Training Force Welcomes NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety to its Portfolio of Courses

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, a leader in globally recognised health and safety courses, is now available through Training Force, your trusted training provider. Training Force is renowned for providing high quality solutions for businesses in all industries and this latest offering is sure to provide a holistic solution to your health and safety needs.


NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an awarding body with charitable status.  NEBOSH offers a comprehensive range of globally-recognised qualifications designed to meet the health, safety and environmental management needs of all places of work.

Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 50,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 600-course providers with exams taken in over 120 countries around the world.

NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in the UK and in the South African environment.  Holders of the NEBOSH IGC certificate can pursue memberships with the South African Insitute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH). The qualification meets the academic requirements for technical membership (Tech IOSH) at both IOSH and SAIOSH respecitvely.

NEBOSH examinations and assessments are set by its professionally qualified staff, assisted by external examiners, most of whom are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners or Chartered Environmentalists operating within the industry, the public sector, or in enforcement.

NEBOSH is an awarding body approved by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation, which has a UK-wide regulatory remit.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

You can achieve recognition for your health and safety skills and knowledge anywhere in the world with the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Over 35,000 people have achieved the qualifications since its introduction in 2004.

What kind of people take the NEBOSH International General Certificate?

Managers, supervisors and employees throughout the world take the NEBOSH International General Certificate because it gives them the skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities in any country and any organisation.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate is also suitable for those embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a sound basis for progression on to the NEBOSH International Diploma. No previous health and safety knowledge is required.

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 form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate.

The course covers:

  1. IGC1 – Management of international health and safety
  2. GC2 – Control of international workplace hazards
  3. GC3 – International health and safety practical application
  4. IGC1 and GC2 are 2-hour exams and GC3 is a 2-hour practical assessment carried out in the workplace no later than two weeks after sitting for the final NEBOSH exam. This practical element will be assessed by Training Force and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

This course takes 11 days to complete, including exams.

What will I gain from this qualification?

Knowledge – Whether health and safety is your primary responsibility or just a part of what you do, the NEBOSH International General Certificate will give you the vital knowledge needed to help you perform better in your role at work.

Enjoyment – You will enjoy taking the NEBOSH International General Certificate while you discover skills and techniques that are useful and practical, not just theoretical.

Career development – For some, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is the first step towards a life-long career in health and safety. For others, it forms part of an important set of qualifications that brings them success and advancement in whatever field they choose.

What will my employer gain from this qualification?

A safer workplace – Health and safety is important, it protects people from injury and loss of life. People with the NEBOSH International General Certificate know how to help their employer avoid prosecution, absence costs, and loss of reputation, wherever they operate.

Assurance – An employer whose staff are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to health and safety. The NEBOSH International General Certificate assures safety – something that can help employers achieve recognised standards and can even win new business.

Return on investment – An employee with a NEBOSH International General Certificate has a practical set of skills that bring real value to the modern global workplace.

When can I regsiter for this qualification?

The first registration period closes on the 14th of February 2018 for the NEBOSH IGC qualification. Training Force has an opening special of R19 990 incl. vat for this registration period. For more information or to register email visit or call us on 011 974 6633.

Why Training Force

Training is all about quality, and this starts with our trainers. This team is at the heart of everything we do; delivering and assessing our courses, supporting our students, consulting and always making sure we are firmly focused on our customers’ needs.

The team is a highly efficient mix of academics, practitioners, and consultants with a wide range of experience across all sectors.

Providing excellent service is important to Training Force, as there is no point in having great trainers without outstanding customer service. Whether you are enquiring about a course, registering for your exam, or visiting any one of our training centres, you can be sure you will receive the very best customer service. The clear, engaging and interactive courses we deliver guarantee that our students receive the best possible training and ensure they get a full understanding of both the subject matter and how the assessment works. This not only leads to exam success but also develops the understanding and competency they will need to apply their knowledge in the workplace. In addition to our commitment to excellent customer service we also have a national footprint that allows for easy access to courses should you choose to study with us.

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