NEBOSH National Diploma


The NEBOSH National Diploma is the UK’s premier qualification specifically designed for health and safety professionals.

Book a NEBOSH National Diploma Course Now OnlinePlease note that we also offer the NEBOSH International Diploma for people who intend to work outside the UK.

The course is intended for people that want to forge a career in health and safety – for example as a health and safety advisor, manager or consultant. It is also provides a basis for progressing to postgraduate study. Many UK universities offer MSc programmes that accept the NEBOSH National Diploma as a full or partial entry requirement.

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

The qualification meets the academic requirements for Graduate Membership (Grad IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). With further experience and professional development, Chartered Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH) status can then be attained. The NEBOSH National Diploma is also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as meeting the academic requirements for full membership (MIIRSM). Candidates wishing to obtain CMIOSH status via a practical, evidence based route should consider the NVQ Level 5 Diploma.

Holders of the National Diploma may use the designatory letters “DipNEBOSH” after their name. The qualification is accredited at Level 6 within the National Qualification Framework. Phoenix Health and Safety offer the course by distance/open learning – you can study in your own time at a pace that suits you.

Please click here to find out why you should choose Phoenix Health and Safety for your health and safety needs.


Course Structure/Content

The course is split into 3 separate units with taught content:

  • Unit A – Managing Health and Safety
  • Unit B – Hazardous Agents in the Workplace
  • Unit C – Workplace and Work Equipment Safety

Unit D is an assignment that tests practical application of the knowledge gained in all units.

Course Materials

All course materials required are provided by Phoenix Health and Safety. The course is designed to be extremely flexible, and can be modified to suit any kind of learner. It is intended to bridge the gap between traditional distance learning, and e-learning. For people that don’t want to use computers or the internet so much, the course can be conducted as a traditional distance learning course by using textbooks, written assignments and telephone support. However, for people that want to embrace the internet as a learning medium, a huge variety of extra support methods are available:

  • Lists of website links to further reading and related online articles and documents
  • A Facebook Group especially for Phoenix Health and Safety Distance Learners – the intention is to promote discussion and contact between learners so that experiences and knowledge can be shared
  • A Phoenix Health and Safety Youtube channel including video clips, video presentations etc. to support learning (
  • Email and Skype support from expert tutors, including regular “Skype Surgeries” where tutors will be online at regular advertised times to discuss particular topics
  • Online revision interactions to test your knowledge


The very best tutors around will be available to support you through your studies. Our tutorial team includes:

  • A tutor who has achieved distinctions in 4 NEBOSH awards (including NEBOSH Diploma) and a health and safety MSc – all by distance learning
  • NEBOSH examiners (including a former NEBOSH Principal Examiner)
  • A tutor who has presented on health and safety to the House of Commons, been interviewed for the Times newspaper and Radio 4, is completing her PhD and having a book published
  • Expert health and safety consultants, who have experience of implementing health and safety every day with clients as well as delivering NEBOSH training and providing distance learning support

Support is provided 12 hours a day, 5 days a week – you won’t get this level of support anywhere else. Contact with tutors can be by telephone, fax, email or skype. Your support is provided until such time as you pass the course – it won’t expire after a set time period.

Ongoing Assessment

You will be required to complete a study planner so that your progress can be tracked towards your final exams. The course materials include regular revision questions and activities so that you can test your own progress, and these can be discussed with tutors at any time.

There are also several Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA’s), which are submitted to Phoenix Health and Safety for marking and individual feedback on performance.

Revision Workshops

The course fee includes 3 one day revision workshops – one for each of the three taught units. The aim of the days is to advise on exam technique, and your final weeks of revision prior to the exams. The revision workshops are conducted at the following venues:

  • London (Mayfair/Kensington)
  • Birmingham (NEC)
  • Manchester (Newton Heath)

Final Assessment

Each taught Unit is assessed by a written 3 hour exam. Exams are on national NEBOSH dates as follows (all exams are held in the morning):

Unit A 20th January 2015  7th July 2015  
Unit B 21st January 2015  8th July 2015  
Unit C 22nd January 2015  9th July 2015  

For the January 2015 exam dates, cut off date for receipt of enrolment forms is 14th October 2014. Exam registration forms must then be received  by no later than 2nd December 2014.

Exams are held at the following Phoenix Health and Safety venues:

  • London
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester

Please note that we are also able to provide exams in major cities all over the world at British Council venues. This is subject to extra charges. Please contact us for further information on this service.

Unit D is a practical assessment that involves a full health and safety review of a company of your choice (ideally your own). Submission dates for the Unit D assessment are as follows:

26th November 2014

25th February 2015

27th May 2015

26th August 2015

25th November 2015


The Full NEBOSH National Diploma costs £1195 + VAT. This price includes all materials, unlimited support and 3 revision workshops.

Individual units can be purchased for £550 + VAT per Unit (Units A, B and C) or £295 + VAT for Unit D. Unit A, B and C prices include the relevant revision workshop.

NEBOSH Examination fees are £379 (no VAT) for the full course. This is made up of a £55 enrolment fee and £81 per unit.

Guaranteed Pass

We are so confident in our materials and support methods, that we are prepared to offer a guaranteed pass on these courses – no other provider is that confident!

This means that you will be entitled to continue with your studies indefinitely until you have passed the course – there is no time limit.

In-House Courses

Significant discounts can be offered if Organisation’s have several people to put through the course. We are even able to offer revision workshops and/or exams on your premises if required. Please contact us for a tailored quotation.


Payment Plans are available, please click here for more details

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