RRC's NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Course - 2015 Syllabus

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (IDip) is the must have qualification for those whose ambition is to be a "Safety Professional" and have a high level career in HSE management.

The NEBOSH Diploma is the Gold Standard in health and safety qualifications
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New NEBOSH International Diploma Syllabus

We are no longger taking on this course. Please see the new course for enrolment - NEBOSH International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals.

The last exam date for the 2015 syllabus will be:

  • Unit IA, IB & IC: July 2026
  • Unit DNI: May 2026

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RRC will continue to provide support to our learners until the last exam date.

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Benefits of achieving the NEBOSH International Diploma:

  • Valued by employers: NEBOSH Diploma holders get higher salaries (NEBOSH research)
  • Boost your career prospects: NEBOSH Diploma holders are in demand throughout the world
  • Use the letters 'IDipNEBOSH' after your name
  • For information about Professional Recognitions click here
  • Entry requirement for many safety related UK Masters programmes

RRC is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner offering the NEBOSH Diploma worldwide:

  • Online: Flexible, self paced study, around 450 hours of study - worldwide
  • Blended Learning: 3 One week workshops plus directed learning, Live Online Worldwide or Classes in Dubai
  • Revision: Live Online worldwide, One Day per Unit
  • Classroom: Tutor Led Course delivered over 7 weeks, delivered in-company worldwide
  • In-Company Training: worldwide

RRC offer you more than any other NEBOSH International Diploma provider:

  • RRC is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner - Guaranteeing you the best learning experience
  • Over 90% of RRC students have successfully completed their NEBOSH Diploma
  • 90+ years experience in training & education
  • 45 years experience in delivering health and safety training
  • Choice of learning methods
  • Teaching and support from a team of 50 expert tutors

RRC's NEBOSH International Diploma in Health & Safety Content

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is based on international standards and best practice and builds on the knowledge gained at NEBOSH Certificate level. It is made up of four units which must be completed within five years:

Unit IA: International Management of Health and Safety - 154 Hours

  • IA1 - Principles of Health and Safety Management 
  • IA2 - Regulating Health and Safety 
  • IA3 - Loss Causation and Incident Investigation 
  • IA4 - Measuring and Reviewing Health and Safety Performance 
  • IA5 - The Assessment and Evaluation of Risk 
  • IA6 - Risk Control 
  • IA7 - Organisational Factors 
  • IA8 - Human Factors 
  • IA9 - The Role of the Health and Safety Practitioner

Unit IB: International Control of Hazardous Agents in the Workplace - 115 Hours

  • IB1 - Managing Occupational Health  
  • IB2 - Identification, Assessment and Evaluation of Hazardous Substances  
  • IB3 - The Control of Hazardous Substances  
  • IB4 - The Monitoring and Measuring of Hazardous Substances  
  • IB5 - Biological Agents 
  • IB6 - Noise and Vibration  
  • IB7 - Radiation  
  • IB8 - Mental Ill-Health and Dealing with Violence and Aggression at Work  
  • IB9 - Musculoskeletal Risks and Controls  
  • IB10 - Work Environment Risks and Controls

Unit IC: International Workplace and Work Equipment Safety - 120 Hours

  • IC1 - Workplace Welfare Requirements and Specific Workplace Issues 
  • IC2 - Fire and Explosion 
  • IC3 - Workplace Fire Risk Assessment 
  • IC4 - The Storage, Handling and Processing of Dangerous Substances 
  • IC5 - Work Equipment
  • IC6 - Workplace Machinery 
  • IC7 - Mobile, Lifting, Access and Work at Height Equipment 
  • IC8 - Electrical Safety 
  • IC9 - Construction and Works of a Temporary Nature - Hazards and Controls 
  • IC10 - Workplace Transport and Managing Work-Related Road Risk

Unit DNI: Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice

  • An 8,000 word work-based project


Units IA, IB and IC of the NEBOSH International Diploma are each assessed by three-hour written examinations. Unit DNI is assessed by an 8,000 word work based project.

Exams are held in January and July each year. Unit DNI can be submitted in February, May, August or November each year.

RRC's NEBOSH International Diploma in Health & Safety Revision Guides

  • RRC Revision Guides: Concise notes and exam practice, available as printed books or PDF downloads
  • Helping You ensure you are fully prepared for the exam
RRC's NEBOSH International Diploma in Health & Safety Revision Books

RRC’s NEBOSH Diploma Revision Guides combine concise revision notes with exam-style questions and model answers - for a fully effective revision tool to help you achieve NEBOSH Exam Success. Key features are:

  • Concise overview of all the key NEBOSH syllabus topics
  • NEBOSH exam-style questions with sample answer plans and model answers so you can effectively prepare for the exam
  • Available for Units IA, IB & IC as either printed A5 booklets or electronic PDF files

All RRC materials are printed to order so will be shipped from the UK

RRC's NEBOSH International Diploma in Health & Safety FAQs

Where can I sit my exam?

Exams can be sat at one of RRC's UK exam centres or in one of our network of 190+ exam centres throughout the world.

  • UK Exam Centres - London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle
  • RRC International Centres - Dubai, Georgia, Tunisia
  • RRC International Exam Centre Network - See here

What does Gold Learning Partner mean?

RRC are delighted to have been evaluated as a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner, the highest level in the NEBOSH Learning Partner programme.

NEBOSH introduced a Learning Partner Programme in September 2019 which recognises those Learning Partners that provide learners with the best possible learning experience.  

All NEBOSH Learning Partners have been classified based on their performance against the programme’s principles which represent global best practice in the provision of course tuition and support. The key principles are:

  • Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider.
  • Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery. 
  • Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them. 
  • Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent and engaging. 
  • Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support. 
  • Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary. 

Learner Partner Status

Learning Partners can be identified as follows:

  • Gold - greatly exceeds the principles
  • Silver - exceeds the principles
  • Bronze - meets the principles

How long are the exams?

Each exam (IA, IB, IC) is three hours. In addition to this you will receive 10 minutes reading time at the start of the exam.
Unit DNI consists of an 8,000 word assignment takes around 50 hours to complete.

What does Unit DNI include?

Unit DNI consists of an 8,000 word assignment. This is carried out at your workplace and you will be assigned a tutor to submit elements to along the way.

What educational level is the NEBOSH International Diploma?

The NEBOSH International Diploma is the equivalent of a level 6 qualifications (EQF), which is equivalent to a University honours degree.

What happens if I fail the exams?

If you do not pass your NEBOSH National Diploma exams on your first attempt, you are able to book a re-sit with our Exams team.

Do we have a graduation Ceremony?

Yes, all candidates who successfully complete the NEBOSH International Diploma are invited to attend a Graduation Ceremony. This is usually held in June at the University of Warwick.

Can I do the exams online?

Exams cannot be completed online, exams must be completed at an approved centre, which will be arranged by our exams team.

Are the exams open book?

No. You cannot take any learning materials into the exam with you.

Would I be able to get past exam papers?

You are able to access a past paper and examiners feedback on expected answers from the NEBOSH website. Course providers are not allowed to sell/give past papers to students.

Which Professional Recognitions am I eligible for with the NEBOSH International Diploma?

Please visit our Professional Recognition page for the full list of recognitions you are eligible for with the NEBOSH International Diploma.

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