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NEBOSH International Diploma in

Occupational Health and Safety


NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
The NEBOSH International Diploma provides core safety and health knowledge, understanding and
application, equipping safety and health practitioners with common and consistent standards for
maintaining the health and safety of workers wherever they may be working. It adopts a risk management
approach on best practice and international standards including knowledge on legal frameworks, local
laws and cultural factors.
The NEBOSH International Diploma qualification is awarded by NEBOSH, UKs leading health and safety
professional organisation. Upon successful completion of the qualification, graduates may apply for
Graduate membership (Grad IOSH), which is a first step to chartered status (CIMOSH) of the Institution of
Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Graduates may also use the designatory letters IDipNEBOSH
after their name. This qualification also meets the requirements for full membership (MIIRSM) of the
International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Who Should Attend

The NEBOSH International Diploma is for safety and health professionals from any disciplines.

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements while candidates are highly recommended to have completed the
NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC). Candidates without the NEBOSH IGC will be required to
provide their Curriculum Vitae for review.
Candidates should also have a sound standard of English such that they can understand and articulate
course syllabus.

Course Outline
Preparatory content:
Core Skills Part 1 - Communication Skills
Core Skills Part 2 - Training Skills
Unit IA: International management of health and safety
Topics: Principles of health and safety management; Loss causation and incident investigation; Identifying
hazards, assessing and evaluating risk; Risk control and emergency planning; Organisational
factors; Human factors; Principles of health and safety law; Measuring health and safety performance

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Unit IB: International control of hazardous agents in the workplace

Topics: General aspect of occupational health and hygiene; Principles of toxicology and epidemiology;
Chemical agents - evaluating risk; Hazardous substances - preventive and protective measures; Hazardous
substances - monitoring and maintenance of control measures; Biological agents; Physical agent 1 - noise
and vibration; Physical agents 2 - radiation and thermal environment; Psycho-social agents; Ergonomics
Unit IC: International workplace and work equipment safety
Topics: General workplace issues; Principles of fire and explosion; Workplace fire risk assessment; The
storage, handling and processing of dangerous substances; Work equipment; Machinery safety; Mechanical
handling; Electrical safety; Safety in construction and demolition; Environmental pollution and waste
Unit ID: International application of health and safety theory and practice
An assignment based unit requiring candidates to apply the knowledge and understanding gained from
their studies of Units A, B and C in a practical environment and to carry out critical analysis and
evaluation of information gathered during the review.

Candidates are assessed by a 3 hour written examination per unit for units IA, IB, IC to be passed
individually. Unit ID is assessed by a workplace-based assignment. Upon successful completion of all four
units, candidates will be awarded the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
This qualification is designed to be examined at Level 6 under the UK National Qualifications Framework
(NFQ) which broadly equates to an honours degree-level qualification under the Framework for Higher
Education Qualifications (FHEQ).

Benefits for Employer

Besides the need to fulfill legal obligations of occupational safety and health, it makes good business
sense to employ qualified safety and health professionals. Every year, 2 million workers are killed by
occupational injuries and illnesses every year where 355,000 of such deaths are due to incidents at work;
there are 5002000 non fatal injuries for every fatal injury. This results in loss of earnings, jobs,
permanent disabilities and poverty and ultimately impacts the business affecting costs such as sick pay
and compensation, profitability and reputation. Safety and health professionals are an asset to their
organization preventing accidents and unnecessary expenses.

Course Duration & Study Modes

Delegates may expect to complete the qualification on a 12 18 months schedule. Completion deadline
for this qualification is 60 months (5 years) from registration.
KBAT is accredited for and provides learning in two different modes for our delegates to best suit
individuals lifestyle:
Distance Learning Guided, non-classroom based / self-studying requiring delegates to submit
assignments & mock examinations, providing contact with tutor.
Blended Learning A combination of block and distance learning self-studying with assignment
submissions plus reduced classroom tuition of one week per unit for units IA, IB, IC.
Please refer to the back for more information & schedules for your preferred learning mode.
This course may also be provided as an in-company package. Please contact KBAT for more details.

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Distance Learning
Distance learning is best suited for individuals who are unable to commit to full-day classes. Designed with
high flexibility, delegates may start at anytime, at their own pace as long as it is within the 5 years time
frame set by NEBOSH. KBAT will provide delegates with student support and guidance.
Delegates will receive the course assignments and workbooks by courier. During the delegates self-study
period, he/she will have unlimited contact time with KBATs expert tutors via phone/e-mail/mail/fax.
Assignments should be completed and submitted to their tutors for assessment and personalised
feedback although they do not count towards the award. This study program should be conducted with a
schedule so as to meet with the examination dates scheduled twice yearly. Recommended study hours
(Private study and background study) is 475 hrs.

Blended Learning
The Bended Learning programme is designed for individuals who are unable to attend the whole 7 weeks of
classroom tuition, but instead have reduced classroom tuition of 3 weeks 1 week per unit IA, IB & IC and
1 day for unit ID. This method of study consists mainly of self-study which is guided by assignment
submissions to a dedicated tutor plus 1 week classroom tuition revision per unit. In short, the Blended
Learning is a mix of block release and distance learning. Learning can now be flexible and manageable to
suit your busy schedule. Recommended study hours is (Taught hours at 128 hrs) while (Private study and
background study at 347 hrs).

There is no requirement for delegates to complete all units in sequence. Payment be made by
units as he/she progresses onto the next unit.
Examinations are conducted in January and July annually.
Unit D assignment submission dates - To be advised.

For more information, contact KBAT at:

No. 26, Changi North Crescent #03-00 Diethelm Keller Building
Singapore 499637 | Tel: 01224 841 300
Email: | Website:

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