nebosh-national-diploma-in-occupational-health-and-safety-1400px-x-788px-min.jpg

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma is the “Gold Standard” in health and safety qualifications. Valued by employers, this is an essential qualification for those seeking a senior position in health and safety management. Almost half of health and safety job adverts specify a NEBOSH Diploma and 40% of students that complete the Diploma achieve a salary increase (source: NEBOSH website, May 2019)Holders of the NEBOSH Diploma can apply for graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH). Gain NEBOSH National Diploma today with our new Live Online learning.

Login to see if you qualify for a discount

Forgotten password

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma is the “Gold Standard” in health and safety qualifications. Valued by employers, this is an essential qualification for those seeking a senior position in health and safety management. Almost half of health and safety job adverts specify a NEBOSH Diploma and 40% of students that complete the Diploma achieve a salary increase (source: NEBOSH website, May 2019)Holders of the NEBOSH Diploma can apply for graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH). Gain NEBOSH National Diploma today with our new Live Online learning.

New: Live Online Learning

Get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like.

Students join remotely using a PC, laptop or tablet and download the relevant software in advance to enable access to the tutor run class. Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other. 

Find out more about Live Online

Request a call back

Our National Diploma course focuses on practical health and safety management that can be applied in your workplace and intensive examination preparation. Our pass rates are consistently high which means you have a good chance of passing first time round.

Recent examination pass rates:
January 2019 Unit A – 100%
January 2019 Unit B – 86%
January 2019 Unit C – 86%
Current pass rate on Unit DNI (assignment) – 97%

Select a study option:

At a training centre

In your workplace

Distance learning

Why choose the British Safety Council?

  • Rosette-white-359x202.png

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

  • People-white-359x202.png

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

  • Hard-hat-white-359x202.png

    Learning is student-centred and interactive

  • Coggs-white-359x202.png

    Study skills and examination techniques are embedded throughout

  • Trophy-white-359x202.png

    Pass rates are consistently above the national average

What's in it for me?

The NEBOSH National Diploma is valued by employers. Gaining this qualification will boost your career prospects. Diploma holders can apply for graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH). 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

Information for students

Qualification Structure

The qualification is divided into four units:

Unit A – Managing health and safety

Principles of health and safety management

Principles of health and safety law

Criminal law

Civil law

Loss causation and incident investigation

Measuring and reviewing health and safety performance

Assessment and evaluation of risk

Risk control

Organisational factors

Human factors

The role of the health and safety practitioner

 

Unit B – Hazardous substances / agents

Managing occupational health

Identification, assessment and evaluation of hazardous substances

Control of hazardous substances

Monitoring and measuring of hazardous substances

Biological agents

Noise and vibration

Radiation

Mental ill-health and dealing with violence and aggression at work

Musculoskeletal risks and controls

Work environment risks and controls

 

Unit C – Workplace and work equipment safety

Workplace welfare requirements and specific workplace issues

Fires and explosions

Workplace fire risk assessment

Storage, handling and processing of hazardous substances

Work equipment

Workplace machinery

Mobile, lifting, access and work at height equipment

Electrical safety

Construction and works of a temporary nature – hazards and controls

Workplace transport and managing work-related road risk

 

Unit DNI – Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice

12,000-word workplace-based assignment

 

Assessment

Three x 3-hour written examinations (Units A, B and C)

12,000-word workplace-based assignment (Unit DNI).

Qualification Level

The NEBOSH National Diploma is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) at level 10 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).  For users in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this is comparable to a vocationally-related qualification (VRQ) at Level 6 in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  In academic terms, a Level 6 VRQ is comparable to an honours degree.

Professional Recognition

The NEBOSH National Diploma meets the academic requirements for:

  • Graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH).
  • Member status (MIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Language Requirements

Assessments are available in English only.

Your standard of English must be such that you can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. 

