NEBOSH National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals

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The NEBOSH National Diploma is a prestigious and rigorous professional qualification that is suitable for those who aspire to become a "Safety Professional" and pursue a high-level career in HSE management.


The Occupational Health NEBOSH National Diploma and Safety Management Professionals is based on international best practices and standards. The qualification consists of three units that must be earned within five years.
This unit covers the following topics:
• Health and safety regulations; Prosecutions; Enforcement; Civil law; Damages and liability; Occupiers liability; Lawful discrimination; Insurers
• Organisational structures; Leadership; Consultation; Health and safety culture / Behavioural change programmes; Traditional and proactive safety management; Risk perception; Human failures and factors / Improving human reliability
• Competence, training, information, and supervision; High reliability organisations
• Hazard identification techniques; Managing health and safety risks; Risk management
• Loss causation / Quantitative analysis of data; Measuring and monitoring
• Professional skills
• Societal factors; Corporate social responsibility; Organisational change
• Civil proceedings - contribute to a defence against damages claim; Coroner’s inquests; Contribute to a criminal proceedings defence; Ethical issues
• Contractors / Supply chains
This unit covers the following topics:
• Occupational health services / Equality in the workplace; Mental ill-health / Wellbeing / Workplace violence / Lone working; Health surveillance; Hazardous substances; Health risks from hazardous substances; Epidemiology and toxicology; Asbestos and lead; Ventilation and PPE; Hazardous substances monitoring; Biological agents; Noise; Vibration; Radiation; Musculoskeletal issues / Manual handling; Workplace temperature / Welfare arrangements
This unit covers the following topics:
• Safe working environment; Confined spaces; Fire and explosion; Fire; Dangerous substances; Work equipment and machinery maintenance; Work equipment; Machinery; Mobile work equipment / Lifting equipment; Electricity; Construction / Working at height / Demolition / Excavation; Workplace transport / Work-related driving.

The Diploma builds upon the knowledge acquired at the NEBOSH Certificate level, which is not taught in the Diploma but is assessed. Before beginning the Diploma, it is strongly recommended that you have completed the NEBOSH General Certificate or an equivalent course.
The Diploma is only available in English, and NEBOSH recommends an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 or higher as a minimum requirement.

What you will study

Entry requirement

• Online – Flexible, self-paced study, around 475 hours of study including assessments
• Live Online – Real-time interactive virtual workshops, 30 days + private study & assessments
• Classroom – Tutor-led course delivered over 6 weeks + private study & assessments
• Blended – 3 One-week workshops + directed learning & assessments, Live Online or Classroom
• Revision Workshops – Live Online, 1 day per unit
• Publications – Study Texts and Revision Guides
• In-company – Courses delivered worldwide

Methods of study

• Unit ND1 is assessed by an assignment (in four parts - simulations, workplace-based activities, reflective tasks, and a research project).
• Units ND2 & ND3 are assessed by a case study Assessments will be available twice a year for each unit, with around a month allowed to complete the assignment and return it to NEBOSH.


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