The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) covers the principles relating to health and safety, identification and control of workplace hazards and the practical application of this knowledge. The IGC syllabus takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) codes of practice. Local laws and cultural factors may form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate.
The qualification also features a practical workplace assessment.
The International General Certificate is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:
Unit IGC1: Management of international health and safety
Unit GC2: Controlling workplace hazards
Unit GC3: Health and safety practical application
Student must have a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests