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NEBOSH International Diploma Course

NEBOSH certified logo - largeWhat is the NEBOSH International Diploma?

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.

You'll develop the essential skills to manage risk, improve competence, influence culture,  and progress your career to Head of Health and Safety - and beyond!

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NEBOSH Diploma Course Facts
Learning method Online or Distance
Duration NEBOSH recommend 475 hours of study
Units ID1: Workplace health and safety principles
ID2: Controlling workplace health issues
ID3: Controlling workplace safety issues
Assessment 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. 

Find out why other professional just like you took the NEBOSH Diploma in our video here. 

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.

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 Diploma assessment dates here. 

Is the NEBOSH Diploma recognised worldwide?


Absolutely! The NEBOSH Diploma is listed as an essential qualification for senior health and safety professionals. The qualification is recognised by global professional membership bodies including:

  • The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • The International Institute of Risk Management (IIRM)
  • Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)
  • The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

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. 

How to study for the NEBOSH International Diploma


Astutis offers the NEBOSH International Diploma in the following learning methods:

  • Online learning - our market leading interactive course for modern, practical learners
  • Distance learning - traditional, reading-based course for traditional learners

Both courses come with CMIOSH tutor support, webinars, and lots of exam preparation! 

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