NEBOSH recommends that non-native speakers undertaking this qualification should have a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 or higher in IELTS tests.  For further information please consult the IELTS website: www.ielts.org

Enrolment Period

When you start the course, we enrol you as a student with NEBOSH. Your initial enrolment period lasts for 5 years. This means that you must pass your first unit within 5 years. If you fail to pass your first unit within 5 years, you will need to re-enrol and pay another registration fee.

When you pass your first unit, your enrolment period is automatically re-set and you have a further 5 years to pass the remaining three units. In other words, your first unit has a shelf-life of 5 years. If you do not pass the remaining three units within 5 years, your first unit will expire and you will have to retake this unit in order to pass the qualification.

Examinations

Examinations are held each year in January and July on dates set by NEBOSH.  The examinations are held in London and start at 0930. 

The next examination dates are:

 

January

July

Unit A

12 January 2021

6 July 2021

Unit B

13 January 2021

7 July 2021

Unit C

14 January 2021

8 July 2021

 

Booking your examinations

Your examinations should be booked through your British Safety Council account manager. If you’re not sure of their contact details, email [email protected]

The deadline for booking an examination is 6 weeks prior to the examination date. 

 

Revision

NEBOSH recommends a minimum of: 

Unit A        85 hours

Unit B        50 hours

Unit C       50 hours

 

Examination preparation days

We run free examination preparation days prior to the national examination days.  These are ‘live online’ which means that you join a Zoom call remotely using a computer or tablet.  You don’t have to download Zoom software; you can join over the web.  You will be able to see and interact verbally with the tutor and with the rest of the group.

On each day, a tutor goes through a series of past questions with particular emphasis on examination technique. You are strongly advised to attend these days and should come to the day fully revised so that you can practice applying your knowledge and understanding to the questions set.

The next examination preparation days are:

 

January

July

Unit A

4 January 2021 (0900 – 1600)

16 June 2021 (0900 – 1600)

Unit B

5 January 2021 (0900 – 1230)

17 June 2021 (0900 – 1230)

Unit C

5 January 2021 (1330 – 1700)

17 June 2021 (1330 – 1700)

 

To reserve your place at an examination preparation day, email [email protected]

Assignment

The Unit DNI assignment requires you to carry out a review of the arrangements for managing health and safety in your workplace and to produce justified, proportionate recommendations to improve health and safety performance.

There are four submission dates each year on the last Wednesdays of February, May, August and November. The next four submission dates are:

25 November 2020

24 February 2021

26 May 2021

25 August 2021

 

Booking your assignment submission

Your assignment submission should be booked through your British Safety Council account manager.

If you’re not sure of their contact details, email [email protected]

The deadline for booking an assignment submission is 6 weeks prior to the submission date.

 

Assignment briefing

We run a free half-day Unit DNI assignment briefings in January and July. These are ‘live online’ which means that you join a Zoom call remotely using a computer or tablet.  You don’t have to download Zoom software; you can join over the web.  You will be able to see and interact verbally with the tutor and with the rest of the group.  While it is possible to pass the assignment by following the written guidance, you will stand a much better chance if you attend the briefing.

The next assignment briefings are:

                        January                                               July

Unit DNI           21 January 2021 (0900 – 1230)           22 July 2021 (0900 – 1230)

 

Students who attend the January briefing normally submit their assignment in May. 

Students who attend the July briefing normally submit their assignment in November.

To reserve your place at an assignment briefing, email [email protected]

Programme of Study

Those starting a classroom course in April generally undertake the qualification as follows:

 

April

Start Unit A

July

Unit A examination

Autumn

Study Units B and C

January

Unit B and C examinations

January

Unit DNI assignment briefing

May

Submit Unit DNI assignment

 

Those starting a classroom course in October generally undertake the qualification as follows:

October

Start Unit A

January

Unit A examination

Spring

Study Units B and C

July

Unit B and C examinations

July

Unit DNI assignment briefing

November

Submit Unit DNI assignment

You can shorten this timescale by completing your Unit DNI assignment earlier.  (Once you’ve completed Unit A, you will have the knowledge and understanding to complete the Unit DNI assignment).

