The NEBOSH National Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It is designed to provide students with the expertise required to undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner and also provides a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study.
This qualification meets the academic requirements to apply for graduate membership (GradIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
There are no specific requirements for entry to this course, and each application will be reviewed on its individual merits. However, we strongly recommend that candidates achieve the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or Construction Health and Safety prior to starting this qualification.
Validity of Award
This qualification does not expire.
Length of Course
This course consists of a blend of classroom and distance learning. You should plan your study around a minimum of 241 taught hours and approximately 234 hours of private study and background reading.
The qualification is divided into four units, each of which is assessed separately:
Unit A: Managing health and safety
Unit B: Hazardous agents in the workplace
Unit C: Workplace and work equipment safety
Unit D: Application of health and safety theory and practice
Students may choose to take individual units in any order over a five year period and will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed.