Distance Learning Course Introduction

If you are looking for a leading health and safety qualification the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is an excellent option. The course will provide you with the education, skills and qualifications you need to excel in your health and safety career outside of the UK.

The NEBOSH International Diploma course builds on the knowledge gained through studying the NEBOSH International General Certificate, which is available in distance learning and classroom setting.

During the course you will be taught the content through three units:

  • Unit A – International Management of Health and Safety
  • Unit B – International Control of Hazardous Agents
  • Unit C – International Workplace and Work Equipment.

There is also an additional unit which is a practical assessment and will be used to help decide whether you are successful in passing the course.

You will be provided with the entire course materials that will ensure you are able to learn and work through each of the units successfully. The course material includes plenty of links and resources to support your learning.

Along with the course materials you will also have many options of where to go for additional support. A personal tutor will also be provided and this will allow you to reach out for expert assistance if and when you need it. The tutors will be appropriately trained so they will be able to assist you fully. You can contact them through email or over the telephone.

As this is a distance learning course you will have the option to work at your own pace. The examination and assignment dates will remain the same and therefore you will need to make sure you are ready for each one as it arrives.

Who is the NEBOSH International Diploma Course Aimed Towards?

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety qualification is suitable for anyone who hopes to work in health and safety outside of the UK. If you are looking to qualify to work inside the UK please visit the NEBOSH National Diploma for further information. This is an excellent course that can lead to postgraduate learning options. Many of the MSc courses provided by Universities will accept the diploma as part or full requirement for entry.

Gain a Recognised International OH&S Qualification

NEBOSH are the National Examination Board in Occupational Health and Safety. Their courses are recognised in the UK and worldwide with courses taking place in over 100 countries. If you are working towards improving your international health and safety career this really is an exciting prospect to consider. This is a level 6 qualification within the International Qualification Framework.

NEBOSH Assessment and Success

Throughout the entire course you will be assessed. At the beginning of your training you will need to create a study planner to help you stay on track of your progress. As you work through the course materials you will come across revision activities and questions that will ensure you are on track. Your tutor will be marking your Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA’s) and you will receive feedback for each one to ensure you are progressing at a steady and appropriate level.

You will sit a three hour examination at the end of each of the units. There is a fourth unit which is a practical assessment. For this assessment you will perform a full health and safety review and submit your review by the set submission dates.

If you are successful you will be awarded with the NEBOSH International Certificate. The qualification will mean you meet the academic requirements for the Grad IOSH (Graduate Membership of the IOSH). If you continue to gain experience you can be assigned with the CMIOSH (Chartered Safety Practitioner). The qualification is accepted as the IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Management) for full membership.

You will be able to use the designatory letters iDipNEBOSH at the end of your name.

Benefits for Employers

If you decide to send one or more of your health and safety team on the NEBOSH International Diploma you will benefit by:

  • Having a highly trained health and safety practitioner on your organisation
  • Have an employee that will be able to help manage your international health and safety management
  • Show compliance with the laws, regulations and guidelines

If you are an individual you have the option to send yourself on the training course. As you will learn through e-learning/distance learning it is possible to train while working at the same time. You decide the hours and days that you want to study you will benefit by gaining an excellent health and safety qualification that can take you overseas. You have the option for postgraduate education or could use the qualification to gain a promotion or land new work.

NEBOSH International Diploma Course Costs

The Full NEBOSH International Diploma costs £1,495 + VAT. This price includes all training course materials, unlimited support and three revision workshops.

Individual course units can be purchased for £450 + VAT per unit (units A, B and C) or £295 + VAT for unit D. Unit A, B and C prices include the relevant revision workshop.


NEBOSH examination fees are £375.00 (no VAT) for the full course. This is made up of a £55.00 enrolment fee and £80.00 per unit.