NEBOSH National Diploma
The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is held by more than 18,000 people in the UK and worldwide. The NEBOSH Diploma is a great qualification for health and safety professionals, and those that are looking for a long-term career in health and safety. It provides essential knowledge and skills that, when combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpin the basis of a competent health and safety practitioner.
This course is typically completed over a three year period, so if you are considering taking a NEBOSH Diploma and would like more information about this course we strongly recommend that you get in touch with one of our NEBOSH course advisors:
Where can a NEBOSH National Diploma take me?
The NEBOSH National Diploma is an equivalent level to an Honours Degree. Select universities across the UK consider the NEBOSH diploma to be full or partial entry requirement to go on to study a Master’s Degree (MA/MSc) qualification in relevant Health and Safety MSc Courses.
Successful completion of the National Diploma means that you can apply for the graduate membership of IOSH (Grad IOSH) and take the next step towards becoming a chartered member of IOSH (CMIOSH).
ACT Offer one day tutorial sessions for each of the units prior to exam dates. These tutorial sessions are led by tutors who have both relevant experience in the field of health and safety, and many years of teaching NEBOSH courses in their scope of expertise. The tutorial sessions cover key information, good practice for answering questions and how to develop your exam technique.
The tutorial sessions are available for £180.00 + VAT per tutorial.
Unit A Tutorial
Unit B Tutorial
Unit C Tutorial
The NEBOSH National Diploma is a very highly regarded health and safety qualification and is a requirement for many high level job roles within the health and safety and construction industries. It is a qualification suitable for senior managers, senior leaders and those in director roles such as director of health and safety. As such it is a great course for anyone that is looking to build upon, or progress into a long-term career in a health and safety role.
This course is equivalent to a Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 10. It is highly recommended by ACT and NEBOSH that those looking to undertake this Diploma have already achieved a NEBOSH General Certificate, or similar level qualification in health and safety.
The NEBOSH National Diploma is typically studied unit by unit over a 3 year period. NEBOSH allow 5 years to enable you to complete the course.
The course is divided into four units each which is assessed separately.
- Unit A: Managing health and safety
- Unit B: Hazardous agents in the workplace
- Unit C: Workplace and work equipment safety
- Unit DNI: Application of health and safety management in the workplace, a practical application of the knowledge and understanding gained from studying units A, B and C.
NEBOSH recommends that this course should include approximately 257 hours of self-directed private study and further reading, this in addition to the full programme of teaching.
If you would like to read the full syllabus of topics for units A, B and C you can find them on this pdf.
The NEBOSH National Diploma is divided into four separately assessed units. Units A, B and C are written examinations taken at our registered NEBOSH examination centre. Our NEBOSH Diploma exams are held twice per annum at our venue in the West Midlands.
The Unit DNI: Application of health and safety management is designed to be a practical application of the knowledge and understanding that learners have developed through their study of units A, B and C. The aim of the DNI assessment is for leaners to carry out a review of the health and safety arrangements in a workplace, then produce a proportionate and justifiable report, including recommendations, for improving health and safety performance. This report should be between 8,000 and 12,000 words.
If you would like any further information on the process of completing examinations for the NEBOSH Diploma course, please contact one of our course advisors: