International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

Created specifically for full-time managers and practitioners with specific responsibility for health and safety culture. An essential step towards Grad IOSH membership. 

International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health is vital because employers have an ethical and legal obligation to keep their people healthy and safe. Good health and safety is good for business.

The vast majority of occupational accidents and incidents of ill-health can be avoided with good health and safety management. This depends on clearly communicated expert advice from appropriately qualified practitioners. This internationally-recognised, professional qualification helps managers and practitioners with specific responsibility for health and safety to develop a business case for investment in health and safety.

The qualification meets the requirement for graduate membership of the Institution (Grad IOSH). Following the successful completion of a period of initial professional development, a graduate member may apply for chartered status (CMIOSH). Holders of the International Diploma may also apply for full membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

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Unique to the British Safety Council

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    Recognised pioneers in occupational safety

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    Qualifications developed with fully-qualified experts

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    Information that is clear and easily accessible to a broad audience

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    Materials which are adaptable to the needs of each unique learner

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    Sole awarding organisation offering health, safety and environmental qualifications Entry Level to Level 6

What does it cover?

International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health qualification focuses on the need for managing health and safety at work. It also covers the influence of international agencies and standards; health and safety management systems; hazards and risks associated with workplace activities; control strategies for managing health and safety risks; and reporting and investigating health and safety risks.

The qualification also covers reduction of the environmental impact of workplace activities, as well as occupational health strategies and managing the health hazards of vulnerable people. Occupational health hazards and risks, control strategies for managing occupational health risks plus the importance of a positive health and safety culture and how to assess the existing one are also covered.

International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health qualification helps learners to gain a greater understanding of the factors that influence staff behaviour, the strategies for improving health and safety culture, while developing a case for improving health and safety culture. This qualification is a significant step towards chartered status for ambitious full-time health and safety managers.

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How does it work?

Approved Centres deliver the learning (recommended 150 hours). Tutors must be chartered members of IOSH (CMIOSH), hold a Level 6 qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject and have a teaching qualification. Scripts are marked by external examiners and the results and certificates issued within 30 days.

Deliver this qualification – and others

We invite you to apply to become an Approved Centre and benefit from teaching the International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health qualification as well as others from our comprehensive list.

For more details about delivering our qualifications, see how to become an Approved Centre. It’s extremely straightforward and rewarding for your organisation.

Become an Approved Centre for just:

£2,000.00 (excl. VAT) Members

 £2,500.00 (excl. VAT) Non-Members

Already an Approved Centre? Why not deliver this qualification?

To deliver the International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health qualification, please contact us on +44 (0)20 8600 5599 or email

Assessments for Approved Centres 

Already approved to deliver this qualification? Then buy our paper-based assessments.

Assessments are comprehensive and clearly laid out, so that candidates can easily understand the process. The assessments are broken down into two written examinations (3-hours and 2.5-hours) plus two assignments (5,000 and 10,000 words). All our qualifications are developed to the very highest standards.

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