We have provided answers below to questions we are asked frequently about submitting your assignment via the NEBOSH online assessment platform.

The Digital Assignment submission

What is a Digital Assignment submission?

The following NEBOSH qualifications include an assignment as part of the assessment:

Qualification

Unit Assessment to be submitted via the NEBOSH online assessment platform

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

DNI

NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

DNI

NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

NDEM2

NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management

IDEM2

 

From May 2021, the assignments listed above, must be submitted digitally using the NEBOSH online assessment platform. Instead of receiving a link to upload your assignment, you will now be required to log in to the NEBOSH online assessment platform to submit your work. There are no changes to the syllabus or content requirements for Units DNI, NDEM2 or IDEM2. The only change is how the assignment should be submitted.

What is a Submission Period?

The submission period is the time you will have to access the NEBOSH online assessment platform to submit your digital assignment. Each period is open for the 15 working days before the submission date. 

What is a Submission Date?

The Submission Date is the latest date you can submit your digital assignment. Once this date has passed, you will no longer be permitted to submit your assignment.

When is the next available date for the Diploma digital assignment?

The following Submission Dates have been confirmed for Diploma digital assignments:

  • Wednesday 26 May 2021
  • Wednesday 25 August 2021
  • Wednesday 24 November 2021

Do I need to submit a digital assignment for my qualification?

As part of the assessment for the following NEBOSH qualifications, an assignment must be completed and submitted digitally via the NEBOSH online assessment platform:

Qualification

Unit Assessment to be submitted via the NEBOSH online assessment platform

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

DNI

NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

DNI

NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

NDEM2

NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management

IDEM2

 

Please use the links above to access further information about the qualification you are studying. Your Learning Partner will also be able to help you prepare and register you for all assessments. 

Can I submit a Diploma digital assignment without completing a course with a NEBOSH Accredited Learning Partner?

Only learners who have completed their studies with a NEBOSH accredited Learning Partner can be registered for a Diploma assessment. 

Our Where to Study section will help you find a NEBOSH accredited Learning Partner. You can visit our Choosing a NEBOSH Learning Partner page for more information.

Is the introduction of digital submissions a permanent change?

From May 2021, the assignments listed in the table below must be submitted digitally using the NEBOSH online assessment platform. This is a permanent change.

 Qualification

 Unit Assessment to be submitted via the NEBOSH online assessment platform

 NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

 DNI

 NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

 DNI

 NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

 NDEM2

 NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management

 IDEM2

Results

When will I get my results?

Results will be issued 50 working days from the examination date and sent to the email address registered to your learner record.

Please note that results will be sent out via email in the days leading up to results day. This means that some people may receive theirs early, but everyone will still receive their result on or before results day as planned. The time you receive your result is not a reflection of a pass or refer mark, so please do not worry that you have been referred if you receive your result later than a friend or classmate.  

We recommend that you keep a copy of your original submission until your results are declared should there be any technical difficulties.

What is the pass mark for the DNI, NDEM2 and IDEM2 digital assignment(s)?

A pass mark of 50 has been set for the DNI, NDEM2 and IDEM2 digital assignments. 

I have passed. When will I receive my certificate?

Congratulations! If you have passed, we will print your certificate within 20 working days of the Result Notification Date.

If you are a UK resident, your certificate and/or parchment will be sent to you directly. If you are based outside the UK, your certificate and/or parchment will be sent to your Learning Partner who will distribute it to you. 

I have been referred; can I get feedback?

You will receive a breakdown of the marks you achieved per section. This will inform you of your performance against each section of your assignment.

It is recommended that you discuss this with your Learning Partner in preparation for a resubmission.

I would like a remark

We offer an Enquiry About Result (EAR) service for learners who believe their mark does not reflect their performance. There are two types of EAR available:

Enquiry Type 1: clerical check
This ensures all parts of the submission have been marked and that marks have been totalled correctly.

Enquiry Type 2: re-mark
This is a re-mark of the script by a different Examiner, who is a higher level than the original examiner. This type of enquiry does not include a clerical check.

All Enquiry about Results (EAR) requests should be made directly to NEBOSH within one month of the results issue date. Full payment must be made before the EAR request can be processed. Further information can be found in our EAR Policy

What advice can you give to help me pass next time?

NEBOSH does not currently provide individual feedback on your assessment performance.

Please ensure you make use of the Guidance documents and Diploma Digital Assignment Technical Learner Guide, which are available to download from our Diploma Digital Assignments resources page. This includes the mark scheme and is in addition to any specific preparation support that your Learning Partner provides.

What other NEBOSH qualifications could I take?

We have a huge range of qualifications – whether you want to develop certain skills – such as environmental management, leadership or incident investigation –or develop sector specific knowledge, we have a qualification for you! Please visit our Qualifications pages to read about all our other qualifications.

When can I resit?

Digital assignment submissions are available 4 times a year in

  • February
  • May
  • August
  • November

Please speak to your Learning Partner to register for the next convenient date.

Maintaining NEBOSH Standards

How do you stop plagiarism, collusion and malpractice?

NEBOSH has a strict and rigorous approach to plagiarism and collusion – it ensures fairness for all our learners and reassurance for the organisations who employ our qualification holders.

We also expect that you do not collude with other learners. We have a numerous steps in place to deter and detect malpractice; for further details please read our malpractice policy which can be found here.

How can I help prevent fraud?

We know that learners are always excited to celebrate their success. If you are successful in your assignments and earn a NEBOSH qualification, please help to keep your achievements secure. If you want to share your certificate or results online or on social media please remember to cover up personal information such as:

  • Learner number
  • Address
  • Master log certificate number

By taking a moment to cover this information you can prevent fraudulent use of your data.

If you suspect malpractice or fraudulent activity please report it to us via email at postassessment@nebosh.org.uk. We take malpractice very seriously and follow up all allegations raised with us.

If you have a question that is not covered on these pages, please contact your Learning Partner in the first instance or:

  • Complete our contact us form,
  • Use Live Chat accessed from the bottom right-hand corner of our website.