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NEBOSH National Diploma Occupational Health & Safety Unit A S089


How do I apply?

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Application Form to be returned to Student Services

How long does the course last?

17 weeks, part-time


This is a level 6 course.

Course outline

This course is the flagship NEBOSH qualification and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals. 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.

Course details

Unit A covers the following: Element 1: Principles of health and safety management; Element 2: Principles of health and safety law; Element 3: Criminal law; Element 4: Civil law; Element 5: Loss causation and incident investigation; Element 6: Measuring and reviewing health and safety performance; Element 7: Assessment and evaluation of risk; Element 8: Risk control; Element 9: Organisational factors; Element 10: Human factors; Element 11: The role of the health and safety practitioner

Entry guidelines

The Diploma syllabus assumes that the candidate will have the broad basic knowledge of health and safety that is provided by a level 3 qualification such as the NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent.

The standard of English required by the candidates studying for this award must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. If English is not your first language you should be qualified to IELTS 7.0 or higher.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Additional Information

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety qualification requires the completion of four core units: A, B, C and DNI. See separate leaflets for details. A certificate is issued on successful achievement of each unit. The Diploma award is issued on successful completion of all four units.

Where can I progress to?

The Diploma qualification meets the academic requirements to apply for Graduate Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH). This is the first step to becoming a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner as a Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH). It is also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as meeting the academic requirements for full membership (MIIRSM). The National Diploma provides a sound basis for progression to degree level qualifications. Several UK universities offer MSc programs that accept the National Diploma as a full or partial entry requirement.

Assessment Method

Units A, B and C are each assessed by a three hour written examination, marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. Unit DNI is a 10,000 word report on health and safety management in the workplace which is submitted to, and assessed by, NEBOSH.

When does this course run?

Starting 12th Sep 17

Ends 16th Jan 18

Ref: S089J001


If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £1275.00

Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

Planned Timetable
Day Times Campus
Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Cotton Exchange

Starting 11th Sep 18

Ends 15th Jan 19

Ref: S089K001


If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £1275.00

Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

This information was current on 16th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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