The NEBOSH Diploma covers health and safety management, hazardous agents, and work equipment safety, and builds on the topics studied in the NEBOSH Certificate courses. It is also recognised as prior learning and therefore allows exemption to part of the MSc courses offered by many UK universities.

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH Diploma) is the highest level of NEBOSH qualification and along with the International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is recognised worldwide.

The qualification meets the requirements necessary to apply for graduate membership of IOSH (GradIOSH). With Initial Professional Development (IPD) you can then become a chartered safety and health practitioner, as a chartered member of IOSH (CMIOSH).
The NEBOSH Diploma also allows you to use the letters “DipNEBOSH” after your name.

This course is provided in partnership with Ligtas Consultancy and Training Ltd who are licensed to deliver health and safety training on behalf of the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).

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

Delivered over 6 weeks during the course of a year the qualification is assessed by 3x 3 hour examinations and a workbased assignment.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Gain GradIOSH designatory letters 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 IPD during which they will develop a skills-based portfolio and undertake a professional review
  • Be able to provide detailed advice for health and safety issues in line with current legislation and HSE guidance.
  • Be able to assist the organisation in continual health and safety management and control measures.
  • Have a broad range of detailed knowledge and the application of key health and safety issues.

Unit A: Managing Health and Safety

  • A1 Principles of health and safety management
  • A2 Loss causation and incident investigation
  • A3 Measuring and reviewing health and safety performance
  • A4 Identifying hazards, assessing and evaluating risk
  • A5 Risk control
  • A6 Organisational factors
  • A7 Human factors
  • A8 Principles of health and safety law
  • A9 Criminal law
  • A10 Civil law

Unit B: Hazardous Agents in the Workplace

  • B1 Principles of toxicology and epidemiology
  • B2 Hazardous substances and other chemicals - assessment of risk
  • B3 Hazardous substances and other chemicals - engineering controls and personal protective equipment
  • B4 Monitoring and measuring
  • B5 Biological agents
  • B6 Physical agents (1) - noise and vibration
  • B7 Physical agents (2) - radiation
  • B8 Psychological agents
  • B9 Musculoskeletal risks and controls
  • B10 Work environment risks and controls
  • B11 Managing occupational health

Unit C: Workplace and Work Equipment

  • C1 General workplace issues
  • C2 Principles of fire and explosion
  • C3 Workplace fire risk assessment
  • C4 Storage, handling and processing of dangerous substances
  • C5 Work equipment (general)
  • C6 Work equipment (workplace machinery)
  • C7 Work equipment (mobile, lifting and access)
  • C8 Electrical safety and Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • C9 Construction hazards and controls
  • C10 Workplace transport and driving for work
  • C11 Pressure system hazards and controls

Unit D: Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice
Candidates are required to make a detailed review of the health and safety performance of a workplace or organisation and produce a justified action plan to improve performance. The expected length of the assignment is around 8,000 words.


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


Working in partnership with Ligtas Consultancy and Training Ltd