The NEBOSH International Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by theNEBOSH International General Certificate. It is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding required for undertaking a career as a health and safety professional and it also provides a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study. The InternationalDiploma is recognised and reliable and approximately 3,000 learners have achieved the qualification since itsintroduction.
Benefits for you
The qualification deliberately looks at general workplace issues so that is can be applied in many different sectors which health and safety professionals may work in.
The syllabus is split into two parts and covers what a health and safety professional needs to ‘know’ and ‘do’. On completion of the qualification, you will be able to:
• Understand the role of health and safety legislation, the purpose and principles of enforcement actions and the role of the United Nations’ International
Labour Organization and other non-governmental bodies.
• Use different types of health and safety leadership approaches and be able to influence health and safety issues at all levels.
• Influence organisation and health and safety workplace culture.
• Proactively manage health and safety, taking account of human failures and factors.
• Manage health and safety competence (both your own and that of the organisation).
• Use a range of hazard identification, risk management and loss causation techniques.
• Monitor health and safety performance.
• Develop your role as a health and safety professional including understanding how it links with Corporate Social Responsibility.
• Effectively manage organisational change.
• Manage contractors and supply chains.
• Control a range of workplace health and wellbeing issues.
• Control a range of workplace safety issues.
Benefits for your employer
By applying the knowledge and skills gained from this qualification you will be able to contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace; an immediate benefit for your employer. For example, you will be able to understand the risk profile of your organisation and how risk should be managed. You will also be able to recognise a range of workplace health and safety hazards and recommend control measures so that residual risk from these hazards is as low as possible. The qualification will also equip you with professional skills such as understanding how your leadership style can affect other workers and the culture of the organisation, as well as being able to influence and negotiate with workers at all levels.
Designatory letters and professional membership Holders of the NEBOSH International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals may use the designatory letters ‘IDipNEBOSH’ after their name. In addition, once you have your qualification parchment (have completed the qualification) it is anticipated* that you will be able to apply for the following memberships:
|Membership Body ||Membership category ||Designatory Letetrs |
|Institution of |
and Health (IOSH)
|Grad IOSH |
|International Institute |
of Risk and Safety
|Board of Certified |
|Exemption from sitting the ASP examination |
if all other
|Leads to CSP |
* NEBOSH is in the process of applying for membership for IIRSM
and BCSP; this Guide will be updated once confirmation has been
** IOSH are reviewing their membership grades. It is likely that
Graduate membership will be rebranded as Certified member. This
guide will be updated once the restructured membership grades
have been published. IOSH are not currently accepting accreditation
applications for new qualifications due to this membership review.
UNIT ID1 (Assignment)Know – workplace health and safety principles (International)
- You will be able to advise your organisation on the types of legislation likely to apply to the
organisation and how enforcement actions could apply; the relevance of the International Labour
Organization’s conventions/recommendations to the organisation; how non-government bodies
and standards could influence health and safety in the organisation.
- You will be able to promote a positive health and safety culture by:
• gaining commitment and participation; and
• engaging, supporting, and influencing leaders (and others) to change attitudes and
behaviour and make health and safety a priority
- You will be able to assess, develop and maintain individual and organisational health and safety
- You will be able to understand risk management including the techniques for identifying
hazards, the different types of risk assessment, considerations when implementing sensible and
proportionate additional control measures and developing a risk management strategy.
- You will be able to develop and implement proactive and reactive health and safety monitoring
systems and carry out reviews and auditing of such systems.
- You will be able to continually develop your own professional skills and ethics to actively influence
improvements in health and safety by providing persuasive arguments to workers at all levels
- You will be able to develop a health and safety policy strategy within your organisation (including
proactive safety, Corporate Social Responsibility and the change management process).
- You will be able to manage contractors and supply chains to ensure compliance with health and
UNIT ID2 CASE STUDY Do – controlling workplace health issues (International)
9. You will be able to advise the organisation on a range of common workplace health issues/
hazards including how these can be assessed and controlled.
UNIT ID3 CASE STUDY Do – controlling workplace safety issues (International)
10. You will be able to advise the organisation on a range of common workplace safety issues/
hazards including how these can be assessed..
To achieve the International Diploma, learners must complete and pass the following assessments:
|UNIT ||ASSESSMENT FORMAT |
|ID1 ||Assignment (in four parts – simulations, workplace based activities, reflective tasks and a |
|ID2 ||Case study (simulation only) |
|ID3 ||Case study (simulation only) |
Part of the Unit ND1 assessment will require you to undertake some workplace-based activities. You will, therefore, need to ensure that you select a suitable
workplace/organisation. The workplace/organisation does not have to be your own; it just needs to be suitable. The selected workplace should providesufficient scope to carry out a range of activities. The workplace activities will cover the following topics:
2.Health and safety culture
3.Competence, training, information and supervision
4.High reliability organisations
5.Sensible risk management/types of risk assessment/
6.implementing risk assessment actions
8.Health and safety monitoring and measuring
9. Organisation change
10.General management of contractors
|ASSESSMENT TYPE ||ASSESSMENT TYPE ||PASS MARK |
|UNIT ID1 ||60 hours ||50% |
|UNIT ID2 ||40 hours ||50% |
|UNIT ID3 ||40 hours ||50% |
All assessments can be completed remotely and will be accessed using NEBOSH’s online examination platform.
Unit ID1: 189
Unit ID2: 145
Unit ID3: 135
A full-time block release course (minimum of six weeks (30 working days))
Part-time day release (spread over at least 30 weeks)
Open, distance learning, eLearning