NEBOSH International Diploma Health & Safety


NEBOSH International Diploma Health & Safety

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The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the leading qualification for international health & safety professionals.
Respected internationally by employers worldwide, this is the must have qualification for those wanting to be a "Safety Professional" and have a high level career in HSE management.

Benefits of Achieving the NEBOSH Diploma:

  • Valued by employers – NEBOSH Diploma holders get higher salaries (NEBOSH research).
  • Boost your career prospects - NEBOSH Diploma holders are in demand throughout the world.
  • Use the letters 'IDipNEBOSH' after your name.
  • Entitled to graduate membership of IOSH (GradIOSH) & full membership of the IIRSM (MIIRSM).
  • Entry requirement for many safety related UK Masters programmes.

RRC is an Accredited NEBOSH Diploma Provider offering courses worldwide:

  • Classroom: 35 days, delivered In-Company Worldwide
  • Blended Learning: 3 One week workshops plus directed online learning in Dubai
  • Online: around 450 hours of study available worldwide
  • In-Company Training: Classroom & Blended Learning available worldwide
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RRC offer you more than any other NEBOSH provider:

  • Over 90% of RRC students have successfully completed their NEBOSH International Diploma
  • 90 years experience in training & education
  • 45 years experience in delivering health and safety training
  • Choice of learning methods
  • Above average exam pass rates
  • Teaching and support from a team of 40 expert tutors

NEBOSH International Diploma

builds on the knowledge gained at NEBOSH Certificate level and is based on international standards and best practice. It is made up of four units which must be completed within five years to achieve the NEBOSH Diploma qualification.

2015 Specification Syllabus

  • Unit IA: International Management of Health and Safety - 154 Hours

    • IA1 - Principles of Health and Safety Management 
    • IA2 - Regulating Health and Safety 
    • IA3 - Loss Causation and Incident Investigation 
    • IA4 - Measuring and Reviewing Health and Safety Performance 
    • IA5 - The Assessment and Evaluation of Risk 
    • IA6 - Risk Control 
    • IA7 - Organisational Factors 
    • IA8 - Human Factors 
    • IA9 - The Role of the Health and Safety Practitioner

Assessed by a three hour written exam

  • Unit IB: International Control of Hazardous Agents in the Workplace - 115 Hours

    • IB1 - Managing Occupational Health  
    • IB2 - Identification, Assessment and Evaluation of Hazardous Substances  
    • IB3 - The Control of Hazardous Substances  
    • IB4 - The Monitoring and Measuring of Hazardous Substances  
    • IB5 - Biological Agents 
    • IB6 - Noise and Vibration  
    • IB7 - Radiation  
    • IB8 - Mental Ill-Health and Dealing with Violence and Aggression at Work  
    • IB9 - Musculoskeletal Risks and Controls  
    • IB10 - Work Environment Risks and Controls

Assessed by a three hour written exam

  • Unit IC: International Workplace and Work Equipment Safety - 120 Hours

    • IC1 - Workplace Welfare Requirements and Specific Workplace Issues 
    • IC2 - Fire and Explosion 
    • IC3 - Workplace Fire Risk Assessment 
    • IC4 - The Storage, Handling and Processing of Dangerous Substances 
    • IC5 - Work Equipment
    • IC6 - Workplace Machinery 
    • IC7 - Mobile, Lifting, Access and Work at Height Equipment 
    • IC8 - Electrical Safety 
    • IC9 - Construction and Works of a Temporary Nature - Hazards and Controls 
    • IC10 - Workplace Transport and Managing Work-Related Road Risk

Assessed by a three hour written exam

  • Unit DNI: International Application of Health and Safety, Theory and Practice

Assessed by an 8,000 word work based project

There are no specific entry requirements but the NEBOSH International Diploma assumes you already have knowledge gained from studying a NEBOSH Certificate, or similar course, and it is highly recommended that you should have achieved such a qualification before starting the NEBOSH Diploma course.

RRC appreciates that there are many Health & Safety qualifications throughout the world so do not want to force people to study a NEBOSH Certificate course when they already have the knowledge.  To help you decide whether you already have this knowledge or would benefit from studying the NEBOSH Certificate first, see our knowledge checklist Guidance on Direct Entry to the NEBOSH Diploma.

Do not worry if you have a few gaps in your knowledge - with every RRC NEBOSH International Diploma course you will receive an electronic copy of our NEBOSH International General Certificate course materials for you to fill those gaps.

If you have any concerns as to your suitability for the NEBOSH Diploma, call us today for advice on +44 (0)20 8944 3100 or send us your questions here.

Units IA, IB and IC of the NEBOSH International Diploma are each assessed by three-hour written examinations held in January and July each year.  

Exams can be sat at one of our network of 190+ exam centres throughout the world.

  • RRC International Centres - Dubai, Georgia, Tunisia
  • RRC International Exam Centre Network See Here 
  • UK Exam Centres London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle

Unit DNI is assessed by an 8,000 word work based project.

