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What does the qualification cover?

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner.

There no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however candidates should consider that this is professional level qualification, approximately equivalent to a degree-level qualification. Achievement of the NGC or direct equivalent prior to undertaking the Diploma course is highly recommended.

The qualification is divided into four units, each of which is assessed separately: 

Unit A: Managing health and safety
Unit B: Hazardous agents in the workplace
Unit C: Workplace and work equipment safety
Unit DNI: Application of health and safety management in the workplace

Students may choose to take individual units in any order over a five year period and will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed.

The syllabus guide can be found here.