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IOSH Accredited Courses

Do you need an accredited overview health & safety course for employees?

IOSH health and safety training courses are suitable for people of all levels, in every sector, in any organisation and provide staff with the essentials of health and safety.

Each year globally, approximately 170,000 employees gain an IOSH qualification. Training your staff with a recognised IOSH qualification demonstrates a clear commitment to good standards of health and safety.

Why should I take an IOSH course?

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the only Chartered body for health and safety professionals in the world and is the largest health and safety membership organisation globally with over 44,000 individual members in over 100 countries.

IOSH courses are:

  • Short health and safety courses to suit different levels
  • For employees at all levels to meet their basic health and safety responsibilities in their job
  • Internationally recognised, accredited by the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH)

GAFS in association British Institute of Safety is an accredited IOSH course provider and successfully trains thousands of employees each year enabling organisations to achieve their health, safety and environmental goals.

Find out which is the best IOSH course for you

If your organisation needs staff to complete an accredited international health and safety qualification to show your commitment to improving standards, then an IOSH course will offer the solution.


From Bharat Sevak Samaj, Government of India.

Bharat Sevak Samaj

Bharath Sevak Samaj is the National Development Agency sponsored by the Planning Commission, Government of India to ensure public co-operationfor implementing government plants. The main purpose behind the formulation of Bharat Sevak Samaj is to initiate a nation wide, non official and non political organization with the object of enabling individual citizens to contribute, in the form of an organized co-operative effort, to the implementation of the National Development Plan. The constitution and functioning of Bhart Sevak Samaj is approved unanimously by the Indian Parliament.

This BSS Advance Diploma can be easily forwarded for Middle East attestation for Visa purpose like Saudi Arabia, UAE , Qatar, Oman etc. governments which will give weightage to your CV as well as your professional profile.



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About HABC Diploma:

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) is the UK and Middle East’s leading supplier of compliance qualifications and apprenticeships. We offer over 200 qualifications. HABC is regulated by Ofqual, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation and the Security Industry Authority (SIA). HABC is a family-run business, operating on the core values of quality, value,service and integrity.

HABC, are the ‘Awarding Body that listens’ and will never stop improving to ensure that we continue to provide our clients with the highest possible service standards in the industry. Our company vision is to set the global standard for listening and responding.

Further, all of HABC accredited qualifications have been developed specifically for insertion onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), the new framework for recognising and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland with full support from the relevant Sector Skills Councils. Additionally, HABC accredited qualifications in Scotland have been inserted on to the SCQF. All the qualifications are therefore relevant and fully cognisant with industry and regulatory standards. As a fully accredited Awarding Organisation, HABC is regulated in England by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual), in Wales by the Welsh Government, in Northern Ireland by Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) and in Scotland by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The role of the Regulators is to accredit and approve Awarding Organisations to award qualifications.

EBOSH International Certificate Course

Where will the NEBOSH Certificate take me?

The NEBOSH International Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (IGC) is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK. It will provide you with a broad understanding of key health & safety issues and is the first step in building your career.

NEBOSH Certificate Course Key Facts
Learning Methods E-learning, Classroom and In-company
Units 3 units: IGC1; GC2; GC3
Assessments  2 half day exams for IGC1 and GC2 plus a practical for GC3
Duration Dependent on learning method 

Course information

The NEBOSH Certificate covers the key legal requirements for health and safety in the ILO and the identification and control of workplace hazards. No previous health and safety knowledge is required.

What is covered?

The NEBOSH Certificate is divided into three units, each of which is assessed


  1. IGC1 Management of health and
  2. GC2 Controlling workplace hazards
  3. GC3 Health and safety practical

For more information about the course click to read the NEBOSH Certificate syllabus.

How is the NEBOSH Certificate assessed?

There are 2 half day exams for the IGC1 and GC2; GC3 is assessed with a 2-hour practical application carried out in the workplace. Click here to book your NEBOSH Certificate exams.

Why take the NEBOSH Certificate?

It is the most requested qualification in health & safety by employers. It provides a sound basis for further study and becoming a health & safety specialist and is considered a core qualification for general management.

You will be confident with the knowledge and practical skill set to provide a safe working environment and the cost, time saving and reputational benefits this brings to organisations.

Is the NEBOSH Certificate for me?

The NEBOSH Certificate is aimed at those working in health and safety and want to develop a career in safety management. It is suitable for managers, supervisors and operational staff from all functions not just health and safety, from organisations in all sectors.

