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NEBOSH International Certificate in Oil and Gas Safety

This course is suitable for supervisors, safety representatives, managers, and newly-qualified health and safety advisers operating in the oil and gas industries. 
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Course overview

The NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate is a key qualification for supervisors, safety representatives, managers and newly qualified health and safety advisors in the oil and gas industries, working both on and offshore. 

It builds on the knowledge acquired while studying a NEBOSH National or International Certificate, with industry-specific content focused on international standards and management systems.

Who is this course suitable for?

The NEBOSH Oil and Gas course is ideal for managers, supervisors and health advisors with safety responsibilities. It’s also a useful stepping-stone for environmental practitioners wishing to further their career in the gas and oil industry.

Course programme

IOG1: Management of International Oil and Gas Health and Safety

  • Element 1 Health, safety and environmental management in context.

  • Element 2 Hydrocarbon process safety 1.

  • Element 3 Hydrocarbon process safety 2.

  • Element 4 Fire protection and emergency response.

  • Element 5 Logistics and transport operations.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of NEBOSH International Oil and Gas Certificate

After gaining this qualification, candidates will have a firm grasp of all the following areas of knowledge:

  • Best practice and international standards
  • Hydrocarbon processing health and safety
  • Hazards inherent in the extraction, storage and processing of raw materials and products
  • 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

Employers in the oil and gas industries find that this NEBOSH certificate can improve the safety culture of their organisation. It provides line management and staff with a sound understanding of operational safety management.

Next steps

Improved career prospects are the primary reason for choosing the NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate. For some, it can be an important step towards establishing a lifelong career in occupational health and safety, as it is a qualification valued by employers throughout the world. Many candidates go on to study for the NEBOSH International Diploma.


The NEBOSH Oil and Gas training course is assessed by a two-hour written exam. 

The certificate is accredited by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) as a NOS-based qualification for delivery across the UK and internationally. 


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  • When and how will I receive my results and NEBOSH certificate?

    NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive from Phoenix 10-12 weeks after the results have been announced.

  • Are there any entry requirements for the NEBOSH Oil & Gas Certificate?

    There are no formal requirements for the NEBOSH Oil & Gas Certificate, however, we do recommend that candidates complete the NEBOSH International or National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent level 3 certificate, prior to undertaking the International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety. 
  • How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate?

    This a distance learning course, typically comprising 55 hours of study. 

Why choose a NEBOSH course with Phoenix?

  • Accredited Partner

    Phoenix Health and Safety is a NEBOSH Gold Partner. This accreditation means our NEBOSH course materials, tutors, and learning environments are all stamped with excellence.

  • Expertise

    Originally founded in the UK, we are one of the leading global providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise, experience and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through study guides and student groups.

    Many candidates find our Facebook community group particularly helpful while they are studying, as it enables them to compare notes with fellow students and ask questions.

  • The Phoenix Pass Pledge

    Every Phoenix NEBOSH course entitles you to continue studying free of charge if you fail to meet the required standard in examinations. However, this is rarely necessary. Our pass rate for NEBOSH General Certificate training courses is over above industry standard, with a high number of credits and distinctions.