NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

This course is delivered in partnership with NEBOSH approved provider Astutis (UK).

Only in English.

Course Overview

The New NEBOSH International Diploma, a unique professional qualification in health & safety, aims to provide the knowledge & understanding that underpins competent performance as an Occupational Health & Safety Professional. It is a structured route to progress your career in health & safety comprised of 4 units. On successful completion of the International Diploma and registration for the Initial Professional Development (IPD) the designatory letters GradIOSH can be used. CMIOSH which is chartered status is gained after successful completion of 2 years Initial Professional Development skills based portfolio and undertake a professional review interview. It also provides a foundation for progression to the MSc. 

Who the Course is For

The International Diploma is designed for individuals who want to progress their career in health & safety & develop more in-depth knowledge & skills aiming to become health & safety practitioners. 

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing the course the delegate will: 

  • Be able to provide detailed advice for health & safety issues in line with best practice, international standards & HSE guidance.
  • Be able to assist the organisation in continual health & safety management and control measures. 
  • Have a broad range of detailed knowledge & the application of key health & safety issues.
  • Have a sound basis for progression to an MSc or more specialist study
  • Gain GradIOSH designatory letters can be used once enrolment for a period of Initial Professional Development (IPD) is completed.
  • Attain CMIOSH - chartered status is gained after successful completion of a minimum of 2 years of Initial Professional Development during which they will develop a skills based portfolio and undertake a professional review interview, subject to approval by the Privy Council. 

Assessment System

The assessment consists of three 3-hour exams for Units A, B & C & a workplace-based assignment for Unit D. All are set & marked by NEBOSH 

Course Content

Common Skills 
Communication Skills 
Training Skills 

Unit A: Managing Health & Safety 
A1 Principles of health and safety management 
A2 Loss causation and prevention in the workplace 
A3 Identifying hazards, assessing and evaluating risk 
A4 Systems approach for controlling risk 
A5 Organizational factors 
A6 Human factors 
A7 Regulatory health & safety 
A10 Measuring health and safety performance 

Unit B: Hazardous Agents in the Workplace 
B1 General aspects of occupational health and hygiene 
B2 Principles of Toxicology and Epidemiology 
B3 Chemical Agents – Evaluating Risk 
B4 Hazardous Substances – Preventative & Protective Measures 
B5 Hazardous Substances – Monitoring & Maintenance of Control Measures 
B6 Biological Agents 
B7 Physical Agents (1) – Noise and Vibration 
B8 Physical Agents (2) – Radiation and Thermal 
B9 Psycho-social Agents 
B10 Ergonomic agents 

Unit C: Workplace & Work Equipment 
C1 General Workplace issues 
C2 Principles of fire and explosion 
C3 Workplace fire risk assessment 
C4The storage, handling & processing of dangerous substances 
C5 Work equipment 
C6 Machinery safety 
C7 Mechanical handling 
C8 Electrical safety 
C9 Safety in construction and demolition 
C10 Environmental pollution and waste management 

Unit D: Application of Health & Safety Theory & Practice 
Delegates are required to make a detailed review of the health & safety 
performance of a workplace or organization and produce a justified action 
plan to improve performance. 
The expected length of the assignment is around 8000 words.