NEBOSH International Diploma Health & Safety


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What are the Entry Requirements for the NEBOSH Diploma?

The NEBOSH International Diploma builds on knowledge that is gained from studying a NEBOSH Certificate, or similar course, and it is highly recommended that such a qualification is gained before starting the NEBOSH Diploma course.  But you may also have that knowledge from your previous experience.  Call us for details on the knowledge required prior to starting the NEBOSH Diploma or see our Guidance on Direct Entry to the NEBOSH Diploma.

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

No. You can start with any of the three examinable units (IA, IB or IC). NEBOSH advice is that you start with the unit that you have the most interest or experience in. 

Can I get Chartered Membership of IOSH (CMIOSH) by completing the NEBOSH International Diploma?

The NEBOSH International Diploma meets the academic requirements for Graduate Membership (GradIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the first step to becoming a Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH). You will then need to develop a Skills Development Portfolio and then attend a Peer Review Interview.

How long does the NEBOSH International Diploma take?

This is dependent on how you choose to study the NEBOSH Diploma and how much time you have available.  RRC’s students spend between 12 and 36 months completing the Diploma with the average being around 18 months.  RRC allow up to 24 months to complete each unit, with NEBOSH allowing a total of 5 years to successfully complete all the NEBOSH International Diploma units.

What educational level is the NEBOSH International Diploma?

The NEBOSH International Diploma is the equivalent of a level 6 qualifications (EQF), which is equivalent to a University honours degree.

What happens if I fail the exams?

If you do not pass your NEBOSH National Diploma exams on your first attempt, you are able to book a re-sit with our Exams team. This will need to be completed within your 24 month tuition period.

Do we have a graduation Ceremony?

Yes, all candidates who successfully complete the NEBOSH National Diploma are invited to attend a Graduation Ceremony. This is usually held in June at the University of Warwick.

What does Unit DNI include?

Unit DNI consists of an 8,000 word assignment. This is carried out at your workplace and you will be assigned a tutor to submit elements to along the way. We are awaiting further detail from Nebosh.

How long are the exams?

Each exam (IA, IB, IC) is three hours. In addition to this you will receive 10 minutes reading time at the start of the exam.

Can I do the exams online?

All exams must be completed at an approved centre, arranged with our exams team before the exam date.

Are the exams open book?

No. You cannot take any learning materials into the exam with you.

Can I call the tutor by Skype?

Tutors are available to contact through email and telephone.

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 exam papers?

You are able to access a past paper and examiners feedback on expected answers from the NEBOSH website. Course providers are not allowed to sell/give past papers to students.

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