The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety has become established as the most popular and highly respected qualification of its kind. Those who hold the qualification find themselves in high demand in the global marketplace.
Employers increasingly see health and safety management as a strategic role demanding an appropriate high-level professional qualification.
This qualification assists in the development of professional competence, increasing learners’ ability to help organisations make sensible and proportionate decisions in order to manage risk, meet business objectives, and meet regulatory and other requirements. Thorough but achievable, the qualification is designed by health and safety professionals to meet the needs of the modern workplace. It is a university degree-level qualification, offering a route to Masters-level study. It is a qualification to be proud of.
The qualification covers the practical skills that are essential to health and safety professionals. It assesses learners’ ability to apply their skills and knowledge and deliver positive change throughout the workplace.
Those who pass their NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety are entitled to use the designatory letters IDipNEBOSH and also gain membership of some professional bodies. Diplomates are invited to NEBOSH’s annual NEBOSH Graduation and Awards Ceremony. In addition they will be invited to join NEBOSH’s growing Alumni network.
Our qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure that they remain relevant and rigorous as well as achievable and practical.
This prestigious qualification has been designed to underpin the capabilities that you need to become an effective health and safety professional. Building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH International General Certificate, learners gain a sound understanding of the theoretical and practical skills required by professionals working in health and safety in the modern workplace.
Recognised by regulators, professionals and employers the qualification also provides a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study.
Qualified Health and Safety professionals are an asset to their organisations, helping to reduce costs by preventing accidents and ill health of employees. The NEBOSH International Diploma is one of the most recognised and respected professional qualifications for health and safety practitioners. It encourages holders to take a pragmatic approach to managing risk. An employee with a NEBOSH International Diploma has a proven set of high-level skills and knowledge that bring real value to the modern workplace.
Employing NEBOSH-qualified staff demonstrates a strong commitment to health and safety, as well as professional-level competence. NEBOSH Diplomates assist employers in protecting against injury and loss of life. This helps to maintain a healthy workforce, avoiding prosecution, litigation, absence costs and loss of reputation.
The International Diploma provides core health and safety knowledge that is transferable across industry, commerce and international boundaries. When combined with understanding and appropriate application, it underpins the competent performance of an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner.
The key topics covered by the qualification are:
- Management of health and safety at work
- The identification and control of risk associated with hazardous agents, workplace issues and equipment
- Management of stress at work
- The importance of human factors in reducing incidents
The qualification is divided into four units, each of which is assessed separately:
- Unit IA: International management of health and safety
- Unit IB: International control of hazardous agents in the workplace
- Unit IC: International workplace and work equipment safety
- Unit DNI: International application of health and safety theory and practice
Learners may choose to take individual units in any order during their 5 year enrolment period and will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed.
The syllabus is mapped to the Health and Safety Practitioner units. These are maintained on a database which is managed by Skills Development Scotland www.ukstandards.org.uk/Pages/Search.aspx
Further details can be found in the syllabus guide which can be downloaded from the Resources section.
All four units are mandatory and there are no optional units. Delegates can choose to take one, two, three or all four units at the same time or at different times.
Units one to three are assessed by one three-hour written question paper each with each paper covering the whole unit syllabus – with at least one question per unit element. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
The NEBOSH International Diploma is split into 4 units which are assessed individually
• The classroom course is 6 weeks long – 3 units of 10 days each
• There are 3 half day exams