NEBOSH International Diploma
The NEBOSH International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety is a degree level qualification for health and safety professionals, covering all the knowledge needed for a professional in the industry.
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What is the NEBOSH International Diploma?
The NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma increases candidates' ability to help organisations make decisions when managing risks. This supports their business objectives and regulatory requirements, having a positive effect on the workplace and business.
Designed as a leading international qualification for professionals in health and safety, the diploma teaches according to WHO’s (The World Health Organization) requirements for health and safety training so that candidates can employ industry leading practices in their workplace.
Covering the practical skills essential to health and safety professionals, the diploma assesses the ability of candidates to apply their knowledge to real-world settings. It also provides the vital guidance needed to implement this knowledge and skills in the workplace, allowing for positive changes to be delivered.
Benefits for Learners
Completing the NEBOSH International Diploma entitles you to the use of “DipNEBOSH” after your name, evidencing your accredited education and expertise.
The course allows full membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) upon completion, giving you access to the recognition and support this body provides.
Through further professional development, the NEBOSH Diploma meets the standards required to achieve Chartered Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH) status. This IOSH Membership is further evidence of your position as a health and safety professional.
Benefits for Employers
Develop your workplace’s health and safety culture
Have confidence that someone with the appropriate expertise is managing the safety of your employees
Raise productivity through reduced time off as a result of workplace accident and injury
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The Phoenix Pass Pledge
Every Phoenix NEBOSH course entitles you to continue studying free of charge if you fail to meet the required standard in examinations. However, this is rarely necessary. Our pass rate for NEBOSH courses is above industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions.
Phoenix Health and Safety is a NEBOSH Gold Partner. This accreditation means our NEBOSH course materials, tutors, and learning environments are all stamped with excellence.
The NEBOSH International Diploma is ideal for health and safety professionals outside the UK wishing to advance their career. This includes safety managers, advisors and consultants.
If you currently work or intend to base your career in the UK, the NEBOSH National Diploma may be a more suitable qualification.
There are no formal entry requirements for the NEBOSH International Diploma. However, we recommend first completing one of the following courses, as the Diploma syllabus assumes that learners will have this level of prior learning.
NEBOSH National General Certificate
NEBOSH International General Certificate
The qualification requires a minimum of 185 taught hours plus 144 recommended self-study hours and 80 assessment hours.
When studied through distance learning Phoenix recommends spending a total of 400-450 hours on the course.
The online exams are run by NEBOSH every two months. Follow this link to book your NEBOSH exam.
The course is split into three separate assessments: One workplace assignment and two scenario-based case studies:
The qualification units are assessed in the following way:
DI1 – Know – workplace health and safety principles.
DI2 – Do – controlling workplace health issues.
DI3 – Do – controlling workplace safety issues.
After gaining this qualification, candidates will have a firm grasp of all the following areas of knowledge:
You will be able to advise your organisation on the types of legislation likely to apply to the organisation and how enforcement actions could apply; the relevance of the International Labour Organization’s conventions/recommendations to the organisation; how non-government bodies and standards could influence health and safety in the organisation.
You will be able to promote a positive health and safety culture by: gaining commitment and participation; and engaging, supporting, and influencing leaders (and others) to change attitudes and behaviour and make health and safety a priority.
You will be able to assess, develop and maintain individual and organisational health and safety competence.
You will be able to understand risk management including the techniques for identifying hazards, the different types of risk assessment, considerations when implementing sensible and proportionate additional control measures and developing a risk management strategy.
You will be able to develop and implement proactive and reactive health and safety monitoring systems and carry out reviews and auditing of such systems.
You will be able to continually develop your own professional skills and ethics to actively influence improvements in health and safety by providing persuasive arguments to workers at all levels.
You will be able to develop a health and safety policy strategy within your organisation (including proactive safety, Corporate Social Responsibility and the change management process).
You will be able to manage contractors and supply chains to ensure compliance with health and safety standards.
You will be able to advise the organisation on a range of common workplace health issues/ hazards including how these can be assessed and controlled.
You will be able to advise the organisation on a range of common workplace safety issues/ hazards including how these can be assessed.
Each assessment is a substantial undertaking. We anticipate that it will take you around 40 hours to complete the ID1 assignment and 20 hours each for the ID2 and ID3 case studies. The time-period given for you to complete each assessment reflects this:
Unit DI1: 4 weeks (20 working days)
Unit DI2: 2 weeks (10 working days)
Unit DI3: 2 weeks (10 working days)
Exam dates are set by NEBOSH and can be found on our 'book a NEBOSH exam' page.
Please note: All course materials and certificates will be sent via post. There will be an additional charge if booking outside of the UK. We will contact you with the delivery charge once booking has been made.
The NEBOSH Diploma acts as a stepping-stone on the path to postgraduate study. Many UK universities accept the NEBOSH Diploma as their criteria for MSc-level courses, so it provides a clear route to masters-level postgraduate study.
When and how will I receive my NEBOSH results?
Results are provided by NEBOSH after completing the course. NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive after the results have been announced.
What happens if I fail the NEBOSH assessment?
The Phoenix Pass Pledge will cover your additional studies, but you retake the exams at your own cost.
What level are NEBOSH qualifications?
NEBOSH Certificates are level 3, which is equivalent to an A level qualification. NEBOSH Diplomas are level 6, which is equivalent to an Honours Degree.
Are there any entry requirements for NEBOSH Certificates?
There are no entry requirements, which makes a NEBOSH Certificate an ideal starting point for your health and safety training. Learners must have a suitable standard of English language to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.
When and how will I receive my results and NEBOSH certificate?
NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive from Phoenix 10-12 weeks after the results have been announced.
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NEBOSH International General Certificate
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