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The leading qualification in health and safety
The NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is an advanced health and safety qualification. It is recognised all over the world and is requested by many employers.
The course is made up of four units and is assessed with three written exams and an 8,000 word assignment.
The course will help you develop your competence in all areas of health and safety so you can reduce risk in dangerous environments and keep people safe. It is the ideal course if you want a successful, long-term career in health and safety.
The NEBOSH Diploma is NEBOSH's flagship qualification. It’s recognised by employers and professional memberships in over 180 countries around the world!
|NEBOSH Diploma Course Key Facts|
|Learning Methods||Online Course / Distance Learning or in Classroom|
|Units||4 units: A, B, C, DNI|
|Assessments||3 half day exams plus an 8,000 word work-based assignment|
|Entry Requirements||Literate in the English language. NEBOSH Certificate qualification preferred.|
The NEBOSH Diploma is a widely recognised, highly sought after qualification.
Taking the NEBOSH Diploma will give you the knowledge and skills you need to create a focused health and safety strategy in the workplace. The course will provide you with practical skills that are essential to a long and successful health and safety career.
Almost 50% of advertised health and safety roles ask specifically for applicants who hold the NEBOSH Diploma demonstrating how increasingly important the qualification is. 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.
There are a number of ways to take the NEBOSH Diploma. The method you choose will depend on your circumstances and how you prefer to learn.
Online training is a brilliant way to take the qualification if you are looking for flexibility and to fit learning around your existing responsibilities.
It does require a degree of self-motivation and discipline but means you can take the course in your own time, at your own pace using online learing resources. You'll also have access to a remote tutor to support you through your training.
The online qualification can be complete in 450 - 500 hours and all you need is access to a reliable internet connection and a laptop or smartphone!
If you want to know more about the online learning experience - take it from one of our previous learners right here.
The classroom course is ideal for those who enjoy a more structured approach to learning. Usually split into six weeks across 12 months you will be required to travel to a specific location at set training times to study.
Study time is lead by a NEBOSH Diploma tutor in a structured classroom environment.
Distance learning for the NEBOSH Diploma differs from online learning in that it is a more traditional form of self-study. You control your own learning but don't need to access the internet to do so. Instead you will have readily available resources to study offline in your own time.
Want to know more about study methods for the NEBOSH Diploma? Take a look here.
The NEBOSH Diploma is considered a 'gold standard' health and safety qualification. It is ideal if you're already working in health and safety and want to take the next step to becoming more knowledgeable. Essentially, it is for anyone who aspires to be a leader in health and safety. You can read more on this here.
There aren't any strict requirements for starting a NEBOSH Diploma. However, is it recommended that you have a good standard of the English language and a foundation level health and safety qualification such as the NEBOSH General Certificate.
This will ensure you have the ability and foundation knowledge to pass the Diploma assessment and get the most out of the learning materials as explained here.
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 on the other hand, is a more advanced course aimed at those who are already working in a health and safety role. Ideally, you would take the NEBOSH Certificate and then the NEBOSH Diploma.
You can see more on this here.
The NEBOSH Diploma builds on the content covered in the NEBOSH General Certificate. It is strongly recommended that you complete this before starting the NEBOSH Diploma.
The NEBOSH Diploma is split into 4 units A, B, C, & DNI which cover the following:
Read the full NEBOSH Diploma syllabus.
The NEBOSH Diploma requires a lot of hard work and study however, the amount of time it takes to complete depends on the type of training you choose. NEBOSH recommends between 499 - 500 study hours in total.
Taught Learning Hours: The taught course has a minimum of 226 - 243 taught hours which can be done in a classroom or online. There will be addiitonal study hours to complete course work at home. Online learning is much more flexible meaning you can do those hours in your own time and at your own pace.
Classroom taught hours are usually spread across six weeks over the course of 12 - 18 months with classroom days lasting around eight hours.
Self-Study Hours: If you decide to choose the self-study route it is recommended that you spend 240 - 256 hours studying.
Want to know more? Take a look at this blog.
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 £1,200.
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.
Our blog offers more information on prices and payment methods.
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. If you'd like to know more about this take a look here.
There are three half day exams for Units A to C. Unit DNI is assessed with an 8,000 word work-based assignment.
You need to pass all elements to achieve your NEBOSH Diploma. Find out more about the exams and what to expect here!
You need to pass four assessments to achieve your full NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety - three 3-hour written exams and one 8,000 word assignment. Don't worry, you'll get lots of exam preparation and support throughout your course.
You can read all about the NEBOSH Diploma exams (including when you’ll get your results) in our blog post here.
Get in touch with Astutis today to find out all you need to know about starting your course.
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. Find out more.
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"I really enjoyed the course, fantastic tutor and well put across. Very good group, good atmosphere and well paced. Thank you! Now to pass the exam!"
Health and Safety Training Consultant at AFI-Uplift