NEBOSH Diploma

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NEBOSH Diploma course overview

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  • The NEBOSH Diploma course is the first step to becoming a chartered safety and health practitioner
  • It is a prestigious and highly-respected safety diploma, currently held by over 10,000 OSH professionals
  • RoSPA enjoys exceptional pass rates and offers an exclusive "Mentoring Package" to support our Safety Diploma delegates on a one-to-one basis at no extra cost
  • Holders of the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety may use the letters "DipNEBOSH" after their name and are invited to the annual NEBOSH Graduation Ceremony
  • The NEBOSH Diploma course also meets the academic requirements for Graduate Membership of IOSH. Chartered Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH) status can then be attained following Initial professional Development (IPD)
  • The safety diploma is additionally accepted by the IIRSM as meeting the academic requirements for full membership (MIIRSM)
  • It also provides a sound basis for progression as a number of universities offer MSc programs that accept the NEBOSH Diploma as a full or partial entry requirement
  • The NEBOSH Diploma syllabus covers health and safety management, hazardous agents, and work equipment safety, and builds on the foundation knowledge gained in the NEBOSH Certificate course, (which is highly recommended as a prior qualification)
  • The safety diploma course consists of four units; three are assessed via exams and one by a written assignment
  • In total, the NEBOSH National Diploma requires in the region of 475 study hours - 241 taught hours and approximately 234 hours of private study and background reading
  • If you're considering both the NEBOSH Diploma and The NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety as possible routes to CMIOSH status, click here for our new Training course advice for safety supervisors, officers and managers, which includes a comparison table outlining the pros and cons of both options.

Your Guide to the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

Course prerequisites - TUC Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health Level 3 N/SVQ in Health and Safety in the Workplace also accepted

 

NEBOSH National General Certificate

NEBOSH National Construction Certificate

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In total, RoSPA's NEBOSH Diploma course consists of seven weeks of taught study. Additional reading and background study are also required.

Safety diploma delegates enjoy the exclusive 'RoSPA Mentoring Package' throughout, which includes access to the RoSPA Infocentre.

NEBOSH Diploma Unit A
Managing Health and Safety

  • Taught over 10 days (two 5-day blocks)
  • Optional two-day revision course available
  • Assessed by one three hour written exam
  • Unit certificate awarded to successful candidates
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NEBOSH Diploma Unit B
Hazardous Agents in the Workplace

  • Taught over 10 days (two 5-day blocks)
  • Optional two-day revision course available
  • Assessed by one three hour written exam
  • Unit certificate awarded to successful candidates
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NEBOSH Diploma Unit C
Workplace and Work Equipment

  • Taught over 10 days (two 5-day blocks)
  • Optional two-day revision course available
  • Assessed by one three hour written exam
  • Unit certificate awarded to successful candidates
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NEBOSH Diploma Unit D
Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice

  • A detailed review of the health and safety performance of a workplace and a justified action plan to improve performance
  • Expected length of the assignment is around 8,000 words
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NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

  • Successful safety diploma candidates are invited to attend the annual NEBOSH graduation ceremony held at the University of Warwick
  • Holders may use the designatory letters DipNEBOSH, Grad IOSH and MIIRSM after their name
  • The NEBOSH Diploma is accepted by a number of Universities for entrance onto an MSC programme.

NEBOSH Diploma Frequently Asked Questions

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NEBOSH Diploma course content and assessment

The NEBOSH Diploma course is divided into four units, each of which is assessed separately.

Delegates may choose to take individual units in any order over a five year period and will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed.

The RoSPA Mentoring Package gives candidates access to a RoSPA tutor on a one-to-one basis throughout their registration period. For more details see the 'Why RoSPA?' tab.

Unit A: Managing Health and Safety

Course content

  • A1 Principles of health and safety management
  • A2 Loss causation and incident investigation
  • A3 Measuring and reviewing health and safety performance
  • A4 Identifying hazards, assessing and evaluating risk
  • A5 Risk control
  • A6 Organisational factors
  • A7 Human factors
  • A8 Principles of health and safety law
  • A9 Criminal law
  • A10 Civil law

Assessment

Taught over 10 days (two ten-day blocks), with the option of a two day revision course.

