NEBOSH National Diploma Course
Become a leader in health and safety
There's never been a better time to accelerate your career. To enhance your strategic thinking. To develop your leadership skills. To drive innovation in health and safety and take a senior position in your company.
Whatever your career goal, the NEBOSH Diploma will help you get there.
What is the NEBOSH Diploma?
The NEBOSH Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals is an advanced health and safety qualification. It replaced the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety in April 2021.
The latest course development is designed to develop your competence in all areas of health and safety so you can reduce risk in dangerous environments and keep people safe.
The course is made up of three units and covers legislation, hazardous agents, equipment, and workplace safety. It's assessed with 1 workplace assignment and 2 case studies.
The NEBOSH Diploma is recognised by employers and professional memberships in over 180 countries around the world! It's the ideal course if you want a successful, long-term career in health and safety.
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|NEBOSH Diploma Course Details|
|Learning Methods||Online Course, Distance Learning, Classroom and Virtual|
|Units||Workplace health and safety principles (ND1)|
Controlling workplace health issues (ND2)
Controlling workplace safety issues (ND3)
1 workplace assignment and 2 case study question papers
|Entry Requirements||You must have taken the NEBOSH General Certificate or have at least 5 years experience working in a health and safety role.|
Why take the NEBOSH Diploma?
The NEBOSH Diploma is considered a 'gold standard' health and safety qualification. It's for aspiring health and safety professionals who want to become leaders in the field.
By completing the course, you'll be able to:
- Protect people from injury and ill-health in dangerous environments
- Drive and influence change with a company-wide health and safety strategy
- Lead a safety-focused workforce
- Accelerate your career in health and safety - almost 50% of advertised health and safety roles specifically ask for the NEBOSH Diploma.
Watch this video to find out why Astutis students took the NEBOSH Diploma at the NEBOSH Graduation Awards Ceremony and the positive difference it has made to their work.
Astutis is proud to be one of the nation's leading NEBOSH Diploma providers with over 80% pass rates.
Who is the NEBOSH Diploma for?
The NEBOSH Diploma is a powerful qualification for ambitious professionals already working in health and safety, such as:
- Health and Safety Managers, Advisors, or Officers
- Compliance Managers
- Training Coordinators
- Quality, Risk, and Environmental workers
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!
What are the entry requirements for the NEBOSH Diploma?
The NEBOSH Diploma is an advanced qualification. You should already understand fundamental health and safety principles such as risk assessment, hazard control, accident investigation, and key regulations.
You’ll also need to have a good level of communication to critically analyse information and apply it to any given scenario.
We always recommend taking the NEBOSH General Certificate before taking the Diploma to ensure you can meet the demands of the course.
NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus
The NEBOSH Diploma has three units:
- Workplace health and safety principles (ND1)
- Controlling workplace health issues (ND2)
- Controlling workplace safety issues (ND3)
How is the NEBOSH Diploma assessed?
The NEBOSH Diploma takes a hands-on approach to learning. Unit ND1 is assessed with a practical assignment made up of scenario-based questions, workplace activities, reflective tasks, and a short research project. Units ND2 and ND3 are assessed with a case study and scenario-based questions.
Each assessment is completed electronically and submitted through the NEBOSH exam portal. You'll have between 4-6 weeks to complete your assessments from your chosen exam date.
You must pass all three units to achieve your full NEBOSH Diploma. Your total number of marks will determine your final qualification grade:
- Pass: 150-195 marks
- Credit: 196-255 marks
- Distinction: 226+ marks
How hard is the NEBOSH Diploma?
The NEBOSH Diploma is an advanced qualification, so it’s certainly not a walk in the park.
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. Discover more about how hard the NEBOSH Diploma is in our blog.
How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH Diploma?
The NEBOSH Diploma requires 475 hours to complete, including taught learning hours, self-study hours, and assessment hours.
Taught Learning Hours: The taught element of the course has a minimum of 191 hours. These are either done through online learning materials or in a tutor-led environment.
Self-Study Hours: You'll need to complete research and additional study to support and consolidate your learning. NEBOSH recommends 144 hours of self-study hours to ensure a comprehensive learning experience.
Assessment Hours: There are 140 assessment hours for the NEBOSH Diploma; 60 for ND1, 40 for ND2, and 40 for ND3. You'll have a 4-6 week window to complete your assessment hours, which equates to around 10 hours of work each week.
How to take the NEBOSH Diploma
There are many ways to take the NEBOSH Diploma. The method you choose will depend on your circumstances and how you prefer to learn.
Online training ideal if you are looking to fit your studying around your current lifestyle. It does require a degree of self-motivation and discipline, but it allows you the flexibility to take the course in your own time and at your own pace. All you need is access to a reliable internet connection and a laptop, and you're good to go! You'll also have access to a remote tutor for support whenever you need it, so you'll never be on your own throughout your training.
Suppose you prefer a structured, tutor-led approach to your training and value interaction with fellow health and safety professionals. In that case, an Astutis virtual classroom course is the best option for you.
Be guided through your course by your CMIOSH tutor and collaborate with others in our virtual break-out rooms.
Distance learning offers a more traditional form of self-study. You'll have access to optimised PDF materials to study in your own time and at your own pace. You won't get the same level of interaction as online learning, so you'll need to be motivated to challenge your own understanding. However, you'll still have access to a tutor for help and guidance whenever you need it.
If you prefer a structured, tutor-led approach to your training and value sharing experiences gained from fellow health & safety professionals then an Astutis classroom-based NEBOSH Diploma course is the option for you.
What's the difference between the NEBOSH Diploma and the NEBOSH General Certificate?
The NEBOSH General Certificate is a great place to start with your health and safety learning. It covers a broad range of topics and is the ideal course for those looking to start their health and safety career.
The NEBOSH Diploma is a more advanced course aimed at those who are already working in a health and safety role.
How much does the NEBOSH Diploma cost?
Lots of factors go into the price of a NEBOSH Diploma course. Your chosen learning method and location are the main two considerations. But other support services like webinars, tutor support and exam help can also affect the price.
A very basic self-study course with no additional services can start from around £1,595.
If you are funding the course yourself, you may be able to get a payment plan with your course provider to spread the cost along with the three units.
Armed Forces' members can get financial support for higher level learning. As Astutis is an approved and registered partner of Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) courses you can get funding to study with us.