What’s the difference between the OLD and NEBOSH syllabus of NEBOSH International Diploma

Last 12,April 2021, NEBOSH have launched the July 2020 specification, the new title of the course Is NEBOSH INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS.  As one of the world’s leading health and safety awarding bodies, they have come up with a new syllabus that focuses more on technical application and professional skills for learners to advance their careers. As per the advise and reviews of the experts in the field, NEBOSH have consulted over 600 leading professionals in the development of this qualification.

NEBOSH always aims to rise the academic standards in Health and Safety, producing more efficient and competent professionals in the industry.

Many of the candidates has been asking what’s the difference with the old and new syllabus.

The table below shows  you the comparison between the syllabi

How many units is it composed of?

OLD SYLLABUS
• Unit IA: Managing health and safety
• Unit IB: Hazardous Substances/ Agents
• Unit IC: Workplace and work equipment safety
• Unit DNI: Application of health and safety management in the workplace
NEW SYLLABUS
• UNIT ID1 Know – workplace health and safety principles (International)
• UNIT ID2 Do- Controlling workplace health issues (International)
• UNIT ID3 Do- Controlling workplace safety issues (International)

How many study hours?

OLD SYLLABUS
Unit IA: 86 hrs
Unit IB: 65 hrs
Unit IC: 70 hrs
Unit DNI: 5 hrs
Approximately 30 days
NEW SYLLABUS
Unit ID1: 71 hrs
Unit ID2: 60 hrs
Unit ID3: 54 hrs
Approximately 30 days

What are the assessments

OLD SYLLABUS
Unit IA: 3-hour written exam
• Section A consists of 6 ‘short-answer’ questions (10 marks each) – all questions are compulsory
• Section B consists of 5 ‘long-answer’ questions (20 marks each) – the student answers 3 out of the 5 questions

Unit IB: 3- hour written exam
• Section A consists of 6 ‘short-answer’ questions (10 marks each) – all questions are compulsory
• Section B consists of 5 ‘long-answer’ questions (20 marks each) – the student answers 3 out of the 5 questions

Unit IC:
• Section A consists of 6 ‘short-answer’ questions (10 marks each) – all questions are compulsory

• Section B consists of 5 ‘long-answer’ questions (20 marks each) – the student answers 3 out of the 5 questions

Unit DNI:
The report should be approximately 8000 words in total, excluding the references, bibliography and appendices. No penalty will be applied to reports which exceed 8000 words but students should aim to keep their word count under 12000

NEW SYLLABUS
Unit ID1: 30 working days- Assignment – workplace-based tasks together with simulations and reflective statements and a research topic
Unit ID2: 20 working days- Scenario-based case study
Unit ID3: 20 working days- Scenario-based case study

All assessments will be checked via Turnitin plagiarism software and you will be required to have a closing interview with after each assessment.

What are the passing marks?

OLD SYLLABUS
Unit IA: 45%
Unit IB: 45%
Unit IC: 45%
Unit DNI: 50%
NEW SYLLABUS
Unit ID1: notional 50%
Unit ID2: notional 50%
Unit ID3: notional 50%

Duration of Assessments?

OLD SYLLABUS
Unit IA: 3-hour written exam
Unit IB: 3- hour written exam
Unit IC: 3-hour written exam
Unit DNI: 8000 words written assignment
NEW SYLLABUS
Unit ID1: 6 weeks( 30 working days)
Unit ID2: 4 weeks (20 working days)
Unit ID3: 4 weeks (20 working days)

What’s the similarity between old and new syllabus?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
No formal entry requirements but due to there being assumed knowledge .it is recommended that learners have passed the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or an equivalent SCQF Level 6 or 7 qualification, recommended minimum standard s of English is IELTS 7.0 or higher.
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND SQA ACCREDITATION
Both of the syllabi are accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation at SCQF Level 10 with 48 SCQF credit points .

SCQF Level 10 is comparable to RQF/CQFW Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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