Learning Agreement

When you join the course, we ask you to enter into the following agreement with us:

The British Safety Council will:

  • Use suitably qualified and experienced tutors to deliver the tuition
  • Cover all the specification learning outcomes
  • Provide or direct you to the information you need to pass the qualification
  • Provide you with expert advice on revision and examination technique
  • Respond in a timely manner to any queries
  • Be diligent and courteous at all times

 

You must:

  • Attend all scheduled sessions
  • Contribute to group discussions in a positive manner
  • Endeavour to be active, rather than passive in terms of learning
  • Complete the required number of revision hours
  • Pay particular attention to advice regarding revision and examination technique
  • Bring any learning difficulties to our attention at the earliest opportunity

NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions

The NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Qualification Specification

The qualification specification (syllabus) can be found here.

Learning Resources

You will receive a hard copy textbook for each of Units A, B and C.

On our portal, you will find the following PDF documents:

NEBOSH resources:

  • NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions
  • Guide to the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (‘Syllabus Guide’)
  • Guidance on command words used in learning outcomes and question papers
  • Student preparation for written question papers
  • Examiners’ reports
  • Unit DNI assignment guidance and information for candidates
  • Sample Unit DNI assignment
  • Marking sheet and feedback for sample Unit DNI assignment

 

British Safety Council resources:

  • PowerPoint slides for each unit (in PDF format)
  • Revision sheets for each unit
  • Past questions for each unit
  • Model answers to select past questions
  • Unit DNI assignment guidance

Tutor Support

Your tutor will provide support in relation to subject content and assessment preparation.  They can be contacted by telephone, video call or email at any time.

Results and Certificates

Results are issued 10 weeks after the examination date or assignment submission deadline.

Pass marks and grade boundaries:

Unit A

54 / 120

45%

Unit B

54 / 120

45%

Unit C

54 / 120

45%

Unit DNI

50 / 100

50%

 

Each unit is reported as ‘Pass’ or ‘Refer’. You must pass all four units to achieve the qualification. Unit scores are aggregated as percentages and grades awarded as follows:

 

Pass

185 – 239

46.25%

Credit

240 – 279

60%

Distinction

280 – 400

70%

 

Unit and qualification certificates are despatched by NEBOSH within 20 working days of the result notification date.

Queries and Complaints

Should you have any queries, please contact our Education Team ([email protected])

If you are not satisfied with the service provided by your tutor or our Education Team, please contact our Customer Service Team ([email protected]).

You can also refer the matter to NEBOSH ([email protected]).

If you are not satisfied with the service provided by NEBOSH, please contact the Scottish Qualifications Authority ([email protected]).

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 one of our training centres, complete the course live online, study for the qualification by distance learning or we can deliver the course in your workplace.

MktoForms2.whenReady(function (form){ //Add an onSuccess handler form.onSuccess(function(values, followUpUrl){ //get the form's jQuery element and hide it form.getFormElem().hide(); document.getElementById('confirmform').style.visibility = 'visible'; //return false to prevent the submission handler from taking the lead to the follow up url. return false; }); });

Live Online

Live Online

We are pleased to now offer the NEBOSH Diploma Live Online. Students can join remotely and learn ‘live’ with a tutor just as they would in a classroom.  

Price
£4,995 full course (exc VAT and exams and assessments)

Please request a call back if you are interested in completing an individual unit. 

