NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health

Course Overview

The NEBOSH International Diploma is designed for individuals who want to progress their career in health & safety and to develop the international knowledge and skills in order to become an international health & safety practitioner.

All occupational health & safety practitioners (OHASPs) need to have a common core of knowledge in order to practice eectively. This common core of knowledge must be transferable between the dierent occupational sectors in which OHASPs may work, ranging across all parts of industry, commerce and the public sector. The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety provides the knowledge and understanding that underpins competent performance as an OHASP.

There are no prerequisite entry requirements, though students will find it helpful to have completed the International General Certificate first. Students should also be aware that this is a demanding qualification - approximately equivalent to third year degree level - and they therefore may find it very dicult if they do not have this background knowledge and/or the ability and application to study at this level. Syllabus Summary (August 2011 Specification)

  • Unit A: Managing health and safety
  • Unit B: Hazardous agents in the workplace
  • Unit C: Workplace and work equipment
  • Unit D: Application of health and safety theory and practice (Assignment)

Examination details

The examinations are held twice each year, January and July, and consist of one 3-hour written paper for each of the core units (A, B & C) (three 3-hour examinations in total). Students must complete a workplace-based assignment for unit D. Only students who have enrolled with NEBOSH through an accredited centre are eligible to register for the examination. By completing the NEBOSH IGC course prior to undertaking this qualification, you will have better underpinning knowledge of the core subject; therefore ensuring you are better prepared for your NEBOSH International Diploma studies and potentially help increase your pass rate!

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