RRC's NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals Course (2023)

The NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals (IDip) is a new qualification replacing the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

The NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals is ideal for those whose ambition is to be a "Safety Professional" and have a high level career in HSE management.

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The NEBOSH Diploma is internationally respected by employers in all sectors. 

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Benefits of achieving the NEBOSH International Diploma:

  • Valued by employers: NEBOSH Diploma holders get higher salaries (NEBOSH research)
  • Boost your career prospects: NEBOSH Safety Diploma holders are in demand throughout the world
  • Use the letters 'IDipNEBOSH' after your name
  • For information about Professional Recognitions click here
  • Entry requirement for many safety related UK Masters programmes

RRC is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner offering the NEBOSH Diploma worldwide:

  • Online: Flexible, self paced study, around 409 hours of study including assessments - worldwide
  • Live Online: Real time interactive virtual workshops, 30 days + private study & assessments - worldwide
  • Classroom: Tutor Led Course delivered over 6 weeks + private study & assessments
  • Blended Learning: 3 One week workshops plus directed learning & assessments - Classes in Dubai
  • Revision: Live Online worldwide, One Day per Unit
  • In-Company Training: worldwide

RRC offer you a premium service as a NEBOSH International Diploma provider:

  • RRC is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner - Guaranteeing you the best learning experience
  • Over 90% of RRC students have successfully completed their NEBOSH Diploma
  • 90+ years experience in training & education
  • 45 years experience in delivering health and safety training
  • Choice of learning methods
  • Teaching and support from a team of 50 expert tutors
  • Eligible for TOTUM Pro membership

RRC's NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma in Health & Safety Content

The NEBOSH Level 6 International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals is based on international standards and best practice and builds on the knowledge gained at NEBOSH Certificate level. Whilst the knowledge gained from studying the NEBOSH Certificate is not repeated it is required to successfully complete the assessments. The qualification is made up of 3 units which must be completed within five years:

Unit DI1: Know – Workplace Health and Safety Principles (International)- 169 Hours including 40 hours for the assessment

This unit covers the following topics:
  • Socio-legal models; Enforcement; The International Labour Organization and its conventions and recommendations; Nongovernmental bodies and health and safety standards; Third parties; Insurers
  • Organisational structures; Leadership; Consultation; Health and safety culture / Behavioural change programmes; Traditional and proactive safety management; Risk perception; Human failures and factors / Improving human reliability
  • Competence, training, information and supervision; High reliability organisations
  • Hazard identification techniques; Managing health and safety risks; Risk management
  • Loss causation / Quantitative analysis of data; Measuring and monitoring
  • Professional skills
  • Societal factors; Corporate social responsibility; Organisation change; Contractors / Supply chains

Unit DI2: Do – Controlling Workplace Health Issues (International)- 125 Hours including 20 hours for the assessment

This unit covers the following topics:
  • Occupational health services / Equality in the workplace; Mental ill-health / Wellbeing / Workplace violence / Lone working; Health surveillance; Hazardous substances; Health risks from hazardous substances; Epidemiology and toxicology; Asbestos and lead; Ventilation and PPE; Hazardous substances monitoring; Biological agents; Noise; Vibration; Radiation; Musculoskeletal issues / Manual handling; Workplace temperature /Welfare arrangements.

Unit DI3: Do – Controlling Workplace Safety Issues (International) - 115 Hours including 20 hours for the assessment

    This unit covers the following topics:
  • Safe working environment; Confined spaces; Fire and explosion, Fire; Dangerous substances; Work equipment and machinery maintenance; Work equipment; Machinery; Mobile work equipment / Lifting equipment; Electricity; Construction / Work at height / Demolition / Excavation; Workplace transport / Work-related driving

Assessment:

  • Unit DI1 is assessed by an assignment (in four parts - simulations, workplace based activities, reflective tasks and a research project). Part of the assessment will require learners to undertake some workplace-based activities so need to ensure that they select a suitable workplace/organisation. 
  • Units DI2 & DI3 are assessed by a case study 
Assessments will be available twice a year for each unit, with around a month allowed to complete the assignment and return them to NEBOSH.

RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma ONLINE

  • Available 24/7 worldwide
  • Around 409 hours of study including assessment (can be completed in 12-24 Months - see "How long does the Course take to complete?" in the FAQ below for more details on enrolment period and completion times.)
    • Unit DI1 - 169 hours
    • Unit DI2 - 125 hours
    • Unit DI3 - 115 hours
  • Ideal for those whose lifestyle needs a really flexible high quality learning method

Online Learning with RRC

  • Flexible, self paced study
  • Mobile-friendly, innovative, interactive online study including videos, animations, quizzes, tests and reviews of your progress
  • Unlimited tutor support by a team of expert tutors
  • New Digital Book available where users can highlight material, add notes and bookmarks, and synchronise between online and offline versions for offline study (desktop only for offline use)
  • Free Download of latest RRC General Certificate materials 
  • Assessments undertaken at your home and workplace
  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Money Back Guarantee
  • Interest Free Payment Plans
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Overview of the RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma Online Course

RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma Live Online

  • Real time live Zoom classes delivering a classroom learning environment in the comfort of your own home
  • Provides structured learning with scheduled dates
  • Available worldwide - classes run 09:00 to 17:00 UK time
  • Live Online (Time Zone: GMT/BST)
    Unit DI1 Week 1: 8-12 Jan 2024
    Unit DI1 Week 2: 5-8 Feb 2024
    Unit DI2 Week 1: 11-15 Mar 2024
    Unit DI2 Week 2: 8-12 Apr 2024
    Unit DI3 Week 1: 28 Oct-1 Nov 2024
    Unit DI3 Week 2: 25-29 Nov 2024

Live Online Learning with RRC

  • Mobile-friendly, innovative, interactive live online study. Each day includes a combination of:
    • live Zoom sessions with an experienced RRC tutor
    • topical presentations
    • activities that stimulate discussion with fellow learners and the tutor
    • collaborative activities and group exercises
  • Guaranteed support until you complete your course
  • Unlimited support from RRC’s Trainer Team & Customer Services Team throughout your studies.
  • New Digital Book available where users can highlight material, add notes and bookmarks, and synchronise between online and offline versions for offline study (desktop only for offline use)
  • Assessments undertaken at your home and workplace

Overview of our Live Online Courses

RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma Classroom

  • Available In-Company only
  • 6 week course (29 days) + private study & assessments
  • Ideal for those who like a traditional, structured learning environment away from their workplace

Classroom Learning with RRC

  • Expert teaching from RRC's highly experienced fully NEBOSH approved trainers.
  • Professional training environment - providing the perfect environment to learn with refreshments throughout the day.
  • World class learning resources - access to RRC’s online resources from the moment you register, and full colour printed RRC study texts supplied on the first day of your course.
  • Advice and support from the RRC Trainer & Customer Service Teams.
  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Interest Free Instalment Plans.

RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma Blended

  • 3 x 5-day Classroom (one week for units DI1, DI2, DI3) + around 290 hours of directed online study, private study and assessment
  • Ideal for those with limited time but want the motivation and support of direct interaction with a tutor and fellow learners
  • Dubai
    Unit DI2: 22-26 Sep 2024

Blended Learning with RRC

  • Detailed study plan guiding you on what to study online to prepare for your classroom session
  • Expert teaching in the classroom and support from highly experienced NEBOSH approved trainers.
  • Online Study through RRC's mobile-friendly, innovative, interactive online learning platform including videos, animations, quizzes, tests and reviews of your progress
  • World class learning resources - downloadable RRC Textbooks.
  • Advice and support from the RRC Trainer & Customer Service Teams.
  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Interest Free Instalment Plans.

RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma Revision Workshops


  • Real Time Zoom Revision Workshops: 3 x 1 day (one per units DI1, DI2 & DI3)
  • Ideal for those who would like additional support with their assessment preparation
  • Live Online (Time Zone: GMT/BST)
    Unit DI3: 18 Dec 2023
    Unit DI2: 18 Apr 2024
    Unit DI1: 19 Aug 2024
Led by RRC’s expert tutors, RRC’s NEBOSH Diploma Live Online Revision Workshops are designed to reinforce key topics and look at how to tackle the assessments. Over the course of a workshop you will:
  • Review key topics from across the course
  • Discuss revision and assessment techniques
  • Work through how to approach the assessment
  • Learn how to avoid common mistakes

RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma Revision Guides

  • RRC Revision Guides: Concise notes and assessment guidance, available as printed books or PDF downloads
  • Helping you ensure you are fully prepared for the assessment
RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma Revision Books

RRC’s NEBOSH Diploma Revision Guides combine concise revision notes along with guidance as to how to prepare for and undertake the assessments - for a fully effective revision tool to help you achieve NEBOSH Exam Success. Key features are:

  • Concise overview of all the key NEBOSH syllabus topics
  • NEBOSH assessment guidance so you can effectively prepare for the assessments
  • Available as either printed A5 booklets or electronic PDF files

RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma TEXTBOOKS

  • Designed to fully support students throughout their studies.
  • Full colour, illustrated textbooks covering the complete NEBOSH International Diploma syllabus.
  • Developed by a team of expert NEBOSH tutors working closely with educational experts and feedback from our customers.
  • eBook available
RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma Textbooks

RRC Textbooks

All our materials are designed to be easy to use and understand. They include:
  • Complete coverage of the NEBOSH International Diploma syllabus
  • Key information summarised at the start of each section.
  • Explanations of words or phrases that may be unfamiliar.
  • References to sources of further information.
  • Revision questions to test your knowledge as you progress.
  • Practice asessment-style questions with step by step guidance on how to answer them.

RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma IN-COMPANY

RRC is a fully approved NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner and can help you cost-effectively train your staff.

  • In-Company Classroom, Live Online or Blended Learning: effective and cost & time efficient. Available Worldwide
  • Training Contracts: send your staff to our open Classroom, Live Online or Blended courses at discounted rates. 
  • Online: ideal for training teams across multiple sites, with discounts on standard fees for bulk licences
  • Bespoke: courses can be tailored to meet your specific sector and/or translated into any language

Why Businesses Choose the RRC NEBOSH International Diploma:

  • Course approved and examined by NEBOSH, an internationally recognised health & safety body
  • Assessment marked and the Certificate issued by NEBOSH, guaranteeing quality of training and delegates achievement
  • High quality training guaranteed through RRC’s Gold status in the NEBOSH Learning Partner Scheme
  • Improved productivity & profitability through:
    • Reduction in accidents and safety incidents
    • Improved workforce satisfaction through increased safety awareness throughout the organisation
    • Enhanced reputation with customers and suppliers
    • Reduction in costs arising from avoidable insurance claims and legal fees

RRC's NEBOSH International Health & Safety Diploma FAQs

Can I transfer from the 2015 Diploma onto the 2021 Syllabus?

There are no transitional arrangements so unit passes cannot be transferred. If you would like to transfer to the new syllabus, please contact us for more information.

If you have already passed Units on the current specification it is probably better to remain on the 2015 syllabus. NEBOSH will be offering exams until 2026 (Last Unit IA, IB & IC exams July 2026, last Unit DNI submission date is May 2026 ) and RRC will continue to support our Learners until then.

How do the assessments work?

The assessment is undertaken at home and in your workplace so there is no requirement to attend an exam centre. NEBOSH will issue the assessments twice a year for each unit which you will need to complete and return to them. For Unit DI1 NEBOSH are estimating it will take 40 hours to complete and are allowing 4 weeks for Learners to complete and submit the assignment. For DI2 & DI3 NEBOSH are estimating it will take 20 hours to complete and are allowing 2 weeks.

  • Units DI1 is assessed by an assignment (in four parts - simulations, workplace based activities, reflective tasks and a research project). Part of the assessment will require learners to undertake some workplace-based activities so need to ensure that they select a suitable workplace/organisation.
  • Units DI2 & DI3 will be assessed by a case study (simulation only)

How long does the Course take to complete?

NEBOSH advises that it will take approximately 409 hours to complete the course and assessments, see below for a more detailed breakdown.

For Classroom and Live Online courses this equates to 30 days taught (10 for each unit), plus self study and the assessments.

The assessments are structured so that it is possible to complete the course in 12 months, but given other demands on most people's time we would expect 18 to 30 months to successfully complete. Please be aware that if you select assessment dates for all 3 modules upon enrolment, you will only have 24 months to successfully complete all 3 assessments. If you select assessment dates for each unit one at a time, you will have 24 months for each unit up to a maximum of 5 years to fully complete the course from the first assessment passed.