Upcoming Dates

Unit C1: 16/11/2020 (5 days)
Unit C2: 30/11/2020 (5 days)

October 2020 course

Unit A1: 12/10/2020 (5 days)
Unit A2: 09/11/2020 (5 days)

Unit B1: 01/03/2021 (5 days)
Unit B2: 22/03/2021 (5 days)

Unit C1: 26/04/2021 (5 days)
Unit C2: 17/05/2021 (5 days)

April 2021 course

Unit A1: 19/04/2021 (5 days)
Unit A2: 10/05/2021 (5 days)

Unit B1: 06/09/2021 (5 days)
Unit B2: 27/09/2021 (5 days)

Unit C1: 01/11/2021 (5 days)
Unit C2: 22/11/2021 (5 days)

Note: assignment submissions and exam dates to be confirmed. 

Request a call back

Study remotely and learn ‘live’ with a tutor just as you would in a classroom. 

The six-week course (6 x 1-week blocks) is delivered over a period of nine months by highly qualified and experienced tutors in an interactive and engaging manner which makes learning easier.

Students join via the web using a PC, laptop or tablet.  The course is run using Zoom, but students don’t need to download any software.  Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other.

The three sets of written examinations can be taken in January and July, and there are four submission dates each year for the workplace-based assignment. 

Why study Live Online?

  • Awards-white-359x202.png

    Face-to-face courses have the highest pass rates

  • People-white-359x202.png

    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

  • Membership-white-359x202.png

    Tutor support for individual learners

In your workplace

In your workplace training is currently delivered remotely with students joining using a PC, laptop or tablet. Request a call back to find out more.

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 can either be delivered as six 1-week blocks or, if you prefer, on separate days over a longer period.

The three sets of written examinations can be taken in January and July and the workplace-based assignment is submitted after the examinations.

Why in your workplace?

  • Money-white-359x202-v2.png

    Cost-effective option for a group of learners

  • Awards-white-359x202.png

    Face-to-face courses have the highest pass rates

  • People-white-359x202.png

    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

  • Megaphone-white-359x202.png

    Class discussions can be company-specific

  • Hand-button-white-359x202.png

    Allows students to keep in touch with work

Request a call back

At a training centre

Training centre course dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Live Online courses may be added to replace training centre courses if the face to face versions are not able to run.

Our well-equipped training centres allow you to get away from the distractions of the workplace and focus on your qualification.

The six-week course (6 x 1-week blocks) is delivered over a period of nine months by highly qualified and experienced tutors in an interactive and engaging manner which makes learning easier.

The three sets of written examinations can be taken in January and July, and the workplace-based assignment is submitted after the examinations.

Why a training centre?

  • Awards-white-359x202.png

    Face-to-face courses have the highest pass rates

  • Training-white-359x202.png

    Focused study away from workplace distractions

  • People-white-359x202.png

    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

  • Membership-white-359x202.png

    Tutor support for individual learners

  • Policy-and-opinion-white-359x202.png

    An opportunity to interact with and learn from other students

Distance Learning

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

Our distance learning course comprises:

  • Textbooks (posted to you)
  • Links to other essential reading
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Revision sheets
  • Past examination questions
  • Model answers to select examination questions
  • Examiners’ reports
  • Advice on studying and examination technique
  • Guidance on completing your assignment.

In addition, we hold free examination preparation days and free assignment briefings (twice a year in London).

Tutor support is available by phone, Skype and email. Tutors will mark and provide feedback on answers to practice examination questions.

There are three 3-hour written examinations and a workplace-based assignment. You have up to five years to complete the course and assessments. Most people complete within 18 – 24 months.

Why distance learning?

  • Audit-white-359x202.png

    Structured and easy to follow programme

  • Training-white-359x202.png

    Study wherever and whenever suits you

  • Calendar-white-359x202.png

    Perfect for people with busy lives

  • Money-white-359x202.png

    Most cost-effective way to study for this qualification

  • Envelope-in-out-white-359x202.png

    Tutor support via e-mail

What's next?

You can start study via distance learning at any time.

Distance Learning | £1495 (exc. VAT) | Register your interest

Already started? 

Units A, B and C can be purchased separately

Single unit | £550 (exc. VAT) | Register your interest

Request a call back