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NEBOSH National Diploma

NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals


The NEBOSH National Diploma is the most popular and recognised health and safety qualification of its kind.

What is the NEBOSH National Diploma?

The NEBOSH National Diploma is the first step to becoming a chartered safety and health practitioner. A prestigious and highly-respected health and safety diploma, currently held by over 20,000 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.

Why take the NEBOSH National Diploma?

Join the 20,000 holders of the NEBOSH National Diploma worldwide, who are saving the lives of their colleagues and members of the public.

By passing this NEBOSH National Diploma qualification it will allow you to take your career to the next step and provide you with the academic credentials to be a competent professional for your organisation.

You will then be able to introduce cost saving processes by managing your health and safety management effectively, which in turn will create a safer working environment for everybody.

"The course was structured very well, was delivered at the right pace and the trainer quickly judged the needs and requirements of the whole course"

John Pearce - EH&S Manager, Northrop Grumman

Why study with RoSPA?


NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner


Exceptional pass rates that exceed the national average


A delegate-centered approach to learning


Flexible study options to suit your needs – including COVID secure classrooms

Who can study the NEBOSH National Diploma?

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is designed for ambitious health and safety professionals who want to take their knowledge to the next step. The NEBOSH National Diploma course builds on knowledge from the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Thousands of health and safety professionals throughout the world have worked to achieve NEBOSH’s National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, which provides them with a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study.

What does the NEBOSH National Diploma cover?

The qualification looks at general workplace issues which can be applied in different sectors. Workplace activities cover the following topics:

  • Consultation
  • Health and safety culture
  • Competence, training, information and supervision
  • High reliability organisations
  • Sensible risk management/types of risk assessment/implementing risk assessment actions
  • Risk profile
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring
  • Organisation change
  • General management of contractors

How long is the NEBOSH National Diploma course?

The NEBOSH National Diploma is taught over 30 days (six five-day blocks) with ongoing tutor support. In total, the NEBOSH National Diploma requires in the region of 335 hours and 80 assessment hours.

How is the NEBOSH National Diploma assessed?

To achieve the NEBOSH National Diploma you must complete and pass the following assessments:


Assessment format

DN1 – Know – workplace health and safety principles Assignment - workplace-based tasks together with simulations and reflective statements and a research project.
DN2 – Do – controlling workplace health issues Scenario-based case study
DN3 – Do – controlling workplace safety issues Scenario-based case study
Please note: Part of the DN1 assessment requires you to undertake some workplace based activities. This does not necessarily need to be your workplace, however it needs to be a suitable organisation with sufficient scope to carry out a range of activities. If you have difficulty finding a suitable workplace please speak to us.

Where can I study the NEBOSH National Diploma?

The NEBOSH National Diploma is delivered in Birmingham.

Courses in other locations are available and run by our trusted partners, Astutis Limited, and as such RoSPA Member discounts are not applicable. It's also strongly recommended that delegates complete one unit at a time as opposed to completing three units in consecutive months.


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


If you can’t find time in your busy schedule to attend a classroom course, then studying the NEBOSH National Diploma online is the answer


We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you. This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs

What is NEBOSH?

Visit our NEBOSH FAQs to see your questions about NEBOSH answered.

"The course was structured very well, was delivered at the right pace and the trainer quickly judged the needs and requirements of the whole course"

John Pearce - EH&S Manager, Northrop Grumman

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