NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals

Developed with experts, for experts ! This qualification gives you the knowledge and skills you will need as a leading health and safety professional of the future.

Course Overview

The NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals is a perfect choice if you want to make health and safety your career.

The syllabus has been developed with experts for experts! NEBOSH consulted with over 600 people including, key stakeholders, previous Diploma learners, Learning Partners, subject experts, and employers during its development.

The resulting qualification will give you the knowledge and practical skills you need to perform as a leading health and safety professional of the future. You will gain confidence in your capabilities to recognise and solve everyday health and safety issues and take opportunities for improvement.

This advanced health and safety qualification will support your academic and career progression.

This is a replacement qualification for the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. If you are studying the previous syllabus, further information can be found here.



Who is it for?

This qualification is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to make health and safety their career.

Building upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH General Certificate, it is particularly relevant for:

  • Health and safety professionals or those with aspirations to be one
  • People with health and safety responsibilities who want to gain an in-depth understanding

Course Details

The qualification deliberately looks at general workplace issues so that is can be applied in the many different sectors in which health and safety professionals may work.

On completion of the qualification, you will be able to:

  • understand how health and safety legislation is applied in a workplace and the possible enforcement actions that could be taken
  • identify and effectively communicate relevant health and safety information
  • advise on a range of common workplace health and safety issues including how these can be assessed, controlled and monitored
  • develop a health and safety policy strategy (including proactive safety, Corporate Social Responsibility and the change management process)
  • contribute to a risk management strategy
  • promote a positive health and safety culture
  • develop and audit health and safety management systems
  • maintain individual and organisational health and safety competence
  • manage contractors and supply chains to ensure compliance with health and safety standards.

Entry Requirements

It is strongly recommended by NEBOSH that learners have undertaken the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety before starting their diploma studies. The NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals syllabus assumes that all learners will have this level of prior learning, so this content is not repeated on this course.

Learners must be proficient in the use of written English because the assessments are currently offered (and must be answered) in English only. The standard of English required by learners studying for the NEBOSH National Diploma must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 or higher in order to be accepted onto a National Diploma programme.


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Unit DN1 – Know – workplace health and safety principles

Element A1: Principles of health and safety management
Element A2: Principles of health and safety law
Element A3: Criminal law
Element A4: Civil law
Element A5: Loss causation and incident investigation
Element A6: Measuring and reviewing health and safety performance
Element A7: The assessment and evaluation of risk
Element A8: Risk control
Element A9: Organisational factors
Element A10: Human factors
Element A11: The role of the health and safety practitioner


Unit DN2 – Do – controlling workplace health issues

Element B1: Managing occupational health
Element B2: Identification, assessment and evaluation of hazardous substances
Element B3: The control of hazardous substances
Element B4: The monitoring and measuring of hazardous substances
Element B5: Biological agents
Element B6: Noise and vibration
Element B7: Radiation
Element B8: Mental ill-health and dealing with violence and aggression at work
Element B9: Musculoskeletal risks and controls
Element B10: Work environment risks and controls

Unit DN3 – Do – controlling workplace safety issues

Element C1: Workplace welfare requirements and specific workplace issues
Element C2: Fire and explosion
Element C3: Workplace fire risk assessment
Element C4: The storage, handling and processing of dangerous substances
Element C5: Work equipment
Element C6: Workplace machinery
Element C7: Mobile, lifting, access and work at height equipment
Element C8: Electrical safety
Element C9: Construction and works of a temporary nature – hazards and controls
Element C10: Workplace transport and managing work-related road risk


Each assessment is a substantial undertaking. NEBOSH anticipate that it will take you around 40 hours to complete the DN1 assignment and 20 hours each for the DN2 and DN3 case studies. The time-period given for you to complete each assessment reflects this:

Unit DN1: 4 weeks (20 working days)
Unit DN2: 2 weeks (10 working days)
Unit DN3: 2 weeks (10 working days)

There will be two opportunities every year to complete each assessment,

All assessments will be checked via Turnitin plagiarism software and learners will be required to have a closing interview after each assessment.

Course Programme

Block Release (Full Time) course – The total course is 6 x 1 week blocks, plus the assessments.

Unit DN1: 2 taught weeks + DN1 assignment
Unit DN2: 2 taught weeks + DN2 case study
Unit DN3: 2 taught weeks + DN3 case study

The total course duration can vary from 12 months to 60 months, depending on when you choose to study each unit. The average course duration is about 18 months.

Please see our course calendar for all of our current course dates.

Open Course Prices

The NEBOSH National Diploma course is comprised of the following three units:

Unit DN1: 2 taught weeks + DN1 assignment
Unit DN2: 2 taught weeks + DN2 case study
Unit DN3: 2 taught weeks + DN3 case study

The cost for each unit is £2,150.00 + VAT = £2,580.00 [per learner]

The price includes the course text books, additional notes, NEBOSH fees, light lunches and refreshments during the course.

Please note that the NEBOSH National Diploma teaching days are always held at our venue in Workington – Energus, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4JW.

Please see our course calendar for dates.

Please be aware that prices vary for delegates on our discounted Resettlement and ELC Funded Training Package Scheme.

“In line with JSP 822, the funding received for ELCAS approved courses shall only include tuition, examination and certification fees, and VAT and that this excludes funding for food, accommodation, travel and subsistence and course study materials; it is also acknowledged, that the Service Personnel/Service Leavers are personally responsible for the funding of such provisions”.

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Learner Training Needs Assessment

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NEBOSH Resources

The NEBOSH resources for this qualification, including the course syllabus and NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions, can all be downloaded from the NEBOSH website here:

NEBOSH Certificate Verification Service

NEBOSH receives regular requests from employers, recruitment agencies, Higher Education institutions, and other similar bodies to verify that an individual actually holds a NEBOSH qualification.

You can now verify NEBOSH certificates using their free self-service verifications platform: NEBOSH Verifications.

If a certificate was issued before 1991, or if the online platform cannot verify the certificate with the information you have provided, you may still need to contact NEBOSH directly in line with their Verifications Policy here: