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NEBOSH National Diploma

The National Diploma course accredited by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety (NEBOSH) is a degree-level health and safety qualification intended for those who wish to develop a career in health and safety as a manager, consultant or advisor.

Many UK universities accept this qualification as prior learning that meets their entry criteria for access to advanced MSc level courses.

Before registering for the National Diploma, it is advisable to first complete one of the following:

  • NEBOSH National General Certificate
  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

On completion of the NEBOSH National Diploma, you will be entitled to use “DipNEBOSH” after your name and apply for Graduate Membership with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (GradIOSH) and full membership to the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

GradIOSH and IIRSM membership increases your employability with organisations looking for skilled and knowledgeable health and safety personnel.

Once you’ve secured workplace experience, the NEBOSH National Diploma also makes you eligible for distinguished, Chartered Membership of IOSH (CMIOSH) status through a process of examinations.

Study Methods

The NEBOSH National Diploma course entails seven weeks of tuition that cover four units of learning, each of which is delivered in a classroom or workplace environment over a 6-month period.

To support your learning and help you progress successfully towards course graduation, this programme includes additional revision workshops for each study unit.

Course Fees

Course fees include expert tuition, all course materials, access to online webinars and forums, revision workshops, and lunch and refreshments on each day of the course.

Select specific date to see price, venue and full details.

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to give you both academic and practical health and safety knowledge, skills and experience.

Course Content

The structured syllabus includes three taught and one practical unit as follows:

  • 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.


Course Materials

All course materials are prepared by Technical Writer and Lead Diploma Tutor, Dr Julie Riggs, DProf, MSc, CMIOSH, MBOHS, MISIAQ.

Dr Riggs is a world-renowned expert in health and safety who has given presentations to the House of Commons and been interviewed for national television and radio shows.

As our Lead Tutor and NEBOSH examiner, there is no one better to guide you through your National Diploma studies.

Course materials include:

  • Detailed content on all the areas contained in the syllabus
  • Examples and case studies that bring the course material to life
  • Activities and revision questions for you to test your knowledge and clarify your learning
  • Mind map summaries to assist with knowledge retention and exam revision skills
  • Tutor-marked assignments and feedback to ensure that you are successfully prepared for examinations

Hard print and electronic copies of all course materials are made available so that you can take notes, revise and study according to a time, place and study method that suits you.

To complement your classroom tuition, you will also be given free access to bi-weekly live webinars where you can discuss your studies with your peers or ask questions of your tutors and receive instant feedback.


All of the tutors are qualified and experienced experts in their field who are skilled educational practitioners.

You can expect first-class tuition in the classroom as well as private study and revision tasks to complete in your own time. These tasks will be set by your tutor who will be dedicated to both challenging you and supporting your learning right through to the successful completion of your course.

In addition to your tutor and live bi-weekly webinars, you will also have access to online discussion forums where you can talk to other students, post questions, complete activities and interact with tutors.

Revision Workshops

Course fees include access to three, one-day revision workshops that are tailored to cover the learning in each unit and equip you with the revision skills and exam techniques necessary to complete your course successfully.

Workshops currently take place in three locations:

  • Birmingham
  • London
  • Manchester

Exams & Certification

Please note: Examination costs are not included in the course fees.

Final Assessment

Each of the three taught units are assessed by a written 3-hour examination.

You can sit your exams at one of three venues in Birmingham, London (Barbican) or Manchester

Assessment for Unit D involves undertaking a full health and safety audit of a company of your choosing (ideally your own).


Exams can be booked at the same time of the Diploma however as this is a long term study programme we find most students prefer to book their exams further down the line.

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