NEBOSH Diploma Choices
With three NEBOSH diplomas to choose from, advancing your health and safety career is only a step away.
Before you book, you may want to know a little more about the courses such as the subjects they cover, the ultimate aims of the courses, the contact hours and study time involved and how they are assessed? Read on for all this information, so you can make the decision to progress your career!
Firstly lets look at the national general diploma NEBOSH training
. The course consists of four units of learning A: managing health and safety, B: hazardous agents in the workplace, Unit C: workplace and equipment safety hazards and unit D: application of health and safety theory in the workplace. Each unit has a recommended tuition time A is 91 hours, B is 71 hours, C is 71hours and D is 6 hours, totally 243 hours across all modules. This does not include the recommended private study time, which is 75 hours for A, 50 for B, 50 for C and 50 for D, a total of 225 hours. Added together you can expect to study for 468 hours in total to successfully gain your NEBOSH national diploma.
Not a small investment for anyone, so why take the course? Well, managing health and safety is a legal and moral requirement. Also your employer can be safe in the knowledge that on successful completion of the diploma you will have demonstrated advanced occupational safety skills evidenced throughout the NEBOSH course
The content of the course NEBOSH
diplomas includes a number of different aspects. As there are four modules, each module is further split down into different elements, each element being a specific topic that relates to the theme of the module as a whole. In the NEBOSH
national diploma they are as follows: Unit A managing heath and safety covers: principles of health and safety, incident investigation, reviewing health and safety performance, identifying hazards, risk control, factors that effect health and safety such as organizational and human, health and safety law, criminal law and civil law. Unit B: hazardous agents in the workplace includes: toxicology and epidemiology, assessment of risk for hazardous substances, controls and PPE, monitoring and measuring, biological agents, noise and vibration, radiation, psychosocial agents, musculoskeletal risks and controls and managing occupational health. Unit C: workplace and work equipment safety includes fire and explosion principles, fire risk assessment, handling of dangerous substances, work equipment, machinery, electrical safety, construction controls and hazards and pressure system. Unit D: application of health and safety theory and practice contains know new content, but is an assessment based on candidates putting the knowledge from units A, B and C into action.
Assessment of the this NEBOSH course
by a three hours exam, assessment your understanding of units A, B and C. Unit D is also an assessment and requires the composition of an 8000 word report based on workplace.
NEBOSH International Occupational Health and Safety Diploma
As with most NEBOSH courses
the international diploma is very similar in both tuition time, private study time, content and structure to the national diploma. The only difference is, as this international course is designed for those working outside of the UK, it omits all the UK specific legal information.
NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management
This NEBOSH training
course differs from the national and international courses in several ways. Firstly it is a more specialised course, with the content focuses on 15 factors that have an effect on the environment. These are: principles of risk management for environmental issues, environmental risk evaluation, control strategies, auditing, legislation, enforcement of legislation, public access to information, civil liability, solid and liquid wastes, gas, water, environmental nuisance, hazardous substances, implications of land development and energy use.
Secondly it is a shorter course. It contains only two modules – one for theory and one for practical assessment. Tuition for the theory module is 113 hours, with 47 private study time. Tuition for the practical modules is 6 hours and private study time is 24. In total this comes to 190 hours of study, quite a bt less than the 468 needed for the general courses. Assessment for this NEBOSH
diploma includes a three hour exam that is based on the theory module and a 4000 word report, which is the second practical application module.
As the diploma NEBOSH courses
are such a large investment of money and time, some providers are now offering the course module by module. This means you can spread the cost and complete one module at a time. Other providers are helping delegates reduce the cost of the course, by offering them a distance learning option. This means that candidates do not have to attend a face to face course for the recommend tuition time, but take themselves through the material, only calling on tutors when they need additional help.