NEBOSH IDip – International Diploma for Occupational Health & Safety Management Professionals

NEBOSH IDip – International Diploma (Level 6) – Course Overview

The NEBOSH International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals is a perfect choice if you want to make health and safety your career.

The syllabus has been developed with experts for experts! We consulted with over 600 people including, key stakeholders, previous Diploma learners, Learning Partners, subject experts, and employers during its development.

The resulting qualification will give you the knowledge and practical skills you need to perform as a leading health and safety professional of the future. You will gain confidence in your capabilities to recognise and solve everyday health and safety issues and take opportunities for improvement.

This advanced international health and safety qualification will support your academic and career progression.

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You are entitled to use the designatory letters IDipNEBOSH after your name once you pass the NEBOSH International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals.


The assessments focus on the application of knowledge to help you prepare for the health and safety tasks faced in the workplace.

Assessment Format

The qualification units are assessed in the following way:

ID1 – Know – workplace health and safety principlesAssignment – workplace-based tasks together with simulations and reflective statements and a research topic
ID2 – Do – controlling workplace health issuesScenario-based case study
ID3 – Do – controlling workplace safety issuesScenario-based case study

Each assessment is a substantial undertaking. We anticipate that it will take you around 60 hours to complete the ID1 assignment and 40 hours each for the ID2 and ID3 case studies. The time-period given for you to complete each assessment reflects this:

Unit ID1: 6 weeks (30 working days)
Unit ID2: 4 weeks (20 working days)
Unit ID3: 4 weeks (20 working days)

Assessment Dates

The first assessment dates for each unit are given below and further guidance will be provided in advance to help your preparations:

UnitRelease DateSubmission Date
ID18 September 202120 October 2021
ID210 November 20218 December 2021
ID313 January 202210 February 2022
ID109 March 202222 April 2022
ID211 May 202210 June 2022
ID313 July 202210 August 2022
ID114 September 202226 October 2022
ID209 November 202207 December 2022

Longer term, there will be two opportunities every year to complete each assessment. Scheduled dates will be published at the earliest opportunity.

All assessments will be checked via Turnitin plagiarism software and you will be required to have a closing interview with after each assessment.

Assessment Registration

Only Diploma learners who have enrolled with NEBOSH through an accredited Learning Partner are eligible to register for Diploma assessments. You must be enrolled before the deadline of the assessment you wish to register for.

Assessment Results

You will receive your results 50 working days after the submission date for your assessment. A unit certificate will be issued 20 working days after the notification date for each successful unit.

Once you have passed all three unit assessments (ID1/ID2/ID3) your combined percentage mark will give your overall grade for the qualification (Distinction/Credit/Pass).

Distinction 226 or higher
Credit 196 – 225
Pass 150 – 195

A qualification parchment will be issued 20 working days after the results notification date for the third successful unit.

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Other NEBOSH Courses Offered at Ensign Safety Academy

  • NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation.
  • NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work – UK (Level 2).
  • NEBOSH International General Certificate – UK ( Level 3).
  • NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management UK (level 4).
  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety – UK ( Level 6).
  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management – UK ( Level 6).

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