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Exams : NEBOSH Diploma 2019

NEBOSH International Diploma Assessment

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NEBOSH updated the syllabus for the NEBOSH International Diploma in April 2021. Please read our guidance on the previous NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (2015) exams here

The NEBOSH Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals (2019 syllabus) has 3 assessments (previously called exams):

Unit ID1 assessment

The assessment for Unit ID1 is split into 4 sections:

  • Scenario based questions (150 marks)
  • Workplace activities (150 marks)
  • Reflective tasks (150 marks)
  • A short research project (150 marks)

You will have 6 weeks to complete you assignment and submit it to the NEBOSH online portal. We recommend you spend at least 60 hours on your assessment, which equates to around 10 hours per week.

The assessment is worth 600 marks and you need to achieve at least 50% to pass. 

Unit ID2 and Unit ID3 assessment

Units ID2 and ID3 are each assessed with a case-study and scenario based questions.

You will have 4 weeks to complete each question paper and submit it for marking. We recommend you spend at least 40 hours on each paper (around 10 hours per week).

NEBOSH International Diploma assessment dates


Unit Assessment date Submission date Registration deadline
ID1 14 September 22 26 October 22 19 July 22
ID2 09 November 22 07 December 22 14 September 22
ID3 11 January 23 08 February 23 11 November 22

How to submit your NEBOSH Diploma assessment


NEBOSH will send you login details for the NEBOSH assessment portal 2 weeks before your assessment date. From here, you can download your assessment paper and any supporting material straight to your computer to complete in your own time.

When you’re ready to submit your assessment, save your document with the file name format: “last name, first name, NEBOSH student number, Learning provider name”.

You can submit your assessment by heading to the page where you downloaded your question paper and clicking “add submission”.

NEBOSH Diploma assessment results


You must pass all three assessments to achieve your full NEBOSH Diploma qualification. NEBOSH will email you your results within 50 working days (10 weeks) after your submission date.

You’ll receive a hard-copy certificate for each unit in the post within 20 working days (4 weeks) after you receive your successful result.

A final overall qualification parchment will be sent within 20 working days (4 weeks) of passing your final unit.

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