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NEBOSH International Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

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

Prices starting from £395 +vat

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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 NEBOSH International Certificate, with industry-specific content focused on international standards and management systems.

Who is the NEBOSH Oil & Gas 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.

NEBOSH International Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety 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 the NEBOSH 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.


How long does the NEBOSH Oil and Gas Course take?

NEBOSH International Certificate in Oil & Gas Safety will involve a minimum of 34 taught hours and approximately 20 hours of private study and background reading.

The duration depends on the study method:

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 National Diploma or the NEBOSH International Diploma.


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

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

Please note: All course materials will be sent via post and will be an additional charge if booking outside of the UK. We will contact you with the delivery charge once booking has been made..

Payment plans

Payment Plans are offered to self-funding UK students only. We require 30% of the total course fee upfront. Payments will be made monthly from the day your deposit was made and must be received within 7 days of this date. The balance of your account must be cleared in full, prior to you registering for examinations. Payment plans can be paid by: Credit/debit card or bank transfer. If you would like to organise a payment plan please get in touch.


View all FAQs
  • 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 compete 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

    We are one of the UK's leading 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.