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NEBOSH National Diploma

  • Level 6 Qualification
  • ELCAS Funding Available

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH qualification, and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals. Since its introduction in 1988 it has become established as the most popular qualification of its kind, with over 10,000 students having successfully gained the NEBOSH Diploma.

The NEBOSH National Diploma provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an occupational health and safety practitioner.

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Who Should Enrol on the NEBOSH Diploma?

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A NEBOSH Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH 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.

There are no formal entry requirements for the NEBOSH National Diploma, however candidates should consider that this is professional level qualification, approximately equivalent to Level 6 (degree level). Achievement of the NEBOSH General Certificate or direct equivalent prior to undertaking this Diploma course is highly recommended.

A Prestigious Qualification

A NEBOSH Diploma is a prestigious qualification

Holders of the NEBOSH National Diploma may use the designatory letters "DipNEBOSH" after their name.

The NEBOSH National Diploma qualification meets the academic requirements to apply for Graduate Membership (Grad IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). This is the first step to becoming a chartered health and safety practitioner as a Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH). It also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as meeting the academic requirements for full membership (MIIRSM). The NEBOSH Diploma also provides a sound basis for progression to MSc level: A number of UK universities offer MSc programs that accept the NEBOSH National Diploma as a full or partial entry requirement.

How is the NEBOSH Diploma Qualification Structured?

The NEBOSH Diploma syllabus is divided into four units

The NEBOSH Diploma 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: Work equipment and workplace safety
  • Unit D: Application of health and safety theory and practice

NEBOSH Diploma Course Tutors

NEBOSH Diploma course tutors

Our NEBOSH Diploma course tutors are highly qualified and experienced health and safety consultants, with a background in delivering engaging and effective health and safety training.

All trainers hold Chartered or Graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Enhanced Learning Credits

NEBOSH General Certificate ELCAS (ELC) Funding

Service personnel who qualify for Enhanced Learning Credits can use them towards enrolling on a NEBOSH National Diploma qualification.

If you have ELCAS credits to use and are interested in enrolling on the NEBOSH Diploma qualification, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or contact us online by clicking on the button below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The NEBOSH Diploma course will be delivered over 35 days in total, delivered in blocks of one week (a total of 7 weeks spread over 4 months). As well as the 35 tuition days, candidates should be aware there is a significant element of private self study required to successfully obtain a NEBOSH Diploma. NEBOSH estimate this to be 257 hours spread over the duration of the course; however this will vary from candidate to candidate depending on past experience and knowledge.

There is an optional 3 day revision module held at the completion of the course and prior to the exams, which can be booked either at the time of booking or at any time during your course.

Units A, B and C are each assessed by a 3 hour exam held on nationally set days in January and July each year. Whilst we are able to pay NEBOSH and call exams when we want for the Certificate-level qualifications, the Diploma exams must be taken at these specific times.

Unit D is assessed by an 8,000 word workplace-based project which is submitted to NEBOSH in March or September of each year.

You can take your exams together or spread them over a period, but to achieve the full NEBOSH Diploma qualification all units must be completed within 5 years of enrolment. We recommend exams are taken together following the course.

On successful completion of the 3 exams and project you will receive an accredited NEBOSH qualification: the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. All exams are marked externally by NEBOSH appointed examiners.

To acknowledge the achievements of successful NEBOSH Diploma candidates, NEBOSH hold an annual graduation and awards ceremony. Eligible Diplomates will be invited to book a place at this prestigious event in April or shortly after your results are issued.

Scheduled Open Courses

Scheduled NEBOSH General Certificate open courses

Our NEBOSH National Diploma courses have the following included in the course cost:

  • NEBOSH Diploma Textbooks and Materials
  • Lunchtime Buffet
  • Refreshments Throughout The Day

NEBOSH National Diploma courses in London (Westminster)

London (Westminster)

Grange Wellington Hotel, 71 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PA

Price: £4,995.00 + VAT + NEBOSH Exam Fees
Units Dates
Unit A - Week 1
Unit A - Week 2
Unit A - Week 3
25 Feb-01 Mar 2019
18-22 March 2019
08-12 April 2019


02-06 September 2019
23-27 September 2019
14-18 October 2019
Unit B - Week 1
Unit B - Week 2
29 Apr-03 May 2019
20-24 May 2019


28 Oct-01 Nov 2019
11-15 November 2019
Unit C - Week 1
Unit C - Week 2
10-14 June 2019
01-05 July 2019


25-29 November 2019
09-13 December 2019
Exams 16-18 July 2019

Other NEBOSH Courses

Please see below for some other NEBOSH courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Diploma is intended for safety professionals and managers who are taking on environmental responsibilities. It is designed for individuals with responsibilities for the management of environmental risk in relation to the damage caused by work activities.

Holders of the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma will be able to advise their organisation on the environmental impacts of their activities, on their legal obligations and the means of continuously improving their environmental performance as part of an integrated management approach.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General Certificate is one of the most popular and widely-held health and safety qualifications in the UK. It is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who require an understanding of general health and safety issues.

The NEBOSH General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, along with the identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The general content of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus means it is suitable and relevant for those working in virtually any industry, and is often used as a solid foundation for those going on to further study and specialising in a particular area such as construction site health and safety or fire safety.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is aimed primarily at managers and supervisors who are responsible for fire safety within their organisation and compliance with applicable fire safety legislation.

The course aims to give delegates the knowledge to conduct and review fire risk assessments, along with fire prevention and protective measures within most workplaces.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety to give it its full title, is one of the most recognised health and safety qualificatons in the construction industry.

It is aimed primarily at managers, supervisers, CDM co-ordinators and anyone else who is responsible for making sure that construction activities under their control are undertaken safely.

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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management to give it its full title, is an environmental health and safety course which is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who are responsible for managing environmental issues at their workplace.

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate qualification focuses on UK law, so is really only suitable for those who are based and operate within the UK.

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