Frequently asked questions about NEBOSH International Diploma and Answers

NEBOSH Diploma in Nigeria

NEBOSH Diplomas are globally recognised qualifications aimed at professional Health and Safety advisors and Environmental practitioners.

A lot of Health and Safety professionals choose the NEBOSH diploma to improve their professional skills.

 

Types of NEBOSH Diploma courses

  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH national Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • The NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management
  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

 

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management is intended for practitioners who have environmental responsibilities.  Holders of the Environmental Diploma may use the designatory letters EnvDIPNEBOSH after their name.

Students can choose to take examined units in any order within their enrolment period, allowing flexibility in their studies.   When all units making up the qualification have been successfully passed, the student will receive a Qualification Parchment.

 

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety 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 in Occupational Health and Safety 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.

NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH International Diploma has been recognised for many years as a leading qualification in the field of Health and Safety in the UK, providing the specialist knowledge and understanding, combined with the application of the expertise required to undertake a career as a Safety and Health Practitioner.  The NEBOSH International Diploma will fulfill the same objectives in other countries around the world.

 

NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management is designed for individuals with responsibilities for environmental management. It provides specialist knowledge on issues such as environmental management systems, sustainability and pollution prevention and control. It is invaluable for managers taking on environmental responsibilities and those aiming to develop and implement effective environmental management systems within their organisations.

 

For Nigerians and for the sake of this article I will give more insight on NEBOSH International diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

 

NEBOSH international diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Course overview

The NEBOSH International Diploma builds on the content covered in the NEBOSH International General Certificate.

  • The NEBOSH International Diploma is split into 4 units which are assessed individually
  • The classroom course is 6 weeks long – 3 units of 10 days each
  • There are 3 half day exams
  • You must complete an 8,000 word work-based project

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

What is the enrollment requirement for NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety?

There is no specific enrollment requirement for the NEBOSH international diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. It is only recommended that you have the basic Occupational Health and safety training to boost your chance of being successful in the exams.

 

What does the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety cover (Syllabus)?

  • Unit IA: International Management of Health and Safety – 154 Hours

IA1 – Principles of Health and Safety Management

IA2 – Regulating Health and Safety

IA3 – Loss Causation and Incident Investigation

IA4 – Measuring and Reviewing Health and Safety Performance

IA5 – The Assessment and Evaluation of Risk

IA6 – Risk Control

IA7 – Organisational Factors

IA8 – Human Factors

IA9 – The Role of the Health and Safety Practitioner

Assessed by a three hour written exam

 

  • Unit IB: International Control of Hazardous Agents in the Workplace – 115 Hours

IB1 – Managing Occupational Health

IB2 – Identification, Assessment and Evaluation of Hazardous Substances

IB3 – The Control of Hazardous Substances

IB4 – The Monitoring and Measuring of Hazardous Substances

IB5 – Biological Agents

IB6 – Noise and Vibration

IB7 – Radiation

IB8 – Mental Ill-Health and Dealing with Violence and Aggression at Work

IB9 – Musculoskeletal Risks and Controls

IB10 – Work Environment Risks and Controls

Assessed by a three hour written exam

 

  • Unit IC: International Workplace and Work Equipment Safety – 120 Hours

IC1 – Workplace Welfare Requirements and Specific Workplace Issues

IC2 – Fire and Explosion

IC3 – Workplace Fire Risk Assessment

IC4 – The Storage, Handling and Processing of Dangerous Substances

IC5 – Work Equipment

IC6 – Workplace Machinery

IC7 – Mobile, Lifting, Access and Work at Height Equipment

IC8 – Electrical Safety

IC9 – Construction and Works of a Temporary Nature – Hazards and Controls

IC10 – Workplace Transport and Managing Work-Related Road Risk

Assessed by a three hour written exam

 

  • Unit DNI: International Application of Health and Safety, Theory and Practice

Assessed by an 8,000 word work based project

 

What are the benefits of acquiring the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety?

  • Acquiring the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety meets academic requirements for Graduate Membership of IOSH (GradIOSH) which is a first step to becoming a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH)
  • The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as meeting the academic requirements for full membership (MIIRSM) and will let you progress to MSc programmes.

 

What is the course duration for NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety?

The duration for the NEBOSH International diploma in Occupational Health and safety varies according to mode of study. The classroom-based course takes over 6 weeks; each unit taking 2 weeks of learning. The online course duration is not static, but candidates have a period of five (5) years from enrolment to completing their NEBOSH International Diploma exams not minding the mode of enrolment.

The recommended study time for the NEBOSH International Diploma course is 465 hours.

 

What is the nature of the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety exams?

It requires three half day exams ; each covering a unit of the course. In addition to this, candidates must complete a 8,000 word work-based assignment.

 

Where can I enroll for NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety in Nigeria?

As at present, I have only come across a class taught NEBOSH Interantional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety in Nigeria with Whse nigeria (Work Health Safety and Environment) and Gennesaret resources Nigeria limited. Others are the E- Learning platform.

Some of the NEBOSH course providers that provide the E-Learning platform for the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety are:

Astutis Health Safety and Environment: You can visit their website

ATM Safety and Environment: You can contact ATM Safety and Environment through info@atmsafety.co.uk or pat@atmsafety.co.uk

RRC International: You can contact the RRC website  or send a mail to info@rrc.co.uk

 

Nigerian course providers you can visit for the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health include:

Contact any of the course providers for full detail on the course.

 

What is the price for enrolling for NEBOSH Interantional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety in Nigeria?

The price for enrolling for the course is on the high side. You will have the exact value from the course provider of your choice; but you will need over N500,000 for the course (E- Learning platform). The price am giving is just a rough estimate. Contact the course provider for their exact figure.

 

 

 

 

 

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