The NEBOSH International Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH International General Certificate. It is designed to provide students with the expertise - wherever in the world they may be working - required to undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner.
The NEBOSH International Diploma is modelled on the NEBOSH National Diploma. The key difference between the two is that instead of referring to UK Laws, the International Diploma takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) codes of practice, with special reference to models such as the ILO's "Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems" (ILO-OSH 2001). Underpinning knowledge of legal frameworks is included and local laws and cultural factors may form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate.
The qualification is divided into four units, each of which is assessed separately:
Students may choose to take individual units in any order over a five year period.
- Unit IA: International management of health and safety
- Unit IB: International control of hazardous agents in the workplace
- Unit IC: International workplace and work equipment safety
- Unit ID: International application of health and safety theory and practice
This qualification provides the core health and safety knowledge which underpins competent performance as an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner.
This course is delivered by the following Accredited Centre:
On successful completion of the qualification, the Diploma holder may apply for Graduate membership (Grad IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the major UK professional body in the field (www.iosh.co.uk). This is the first step to becoming a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner as a Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH).
This qualification is also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (www.iirsm.org) as meeting their requirements for full membership (MIIRSM).
Holders of the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety may use the designatory letters "IDipNEBOSH" after their name.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification, though the achievement of the NEBOSH International General Certificate or direct equivalent prior to undertaking the Diploma course is highly recommended.
The standard of English required by students studying for the NEBOSH International Diploma must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.
- TWI Middle East (Accredited Centre 645)
It also provides a sound basis for progression to an MSc or more specialist study (such as the NEBOSH Specialist Diploma in Environmental Management).