The NEBOSH International Diploma is the leading qualification for UK health and safety practitioners. The NEBOSH Diploma builds on the knowledge gained at Certificate level and is designed for those seeking a successful long-term career as a health and safety professional. Benefits of holding the NEBOSH Diploma include:
• Allows you to use the letters ‘DipNEBOSH’ after your name
• Entitlement to graduate membership of IOSH (GradIOSH), the first step to becoming a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner
• Entitlement to full membership (MIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
• Meets the entry requirements for many safety related Masters programmes offered by UK universities
The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety has become established as the most popular and highly respected qualification of its kind. Those who hold the qualification find themselves in high demand in the global marketplace.
Employers increasingly see health and safety management as a strategic role demanding an appropriate high-level professional qualification.
This qualification assists in the development of professional competence, increasing learners’ ability to help organizations make sensible and proportionate decisions in order to manage risk, meet business objectives, and meet regulatory and other requirements. Thorough but achievable, the qualification is designed by health and safety professionals to meet the needs of the modern workplace. It is a university degree-level qualification, offering a route to Masters-level study. It is a qualification to be proud of.
The qualification covers the practical skills that are essential to health and safety professionals. It assesses learners’ ability to apply their skills and knowledge and deliver positive change throughout the workplace.
Those who pass their NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety are entitled to use the designatory letters IDipNEBOSH and gain membership of some professional bodies. Diplomates are invited to NEBOSH’s annual NEBOSH Graduation and Awards Ceremony. In addition, they will be invited to join NEBOSH’s growing Alumni network.
Our qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals,employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure that they remain relevant and rigorous as well as achievable and practical.The qualification also provides professional level environmental assurance which can help employers achieve certification against recognised management standards such as ISO 14001, which in turn could help to win new business.
What the Course Covers
The NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management covers environmental management principles, multilateral treaties relating to environmental management and ways to prevent and control pollution. The syllabus is designed to provide learners with the relevant expertise wherever in the world they may be working, and to empower them to positively influence environmental management standards and practice at every organisational level.
Who is it For?
The International Diploma in Environmental Management is designed for aspiring environmental management professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management.
Health and Safety practitioners commonly have environmental managements as an additional responsibility. The International Diploma in Environmental Management can equip the Health and Safety Practitioner with the knowledge and understanding required to fulfil this part of their role.
Holders of the NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management help to ensure their employers not only avoid prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation, but demonstrate key social responsibility and ethics.They can advise their employers of the environmental impacts of their activities, their legal obligations and the means of continuously improving environmental performance. They could also help the organisation to integrate environmental management with other key management systems.
Key topics covered by this qualification include:
- Benefits, limitations and structure of an environmental management system
- Environmental aspect identification and control
- The principles and drivers for environmental sustainability
- Waste minimisation strategies
The qualification is divided into two units, each of which is assessed separately:
- Unit ED1: Controlling environmental aspects
- Unit IDEM2: Environmental Regulation
The syllabus is mapped to the Environmental awareness and management published by Lantra.
How It is Assessed
Managing environmental aspects: Unit ED1 is assessed by a three-hour written examination. Students choose to answer 5 out of 8 questions. Examination papers are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
Environmental regulation: Unit IDEM2 is assessed by a written assignment of approximately 8000 words, designed to test knowledge across the syllabus. The assignment is marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
Students must successfully complete both parts of the assessment (assignment and examination) within five years of the result declaration for the first unit successfully completed in order to achieve the qualification.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however learners should consider that this is professional level qualification, equivalent to SCQF Level 10. Achievement of the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management or direct equivalent prior to undertaking the NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental is highly recommended
It is also vital that learners have an appropriate standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.