NEBOSH International Diploma


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The NEBOSH International Diploma is Africa’s premier qualification specifically designed for health and safety professionals.

The course is intended for people that want to pursue a career in health and safety, for example as a health and safety officer or manager. It also provides a basis for progressing to postgraduate study. Many universities offer MSc programmes that accept the NEBOSH Diploma as a full or partial entry requirement.

The International Diploma builds directly on the knowledge gained in the NEBOSH International General Certificate.

The qualification meets the academic requirements for Graduate Membership (Grad IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). With further experience and professional development, Chartered Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH) status can then be attained. The NEBOSH International Diploma is also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as meeting the academic requirements for full membership (MIIRSM).

Holders of the International Diploma may use the designatory letters “IDipNEBOSH” after their name. The qualification is accredited at Level 6 within the International Qualification Framework. Phoenix Health and Safety offer the course by distance/open learning – you can study in your own time at a pace that suits you.

Course Structure/Content

The course is split into 4 separate units:

  • Unit IA – International Management of Health and Safety
  • Unit IB – International Control of Hazardous Agents in the Workplace
  • Unit IC – International Workplace and Work Equipment Safety
  • Unit ID is an assignment that tests practical application of the knowledge gained in all units.

Course Materials

All course materials required are provided by Phoenix Health and Safety. The course is designed to be extremely flexible, and can be modified to suit any kind of learner. It is intended to bridge the gap between traditional distance learning, and e-learning. For people that don’t want to use computers or the internet so much, the course can be conducted as a traditional distance learning course by using textbooks, written assignments and telephone support. However, for people that want to embrace the internet as a learning medium, a huge variety of extra support methods are available:

  • Lists of website links to further reading and related online articles and documents
  • A Facebook Group especially for Phoenix Health and Safety Distance Learners – the intention is to promote discussion and contact between learners so that experiences and knowledge can be shared
  • A Phoenix Health and Safety Youtube channel including video clips, video presentations etc. to support learning (
  • Email and Skype support from expert tutors, including regular “Skype Surgeries” where tutors will be online at regular advertised times to discuss particular topics


The very best tutors around will be available to support you through your studies. Our tutorial team includes:

  • A tutor who has achieved distinctions in 4 NEBOSH awards (including NEBOSH Diploma) and a health and safety MSc – all by distance learning
  • NEBOSH examiners (including a former NEBOSH Principal Examiner)
  • A tutor who has presented on health and safety to the House of Commons, been interviewed for the Times newspaper and Radio 4, is completing her PhD and having a book published
  • Expert health and safety consultants, who have experience of implementing health and safety every day with clients as well as delivering NEBOSH training and providing distance learning support

Support is provided 12 hours a day, 7 days a week – you won’t get this level of support anywhere else. Contact with tutors can be by telephone, fax, email or skype. Your support is provided until such time as you pass the course – it won’t expire after a set time period.

Ongoing Assessment

You will be required to complete a study planner so that your progress can be tracked towards your final exams. The course materials include regular revision questions and activities so that you can test your own progress, and these can be discussed with tutors at any time.

There are also several Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA’s), which are submitted to Phoenix Health and Safety for marking and individual feedback on performance.

Final Assessment

Each taught Unit is assessed by a written 3 hour exam. Exams are on international NEBOSH dates as follows (all exams are held in the morning): 2015 -

Unit A

Tuesday 20th January

Tuesday 7th July

Unit B

Wednesday 21st January

Wednesday 8th July

Unit C

Thursday 22nd January

Thursday 9th July


Exams are held at the following Phoenix Health and Safety venues:

  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Bloemfontein

Please note that we are also able to provide exams in major cities all over the world at British Council venues. This is subject to extra charges. Please contact us for further information on this service.

Unit D is a practical assessment that involves a full health and safety review of a company of your choice (ideally your own). Submission dates for the Unit D assessment are as follows:

March 2015

August 2015


The Full NEBOSH International Diploma costs R22,794(includes VAT). This price includes all materials, unlimited support.

Individual units can be purchased for R6 995.00 per Unit (Units A, B and C) and R3 995.00 for Unit D.

NEBOSH examination and enrolment fees are payable directly to NEBOSH. However you can pay these fees to us along with your course fees. The enrolment fee is £55 and exam fees are £81 per unit - total £379.

Guaranteed Pass

We are so confident in our materials and support methods, that we are prepared to offer a guaranteed pass on these courses – no other provider is that confident!

This means that you will be entitled to continue with your studies indefinitely until you have passed the course – there is no time limit.

In-House Courses

Significant discounts can be offered if Organisation’s have several people to put through the course. We are even able to offer exams on your premises if required. Please contact us for a tailored quotation.



Price includes VAT course materials and unlimited support.


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