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International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

The International Diploma is a prestigious degree-level qualification for health and safety professionals wishing to progress their careers. Holders of the International Diploma can apply for graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH), the world’s largest health and safety membership organisation. Many then progress to become chartered members (CMIOSH).

It covers international standards and is ideal for people operating in work environments outside the UK or in multinational organisations.

Our International Diploma course focuses on practical health and safety management techniques that can be applied in your workplace and intensive examination preparation.

Select a study option:

At our London training centre

In your workplace

Distance learning

Why choose the British Safety Council?

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    We are one of the world’s leading health and safety organisations

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    Our tutors are experts in health and safety and are excellent teachers

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    No 'death by PowerPoint' – learning is student-centred and interactive

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    Study skills and examination technique are embedded throughout

What's in it for me?

The International Diploma is highly regarded by employers. Gaining this qualification will boost your career prospects. Holders of the International Diploma can apply for graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH), the world’s largest health and safety membership organisation. Many then progress to become chartered members (CMIOSH).

If you have any questions about our occupational health and safety training courses, please visit our FAQs page.

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Qualification overview

The qualification is divided into three units:

  • Unit 1 - Principles of health and safety management
  • Unit 2 - Safeguarding people’s health in the workplace
  • Unit 3 - Promoting a positive health and safety culture in the workplace

Assessment

  • Unit 1 is assessed by a 3-hour written examination
  • Unit 2 is assessed by a 2.5-hour written examination and a workplace-based assignment
  • Unit 3 is assessed by a workplace-based assignment

How can I study?

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes.

You can attend a course at our London training centre, study for the qualification by distance learning or we can deliver the course in your workplace.

In your workplace

We can visit your workplace and deliver the course on dates of your choice. This is an effective way of training a group of people as it saves on travel costs and allows students to keep in touch with work.

The six-week course is delivered as six 1-week blocks.

Assessment is via two written examinations and two workplace-based assignments. Examinations are taken after the course at a British Council office in your region.

 

Why in your workplace?

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    Cost-effective option for a group of learners

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    Face-to-face courses have the highest pass rates

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    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

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    Class discussions can be company-specific

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    Allows students to keep in touch with work

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At a training centre

Our well-equipped London training centre allows you to get away from the distractions of the workplace and focus on the qualification.

The six-week course is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced tutor in an interactive and engaging way.

Assessment is via two written examinations and two workplace-based assignments. Examinations are taken after the course at a British Council office in your region.

Why choose the British Safety Council?

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    Face-to-face courses have the highest pass rates

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    Focused study away from workplace distractions

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    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

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    Tutor support for individual learners

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    An opportunity to interact with and learn from other students

London - Hammersmith

Distance Learning

If you can’t find time in your busy schedule to attend a classroom course, then distance learning is the answer.

The structured programme includes study texts, PDF PowerPoint presentations, research tasks and practice questions. Progress is tracked and tutor support is available via e-mail.

Assessment is via two written examinations and two workplace-based assignments. Examinations are taken after the course at a British Council office in your region.

£2,500 + exams/assessments £470

Why distance learning?

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    Structured and easy to follow programme

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    Study wherever and whenever suits you

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    Perfect for people with busy lives

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    Most cost-effective way to study for this qualification

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    Tutor support via e-mail

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