NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma for Occupational Health & Safety Management Professionals in Saudi Arabia

NEBOSH-Black-LogoWhat is the NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma?

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 in Saudi Arabia and worldwide. 

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:

Read about the new Diploma specification here

NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma Course Facts
Learning method VirtualOnline or Distance

Virtual: 30 days over 6 split weeks

Online/Distance: NEBOSH recommend 409 hours

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
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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 Level 6 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 Level 6 International Diploma for?

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:

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

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!

NEBOSH Level 6 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’ health and safety work experience before taking the course.

What's covered in the NEBOSH Level 6 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 DI1: Workplace Health and Safety Principles
  • Unit DI2: Controlling Workplace Health Issues
  • Unit DI3: Controlling Workplace Safety Issues

Read the full NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma syllabus here:

Syllabus Guide

How is the NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma assessed?

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:

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

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:

Exam Hub

Is the NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma recognised worldwide?

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:

  • The International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM)
  • South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH)
  • Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)
  • The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

What's the difference between the NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma and NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma?

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. 

How to study for the NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma


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.


The Virtual Classroom is our most exclusive offering. An exciting mixpot of the classroom and virtual learning from the most flexible and learner centric learning format to date.

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Does the NEBOSH Diploma expire?

No! Once you've achieved your NEBOSH Diploma you won't need to retake any units or refresher courses again. But it's always good to keep up to date with the latest legislation and health and safety news. You can do this by reviewing the latest syllabus, subscribing to health and safety blogs and attending health and safety events. 

Is the NEBOSH Diploma a degree?

The NEBOSH Diploma is a level 6 professional academic qualification. Because it's not awarded by a university or college, it's not classed as a degree. However it's recognised by people in the industry as the same level as a Bachelor degree. 

How hard is the NEBOSH Diploma?

The NEBOSH Diploma is an advanced qualification, so it’s certainly not easy. Your current level of knowledge and ability to motivate yourself will naturally play a big part on how difficult you find the course. But so will other factors like time, language and your confidence in sitting exams. Take a look at our case studies to see how other learners like you felt about the course.  

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