The NEBOSH National Diploma is the qualification to aspire to if you are seeking a successful long-term career in health and safety.

In association with our partners Astutis, a NEBOSH accredited course provider, Fife College Training and Development are proud to be able to provide the e-learning NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety to our valued clients.

This widely recognised qualification enables you to progress your career to the highest level as a practitioner and expert. You will have the academic credentials to be a competent professional.

You will become invaluable to employers by being able to introduce significant cost efficiencies through effective health and safety management and promoting a safer working environment.

This engaging learning experience provides you with everything you need to pass the NEBOSH Diploma, so you are always well supported.

The three year license provides:

  • Interactive multimedia-rich activities using video, audio, animations, workplace case studies to apply your learning
  • Guided learning with an award winning learning management system
  • Personalised tuition from your own tutor to guide you on a one to one basis
  • In-depth guidance from our digital resources centre: web links to HSE guidance, legislation, exam questions
  • Stay on track with progress checks and instant feedback
  • Discussion forums - share ideas with fellow learners and get your questions answered by tutors
  • Online technical support (from enrolment to certificate) from our e-learning team
  • Confidence with exam preparation, exam question practice with constructive feedback, a mock exam, 9 free revision webinars
  • Understanding H & S
  • Diploma exams can be taken at a number of centres both nationally and internationally

The course is split into four units comprising three taught units and one work-based assignment, which is designed to demonstrate your application of the knowledge you have gained over the course of the previous units

Overall learning outcomes
On completion of each unit, you should be able to demonstrate your understanding of the domain knowledge covered by:

The application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations
The critical analysis and evaluation of information presented in both quantitative and qualitative forms
(N.B. Each unit element will have additional specific learning outcomes)

Full course syllabus
Unit A: Management of Health and Safety

A1 - Principles of health and safety management
A2 - Loss causation and incident investigation
A3 - Measuring and reviewing health and safety
A4 - Identifying hazards, assessing and evaluating risk
A5 - Risk control
A6 - Organisational factors
A7 - Human factors
A8 - Principles of health and safety law
A9 - Criminal law
A10 - Civil law

Unit B: Control of Hazardous Agents in the Workplace

B1 - Principles of toxicology and epidemiology
B2 - Hazardous substances and other chemicals
B3 - Hazardous substances and other chemicals
B4 - Controls and personal protective equipment
B5 - Monitoring and measuring
B6 - Biological agents
B7 - Physical agents – noise and vibration
B8 - Physical agents – radiation
B9 - Psychosocial agents
B10 - Musculoskeletal risks and controls
B11 - Work environment risks and controls

Unit C: Workplace and Work Equipment Safety

C1 - General workplace issues
C2 - Principles of fire and explosion
C3 - Workplace fire risk assessment
C4 - Storage, handling and processing of dangerous substances
C5 - Work equipment (general)
C6 - Work equipment (workplace machinery)
C7 - Work equipment (mobile, lifting and access)
C8 - Electrical safety and electricity at work
C9 - Construction hazards and controls
C10 - Workplace transport and driving for work
C11 - Pressure system hazards and controls

Unit D: Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice

Unit D consists of a written assignment set by NEBOSH (designed to demonstrate the application of the knowledge you have gained through the first three units of the course) and is approximately 8,000 words in length
Submission dates for Diploma assignments are in February, May, August, and November each year

Unit assessments

All four units are mandatory and there are no optional units. Delegates can choose to take one, two, three or all four units at the same time or at different times
The first three units are assessed by a three-hour written question paper per unit. Each paper will cover the whole unit syllabus, with at least one question per unit element. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH

  • Although it is not required, it is strongly recommended that you take the National General Certificate before the National Diploma to improve your chances of passing
  • Ask about our great value Personal Development Plan if you are considering both qualifications
  • £1,925
  • The e-learning package does not include NEBOSH student registration and examination fees
  • These fees are currently £379 in total, payable once you are ready to sit the examinations

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