Guidance for CSP qualified students taking advantage of the cooperation agreement between NEBOSH and BCSP

Ordinarily you'd have to take a full course of study from an approved course provider (like RRC) to be able to sit the NEBOSH exams. But the agreement between NEBOSH and BCSP (Board of Certified Safety Professionals) means that you don't have to). That's the theory anyway. In practice, whilst there's some overlap in course coverage between CSP (Certified Safety Professional) and the NEBOSH's Health and Safety Diplomas, there's quite a bit that's different. Added to that there are two versions of the NEBOSH Health and Safety Diploma - one for the UK and one for International (from a UK perspective, that means the rest of the world). The style of the exams and assignments is also a bit different.

It's pretty obvious that you'd probably just be setting yourself up for failure if you didn't at least review the NEBOSH diploma content, concentrating especially on the bits that are different, and practice some exam-style questions too. I know that sounds dull after already achieving your CSP, but I hope that sounds sensible.

We at RRC like to cooperate, so we've also got a special deal. We give you access to our full e-Learning diploma programme (national or international - it's your choice) for a substantial discount. The course includes all the content you'll need, unlimited access to an online tutor and exam fees. We're not doing this entirely out of the goodness of our hearts (but we do try to be helpful). We think, with all the safety knowledge from your CSP and your experience, you'll study and get through your diploma faster than average.

So, what do you need to do?

1. Decide Which Diploma you want to Study

You need to decide what version of the Diploma you want to do - National or International Diploma.

  • National Diploma - if you're most likely to be working in the UK. It's got quite a lot of UK law in it which may be a challenge if you have no experience of UK law
  • International Diploma - if you're mostly working outside the UK. It's based on principles and has very little in the way of law. The idea is that you'd top it up by finding out the relevant laws in the country you are operating in (though that isn't examined).

If you're doing significant amounts of working in both areas, probably best to go for the National Diploma. Both qualifications are very much aligned in terms of topics and principles (that's deliberate). Both are divided into 4 units (A, B, C, D). Both are assessed in the same way - 3 x 3 hour exams plus one assignment.

2. Get the NEBOSH BSCP guide, designed just for you

You can download NEBOSH's guide for you here.   

3. Learn how to Map read

Save yourself some time and go straight to Part 3 of that NEBOSH BSCP guide - that's the bit that especially applies to you (you can read the rest if you really want to, but it's not going to change your life). It contains a mapping document, that maps what you already have (CSP) to the NEBOSH Diploma). If you've decided to do National Diploma, look at the mapping document section 3.7. Otherwise it's section 3.8 you need for international. These are going to be very helpful maps to help you concentrate your efforts on the things that are going to make the difference. For both mapping documents it's the same idea. They use a traffic light system. Anything flagged in red (or "3") means it's probably going to be very new to you. That means you need to put more effort into studying that when going through our course material. Anything in green should be familiar to you - well, at least you should have studied it, even if you can't remember doing it (that's common as you get older, I find).

4. Get started

RRC course content follows the syllabus very closely, so that map will work when you study your course. Any problems your RRC tutor is on hand to help.

5. Practice

Prepare for your exams and assignments. Exam revision and preparation is more than just studying. You need to get practice retrieving and applying knowledge under exam conditions. We give you mock exams, past exam style questions and a tutor that not only looks like they care (difficult by email) but actually does.

RRC are experts in the design and delivery of health and safety training throughout the world. Over our 90 year history, a million students and thousands of businesses have chosen RRC as their preferred training provider. Our expert trainers and friendly support teams inspire total confidence in the individuals and companies we train and advise.

Quality Training from the Experts

Training is all about quality and this starts with our trainers. It has taken many years to build RRC’s team of expert trainers and we are proud to have the best international team of HSE trainers there is. This team is at the heart of everything we do; developing and updating our course content, delivering and assessing our courses, supporting our students, consulting and always making sure we are firmly focused on our customers’ needs.

The team is a highly effective mix of academics, practitioners, and consultants with a wide range of experience across all sectors. It is led by a team of experienced  HSE practitioners:

  • Hasan Alaradi MSc, RMST, DipSM, CMIOSH, MIIRSM - RRC Director
  • Dr Jim Phelpstead BSc, PhD, CMIOSH – RRC Lead Tutor – Health & Safety
  • John Binns BSc (Hons), MSc, MIEMA – RRC Lead Tutor – Environmental Management

Excellence in Customer Service

Providing a good service is really important to RRC, as there is no point in having great trainers without excellent customer service. Whether you are enquiring about a course, registering for your exam or visiting any one of our training centres, you can be sure you will receive the very best customer service.

Commitment to Quality

RRC’s reputation has been built on quality and over our 90 year history; many hundreds of thousands of happy customers have enjoyed success in their qualifications and careers through studying with RRC. We work closely with the awarding and industry bodies to ensure our courses are fully up-to-date and aligned with the latest syllabus revisions, legislation changes and exam procedures. Our ISO 9001 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continual improvement.

Great Results

RRC have an exceptional track record. The clear, engaging and interactive courses we deliver guarantee our students receive the best possible training and ensure they get a full understanding of both the subject matter and how the assessment works. This not only leads to exam success, but also develops the understanding and competency they will need to apply their knowledge in the workplace.

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