The NEBOSH National Diploma in Health and Safety is a qualification designed to provide the underpinning knowledge for a professional career in health and safety. It is a prestigious and demanding course that is internationally recognised as a leading qualification for health and safety. The Diploma itself is acknowledged by IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) as fulfilling the technical requirements for application to a Chartered status.
This course is aimed at managers and professional health and safety practitioners and equips the holders to advise on effective management over a wide range of industry sectors. It is a level 6 qualification (UK National Qualifications Network) and as such regarded as a university degree equivalent. Although there are no formal entrance requirements stipulated by NEBOSH it is highly recommended that applicants possess a NEBOSH certificate or equivalent level.
Entry to the NEBOSH National Diploma will be accepted with the following awards:
- NVQ level 3 & 4 in Health and Safety in the Workplace or Occupational Health and Safety Practice - NEBOSH National General, Construction or Fire Certificate - Degree or Post Graduate Diploma / Certificate in relevant subject
However, all applicants will be evaluated individually taking into account the knowledge and experience necessary for success on the NEBOSH National Diploma.
Unit ND1 - Workplace Health and Safety Principles
- Principals of health and safety management - Loss causation and incident investigation - Measuring and reviewing health and safety performance - Identifying hazards, assessing and evaluating risks - Risk control - Organisational factors - Human factors - Principals of health and safety law - Criminal law - Civil law
Unit ND2 - Controlling Workplace Health Issues
- Principals of toxicology and epidemiology - Hazardous substances and other substances – assessment of risk - Hazardous substances and other substances – engineering controls and PPE - Monitoring and measuring - Biological agents - Physical agents 1 – noise and vibration - Physical agents 2 – radiation - Psychosocial agents - Musculoskeletal risks and controls - Work environment risks and controls - Managing occupational health
Unit ND3 - Controlling Workplace Safety Issues
- General workplace issues - Principles of fire and explosion - Workplace fire risk assessment - Storage, handling and processing of dangerous substances - Work equipment (general) - Work equipment (workplace machinery) - Work equipment (mobile, lifting and access) - Electrical safety and Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 - Construction hazards and control - Workplace transport and driving for work - Pressure systems hazards and control
Certification and Assessment
A unit certificate is awarded denoting successful achievement of each Unit. The Diploma parchment is issued on successful completion of all units.
Suggested Follow on and Complementary Courses
NEBOSH Environmental Certificate
Usually 8.45am start. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.