NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Safety

NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Safety
  • Recognition – The NEBOSH name is a mark of excellence in the field of health and safety throughout the world. It's what employers ask for.
  • Career prospects – Health and safety is vital in Oil and Gas. It's now a key skill for anyone working in the industry. Holding a NEBOSH qualification can help you stand out and bring you success and advancement.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:


Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

5 days plus half day exam


School of Engineering

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Course delivery: 19th - 24th November 2018, Exam: Friday 30th November 2018

Entry Requirements:

The achievement of the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) or equivalent prior to undertaking the International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety course is highly recommended but not essential; however if you do not have this qualification you will be directed to undertake pre-course independent study.  This qualification is designed as a specialist sector-specific supplement to the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) rather than to replace knowledge and understanding of general health and safety gained as part of the IGC. The standard of English required by candidates studying for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. Candidates undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests in order to be accepted onto a National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management programme.

Course Content

Course Outline:
Designed for employees with safety responsibilities, safety representatives, and managers

NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate

The NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate is based on International Standards and Management Systems. It consists of one Unit.

  • Health, Safety and Environmental Management in Context
  • Hydrocarbon Process Safety 1
  • Hydrocarbon Process Safety 2
  • Fire Protection and Emergency Response
  • Logistics and Transport Operations


The qualification focuses on hydrocarbon process safety, so that candidates can effectively discharge workplace health and safety responsibilities both onshore and offshore throughout the world. It also highlights the importance of process safety management. The NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety is suitable for supervisors, managers, safety representatives and newly qualified health and safety advisors  within the oil and gas industries, both within and outside the UK and is designed to provide a sound breadth of underpinning knowledge that enables them to manage oil and gas operational risks effectively. 

Learning Environment & Assessment:

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

OG1: 34 hours tuition and 20 hours private study Total: 54 hours A programme of study therefore needs to be based around a minimum of 34 taught hours and approximately 20 hours of private study for an overall total of 54 hours.

Academic Expertise

The University of Central Lancashire are experts in the design and delivery of health and fire safety training throughout the world. The course is delivered by academics and practitioners with extensive experience in the field.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Book online

Further information about how to apply telephone: +44 (0)1772 891994 or email:

Find out more about our NEBOSH short courses.

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400