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NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Feb 2010)

In November 2015, as a result of extensive research which captured the views of past and present students, employers, professional bodies and our accredited course providers, NEBOSH published its most recent specification for the National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
The February 2010 specification will be withdrawn in line with NEBOSH’s normal development cycle. If you are a prospective student, or are enrolled onto the new November 2015 specification Diploma, please refer to the November 2015 syllabus guide for this qualification.

If you are an existing student working towards the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, the national and international recognition of the qualification that you are studying is not affected. The following transitional arrangements have been put in place to ensure a smooth transition which will not disadvantage any student.

Timetable of transitional arrangements

October 2016

Students who are enrolled on the current specification and have units outstanding will be automatically transferred to the November 2015 Specification. The marks for any passes achieved up to that point (A, B, C, D) will be transferred over to the new specification.
January and July 2017 examinations

Only content that is common to both the current and new specification will be assessed at these examination sittings.

November 2017

The last submission date for the existing Unit D assignment.

January 2018 examinations onwards

Only content that features in the new National Diploma specification will be examined.

August 2018

Last resubmission date for the existing Unit D assignment.

NEBOSH has produced a Frequently Asked Questions document which anticipates existing students’ queries, offering guidance relating to the syllabus changes. A link to this document can be found in the related files section to the right of this page.

All NEBOSH Accredited Course Providers are fully aware of the revised syllabus and the transitional arrangements in place. If you are an existing Diploma student and require any further information or assistance please contact your course provider directly.

This Guide remains the copyright of NEBOSH. The information in this publication may be reproduced in support of NEBOSH qualifications. If it is reproduced, NEBOSH should be clearly acknowledged as the source. If it is to be used for any other purpose, written permission must be obtained from NEBOSH.