The International Oil and Gas Certificate is aimed primarily at managers, supervisors and health and safety advisers with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry. The qualification focuses on operational process safety and is intended to enable students to apply and implement effective process safety management across all areas of their operation, anywhere in the world.

This qualification provides the underpinning knowledge, which when combined with experience enables holders to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of workplaces hazards. It is based around international standards and management systems that enable the effective discharge of workplace safety responsibilities both onshore and offshore.

Globally, employers in the oil and gas industries find that the International Oil and Gas Certificate can improve the safety culture of their organisation by providing line management and staff with a sound understanding of operational safety management.

Our qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure that they remain relevant, rigorous as well as achievable and practical.

You will be assessed on your ability to apply your skills and knowledge to a wide range of issues and how to deliver positive change to a real workplace. 


Who is it for?

Individual

This qualification is for those working in the oil and gas (or related) industries, who need to gain a sound understanding of the principles of operational health and safety that apply in their specialist area.

For some, the International Oil and Gas Certificate can be an important step towards establishing a lifelong professional career in occupational health and safety. Some who take their International Oil and Gas Certificate progress on to one of our Diploma level qualifications.

NEBOSH strongly recommend that you should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues prior to taking the course equivalent to the NEBOSH International or National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Employer

The NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety benefits oil and gas companies working to international standards who are seeking to implement effective safety and process safety management across all areas of their operation.

It is used effectively by many in the industry to improve the health and safety skills and knowledge of managers, supervisors and health and safety advisors, in order to gain sustainable health and safety improvements. Quite simply, the International Oil and Gas Certificate is a qualification that should lead to safer workplaces.

People who hold this qualification understand their responsibilities and how to reduce potentially damaging incidents that can lead to loss of life, injury and loss of reputation, wherever they are operating in the world.

NEBOSH qualifications are held in high esteem throughout the world. Employing people who hold a NEBOSH qualification demonstrates a commitment to health and safety and an assurance to others. It can even help you achieve recognised standards and win new business.

It is based around international standards and best practice recommendations.

 


What you will learn

What does the course cover?

The NEBOSH Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety covers one main unit (IOG1) entitled ‘Management of international oil and gas operational safety’.

The key topics covered by the qualification are:

  • Hazards inherent in the extraction, storage and processing of raw materials and products
  • Hydrocarbon process safety
  • Risk management techniques used in the oil and gas industries
  • Contractor management
  • Fire and explosion controls in the oil and gas industries
  • Marine and Land logistics

This unit is divided into the following five key elements:

  • Health, safety and environmental management in context
  • Hydrocarbon process safety (1)
  • Hydrocarbon process safety (2)
  • Fire protection and emergency response
  • Logistics and transport operations

NEBOSH does not set specific formal entry requirements for this qualification. However it should be noted that: The achievement of the NEBOSH International or National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent prior to undertaking the International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety course is highly recommended. 

This qualification is designed as a specialist sector-specific supplement to the NEBOSH International and National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety rather than to replace knowledge and understanding of general health and safety gained as part of these qualifications. Further information regarding the NEBOSH International General Certificate can be found by clicking here and the NEBOSH National General Certificate by clicking here.

How is the qualification assessed?

Students are assessed by one two-hour written examination.  The examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. Scripts are marked by competent external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

The overall qualification parchment will be issued on successful completion of the qualification.

 

Entry requirements and exemptions

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, but we do recommend that students have an underpinning knowledge of safety issues. This may have been achieved by studying a NEBOSH General Certificate level qualification. 

It is also important that students have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that students undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

For further information please see the latest version of the IELTS Handbook or consult the
IELTS website:

http://www.ielts.org/institutions/test_format_and_results.aspx.

Students wishing to assess their own language expertise may consult the IELTS website for
information on taking the test:

http://www.ielts.org/faqs.aspx

Exemptions

There are no exemptions available for this qualification.

 


Entry requirements and exemptions

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification,  but we do recommend that students have an underpinning knowledge of safety issues. This may have been achieved by studying a NEBOSH General Certificate level qualification. 

It is also important that students have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that students undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

For further information please see the latest version of the IELTS Handbook or consult the
IELTS website:

http://www.ielts.org/institutions/test_format_and_results.aspx.

Students wishing to assess their own language expertise may consult the IELTS website for
information on taking the test:

http://www.ielts.org/faqs.aspx

Exemptions

There are no exemptions available for this qualification.

 


How to study

Over 600 course providers have been accredited by NEBOSH across the world to offer some or all of our qualifications. Each has demonstrated that they have the procedures and resources in place to deliver training programme(s) that meet NEBOSH requirements. 

Each course provider has the flexibility to deliver their programme(s) in whichever order they choose as long as the programme meets the core NEBOSH requirements.