Assessed by one three hour written examination. All questions are compulsory and papers are marked by external NEBOSH appointed examiners.

Unit B: Hazardous Agents in the Workplace

Course content

  • B1 Principles of toxicology and epidemiology
  • B2 Hazardous substances and other chemicals - assessment of risk
  • B3 Hazardous substances and other chemicals - engineering controls and personal protective equipment
  • B4 Monitoring and measuring
  • B5 Biological agents
  • B6 Physical agents (1) - noise and vibration
  • B7 Physical agents (2) - radiation
  • B8 Psychological agents
  • B9 Musculoskeletal risks and controls
  • B10 Work environment risks and controls
  • B11 Managing occupational health

Assessment

Taught over 10 days (two five-day blocks), with the option of a two day revision course.

Assessed by one three hour written examination. All questions are compulsory and papers are marked by external NEBOSH appointed examiners.

Unit C: Workplace and Work Equipment

Course content

  • C1 General workplace issues
  • C2 Principles of fire and explosion
  • C3 Workplace fire risk assessment
  • C4 Storage, handling and processing of dangerous substances
  • C5 Work equipment (general)
  • C6 Work equipment (workplace machinery)
  • C7 Work equipment (mobile, lifting and access)
  • C8 Electrical safety and Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • C9 Construction hazards and controls
  • C10 Workplace transport and driving for work
  • C11 Pressure system hazards and controls

Assessment

Taught over 10 days (two five-day blocks), with the option of a two day revision course.

Assessed by one three hour written examination. All questions are compulsory and papers are marked by external NEBOSH appointed examiners.

Unit D: Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice

  • Candidates are required to use the knowledge gleaned in the above units to make a detailed review of the health and safety performance of a workplace and produce a justified action plan to improve performance. The expected length of the assignment is around 8,000 words. The level of work should be that expected of a competent occupational health and safety practitioner working within an organisation.

NEBOSH Diploma dates, prices and locations

Click on the locations below for details of the training venues. Click here for prices.

Locations

Location Unit A Unit B Unit C
Birmingham 12 Jan 2015 13 Oct 2014 10 Nov 2014
    02 Feb 2015 09 Mar 2015
Edinburgh 06 Jan 2014 03 Feb 2014 10 Mar 2014
  19 Jan 2015 23 Feb 2015 16 Mar 2015
Bristol 27 Apr 2015 17 Aug 2015 26 Oct 2015
  19 Oct 2015 25 Jan 2016 11 Apr 2016
Glasgow 11 Aug 2014 08 Sep 2014 06 Oct 2014
Cardiff 29 Sep 2014 11 Aug 2014 03 Nov 2014
  26 Jan 2015 09 Feb 2015 20 Apr 2015
  07 Sep 2015 13 Apr 2015 05 Oct 2015
  09 Nov 2015 25 Apr 2016
Heathrow 20 Oct 2014 01 Sep 2014 10 Nov 2014
  23 Mar 2015 09 Feb 2015 20 Apr 2015
  12 Oct 2015 23 Aug 2015 30 Nov 2015
  25 Jan 2016 11 Apr 2016
  29 Feb 2016 23 May 2016
Leeds 16 Mar 2015 15 Sep 2014 23 Mar 2015
  28 Sep 2015 10 Aug 2015 19 Oct 2015
  25 Jan 2016 18 Apr 2016
London 01 Sep 2014 10 Nov 2014 22 Sep 2014
  02 Feb 2015 13 Apr 2015 13 Apr 2015
  07 Sep 2015 16 Nov 2015 02 Nov 2015
  04 Apr 2016
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Warrington 20 Oct 2014 11 Aug 2014 03 Nov 2014
  02 Feb 2015 16 Feb 2015 27 Apr 2015
  07 Sep 2015 20 Apr 2015 05 Oct 2015
  09 Nov 2015 04 Apr 2016

Prices

Option Duration Cost
Full course (Units A, B and C) – Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh 6 weeks £4,950 SPECIAL OFFER**
Unit A – Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh 10 days £1,795 members
£1,995 non-members
Unit B – Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh 10 days £1,795 members
£1,995 non-members
Unit C – Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh 10 days £1,795 members
£1,995 non-members
Full course (Units A, B and C) – other locations 6 weeks £5,950
London course** 6 weeks £6,250 + VAT
Unit A – other locations 10 days £2,100
Unit B – other locations 10 days £2,100
Unit C – other locations 10 days £2,100

Please note that the RoSPA NEBOSH Diploma courses are held in Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Courses in other locations are run by our trusted partners, Astutis Limited, and as such RoSPA Member discounts are not applicable. Prices do not include VAT. Exam fees, a buffet lunch and refreshments are included.

