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Key Features of the Course

Qualification Type

International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety


Certificate Level


UK and International

Qualification Title

International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Accreditation Status


There are currently 90,000 people alone in the UK who holds the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. This is a widely respected qualification that is designed for employees and employers across multiple sectors and industries. If you are a team leader, supervisor or manager, it is essential that you are aware of health and safety protocols to ensure that your workers are safe and well. When employees get sick or are prone to workplace injuries, the productivity of the business goes down. In order to keep the productivity of the business high, employees must remain healthy and safe. This is the core objective of the qualification. If you aspire to gain employment in this field, taking this course will give you the opportunity to have a successful career in occupational health and safety.

It is not only high-risk industries that need to put health and safety at the forefront. It is a recognised and popular concept that employers should implement to ensure people who work under them not only come to work well, but also go home healthy and safely. The International Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety will benefit all levels of employees and employers who may not have specific knowledge of this subject, but want to learn best practices in order to create a safe working environment. Holders of this certificate can enjoy a range of opportunities and enhanced career prospects.

The learning material will be available on the online portal, and will be sent to your device directly. The Live Online Classes are done completely online which includes tutor support, assignment submission and eventual exams. All you need is your computer, laptop, or iPad, and an internet connection, and you can attend classes from anywhere! Every session consists of a lecture, a Q&A session and a discussion. Learners will be given breaks during the training.

Learners will be eligible for a free trial for this course. There will be a session made up of 2 hours. Upon taking the free TESTER session, learners can decide to continue with studying the Foundation Certificate for Business Analysis.

How it Works

Live online sessions are highly beneficial when following an e-learning format. This is a great way to gain more information on the subject you are studying.

  • A webinar is generally delivered live.
  • The instructor takes on the role of talking while the attendees watch the content that is delivered through an online platform.
  • In some instances, attendees can listen to the audio voiceover of the instructor while watching slides or a video demonstration.
  • Attendees can interact during the webinar with the instructor, asking questions or taking a survey.
  • Some webinars allow the audio system to be activated so that attendees can ask questions which can be heard by the others.
  • It is possible for the host and attendees to have a one on one conversation if required.
  • Webinars can be delivered in two ways, live and pre-recorded.


  • Unlike learning in the classroom, live presentations can be viewed any number of times.
  • All participants have the opportunity to gain in-depth answers in a live discussion forum.
  • You can participate in online learning Q&A sessions from anywhere, and any place.
  • E-Learning provides students the opportunity to choose their course of study which they may not be able to find in a local area.
  • You have the opportunity to network with other students who follow this form of learning.
  • Live discussions give you the opportunity to understand different viewpoints, whether it is the presenter or other participants.
  • Live presentations provide a quick way of learning. Once you have a convenient time, you can watch live presentations and learn quickly.
  • There is consistency for learners during webinars. Every single attendee will receive the same content, instructions and training.

When can I start?

Group 1
Notified Later 9.30am – 5.00pm 10 Days Notififed Later
Group 2
Notified Later 7.00pm – 9.00pm 2 hrs Notified Later
Key points

♦ Learn handy tips and tricks from an industry professional

♦ Get practical, hands-on experience in business systems

♦ Ask any questions in real-time

♦ Save the cost of travelling

♦ A recognised qualification that provides the opportunity to gain employment anywhere in the world

This course includes

♦ A Professional instructor

♦ Complete fun exercises to keep track of your progress

♦ Hands-on lessons with lots of opportunity to practice

♦ Free access to the online version of the course

♦ Q&A and discussion section in every session

What will I study?

In this International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, you will study, Unit IGC1: Management of international health and safety

♦ Foundations in health and safety

♦ Health and safety management systems – Plan

♦ Health and safety management systems – Do

♦ Health and safety management systems – Check

♦ Health and safety management systems – Act

Unit IGC2: Controlling workplace hazards

♦ Workplace hazards and risk control

♦ Transport hazards and risk control

♦ Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control

♦ Work equipment hazards and risk control

♦ Electrical safety

♦ Fire safety

♦ Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control

♦ Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control

Unit IGC3: Health and safety practical application

♦ Health and safety practical application

What will I learn?

♦ You will learn to manage health and safety effectively in the workplace

♦ You will learn to identify common workplace hazards, and prevent and control them

♦ Learn to measure your success in workplace health and safety

♦ Learn about key international standards

Who is the course aimed at?

♦ Employees across multiple sectors and industries

♦ Ideal for Team Leaders, Supervisors and Managers who are responsible for health and safety management

♦ Ideal for anyone with an interest in having a career in health and safety

What are the entry requirements?

♦ There are no formal pre-requisites to take this course

♦ It is recommended that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand the concepts outlined in the syllabus

♦ A score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS

What qualification will I gain?

Once you successfully complete the course, you will gain International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

What is the Awarding Body?

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) will award learners a globally recognised qualification that is designed to meet various requirements in the workplace such as health, safety and risk management.

How will I be assessed?

Certification is achieved by the successful completion of a computer based examination

Exam Details:

♦ Duration: 1 hour

♦ Computer based exam

♦ Multiple choice

♦ Closed book

♦ Pass mark: 65%

PLEASE NOTE: Please contact us to order official exam vouchers

Career Path

Once you successfully complete the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, you can demonstrate your skills and expertise in workplace health and safety and get the desired job role. This qualification is the required level for manager roles in the health and safety sector. You can continue your professional development NEBOSH by taking internationally recognised qualifications. You have the opportunity to study further in specific industries including construction, process safety, environmental management and leadership. Here are some job titles you can land, along with the average UK salary per annum according to

♦ Health and Safety Coordinator – (£22,581 per annum)

♦ Health and Safety Manager – (£35,561 per annum)

♦ Health and Safety Advisor – (£29,939 per annum)

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Learners can cancel the course and receive a full refund, 14 business days prior to the start date of the course. If we do not have 14 business days’ notice, we cannot offer a refund. Study365 reserve the right to reschedule any classroom session up to 48 hours prior to the classroom session. The session may be rescheduled due to tutor illness, low numbers of attendees for the session or other unforeseen circumstances. 

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