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NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

Date Venue Days Price
01 Oct, 22 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 15 Dec 2015, 06 Jan, 03 Feb, 24 Feb, 09 Mar, 06 Apr, 20 Apr, 11 May, 25 May & 15 June 2016
Unit A Exam: Jan 2016
Unit B&C Exam: July 2016
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NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety

Fourteen Day Supported Distance Learning Course 



The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety is a structured programme that provides the core knowledge required by today’s health and safety practitioner. All occupational health and safety practitioners need to have a common core of knowledge in order to practise effectively. This common core of knowledge must be transferable between the different occupational sectors in which they may work, ranging across all parts of industry, commerce and the public sector. The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety provides the knowledge and understanding that underpins competent performance as an occupational health and safety practitioner. 

The learning approach for this course is Supported Distance Learning. Supported Distance Learning is ideal for those who require some degree of face-to-face interaction whilst retaining the flexibility offered by distance learning, Supported Distance Learning enables you to:

  • Interact regularly with your tutor and fellow students
  • Benefit from a structured programme of study with clear goals and deadlines
  • Plan your home studies to best suit your commitments.


This supported distance learning programme contains all the features of a distance learning programme but is complemented by a series of 14 face-to-face workshops. 


The course consists of four Units as follows:

  • Unit IA International management of health and safety 


  • Unit IB International management of hazardous agents in the workplace 


  • Unit IC International workplace and work safety equipment 


  • Unit ID Application of international health and safety theory and practice


The workshops are broken down as follows;


1 Day             Preparatory Workshop

4 Days           Unit IA Workshops

1 Day             Revision Day Unit IA Exam

0.5 Days        Unit ID Workshop

3 Days           Unit IB Workshops

3.5 Days        Unit IC Workshops

1 Day              Revision Unit IB & IC Exams

This course involves a minimum of approximately 400 hours private study, excluding workshop days. 


Assessment of this course consist of three written papers (Unit IA, Unit IB and Unit IC) and a written assignment (Unit ID). Over the past years, the pass rate for SQT Diploma students has consistently out-performed the NEBOSH average pass rate for all centres.


The International Diploma course syllabus covers International legal frameworks and codes of practice but our SQT course also covers Irish legislation. Other centres run the National Diploma which is based on UK legislation.


A NEBOSH qualification is one of the most accredited qualifications in Health and Safety internationally.  More information on NEBOSH is available at www.nebosh.org.uk. 

Professional Body Memberships


On successful completion of the qualification:

  • The Diploma holder may apply for Graduate membership (Grad IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the major UK professional body in the field (www.iosh.co.uk). This is the first step to becoming a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner as a Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH).
  • This qualification is also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (www.iirsm.org) as meeting the academic requirements for full membership (MIIRSM).


Holders of the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety may use the designatory letters “IDipNEBOSH” after their name.

Who Should Attend


The NEBOSH International Diploma is designed for health and safety professionals who require a high degree of managerial and technical competence to advise on effective management of risk across the range of employment sectors.


There are no barriers to entry to the NEBOSH International Diploma programme.  However, the syllabus assumes the broad basic knowledge of health and safety that is provided by a qualification in Occupational Safety and Health, in particular the NEBOSH International General Certificate. Given the demands of diploma study, the time commitment required and the complementary nature of the NEBOSH International Certificate and International Diploma, the achievement of the NEBOSH International General Certificate or direct equivalent prior to undertaking the Diploma course is highly recommended. 


Delegates will be asked to complete a pre-course application form to demonstrate prior learning and experience.


It should be noted that a good standard of written English is essential. 

Course Programme (August 2011 Syllabus)


The course consists of four Units as follows:

  • Unit IA International management of health and safety 


  • Unit IB International management of hazardous agents in the workplace 


  • Unit IC International workplace and work safety equipment 


  • Unit ID Application of international health and safety theory and practice


You will be provided with a detailed course timetable advising you which topics should be studied each week. There is some flexibility built into this timetable in terms of when and where you study, but it is designed to ensure you are fully prepared for the workshops and your NEBOSH assessment.


Unit IA – International Management of  Health and Safety

1             Principles of Health and Safety Management

2             Loss Causation and Incident Investigation

3             Measuring and Reviewing Health and Safety Performance

4             Identifying Hazards, Assessing and Evaluating Risks

5             Risk Control

6             Organisational Factors

7             Human Factors

8             Regulating Health & Safety


Unit IB – International Management of Hazardous Agents in the Workplace

1             Principles of Chemical Control, Toxicology and Epidemiology

2             Hazardous Substances and Other Chemicals – Assessment of Risk

3             Hazardous Substances – Engineering Controls and Personal Protective    Equipment

4             Monitoring and Measuring

5             Biological Agents

6             Physical Agents 1 – Noise and Vibration

7             Physical Agents 2 – Radiation

8             Psycho-Social Agents

9             Musculoskeletal Risks and Controls

10          Work Environment Risks and Controls

11          Managing Occupational Health


Unit IC - International Workplace and Work Equipment Safety

1             General Workplace Issues

2             Principles of Fire and Explosion

3             Workplace Fire Risk Assessment

4             Storage, Handling & Processing of Dangerous Substances

5             Work Equipment (General)

6             Work Equipment (Workplace Machinery)

7             Work Equipment (Mobile, Lifting and Access)

8             Electrical Safety

9             Construction Hazards and Controls

10          Workplace Transport and Driving for Work

11          Pressure System Hazards and Controls


Unit ID – Application of International Health and Safety Theory and Practice


Further information including the detailed course syllabus, is available on the NEBOSH Website

Learning Outcomes


Detailed learning outcomes for the programme are included here 

Course Accreditation/Registration/Assessment


Diploma students need to enrol with NEBOSH. Students have 5 years from date of enrolment with NEBOSH to successfully complete all units. Enrolment forms and instructions to enrol will be issued to all delegates.


Diploma students need to register with a NEBOSH approved centre to sit their exams. (SQT is a NEBOSH Approved Centre 551).


The course is assessed as follows:

  • Unit IA International management of health and safety
  • Assessed by a three hour examination


  • Unit IB International management of hazardous agents in the workplace
  • Assessed by a three hour examination


  • Unit IC International workplace and work safety equipment
  • Assessed by a three hour examination


  • Unit ID Application of international health and safety theory and practice
  • Assessed by one written assignment


NEBOSH offer two examinations sessions each year in January and July.  Unit ID assignment dates are March and September annually. Delegates must achieve the pass standard in both examination papers and in the written assignment to be awarded the International Diploma.


The NEBOSH International Diploma has been designed to be at the same level as the NEBOSH National Diploma which is rated at level 10 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The Irish awarding bodies and qualifications authorities and the UK awarding and qualifications regulatory bodies undertook an exercise to facilitate the comparison of qualifications in the qualifications framework in the UK and Ireland. The document, Qualifications can cross boundaries - a rough guide to comparing qualifications in the UK and Ireland was published, and compares SCQF Level 10 to Level 8 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. In addition there is a recently launched European-wide website, which supports this comparison of different national education. 

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Course Times

9.00am – 5.00pm

Public Course Cost

€3,950  (Fees include all distance learning materials, 14 tutorial workshops, refreshment, lunch)  


€500 (NEBOSH Enrolment and Unit A, B C & D Exam Fees)

Course Manual

Delegates will receive a set of very comprehensive course manuals which cover all course notes


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