Unit Ref
Unit Title
Total Hours
Taught
Self Study
Assessment
Unit DI1
Know – workplace health and safety principles (International)
169
71
58
40
Unit DI2
Do – controlling workplace health issues (International)
125
60
45
20
Unit DI3
Do – controlling workplace health issues (International)
115
54
41
20

What are the Entry Requirements for the NEBOSH Diploma?

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, the Diploma builds on the knowledge gained at Certificate level. This is not taught in the Diploma but will form part of the assessments, so you really need to have studied the NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent level course before starting the Diploma. All RRC courses will include resources to refresh your knowledge on the Certificate but this is unlikely to be sufficient if you have not studied the course previously.

The Diploma is only available in English language and NEBOSH recommends the minimum standards of English as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 7.0 or higher.

Do I have to start with Unit DI1 of the NEBOSH Diploma?

No, it is not required to start with unit DI1, and units can be completed in any order.

What does Gold Learning Partner mean?

RRC are delighted to have been evaluated as a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner, the highest level in the NEBOSH Learning Partner programme.

NEBOSH introduced a Learning Partner Programme in September 2019 which recognises those Learning Partners that provide learners with the best possible learning experience.  

All NEBOSH Learning Partners have been classified based on their performance against the programme’s principles which represent global best practice in the provision of course tuition and support. The key principles are:

  • Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider.
  • Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery. 
  • Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them. 
  • Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent and engaging. 
  • Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support. 
  • Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary. 

Learner Partner Status

Learning Partners can be identified as follows:

  • Gold - greatly exceeds the principles
  • Silver - exceeds the principles
  • Bronze - meets the principles

Can I try the online course before I enrol?

Yes, we offer a demo and trial of one unit on our main webpage. You will need to sign up for this so we can provide access.

Can I pay the course fees in instalments?

Course fees can be paid in up to a maximum of four monthly instalments. For UK customers instalments can be paid over 10 months. Click here for more information.

What is the difference between the National and International Diploma?

The National Diploma is based on UK legislation and is recognised worldwide. The International Diploma is based on International Standards and Best Practice and is recognised by employers outside of the UK.

Which Professional Recognitions am I eligible for with the NEBOSH International Diploma?

Please visit our Professional Recognition page for the full list of recognitions you are eligible for with the NEBOSH International Diploma.

What is the difference between Online, Live Online, e-Learning and Distance Learning?

Live Online is delivered in real time through zoom and is very similar to a classroom course. The tutor will deliver the course with breaks to allow time for group work, exercises and private study.

Online & elearning are just different words for the same thing and mean a flexible self study course delivery with tutor support you can access via email. Distance Learning, means learning at a distance but is commonly used to describe the more traditional paper based study, RRC do provide the complete study text which you can download and study off line thus giving you the option of how you study the course

What educational level is the NEBOSH International Diploma?

The NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals (2023) is regulated by Ofqual and is educational Level 6 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

What happens if I fail the assessments?

You will be able to retake the assessments, but you will need to pay the NEBOSH assessment fee again along with a small RRC administration fee.

Do we have a graduation Ceremony?

Yes, all candidates who successfully complete the NEBOSH National Diploma are invited to attend a Graduation Ceremony. The 2023 Graduation was held in on Monday 11 September at the University of Warwick. NEBOSH will send out invitations to eligible students in 2024 with details of the next ceremony.

Do I have to pay VAT if I am based outside the UK?

Only companies outside of the UK who can provide a valid VAT number will be exempt from VAT. All individuals irrespective of their location will have to pay VAT.

Would I be able to get past assessment papers?

NEBOSH will be producing extensive guidance on the assessments and examples. No past papers will be provided for this course.

Guidance for CSP qualified students

There is no information yet as to whether the previous agreement for CSP holders is valid with this new syllabus

Am I eligible for TOTUM Pro membership?

Yes, when you study the NEBOSH International Diploma with RRC you are eligible to sign up for TOTUM Pro. This is a discount scheme that gives you access to exclusive discounts, offers and vouchers from hundreds of retailers. You can find out more about the scheme here.

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