You should ensure the course provider that you choose offers the qualification in a format that will suit your personal circumstances.  Therefore we recommend that you explore the options available to you before selecting a course provider as it is an important personal choice.

The factors you may wish to consider include:

  • Mode of Study – options available include classroom training, distance or blended learning, in-company training and eLearning. Has one method of learning been more effective for you in the past?
  • Course Structure – If you opt for classroom training, would you prefer day or evening classes, block release or a modular course?
  • Location –Being able to study and sit your examinations locally may be an important consideration for you. In 2014/5 NEBOSH examinations were taken in over 120 countries.
  • On-going support – Will the support provided during your course and in the run up to your exam match your expectations?
  • Cost - Each course provider sets their own fees to reflect the service offered. NEBOSH charges a registration fee per unit which maybe included within your course providers fees. Please see Student Fees list in resources for the registration fees.

Details of course providers accredited to offer this qualification are available in the where to study section.

 


What does it cost and how long does it take?

Course fees are determined by individual course providers and vary depending on the format of the course.

For this qualification you should plan your study around a minimum of 34 taught hours and approximately 20 hours of private study and background reading.

Further information on taught hours can be found in the syllabus located in the 'Resources' section below.

 


Professional recognition and SQA Accreditation

Maintaining Professional Standards

In the UK – and, increasingly, worldwide – regulatory accreditation is recognised as a badge of quality, allowing our qualifications to retain their highly regarded professional status.

UK accredited qualifications provide you with certain guarantees that the qualification:

  • Meets specific quality criteria that ensure it is fit for its purpose
  • Includes relevant content
  • Uses appropriate assessment methodology
  • Is mapped to relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS)
  • Is supported by relevant stakeholders including employers

The NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety is not accredited by the SQA Accreditation. However it is broadly comparable to Level 6/7 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), comparable to RQF Level 4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

See the “Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries” chart issued by the UK regulators, available here.

Valued by Employers

NEBOSH qualifications can play an important part in ensuring that the health and safety provision businesses have in place is effective.  This may explain why so many organisations choose to include NEBOSH qualifications on their competency matrices. 

NEBOSH research has shown that 85% of health and safety job advertisements in the UK insisted on candidates holding some form of NEBOSH qualification.

 


Examinations

Examination registration

Students must be registered before they can take an examination. All examination registrations must be completed by an accredited course provider.

Examination entry confirmation

Once your course provider has registered you to an examination, they will send you an Examination Entry Confirmation that includes your student number and the regulations for you as a student. The student number is the only identification that you may use on your examination scripts – scripts must not include your name. 

The Examination Entry Confirmation is essential to gain entry to the examination room, you will need to show a form of photographic identification to the invigilator and then sign the Examination Entry Confirmation. Please contact your course provider if you have not received your Examination Entry Confirmation.

Examination dates

Standard examination sittings are held four times a year in March, June, September and December as below.

Examination Results

All results for assessments taken in English (including those for the practical application) should be received within 50 working days from the date of the examination or submission of assignment.  The specific date is written on your examination entry confirmation.

For assessments taken in any language other than English, all results (including those for the practical application) should be received within 70 working days.

Certificate-level practical assessments must normally be taken within 10 working days of a written examination, so the practical result will be included with the result for the written examination. 

Date Qualification   Unit  
Wednesday 5 December 2018 International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety   IOG1
Wednesday 6 March 2019 International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety   IOG1
Wednesday 5 June 2019 International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety   IOG1
Wednesday 4 September 2019 International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety   IOG1
Wednesday 4 December 2019 International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety   IOG1 


What next?

Many who gain the International Oil and Gas Certificate, go on to seek a further NEBOSH Certificate or Diploma qualification. This particularly applies to those who wish to achieve a professional career in health safety and environmental management.

While successful completion of one of our Certificates is not mandatory in order to enrol on a NEBOSH Diploma, it is strongly recommended given that our Diploma syllabuses assume knowledge equivalent to having undertaken such a programme of study.

The connections between our qualifications are illustrated in more detail in the Qualifications Progression Leaflet found in the Resources section below.


Resources

 

This section provides guidance and useful information in support of this qualification.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team via email info@nebosh.org.uk or +44 (0)116 2634700.

Syllabus Guide

This Qualification Guide contains the detailed syllabus, assessment requirements and example question papers for the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety. 

This Guide remains the copyright of NEBOSH. The information in this publication may be reproduced in support of NEBOSH qualifications. If it is reproduced, NEBOSH should be clearly acknowledged as the source. If it is to be used for any other purpose, written permission must be obtained from NEBOSH.

ITC Oil & Gas Op Safety Syllabus Guide

 

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read these document - available free of charge from www.Adobe.co.uk.

