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NEBOSH International Diploma Course

NEBOSH accredited centre 807 logoWhere will the NEBOSH International Diploma course take me?

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety is the leading qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals and is being increasingly requested by employers. Recognised by employers across the globe, this qualification will enable you to progress your career to the highest level as a health and safety practitioner and expert providing you with the academic credentials to become a competent professional ­ anywhere in the world.

NEBOSH International Diploma Key Facts
Learning Methods Online and Distance learning
Units 4 units: A, B, C, D
Assessments 3 half day exams plus an 8,000 word work-based assignment
Duration Dependent on learning method

Course overview

The NEBOSH International Diploma builds on the content covered in the NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC).

  • The NEBOSH International Diploma is split into 4 units (A to D) which are assessed individually
  • Assessment consists of 3 half day exams for Units A to C while Unit D is assessed with an 8,000 word work-based assignment

A course to suit your learning preference and budget

Learning methods

Qualification recognition

Successful completion of the International Diploma means you can apply for graduate membership of IOSH (Grad IOSH) and take the next step towards chartered membership of IOSH (CMIOSH). You can also apply for membership of the International Institute of Risk Management and use MIIRSM after your name.

What is covered?

  • 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

Read the full NEBOSH International Diploma Syllabus.

Why take the NEBOSH International Diploma with Astutis?

  • Success with pass rates well above the national averages
  • Expert tutor support from CMIOSH trainers including NEBOSH Diploma examiners
  • Effective learning experience using case studies, problem solving and practical application to the workplace
  • Exam preparation with revision webinars and exam question practice
  • Reassurance with continued support on all aspects of your learning
  • Comprehensive online/offline course materials
  • Share your learning with online forums with tutors and individuals

Is the NEBOSH International Diploma for me?

The NEBOSH International Diploma is for aspiring health and safety professionals wishing to develop a long-term career in this field. It is strongly recommended that you have completed the NEBOSH IGC course before starting the International Diploma.

Holders of the NEBOSH International Diploma demonstrate professional competence and are invaluable employees. They can ensure effective health and safety management is implemented, promoting a safer working environment leading to significant cost efficiencies.

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

No. As the NEBOSH National 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. If you have already partially completed the course and need certain units, click here.

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

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

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. For more information, click here.

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.

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

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

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. For those studying online, with our award-winning LMS, delegates are able to further interact outside of the classroom by way of our tutor-led discussion forum and notice boards. 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.