NEBOSH Diploma

Looking to advance your career as a safety professional?

Get the recognition you deserve with the NEBOSH Diploma. Exceptional pass rates and an exclusive "Mentoring Package" make RoSPA the first choice!


This course can be delivered in-company within the UK and around the world.

  • 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.

Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

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? section below.

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


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 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


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


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.

Also available to download: NEBOSH Diploma Units and Content (PDF 168kb)

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


Location Unit A Unit B Unit C
Birmingham 16/01/2017
Edinburgh 11/09/2017 09/10/2017 13/11/2017
Glasgow 23/01/2017
London 16/01/2017
Manchester 22/01/2018 12/02/2018 12/03/2018


Option Duration Cost
Full course (Units A, B and C) – Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh 6 weeks £5,175 members SPECIAL OFFER*
£5,575 non-members 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) – London 6 weeks £5,675 members SPECIAL OFFER*
£6,075 non-members SPECIAL OFFER*
Unit A – London 10 days £2,244 members
£2,494 non-members
Unit B – London 10 days £2,244 members
£2,494 non-members
Unit C – London 10 days £2,244 members
£2,494 non-members

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 or 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 iPad Mini Terms and conditions

  • Course running in Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • When booking the full course (units A, B & C) at the full price of £5,175 or London at £5,675
  • No cash alternative to the iPad Mini 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 Mini will be dispatched 2 weeks before the start of your course and only if the full course has been paid in full

All prices are subject to VAT.

"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" (PDF 228kb) 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.

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.

In-company Training

More and more organisations are using an in-house approach to deliver training to their colleagues. RoSPA's courses can fit around the demands of your business and are flexible in terms of where and when you choose to train.

RoSPA is one of the UK's main providers of in-company safety training and can deliver existing courses, adapt a course to meet your requirements or create a course specifically for you.

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