The Diploma is designed for health and safety professionals who require a high degree of managerial and technical competence to advise on effective management of risk across the range of employment sectors. The NEBOSH National Diploma is recognised by IOSH – the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health – as fulfilling the academic requirements for Chartered Membership (CMIOSH). The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) also accept it as meeting their requirements for full membership.
There are no mandatory pre-entry qualifications required for the Diploma but candidates are advised to obtain the NEBOSH General Certificate before starting a Diploma programme. All candidates should have a good standard of written English.
The syllabus comprises four core units:
Unit A Managing health and safety
Unit B Hazardous substances/agents
Unit C Workplace and work equipment safety
Unit D Workplace H &S management review
Units A - C are assessed by written examination. The examinations are held twice a year in January and July. The course fee includes the NEBOSH enrolment and exam registration fees but does not include the exam venue fee payable to the British Council or other instituition locally.
Work-place based Assignment (Unit D)
Unit D is an assignment that requires a review of health and safety arrangements in a chosen workplace.
The course is run by distance/e-learning. Students are provided with a file of notes and coursework, and a login to the ATM Safety e-learning website. Coursework can be completed online or submitted by post or email. Coursework marks do not count towards the overall grade for the qualification but students are encouraged to complete the coursework to ensure that they cover and understand each part of the syllabus.