Undergraduate Available in Clearing

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

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

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Course overview

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

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 continue your studies and add the BSc qualification to your CV.

The diploma meets the academic requirements for graduate membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Six reasons to study NEBOSH Occupational Health and Safety at Hull

  1. 95% graduate employability rating*
  2. This programme is accredited by NEBOSH
  3. Pathway to membership of industry body, IOSH
  4. Work on projects with major industrial firms§
  5. Gain CV-boosting skills in developing profession
  6. Opt to carry on studying to gain a full BSc degree

What you'll study

First year modules

  • Core

    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.

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

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

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Entry requirements

At Hull, you’re a name not a number. During Clearing, we look at all of your qualifications and experience, not just your academic grades. We may be able to offer you a place whatever your situation.

Some courses still do have requirements such as previous study in your subject area, or specific GCSE grades. Others have additional requirements such as an interview or a satisfactory DBS check.

Please call us now on 01482 466100 or complete our online form to find out if we have a course that’s suitable for you.

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. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

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

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Fees are paid at the start of each year of these 2 year courses and the fees stated above are for the first year only.  Fees can change from year to year so the fee for the second year may be higher than that for the first year.

An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Occupational health and safety officer

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

Job opportunities are broad, offering great challenges to those seeking to develop a career in a demanding and developing profession.

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*Percentage of students from chemistry subject area in work or further study within 15 months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2017/18, published by HESA 2020.

†NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is globally-recognised for health, safety and environmental qualifications

‡Satisfies academic requirements for graduate membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) which can lead to chartered membership

§Industry links have included projects with AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, RB (formerly Reckitt-Benckiser), Schlumberger and Unilever