NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health - Evening - Unit IA
Program code: NDIP - A
The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is a qualification for health and safety practitioners operating internationally. It is intended to build upon the foundation provided by the NEBOSH International General Certificate.
The NEBOSH International Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH International General Certificate. It is designed to provide students with the expertise – wherever in the world they may be working – required to undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner. It also provides a sound basis for progression to an MSc or more specialist study (such as the NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management.
The NEBOSH International Diploma is modeled on the NEBOSH National Diploma. The key difference between the two is that instead of referring to UK Laws, the International Diploma takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) codes of practice, with special reference to models such as the ILO’s “Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems” (ILO-OSH 2001). Underpinning knowledge of legal frameworks is included and local laws and cultural factors may form part of the study programmer where relevant and appropriate. This qualification provides the core health and safety knowledge which underpins competent performance as an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner The qualification is divided into four units, each of which is assessed separately: • 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 DNI: International application of health and safety theory and practice Students may choose to take individual units in any order over a five-year period.
Assessment and Certification
There are no entry requirements for this qualification, though the achievement of the NEBOSH International General Certificate or direct equivalent prior to undertaking the Diploma curse is highly recommended. The standard of English required by students studying for the NEBOSH International Diploma must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. The qualification is divided into four units, three assessed by written examinations of three hours’ duration (Units IA, IB and IC) with the assignment unit designed to test knowledge across the syllabus, assessing application of health and safety theory and practice (Unit DNI).