NEBOSH Cert in Health & Safety
What is this course about?
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. What kind of people take the NEBOSH National 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 students 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. Is this qualification recognised? The qualification meets the academic requirements to apply for Graduate Membership (Grad IOSH) of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). This is the first step to becoming a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner as a Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH). Holders of either the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and either the NEBOSH National or International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety meet the headline entrance criteria requirements for Registered Construction Safety Practitioner (RMaPS) membership of the Association for Project Safety (APS). The National Diploma provides a sound basis for progression to MSc level: A number of UK universities offer MSc programs that accept the National Diploma as a full or partial entry requirement. Holders of the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety may use the designatory letters ÒDipNEBOSHÓ after their name and are invited to the annual NEBOSH Graduation and Awards Ceremony in the year following the successful completion of their award. The syllabus comprises four core units: Managing Health and Safety Hazardous agents in the workplace Workplace and work equipment safety Workplace-based assignment
Succcessful achievement of a NEBOSH certificate course or equivalent. An informal interview is required for entry onto this course.
How is it taught
Classroom taught sessions. Sessions are interactive and it is expected that students will fully participate.
How will I be assessed?
Each taught session is separately assessed by a written examination. There is a workplace-based assignment requiring application of learning across the syllabus.
What else do I need to know?
The NEBOSH National Diploma aims to provide the knowledge and understanding required by a competent health and safety professional. Learners should be aware that in addition to attending the taught sessions, to be successful in achieveing the qualification, a minimum of 225 hours of private study time should be undertaken. The cost of this course includes certification, registration, exams, books, reserved parking and light refreshments.
What could I do next?
Other vocationally related courses or progression to MSc level awards (dependent of the requirenents of individual Higher Educational establishments).