NEBOSH National Diploma For Health and Safety Management Professionals

Highly sought after by many organisations, the NEBOSH National Diploma in Health and Safety trains delegates to competently apply key legislation and health and safety practices to the work environment.

Since its introduction in 1980, it has become the most popular qualification of its kind with over 18,000 students having successfully gained the Diploma and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals. A brand new syllabus and format for this qualification has just been launched in 2021.

The course provides an in-depth understanding of occupational health and safety. It covers a the additional management skills along with indepth reviews of risk management techniques, human factors along with workplace health issues and key safety risks. These skills can be applied to a range of sectors including healthcare, construction and facilities management.


Health & Safety Diploma
Next Course Starts on
8th September 2021

How to Complete the NEBOSH National Diploma in Health and Safety


This Nebosh qualification is perfect for health and safety practitioners, advisers and officers who wish to develop their knowledge and skills. The updated course and qualification includes three, and to successfully complete your NEBOSH National Diploma For Occupational Health and Safety Managers you will need to pass one assignment and two case study assessments. You should complete the course within five years of enrolling.

Successful completion of this programme can enable delegates to progress to Chartered Membership of IOSH (CMIOSH) and full membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM). In addition, you can also choose to enrol with the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR).

Delegates are required to enrol with a training centre to study an accredited programme. To enquire about studying with Cambridge Safety, fill out our application form to get started.

Health & Safety Diploma Distance Learning

For delegates who are unable to attend classroom study sessions, we offer a comprehensive Distance Learning Option. We work hard to ensure you feel fully supported and engaged. Throughout your studies, we maintain consistent levels of communication and will provide all the resources and information you need.

Course Details

The course 2021 version of the qualification consists of three units : ND1 Managing Health and Safety, ND2 Workplace Health Hazards, ND3 Workplace Safety.

ND1: Managing Health and Safety

- The qualification deliberately looks at general workplace issues so that it can be applied in many different sectors in which health and safety professionals may work. On completion of the qualification, your learners will be able to:

• Understand how health and safety legislation is applied in a workplace and the possible enforcement actions that could be take for non-compliance and how they contribute to health and safety legislation.
• Use different types of health and safety leadership approaches and be able to influence health and safety issues at all levels.
• Influence organisational health and safety workplace culture.
• Proactively manage health and safety, taking account of human failures and factors.
• Manage health and safety competence (both their own and that of the organisation).
• Use a range of hazard identification, risk management and loss causation techniques.
• Monitor health and safety performance.
• Develop their role as a health and safety professional including understanding how it links with Corporate Social Responsibility.
• Effectively manage organisational change.
• Manage contractors and supply chains

Assessed via one workplace assignment which will need approximately 60 hours of work to complete over a 6 week period.

ND2 - Workplace Health and Wellbeing

Delegates will be able to control a range of workplace health and well-being issues. Including

- Substances & Chemicals - Risk Assessment
- Substances & Chemicals - Engineering Controls & PPE
- Monitoring & Measuring hazardous agents
- Biological Agents
- Noise & Vibration
- Radiation
- Psychosocial Agents including mental ill health
- Musculoskeletal Risks & Controls
- Work Environment Risks & Controls

This unit is assessed by a workplace case study which is undertaken over a 4 week period and will require up to 40 hours of work outside of tutorials.

ND3 Workplace Safety

Delegates will be able to control a range of workplace safety issues, including:-

- Fire
- Explosions
- Confined spaces
- Storage, Handling & Processing of Dangerous Subs
- Work Equipment & Workplace Machinery
- Lifting equipment
- Electrical Safety & Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- Construction Hazards & Controls
- Workplace Transport & Driving for Work

This unit is assessed by a workplace case study which is undertaken over a 4 week period and will require up to 40 hours of work outside of tutorials.

Health and safety practitioners, advisers and officers who wish to develop their knowledge and skills. It is also suitable for those whose roles involve Health and Safety as an integral part of their job/profession and for those with overall responsibilities for Health and Safety within any multifaceted business e.g:

- Estates and Facilities Management
- Construction
- Healthcare

Delegates should ideally have completed the Nebosh Certificate or an equivalent NVQ level three course prior to joining this Diploma level programme as they are expected to have the underpinning knowledge to build upon during study for their Diploma.

Nebosh Gold Partners

We have been running this highly successful programme for more than 20 years with pass rates for all three units consistently exceeding the national average. We’ll not only help you pass with flying colours, we’ll also ensure you gain an in-depth understanding of your chosen subject and help you apply your knowledge and skills to the workplace.

A Gold Partner is recognised for providing delegates with an outstanding learning experience with teaching practices that inspire, engage and encourage a deeper level of study.

If you’re passionate about making a positive difference in the workplace and preventing health and safety issues, this course will place you with like-minded students and tutors who value high standards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can read all of our FAQs for this course and more on our dedicated FAQs page.

We currently do not offer the NEBOSH Diploma in Health and Safety online. However we do offer distance learning options and classroom based sessions.

We recommend this course for delegates who have already completed the Nebosh Certificate or an equivalent NVQ level three course. as you are expected to have the underpinning knowledge to study for their Diploma.

NEBOSH recommends a minimum of 191 taught hours and approximately 144 hours of private study to successfully complete the study, with an additional 140 hours to complete the course assessments. You will need to complete the course within five years of your enrolment.

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