NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety: Live Online

Your Live Online course

Live Online means that:

· You join remotely using a PC, laptop or tablet

· You will be able to see the tutor, PowerPoint slides and videos

· You can interact verbally with the tutor and with the rest of the group

Prior to the course

You will receive a link to the Zoom course. Note: you do not have to download Zoom on to your device; you can join via the web.

You will be sent a hard copy of our unit handbooks which contains a copy of the PowerPoint slides, plus revision sheets and practice examination questions. You will receive access to an electronic copy of the textbook.

Course timings

Each day will start promptly at 0900.  You will be able to log-in from 0850.   

Sample timings are: 

0900 – 1000 

Session 1 

1000 – 1015  


1015 – 1115 

Session 2 

1115 – 1130 


1130 – 1230 

Session 3 

1230 – 1330 


1330 – 1430 

Session 4 

1430 – 1445 


1445 – 1545 

Session 5 

1545 – 1600  


1600 – 1700 

Session 6 

Qualification structure

The NEBOSH Diploma comprises four units:

Unit A: Managing health and safety

· Assessed via a 3-hour written examination

Unit B: Hazardous agents in the workplace

· Assessed via a 3-hour written examination

Unit C: Workplace and work equipment safety

· Assessed via a 3-hour written examination

Unit D: Application of health and safety theory and practice

Assessed via a 12,000-word assignment based on your workplace

Qualification specification

The current specification (November 2015 Syllabus Guide) can be downloaded from the NEBOSH website (

Completing the qualification

In order to achieve the qualification, you must pass all four units within a period of five years.

The clock starts on the date on which you are awarded the first unit, rather than the date on which you start the course. So, if you are awarded Unit A on 1 September 2020, you have until 31 August 2025 to successfully pass the remaining three units. Units can be completed in any order.

Language requirements

Assessments are available in English only.

The standard of English required by candidates studying the NEBOSH Diploma must be such that they 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 in order to be accepted on to the NEBOSH Diploma programme. For further information please consult the IELTS website:


Examinations are held in London in January and July.

Students starting the Diploma in April normally take their Unit A examination in July and their Unit B and C examinations the following January.

Students starting the Diploma in October normally take their Unit A examination in January and their Unit B and C examinations in July.

Your British Safety Council Account Manager will advise you of examination dates and facilitate your booking.

If you wish to change your examination date, please contact your Account Manager on 020 8741 1231 as soon as possible. Changes are subject to space availability and may incur additional fees.


NEBOSH recommends a minimum of:

85 hours revision for Unit A

50 hours revision for Unit B

50 hours revision for Unit C

Examination preparation sessions

About a month prior to the examination, we run free examination preparation sessions.

These are full-day for Unit A and half-day for Units B and C. These are being Live Online.

At the session, your tutor will run through a series of past examination questions with you with particular focus on examination technique.

Your British Safety Council Account Manager will advise you of the dates and make sure that you’re booked on.


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.

We run a half-day assignment briefing in January and July. Students normally complete their written examinations then attend an assignment briefing. However, you are welcome to attend the assignment briefing at any point during your course.

Following the briefing, you complete the 12,000-word assignment in your workplace.

There are four submission deadlines each year:

The last Wednesday in February

The last Wednesday in May

The last Wednesday in August

The last Wednesday in November

You choose which deadline you want to hit and book your submission with your British Safety Council Account Manager.

Learning agreement

You are about to embark on a challenging degree-level programme of study, but one which should enhance your knowledge and understanding of health and safety management as well as your professional status.

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 all 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.


Training policies

To view our training policies please click here.

NEBOSH terms and conditions

Prior to starting your course please familiarise yourself with the NEBOSH General Student Terms and Conditions which can be found here.

Queries and feedback

If you have any queries or feedback please speak with your course tutor or contact our customer service team at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.