Engineers and Businesspeople

NEBOSH  International General Certificate


in Occupational Health and Safety

NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC)

in Occupational Health and Safety


This qualification is ideal for anyone who needs a broad understanding of health and safety issues to be able to manage day-to-day risks effectively.

  • It is designed for anyone (workers, supervisors and managers ) in any type of organisation. 

  • Many people take the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) as a first step in a career in health and safety. 

  • It gives a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study.

​​​​Entry requirements


​Qualification level and number of credits

SCQF Level 6 with 11 credits (Equivalent to RQF Level 3)



​Mode of study

Distance learning


The NEBOSH IGC has two-unit (IG1 & IG2)

Unit IG1: Management of health and safety (Theory Paper)

Unit IG2: Risk assessment (Practical Assessment)

​How assessment will be conducted for this NEBOSH IGC course?

Unit IG1

  • Open Book Examination (OBE)

  • Total Marks: 100

  • Minimum pass standard: 45 marks

 Unit IG2

  • Practical Assessment

  • Submissions -Electronic

  • Results will be notified as either ‘Pass’ or ‘Refer’

Pass standards

A ‘Pass’ must be achieved in both units (IG1 & IG2) to achieve the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

​Qualification grades

The qualification grade is based on the result from Unit IG1

  • Refer: 0-44 marks

  • Pass: 45-64 marks

  • Credit: 65- 74 marks

  • Distinction: 75 marks or higher

​ ​AVT Worldwide

​AVT offers NBOSH courses through distance learning mode globally including below countries. 

  • Bahrain

  • Jordan

  • Kuwait

  • Oman

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah)

​​Benefits for employers

When you achieve the IGC, you will be a huge asset to your employer. 

  • You will make a real difference in the workplace. 

  • You will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to help protect the health and safety of all workers. 

  • You will also be able help your employer to comply with the law and good practice, as well as help them avoid the huge costs from incidents and ill-health.

NEBOSH IGC Online – Open Book Exam

An open book examination (OBE) enables you to sit your NEBOSH assessment on your own, usually in your own home or another safe and suitable location where you can concentrate. 

Upcoming Open Book Examination Dates for the NEBOSH IGC qualification (New & Old Syllabus)

  • Wednesday, 06 October 2021

  • Wednesday, 01 December 2021

  • Wednesday, 02 February 2022

  • Wednesday, 02 March 2022

  • Wednesday, 06 April 2022

  • Wednesday, 04 May 2022

  • Wednesday, 08 June 2022

  • Wednesday, 06 July 2022

  • Wednesday, 03 August 2022

  • Wednesday, 07 September 2022

  • Wednesday, 05 October 2022

  • Wednesday, 02 November 2022

  • Wednesday, 07 December 2022

Topics covered in NEBOSH IGC

Unit IG1: Management of health and safety (Theory Paper)

  • 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

Unit IG2: Risk assessment (Practical assessment)

  • Physical and psychological health

  • Musculoskeletal health

  • Chemical and biological agents

  • General workplace issues

  • Work equipment

  • Fire

  • Electricity

Distance Learning

​​​Advantages of Distance Learning Mode:

  • Perfect for people who can’t take time out of their busy day to attend a course.

  • Costs less than a full-time study

  • Allows you to fit your learning around your work and home life

  • No need to gather in classroom which prevents learners from getting infected from viruses , especially these days

  • Please note that the mode of study [“Open & Distance Learning Mode” ] is nowhere mentioned in the certificate

​​Benefits for learners

The IGC looks at everyday solutions for general workplace health and safety issues. 

When you have completed the qualification, you will be able to:

  • justify the need for health and safety improvements;

  • advise on duties for health and safety in the workplace;

  • help your organisation to manage contractors;

  • work within a health and safety management system;

  • positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour;

  • carry out a general risk assessment (using a 5-step approach) of your workplace;

  • recognise workplace changes and their impacts and understand how to minimise these impacts;    

  • develop basic safe systems of work that include emergency arrangements and know when to use a permit-to- work system;

  • take part in incident investigations; 

  • help your employer check the effectiveness of their health and safety management system through monitoring, auditing and review.

Kindly Note:


AVT Academy is run by a team of professional who have worked in the middle east countries. ​

​​​​Faculties - Highly qualified trainers (CMIOSH, Grad IOSH and Master’s Degree holders) who have delivered Technical and HSE (Health, Safety & Environmental) courses, while working in the middle east, for the employees of contracting companies of 

   - Saudi Aramco

   - SADARA Chemical Company 

   - Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

   - Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) 

and also,  for all major companies  located in Saudi Arabia including

   - Zamil Group of Industries

   - Arabian Fal Company, Etc. 

  • ​​AVT is approved by  NEBOSH-UK (IGC,PSM and HSW) and American Health and Safety Institute (Medic First Aid Training Course)


  • ​​Live demo and seminars are delivered by field experts.


  • ​​Real-world connections in the classroom.