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What is the NEBOSH International Diploma?

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The NEBOSH International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals (often called the NEBOSH Diploma) is a leading, advanced qualification for professionals. It replaced the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety in April 2021.

Based on best practice, the NEBOSH International Diploma provides a body of knowledge that helps improve workplace health and safety and advance the profession on a global scale.

Get recognised by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety professionals (BCRSP) and take your career to the next level today.

NEBOSH Diploma Course Facts
Duration NEBOSH recommends approximately 475 hours of study
Units
ID1: Workplace health and safety principles
ID2: Controlling workplace health issues
ID3: Controlling workplace safety issues
Exams 1 practical assignment and 2 case studies
Entry requirements NEBOSH General Certificate or 5 years of experience

Become a leader in health and safety


Now is the time to advance your career. Enhance your risk management and reporting skills. Develop your strategic thinking. Drive change and take on a larger role in your company. 

The NEBOSH International Diploma will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to:

  • Proactively manage risk to protect people from injury in dangerous, complex environments.
  • Super-charge company performance with an effective health and safety strategy.
  • Influence culture, drive change and lead a safety-focused workforce on a global scale.
  • Accelerate your career and apply for senior health and safety roles. 

Who is the NEBOSH International Diploma for?


The NEBOSH International Diploma is for ambitious professionals already working in health and safety and looking to take their skills to a strategic level, such as:

  • Health and Safety Managers, Advisors, or Officers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Training Coordinators
  • Quality, Risk, and Environmental workers
  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Directors

The NEBOSH International Diploma is designed to help aspiring leaders progress in the industry. By combining specialist risk management knowledge with practical experience and business acumen, you’ll have the credentials to aim for Head of Health and Safety - and beyond!

NEBOSH International Diploma entry requirements


You should already have a fundamental understanding of health and safety issues, such as risk management, hazard control, accident investigation, and international regulation.

We always recommend taking a foundation-level qualification like the NEBOSH General Certificate or having at least 5 years’ work experience before taking the course.

If you're a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety professionals (BCRSP) then you'll already meet the course entry requirements. 

What's covered in the NEBOSH International Diploma?


The NEBOSH International Diploma teaches health and safety management at senior-level. It's based on best practice and international regulation, such as the International Labour Organisations (ILO) codes of practice.

The course has three units:

  • Unit ID1: Workplace Health and Safety Principles
  • Unit ID2: Controlling Workplace Health Issues
  • Unit ID3: Controlling Workplace Safety Issues

Read the full NEBOSH International Diploma syllabus here

NEBOSH International Diploma Learning Outcomes


The NEBOSH International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals focuses on the role of the modern day professional By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the role of health and safety legislation, including the United Nations’ (UN) International Labour Organization (ILO) and other non-governmental bodies.
  • Use different types of health and safety leadership approaches to influence others.
  • Proactively manage health and safety, taking account of human failures and factors.
  • Manage health and safety competence (both your own and that of the organisation).
  • Use a range of hazard identification, risk management and loss causation techniques.
  • Monitor health and safety performance.
  • Develop your role as a health and safety professional, including how it links with Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Effectively manage organisational change.
  • Manage contractors and supply chains.
  • Control a range of workplace health, wellbeing, and safety issues. 

Read the full 10 NEBOSH International Diploma learning outcomes here

How is the NEBOSH International Diploma assessed?


The NEBOSH Diploma takes a practical approach to learning and is assessed entirely through practical work and scenario based questions.

ID1 is assessed with a practical assignment split into 4 sections:

  • Scenario based questions
  • Work based activities
  • Reflective statements
  • A short research project

Units ID2 and ID3 are assessed with case studies and scenario based questions.

You will have 4-6 weeks to complete your assessments and submit your work to the NEBOSH online portal. You should spend around 60 hours on your ID1 assignment and 40 hours on your ID2 and ID3 assignments.

Read the latest NEBOSH International Diploma assessment dates here

Is the NEBOSH Diploma recognised in Canada?


Absolutely! The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is the leading certification body for health and safety professionals and technicians in Canada.

The NEBOSH Diploma is recognised by BCRSP for certification as a Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST). It also enables as streamlined route to Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).

What's the difference between the NEBOSH International Diploma and NEBOSH National Diploma?


Both versions of the NEBOSH Diploma offer an advanced look into health and safety management. They follow the same syllabus and have the same exams. 

The main difference between the two courses is the regulation and legislation. The NEBOSH National Diploma is based on UK legislation, so it's great for anyone working inside the UK. 

The NEBOSH International Diploma takes a risk management approach based on best practice and ILO codes of practice. Local laws and cultural factors are also included. It's perfect for anyone working outside the UK, or in a multinational organisation. 

NEBOSH International Diploma Study Options


Our market-leading, interactive, personalised course. Immerse yourself in interactive materials that help you learn faster and keep focused during your studies. 

Get guided through your course with our animated learning map that breaks the course down into manageable sections, helping you to concentrate and get the most out of your course. 

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