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NEBOSH International General Certificate - e-learning

The leading international health and safety qualification that is held by more than 20,000 people in the UK and worldwide.

This globally recognised qualification will help you to understand the general health and safety issues that affect organisations and enable you to manage risk effectively. Additionally, a range of international standards will be explored which relate to the management of health and safety. People that hold this qualification will be in an excellent position for career progression and also further study on to the NEBOSH International Diploma.

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Designed for

The e-learning NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is for:

  • Managers, supervisors and worker representatives.
  • Those wishing to start a career in health and safety.
  • Those that wish to gain Tech IOSH or AIIRSM.
  • Students who need to be able to learn flexibly, at their own pace in their own time.

If you intend to work in the UK the NEBOSH National General Certificate may be more suitable as it contains reference to UK legislation and standards.

Employers can train multiple students and monitor their progress throughout the course.  It provides a variety of online interaction activities that make it an enjoyable way to learn.  Students can access the course anytime and anywhere in the world. 


The ACT e-learning course for the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) includes all the learning materials you will need for:

  • Unit IGC1 - Management of international health and safety
  • Unit GC2 - Control of international workplace hazards
  • Unit GC3-  International health and safety Health and safety practical application

The course is available online and involves 130 hours of study, which can be done in a flexible way to suit your availability to study during the course.  We will agree a learning plan that will take you to an agreed examination date. It also includes revision and examination practice papers, including the option of carrying out a mock examination. 

For more details on content of the units follow the link to NEBOSH International General Certificate.

You can also study by attending a NEBOSH International General Certificate as a classroom course, involving face-to-face teaching in one of our excellent UK venues or we can provide similar courses at your premises through our in-house services covering the UK and international locations.

Whatever route to learning you take with ACT Academy you will still sit and gain the same NEBOSH International Diploma qualification upon successful completion of the two written examination papers and practical examination. Please see related publications section below.

Your online course

The e-learning course features a fresh new linear design which takes users on an interactive journey through the core NEBOSH syllabus content with a range of exercises along the way.

The e-learning package starts with a useful welcome presentation which explores the NEBOSH command words and provides a brief look at the course materials including the syllabus and exam preparation tips.

Each element includes:

  • Sample questions and answers
  • Confirmation of understanding tasks
  • Core learning PDFs
  • Reinforcement of the NEBOSH command words

Interactive learning aids

  • Engaging case studies and videos
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Workplace inspection exercises

Exam preparation

  • Practice NEBOSH style exam questions
  • Example answers and useful guidance
  • Study skills and revision tips
  • Practical assessment support

What does it look like?

How much does the e-learning course cost?

Supported option

Full course: Units IGC1 and IGC2/3 - £435.00 + VAT per licence

Unit IGC1 only - £265.00 + VAT per licence

Unit IGC2/3 only - £265.00 + VAT per licence

Unsupported option

Full course: Units IGC1 and IGC2/3 - £385.00 + VAT per licence

Unit IGC1 only - £215.00 + VAT per licence

Unit IGC2/3 only - £215.00 + VAT per licence

Discounts are available for the purchase of multiple licences, contact our team for details.

Costs shown exclude NEBOSH registration, examination and administration/invigilation fees.

Supported option includes 6 months (for one unit) or 12 months (for two or more units) tutor e-mail support.

Purchase of this e-learning course requires ACT Academy to setup user accounts and login details - you will receive an email confirming this is complete. Courses can only be processed and accessed the same day if purchased during the period Monday to Friday, UK time 09.00 – 16.30. Courses purchased at a weekend will be processed on the following Monday.

Also available – NEBOSH Study Book. Students usually purchase this as a supplement. It provides similar content to the web based e-learning option, but in book format.


Examinations take place in March, June, September and December.  Study programmes are designed to lead towards these dates.  Students can access the revision and examination tutorials before taking their examinations at one of the many examination centres throughout the UK. 

UK examination venues:

Midlands, Cardiff, London, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Scotland, Nottingham, Bristol, Oxford

Outside the UK– ACT can advise and assist you to sit the exams in most countries in the world, for example:


Learn any time, any place.

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