 

If you would like any further information, please contact the Customer Services team on 0116 2634700 or email info@nebosh.org.uk

Guide to the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety (May 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examiners' Reports

Examiners' Reports are available for Certificate-level qualifications and are free to download for both students and course providers (see below).

These reports include:

  • Questions used in the papers (strengths and weaknesses of candidate responses to each question with examples of good and more limited responses)
  • Some examples of what Examiners were expecting, particularly for those questions that candidates found most challenging
  • Information and guidance on examination technique and command words

The reports will not include mark schemes or sample answers and should be used by students and course providers to inform both tuition and revision sessions.

March 2018

National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work

International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

GC2 (National and International General Certificate)

Certificate in Environmental Management

September 2017

National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work

International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

GC2 (National and International General Certificate)

Certificate in Environmental Management

March 2017

National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

National Certificate in the Management of Health and Well-being at Work

International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

GC2 (National and International General Certificate)

Certificate in Environmental Management

 

Students and course providers will also benefit from using the appropriate syllabus guide, which can be downloaded from the resources section of each qualification web page. In particular, the guide sets out in detail the syllabus content and tutor reference documents for each element.

Additional guidance on command words is provided in ‘Guidance on command words used in learning outcomes and question papers’ which is also available in the Resources section below.

Students and course providers should also make reference to the ‘Example question paper and Examiners’ feedback on expected answers’ which provides example questions and details Examiners’ expectations and typical areas of under performance. These are also available in the qualification Resources section.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team on + 44 (0)116 263 4700 or email info@nebosh.org.uk.

Guidance on Command Words

NEBOSH Command Words

NEBOSH has prepared “Guidance on command words and question papers” for Certificate and Diploma-level qualifications. This document is available to download below.

This guidance provides:
  • A concise definition of each command word used on NEBOSH Certificate and Diploma-level question papers
  • Example responses both to everyday scenarios and typical Certificate and Diploma-level questions

If you require any further information please contact the customer services team on +44(0)116 2634700 or info@nebosh.org.uk

Certificate:

Guidance on command words - Certificate (English)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (French)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (Portuguese unified)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (Russian)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (Arabic)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (Turkish)

Guidance on command words - Certificate (European Spanish)

Diploma:

Guidance on command words - Diploma

Preparing Students for Assessment Guide

Good preparation, as well as study, is often the key to passing assessments leading to NEBOSH qualifications. 

This guide is designed to assist in your preparation for NEBOSH Certificate and Diploma written assessments. The aim is to improve assessment performance and also to give students a helpful boost in confidence ahead of their examination sitting.

Please click here to download a copy of the guide.

Policies and Procedures

View all of our Policies and Procedures by clicking here.

Download the Leaflet

Qualification Progression Leaflet

NEBOSH Endorsed Books

A Guide to the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

NEBOSH endorsed textbooks will introduce you to the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace, whether studying for a course or in need of more information on the subject as part of your job.

A Guide to the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

NEBOSH is delighted to endorse this new textbook by RRC Publishing.  This full-colour, fully illustrated book leads the reader through their chosen subject step by step, closely following the structure of the qualification syllabus and breaking down all the key topics so they are easy to understand.

 

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Description

This is the definitive guide to the NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate, as well as being an excellent reference for anyone involved in health and safety management in the oil and gas industries.  It follows the structure and content of the NEBOSH syllabus and incorporates full colour photos and diagrams to bring the subject to life.

This edition also incorporates:

• Key Information boxes which present an overview of the important facts, ideas and principles of each section
• Jargon Buster boxes giving descriptions or definitions of words or phrases that may be unfamiliar
• Hints and Tips boxes containing simple ideas that can help you as you work through the book
• Revision Questions at the end of each main section to test your knowledge as you progress
• Practice exam questions with step-by-step guidance on how to answer them
The price of this book is GBP 75 + carriage

These publications are endorsed by NEBOSH as offering high quality support for the delivery of NEBOSH qualifications. NEBOSH endorsement does not imply that these publications are essential to achieve a NEBOSH qualification, nor does it mean that they are the only suitable publication available to support NEBOSH qualifications. No endorsed material will be used verbatim in setting any NEBOSH examination and all responsibility for the content remains with the publisher. Copies of official specifications for all NEBOSH qualifications may be found on the NEBOSH website.

Student Terms and Conditions

Please see our Students Terms and Conditions below.

Student Fees List

The NEBOSH Student Fees List for 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019 is available to download below. Please use these documents in conjunction with the Question and Answer Supplement.

Student Fees List 2018-2019
Student Fees Q&A 2018-2019

Student Fees List 2019-2020
Student Fees List Q&A 2019-2020

Please note that these are the fees that NEBOSH charges. Some course providers may incorporate these fees within the overall fee you have paid to them.

For further information please contact your chosen course provider or contact our Customer Services department on +44 (0)116 263 4700.

 

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