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The NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals (often called the NEBOSH International Diploma) is a leading, advanced qualification for professionals.
Based on best practice, the NEBOSH Level 6 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!
May 2023 Specification change update: The NEBOSH International Diploma is now regulated by Ofqual, and is therefore now known as the NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma for Health and Safety Management Professionals.
The course syllabus and learning outcomes remain the same as the July 2020 specification. Read our blog on these changes here:
|NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma Course Facts|
|Learning method||Virtual, Online or Distance|
|Units||DI1: Workplace health and safety principles
DI2: Controlling workplace health issues
DI3: Controlling workplace safety issues
|Assessment||1 practical assignment and 2 case studies|
|Entry Requirements||NEBOSH General Certificate or 5 years of experience|
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 Level 6 International Diploma will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to:
The NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma is for ambitious professionals already working in health and safety and looking to take their skills to a strategic level, such as:
The NEBOSH Level 6 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 climb the health and safety ladder!
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’ health and safety work experience before taking the course.
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:
Read the full NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma syllabus here:
The NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma takes a practical approach to learning and is assessed entirely through practical work and scenario based questions.
DI1 is assessed with a practical assignment split into 4 sections:
Units DI2 and DI3 are assessed with case studies and scenario based questions.
You will have 2-4 weeks to complete your assessments and submit your work to the NEBOSH online portal. You should spend around 40 hours on your DI1 assignment and 20 hours each on your DI2 and DI3 assignments.
You can find full details on the Diploma assessments in our Exam Hub:
Absolutely! The NEBOSH International Diploma is listed as an essential qualification for senior health and safety professionals. The qualification is recognised by global professional membership bodies including:
Both versions of the NEBOSH Level 6 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 Level 6 National Diploma is based on UK legislation, so it's great for anyone working inside the UK.
The NEBOSH Level 6 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.
Our most preferred format for independent learners. If you prefer having complete control over your training, this format is for you! Learners will have access to downloadable course notes and will have the authority to learn on their terms.
Our most popular format gifts learners the control to learn and study on their devices when and where they wish. Learners will have access to the Astutis TrackSmart and ExamSmart platforms to ensure their learning stays on track.
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The NEBOSH International Diploma is moving to Ofqual regulation, and as a result is now known as the NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals.
The course syllabus and learning outcomes remain the same as the previous specification.
The main driver in this change was to restore all International learners the ability to use their qualification to achieve IOSH membership.
Although there is no change in syllabus, NEBOSH have made some amendments to the assessment process, such as the length of each assessment and the number of marks available. For a full breakdown of these changes you can read our blog here:
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