NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma is the flagship NEBOSH award and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals. Since its introduction in 1988 it has become established as the most popular qualification of its kind, with over 10,000 students having successfully gained the Diploma.

The NEBOSH National Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It is designed to provide you with the expertise required to undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner and also provides a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The NEBOSH Diploma has flexible start dates depending on the unit you want to study.

Unit C will begin in September 2018.

What will I study?

The NEBOSH Diploma is split into 4 units A, B, C, and D which cover the following:

  • Unit A: Managing health and safety
  • Unit B: Hazardous agents in the workplace
  • Unit C: Workplace and work equipment safety
  • Unit D: Application of health and safety theory and practice

You can choose to take individual units in any order over a 5 year period and you will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed. At the moment St Helens College is only offering Unit A and Unit B.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by written examinations .

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no specific entry requirements but the NEBOSH National Diploma assumes you already have knowledge gained from studying a NEBOSH Certificate, or similar course, and it is highly recommended that you should have achieved such a qualification before starting the NEBOSH Diploma course.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of the course is:

  • Unit A: £1,850
  • Unit B: £1,350
  • Unit C: £1350
  • Unit D £550

There are a number of flexible payment options available including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment or your employer may be willing to fund your course and we can invoice them directly.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This widely recognised qualification enables you to progress your career to the highest level as a practitioner and expert. You will have the academic credentials to be a competent professional.

You will become invaluable to employers by being able to introduce significant cost efficiencies through effective health and safety management and promoting a safer working environment.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: David Orme