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What is the NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate?

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 should take the NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate?

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
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Course Content

Assessment and certification

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. It is intended to be rated at Level 6 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, which is comparable to the standard of the NEBOSH National General Certificate.

For candidates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this is broadly comparable to a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) at Level 3 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

Learning outcomes for employees

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

Learning outcomes for employers

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.

What can you do after the NEBOSH Oil and Gas course?

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.

Study method and duration

We offer this course via the Phoenix Health and Safety distance learning platform, giving you exclusive access to our online virtual learning environment. You will have links to all required study material and a planner.

Throughout your studies, you will receive telephone and email support from experts within the oil and gas industry. You will also receive a textbook containing all the relevant information.

Extra support and encouragement is available via the special Facebook group — set up specifically for Phoenix distance learners. That is where you can discuss any aspect of your course with tutors and fellow students.

Recommended study time is 55 hours.

Why choose distance learning with Phoenix?

Phoenix is one of the UK's leading providers of health and safety training, and a NEBOSH Gold Partner. Our approach to distance learning maximises flexibility. This is crucial for the many candidates who are continuing to work in a demanding job while studying. You can enrol on this course whenever you wish, and study in your own time.

The Phoenix Pass Pledge

Candidates on all Phoenix NEBOSH, IOSH and CITB courses, including the NEBOSH Gas and Oil Certificate, are entitled to continue studying free of charge in the unlikely event that they fail to meet the required standard in examinations. 

Pass rate

The pass rate for this course is above the industry average and many of our candidates also succeed in achieving credits and distinctions. Click on our Roll of Honour to see for yourself.

Course fees

The cost of this course is £395.00 plus VAT and exam fees. The price includes course materials and unlimited tutor support. 

Payment Plans are available. Please view our range of convenient finance options.

MOD ELC Funding

ELC funding excludes course materials, these must be funded by the student. Please contact the Phoenix sales team to confirm prices.

Frequently asked questions

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

There are no formal requirements for the NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate; however, we do recommend that candidates first complete the NEBOSH International or National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent level 3 certificate.

How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate?

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