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NEBOSH International Diploma Course

Want to Get Ahead in Health and Safety?

NEBOSH Accredited Centre 807 logoThe NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the mark of a health and safety professional. It is recognised by employers across the globe and the number of people choosing this qualification continues to grow.

Economic development and improving standards in health, safety and environmental management mean holders of the NEBOSH International Diploma will have better career prospects and more opportunities.

What's covered in the NEBOSH Diploma

The NEBOSH International Diploma builds on what's covered in the NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC). It is strongly recommended to pass the IGC before starting the NEBOSH Diploma. The NEBOSH Diploma is split into 4 units A, B, C, & ID which cover the following:

  • Unit IA: Managing health and safety
  • Unit IB: Hazardous agents in the workplace
  • Unit IC: Workplace and work equipment safety
  • Unit ID: Application of health and safety theory and practice

Who is the NEBOSH International Diploma course for?

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety qualification has been designed for people who aim to become a health & safety practitioner.

Why take the NEBOSH International Diploma qualification?

Achieving your NEBOSH International Diploma will set you apart as an industry professional. 

  • As a qualified health & safety professional you have the expertise to reduce costs by preventing accidents and ill health of employees 
  • You can demonstrate your professional qualifications with ‘IDipNEBOSH’ after your name
  • It is the first step to becoming a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH)
  • It meets the academic requirements for full membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM) and will let you progress to MSc programmes

Read the full NEBOSH International Diploma Syllabus

NEBOSH Diploma Revision Webinars

Included in your NEBOSH International Diploma course are a series of 10 online revision webinars to complement your learning. An ideal way to help you prepare for your exams, the sessions will re-cap on the more challenging topics covered in Units A to D as well as review exam questions in a live webinar classroom experience led by our experienced tutors and NEBOSH Examiners.

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3 Convenient Learning Methods

Astutis is the only Health and Safety Training provider that offers the NEBOSH International Diploma via three different learning methods:

We have a course that will suit your learning style and budget.

A better qualified workforce means fewer lives lost, fewer injuries and greater protection from environmental damage. Holders of the NEBOSH International Diploma will demonstrate professional competence and a clear commitment to gaining a recognised health and safety qualification and improving organisational  standards.

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FAQs

English is my second language. Will I be able to cope with the NEBOSH International Diploma course?

Candidates should be proficient in English before considering the NEBOSH International Diploma course. NEBOSH recommends that candidates undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests in order to be accepted onto an International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety programme. More information is available on the IELTS website.

Do I have to start with Unit IA of the NEBOSH International Diploma?

No. As the NEBOSH International Diploma course is modular, delegates are able to study individual units as they please. However, Astutis would recommend starting with Unit A as delegates will find they are able to build on knowledge gained with each Unit.

What is my route to Chartered Membership of IOSH (CMIOSH) status through the NEBOSH International Diploma?

The NEBOSH International Diploma qualification meets the academic requirements to apply for Graduate Membership (GradIOSH) of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). It is the first step to becoming a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner as a chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH).
 
The next step is completing a Skills Development Portfolio. Once you have passed all the Units you will also need to maintain your continuing professional development (CPD). You will be asked to attend a Peer Review Interview.

Are there any entry requirements to taking the NEBOSH International Diploma?

Although it is not required, it is strongly recommended that you take the International Certificate before the International Diploma to improve your chances of passing. Ask about our great value Personal Development Plan if you are considering both qualifications.

How many exams must I take for the NEBOSH International Diploma?

There are 3 half day exams required of the NEBOSH International Diploma ­ each covering a unit of the course. In addition to this, candidates must  complete an 8,000 word work-based assignment.

Do you have any support material for the NEBOSH International Diploma?

Astutis runs a series of online revision sessions to support delegates on one of our NEBOSH International Diploma courses. The online sessions  have been designed to reinforce learning and build on the material covered units IA, IB and IC of the International Diploma course. They take place in the run up to the International Diploma examinations and are hosted by our experienced tutors and examiners.

How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH International Diploma qualification?

The length of time taken to complete the NEBOSH International Diploma course varies according to mode of study. However, the classroom-based course is run over 6 weeks ­ each unit taking 2 weeks of tuition. Candidates have a period of  5 years from enrolment to completing their NEBOSH International Diploma exams.

How does the NEBOSH International Diploma compare to a university degree?

The NEBOSH International Diploma qualification has been accredited as a level 6 qualification by Ofqual - this is equivalent to a university honours degree  and is a good base from which to progress to a Masters Degree in Health and Safety.

What support do the NEBOSH International Diploma tutors provide?

All Astutis tutors are experienced health and safety professionals and leaders within their field. With vast industry knowledge gained from experience, our tutors are also educationalists who hold teaching qualifications, masters degrees or doctorates. Additionally, as NEBOSH examiners they are ideally placed to guide and coach delegates to ensure success.
 
Via our award-winning LMS, delegates are able to further interact outside of the classroom by way of our tutor-led discussion forum. Tutors are able to pose  questions and guide conversation to further develop thinking around particular topics.
 
Astutis delegates will be assigned a tutor on enrolment who will be on hand to answer questions on a one-to-one basis via telephone or email.