NEBOSH Diploma revision courses are also available.

Once enrolled, delegates can access NEBOSH Diploma publications free of charge. This includes the Syllabus Guide, Examiners' Reports and Past Examination Papers.

Before booking please consider the fact that delegates will need to have successfully completed one of the following:

  • NEBOSH National General Certificate (post-2003)*
  • NEBOSH National Construction Certificate (post-2004)*
  • TUC Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (minimum of 16 credits at level 3)
  • Level 3 N/SVQ in Health and Safety in the Workplace.

* Students who obtained their awards prior to these dates may still enter as long as they can demonstrate professional development.

** Free iPad2 Terms and conditions

  • Course running in Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • When booking the full course (units A, B & C and exams) at the full price of £4950
  • No cash alternative to the iPad2 offered
  • Non transferable
  • This offer is subject to availability and as a result the model shown may vary
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • The iPad 2 will be dispatched 2 weeks before the start of your course and only if the full course has been paid in full

Why take RoSPA's NEBOSH Diploma course?

"Excellent presentation of a difficult subject. Very useful practical sessions and good learning/teaching styles were used to explain subjects. Overall very good indeed".

Aftab Nawaz, Health & Safety Officer, Bosch Thermotechnology UK Ltd

"I found the trainer's level of knowledge to be superb. The inclusion of real life experiences and application of the syllabus content were excellent. I would thoroughly recommend RoSPA."

Jay Thompson, Safety and Environmental Assurance Manager, National Express

  • For almost 100 years RoSPA has remained an instrumental force in every piece of UK safety legislation and continues to set the standard in training the next generation of health and safety professionals
  • RoSPA pass rates for this internationally-recognised safety diploma are exceptional
  • Exam fees are included, as are buffet lunches and refreshments
  • Practically-based expert tuition from our professional CMIOSH-qualified trainers, many of whom hold a City & Guilds teaching qualification and are used to mark NEBOSH exams
  • RoSPA offers an exclusive "Mentoring Package" to support NEBOSH Diploma delegates at no extra cost:
    • RoSPA tutors can offer advice to delegates on safety issues affecting their workplace in the context of the NEBOSH Diploma, helping to make their individual learning experience more relevant
    • One-to-one telephone or email tutor support on any issues relating to the course content
    • The opportunity to complete mock exams and assignments, which the tutor will mark and provide feedback for, aiming to improve future exam performance
    • Unlimited access to RoSPA's onsite Infocentre, where trained professionals offer an extensive enquiry service on all aspects of safety and health.
  • Delegates have full use of the RoSPA "Diploma Delegate Forum" - this online learning aid allows tutors to set discussion topics, answer questions and lets delegates swap ideas, helping to support learning between units
  • We have BS EN ISO9001:2000 certification in our training operation
  • We also offer NEBOSH Diploma Revision Courses.

The business case for the NEBOSH Diploma

If you're an employer looking to make sure that the NEBOSH Diploma delivers a return on your investment, or an employee seeking to make a business case for the safety training budget then look no further as we've outlined the key reasons why the NEBOSH Diploma is good for business.

The NEBOSH Diploma is the must have qualification for safety and health practitioners, much sought after by organisations looking for expert advisers in this complex and fast changing profession. A holder within an organisation really does emphasise the importance with which safety is regarded. Its practical approach promotes the application of the knowledge acquired on the course to problem solving within the workplace.

With RoSPA, you can take one unit at a time and at a pace to fit around the needs of the business. Our practical approach promotes the application of the knowledge acquired to problem solving in your own workplace. Our expert tutors are on hand throughout the process, and beyond.

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