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 IA Managing health and safety
Unit IB Hazardous substances/agents
Unit IC Workplace and work equipment safety
Unit DNI Workplace H &S management review
Units IA - IC are assessed by written examination. The examinations are held twice a year in January and July, and can be taken with the British Council (BC) or where the BC does not operate through a local university, or college.
Work-place based Assignment (Unit D)
Unit DNI 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.