Further qualification recognition

This qualification meets academic requirements for Technical Membership (TechIOSH) of IOSH and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Course learning methods

With GAFS you can take the NEBOSH Certificate in 2 different ways:

  • Classroom-based course

2 split weeks

  • Interactive e-learning

80-120 hours approximately required for completion

With these options you can pick the learning method to suit your time and budget.

Why take the NEBOSH Certificate with GAFS?

The many benefits of taking your NEBOSH Certificate with GAFS include:

  • Success with excellent pass rates consistently from 70-80%
  • Expert tutor support from GRADIOSH trainers
  • Effective and interactive learning with experience of applying it to workplace scenarios
  • Confidence that you are well prepared for all exams with revision materials and exam question practice
  • Reassurance with continued support on all aspects of your learning
  • Comprehensive online/offline resource centre
  • Sharing your learning with online forums with tutors and delegates

How to start your NEBOSH Certificate course

Get in touch with GAFS today to find out all you need to know about starting your course.


How long do I have to complete the NEBOSH International General Certificate qualification?

All 3 units must be completed within five 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH International General Certificate qualification.

How can I study for my NEBOSH International General Certificate?

GAFS offers 3 different options for delegates wishing to study for the NEBOSH IGC:

  • Classroom learning – delegates can attend the 10 day classroom course, completing their training within 2 weeks at one of our 4 training venues.
  • E-learning – learn at your own pace and in your own time, with online software and full tutor support.
  • In-company for groups of employees at your organisation – we will come to you. Save on the cost of training multiple delegates.

Discuss the best option for you and your organisation today!

Should I go straight for the NEBOSH International Diploma, or start with the International General Certificate?

The NEBOSH IGC course is an ideal place to start as it gives a broad grounding in the field of health and safety. The NEBOSH National Diploma course will build on knowledge gained at this level. Whilst it is not necessary to have a pre-qualification to take the NEBOSH International Diploma, we would highly recommend it.

How is the NEBOSH International General Certificate assessed?

Units IGC1 and GC2 are assessed by two 2-hour written exams of 10 ‘short-answer’, 8-mark compulsory questions and 1 ‘long-answer’, 20 mark compulsory question. GC3 is a 2-hour practical examination carried out in your own workplace. The papers are marked by external examiners who are appointed by NEBOSH

NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Award

Do you need to understand the principles of health & safety as part of your role?

The NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Award is a 3 day course aimed at anyone needs to understand the principles of health & safety as part of their role covering risk assessments and how to control common workplace hazards. It is the first step towards higher NEBOSH qualifications.

NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Course Key Facts
Learning Methods Classroom and In-company
Units 2 units: HSW1; HSW2
Assessments  1 hour multiple choice exam and practical risk assessment
Duration 3 days

Is the NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Award for me?

The NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work is for staff with responsibility who need to understand the basic of health and safety in their role. The course is aimed at team leaders/ supervisors, HR professionals, facilities managers and those working with young people in a training environment.

What is covered?

The course consists of two units: ‘Workplace Safety Foundations’ and ‘Workplace Risk Assessment Activity’.

Workplace Safety Foundations covers the foundations of health & safety including:

  • Responsibilities for health & safety
  • The principles of risk assessment and control
  • Hazards and controls in the following areas: work equipment, transport, electricity, fire, manual handling, hazardous substances and the working environment

Workplace Risk Assessment Activity requires candidates to complete a risk assessment to demonstrate:

  • The abilities to identify workplace hazards
  • Determine the adequacy of existing controls
  • Make prioritised recommendations for additional controls
  • Determine an appropriate review date

How is the course assessed?

Workplace Safety Foundations is assessed by a 1 hour, 40 question, multiple choice test paper while Workplace Risk Assessment Activity requires candidates to complete a 1 hour practical workplace risk assessment. Click here to book your NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Award exam.

Candidates need to successfully complete both units within a two year period to obtain the overall qualification.

Qualification recognition

The course has been developed to be “broadly comparable” to a vocationally related qualification (VRQ) at level 2 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) (comparable to GCSE standard). VRQ’s are nationally recognised, flexible qualifications that offer a route for academic and career progression. They are designed to provide practical skills as well as subject knowledge.

Start your NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Award

To find out all you need to know about starting your course click on the best learning method for you on the right hand side or contact us below.


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