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NEBOSH International Diploma

NEBOSH degree-level qualification for health & safety professionals. 
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Course overview

The NEBOSH International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety is one of the most popular degree-level qualifications for health and safety professionals.

The International Diploma increases candidates' ability to help organisations make sensible and proportionate decisions in managing risks. This supports their business objectives and regulatory requirements — delivering positive change in the workplace.

The NEBOSH Diploma covers the practical skills that are essential to health and safety professionals. We assess candidates’ ability to apply their knowledge in real-world settings and teach them how to deliver positive change in the workplace.


Who is this course suitable for?

The NEBOSH International Diploma is ideal for health and safety professionals wishing to advance their career outside the UK. 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 more suitable.

There are no formal entry requirements for the NEBOSH International Diploma; however, we recommend first completing one of the following courses:


Course programme

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:

ID1 – Know – workplace health and safety principles.

ID2 – Do – controlling workplace health issues.

ID3 – Do – controlling workplace safety issues.


Learning outcomes

  • Effectively manage health and safety.
  • Understand key UK legal frameworks for health and safety, including the essential elements of health and safety systems.
  • Identifying and controlling risks associated with hazardous agents, workplace issues and equipment.
  • Management of workplace stress.
  • The importance of human factors in reducing incidents.
  • Support and develop your company’s health and safety culture.

When combined with further professional development, the NEBOSH Diploma meets the standards required to achieve Chartered Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH) status. 

On completion of the NEBOSH International 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). It also allows full membership to the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).


Duration

How long does the NEBOSH International Diploma take?

The qualification requires a minimum of 185 taught hours plus 144 recommended self-study hours and 140 assessment hours.


The online exams are run by NEBOSH every two months. Follow this link to book your NEBOSH exam


Next steps

The NEBOSH International Diploma acts as a stepping-stone to postgraduate study. Many universities accept the NEBOSH Diploma as entry criteria for MSc-level courses, providing a clear route to post-graduate study.


Assessments

Each assessment is a substantial undertaking. We anticipate that it will take you around 60 hours to complete the ID1 assignment and 40 hours each for the ID2 and ID3 case studies. The time-period given for you to complete each assessment reflects this:

Unit ID1: 6 weeks (30 working days)
Unit ID2: 4 weeks (20 working days)
Unit ID3: 4 weeks (20 working days)

Exams are held at Phoenix Health and Safety venues in:

  • Birmingham
  • London
  • Manchester

We can also facilitate exams in British Council venues located all over the world; however, please note that additional charges may apply for this service.

Exams need to be booked separately from the course – book NEBOSH exams here.

Unit DNI comprises an 8,000-word workplace-based assessment that tests the practical application of knowledge gained in units A, B, and C. The assessment for Unit D involves undertaking a full health and safety audit of a company of your choosing (ideally your own).



Payment plans

Payment Plans are offered to self-funding UK students only. We require 30% of the total course fee upfront. Payments will be made monthly from the day your deposit was made and must be received within 7 days of this date. The balance of your account must be cleared in full, prior to you registering for examinations. Payment plans can be paid by: Credit/debit card or bank transfer. If you would like to organise a payment plan please get in touch.

Popular NEBOSH FAQs

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  • When and how will I receive my NEBOSH results?

    Results are notified 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.

  • When and how will I receive my NEBOSH certificate/diploma?

    Your certificate or diploma is sent to you by Phoenix after the results have been announced. Your certificates will arrive from Phoenix 10-12 weeks 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. 
  • Are there any entry requirements for NEBOSH National or International Diploma?

    There is no formal entry requirement. However, achievement of the NEBOSH National General Certificate, or a direct equivalent (level 3), is highly recommended before undertaking the Diploma course. 

    An appropriate standard of English language is also essential for students to understand the syllabus and articulate the concepts it contains. NEBOSH recommends a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 or higher. 

Why choose a NEBOSH course with Phoenix?

  • Accredited Partner

    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.

  • Expertise

    We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise, experience and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through study guides and student groups.

    Many candidates find our Facebook community group particularly helpful while they are studying, as it enables them to compare notes with fellow students and ask questions.

  • 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 General Certificate training courses is above industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions.