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Faculty of Science and Engineering

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (part-time)

UndergraduateNational Diploma

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UCAS code: N/A

What you'll study

Gain a globally recognised NEBOSH diploma to take you and your employer to the forefront of health and safety.

First year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Managing Health and Safety

    This module follows the NEBOSH National Diploma Unit A syllabus. Topics covered include health and safety risk management; control of risk; health and safety culture; health and safety law; and measuring health and safety performance.

  • Hazardous Agents in the Workplace

    This module follows the NEBOSH National Diploma unit B syllabus. Topics covered include the nature and history of occupational health and hygiene; physiology and toxicology; chemical and biological agents; and mental health at work.

  • Workplace and Work Equipment

    This module follows the NEBOSH National Diploma Unit C syllabus. Topics covered include safe place of work, work equipment safety, construction safety and fire safety.

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More about this course

This 18-month part-time national diploma is ideal if you want to reinforce or further a career in the area of occupational health and safety. It provides the understanding that supports competent performance as an occupational health and safety practitioner.

  • This programme is accredited by NEBOSH, the globally leading exam board for health, safety and environmental qualifications. The course leads to a professional qualification.
  • Satisfies the academic requirements for graduate membership of the recognised professional body in the field – the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). That in turn can lead to chartered membership.
  • 94% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating (HESA 2017).

Enrolling on the diploma means you're also enrolled on the four-year BSc in Safety and Environmental Management (with NEBOSH). So you could stop after obtaining the NEBOSH diploma – or, you can continue your studies and add the BSc qualification to your CV.

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Excellent job prospects - 94% of our students are in work or study six months after graduating. (HESA 2017)

Industry links include projects with AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, RB (formerly Reckitt-Benckiser), Schlumberger and Unilever.

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally hold the NEBOSH Health and Safety Diploma or an equivalent qualification leading to membership of IOSH.

Candidates with a level 3 health and safety qualification (e.g. the NEBOSH certificate or equivalent) and a suitable higher education qualification can also be considered. Please include a CV and copies of certificates when applying for a place.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Fees and funding

  • NEBOSH Year 1: £3,690
  • NEBOSH Year 2: £2,000

Future prospects

This programme equips you with the skills and competence to promote and improve health, safety and environmental performance in the workplace.

Many employers specify the NEBOSH Diploma as a minimum requirement for the person entrusted to advise them competently on health and safety. At this level, job opportunities are broad, offering great challenges to those seeking to develop a career in a demanding and developing profession.

The programme leads to a professional qualification that satisfies the academic requirements for graduate membership of the recognised professional body in the field – the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) – which in turn leads to chartered membership.

Holding the BSc degree qualification in addition to the NEBOSH Diploma will enhance your employment prospects in this challenging and developing profession.