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NEBOSH National General Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety

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Course description

NEBOSH National General Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety

The NEBOSH Diploma is the flagship NEBOSH qualification. Valued by employers, this is an essential qualification for those seeking a senior position in health and safety management. Almost half of health and safety job adverts specify a NEBOSH Diploma and 40% of students that complete the Diploma achieve a salary increase (source: NEBOSH website, May 2019).

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  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

The NEBOSH National General Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety is suitable for senior health and safety practitioners looking to gain a leading qualification that will help them progress in their health & safety careers.


Previous health & safety experience is strongly advised.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The NEBOSH National Diploma is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) at level 10 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).  For users in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this is comparable to a vocationally-related qualification (VRQ) at Level 6 in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  In academic terms, a Level 6 VRQ is comparable to an honours degree.

Candidates who are successful in the assessments will be awarded a diploma from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) – a nationally recognised and respected industry body.

Training Course Content

The NEBOSH Diploma comprises three units:

ND1 – Know – workplace health and safety principles

ND2 – Do – controlling workplace health issues

ND3 – Do – controlling workplace safety issues

A programme of study is based around a minimum of 191 taught hours and approximately 144 hours of self-study for an overall total of 335 hours (excluding assessment time).


The qualification comprises of three assessments:

  1. ND1 Assignment (in four parts - simulations, workplace based activities, reflective tasks and a research project)
  2. ND2 Case study (simulation only)
  3. ND3 Case study (simulation only)

Each unit can be completed remotely accompanied by an online closing interview discussing your work.

The grading is based on the combined percentage mark for the 3 units. All three units must achieve a pass in order to be awarded the qualification.

Course delivery details


Our distance learning course comprises:

  • Textbooks (posted to you)
  • Links to other essential reading
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Revision sheets
  • Past examination questions
  • Model answers to select examination questions
  • Examiners’ reports
  • Advice on studying and examination technique
  • Guidance on completing your assignment.


Students join remotely using a PC, laptop or tablet and download the relevant software in advance to enable access to the tutor run class. Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other.


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28 Apr 2015
Great course, now i have the confidence to keep our employees safe

The NEBOSH Diploma course itself has given me the required core knowledge to enable me competently undertake my day to day role. The fact that I also achieved the highest mark f...

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Danny Kearney, Safety, Health and Environment Director at Lee Demolition Ltd
13 Oct 2014

Making the career move from army life into health and safety was challenging, but very rewarding. Completing the NEBOSH National Diploma at the British Safety Council made the t...

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Paul Myles
04 Mar 2014
Highly recommend it

The course was excellent and I benefited immensely as it demonstrated that I had the potential to go further and got me to get back into researching HSE. What was the benefit of...

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Course fee:

  • Live Online: £4,995 excl. VAT
  • Distance learning: £1,495 excl. VAT

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Continuing Studies

The NEBOSH National Diploma is valued by employers. Gaining this qualification will boost your career prospects. Diploma holders can apply for graduate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH). Many then progress to become chartered members (CMIOSH).

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