NEBOSH International Diploma Units

The NEBOSH International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety is a degree level qualification consisting of 3 units, all of which can be purchased and studied separately to provide a more flexible learning experience.

Prices starting from £495 +vat

What is the NEBOSH International Diploma?

The NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma increases candidates' ability to help organisations make sensible and proportionate decisions in 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 caters to WHO’s (The World Health Organization) requirements for health and safety training, teaching to their detailed legislation so that you can employ industry leading practices in your 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. 

Learning options

1 learning type available

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.    

  • Along with further professional development, the NEBOSH Diploma meets the standards required to achieve Chartered Safety Professional (CMIOSH) status. This IOSH Membership is further evidence of your position as a health and safety professional.  

  • Study the Diploma Units one at a time, allowing for greater flexibility in your studies across a 5-year period. 

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   

Student Approved 

We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety. Our tutor's service, advice and expertise are one of the many reasons for this and our 4.9/5 rating on Trustpilot. 

Student support 

Through student groups, study guides and learning materials of the highest quality, Phoenix are committed to making your learning experience the best it can possibly be. 

Many learners 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 as our pass rate for NEBOSH courses is above industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions. 

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.

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 first, as the Diploma syllabus assumes that learners will have this level of prior learning. 

  • NEBOSH National General Certificate 

  • NEBOSH International General Certificate 

The NEBOSH International Diploma course consists of three units. Each one can be completed separately and is assessed independently, with a certificate provided upon passing the exam for each unit. They are broken into 'Know' and 'Do', covering what a health and safety professional must know and do in the workplace respectively.

  • DN1 – Know – workplace health and safety principles 

  • DN2 – Do – controlling workplace health issues 

  • DN3 – 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.

The assessments focus on the application of knowledge to help you prepare for the health and safety tasks faced in the workplace. 

Each assessment is a substantial undertaking. We anticipate that it will take you around 40 hours to complete the DI1 assignment and 20 hours each for the DI2 and DI3 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 universities accept the NEBOSH Diploma as their criteria for MSc-level courses, so it provides a clear route to masters-level postgraduate study. 

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