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NEBOSH National Diploma Online


The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety is the UK’s premier health and safety qualification designed specifically for those who want to forge a career in health and safety. For example, it is ideal for health and safety managers, advisors and consultants. It also provides a basis for progressing to postgraduate study. Many MSc programmes run by universities in the UK accept this diploma as a full or partial entry requirement.

The course builds directly on the knowledge gained in the NEBOSH National General Certificate or the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate.

It meets the academic requirements for graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (GradIOSH). In addition, the diploma can enable you to attain full membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

Also, combined with further experience and professional development, it meets the standards required to achieve Chartered Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH) status. If you prefer to obtain CMIOSH status via a practical, evidence based route, you may wish to consider the NVQ Level 5 Diploma.

We provide all the materials needed to pass the course and will do so in a way that suits you. This programme is intended to be extremely flexible and it can be modified to meet your particular preferences and requirements. It is designed to bridge the gap between traditional distance courses and e-learning. For people that don’t want to use computers or the internet very much, it can be conducted as a traditional distance learning course complete with textbooks, written assignments and telephone support. However, for those who are keen to embrace the internet as a learning medium, a wide variety of extra support methods are on offer.

The NEBOSH National Diploma can  be studied part time via distance learning which is a combination of textbook & online study that students conduct in their own time and at their own pace.  It includes the course materials for all 4 units, unlimited tutor support, 3 revision workshops which you can attend prior to sitting your exams and the final examinations.


Recommended study hours: 

Unit A – 166 Hours.

Unit B – 121 Hours.

Unit C – 125 Hours.

Unit D – 56 Hours.


Total of 468 Hours.

The course takes on average around 12-18 months to complete.

What's Included

  • Regular live webinars where a tutor discusses specific content from the Diploma programme whilst you follow along and discuss with your fellow students and the tutor – these are recorded for future reference of other students
  • Interactive materials with activities, mind maps and video tutorials
  • Lists of website links to further reading and related online articles and documents
  • A Facebook group especially for our distance learners. This helps to promote discussion and contact between delegates
  • A Health and Safety YouTube channel including video clips and presentations
  • Telephone, email and Skype support from expert tutors
  • Online revision interactions to test knowledge
  • Live Webinars included 

There are 3 written exams and 1 practical assignment associated with the Diploma course (all included within the cost of the course):

Written exams (A,B,C)

Practical (D)

NEBOSH enrolment fee (included)

More Information

The course is split into three separate units with taught content:

  • Unit A: Managing Health and Safety.
  • Unit B: Hazardous Substances / Agents.
  • Unit C: Workplace and Work Equipment Safety.
  • Unit DNI: Application of health and safety in the workplace.  This unit involves a workplace based assessment that tests the practical application of knowledge gained in units A-C.


Our tutors are the very best in the industry. Our tutorial team includes a variety of eminent, highly qualified Health and Safety professionals who are friendly, efficient and there to help you all the way to achieving your qualification. Full-time dedicated support tutors are available every day of the week (many of our competitors use contracted trainers that are not employed by them) and you can contact tutors by telephone, fax, email or skype. This assistance continues until you pass the course. It doesn’t expire after a set time period.

We also have very busy and active online discussion forums where students are able to talk to each other, post questions, attempt activities and interact with tutors.

Ongoing Assessment

To keep track of your progress towards your final exams, you will complete a study planner. The course materials include regular revision questions and activities to help you test your own progress. These activities can be discussed with your tutors at any time.

You will also submit several tutor marked assignments to us for marking and feedback – these are practice exams that will be marked as NEBOSH would mark them to assist you with preparation for the final exam.

Final Assessment

All the taught units are assessed by a written three-hour exam.

Contact us for more information on the NEBOSH exam registration cut-off dates.

Exams are held at Health and Safety venues in:

  • Birmingham
  • London
  • Manchester

We are also able to provide exams in major cities located all over the world at British Council venues, subject to extra charges. For further information on this service, get in touch. Unit D culminates in a practical assessment that involves a full health and safety audit/review of a company of your choosing (ideally your own).

Pass Pledge

  • We offer a pass pledge on this NEBOSH course. This means that candidates are entitled to continue studying (free of charge) if they fail to meet the required standard in the examinations. The Pass Pledge only applies if the following criteria are met:

    • The candidate is accepted onto the course.

    • The candidate takes a full and active part in the course, and completes any tasks/projects set.

    • The candidate attends every day of the course.

    • The candidate meets the required standard in all tutor – marked assessments.

    • If applicable, the delegate will be required to pay the exam fees for any re-sits.

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