NEBOSH International Diploma
  • The leading international qualification for health and safety professionals.
  • First step to becoming a chartered safety and health practitioner.
  • Approximately 475 study hours.
  • Classroom, e-learning and blended learning available.

NEBOSH International Diploma 

The NEBOSH International Diploma is prestigious and highly-respected qualification, which is seen as the leading qualification for health and safety practitioners around the globe. The course covers health and safety management, hazardous agents, and work-equipment safety and builds on the topics studied in the NEBOSH International Certificate courses.

You can study the NEBOSH International Diploma by attending a classroom or blended learning course in Bahrain or Dubai, or by e-learning with unlimited support from our expert NEBOSH trainers - a great option for those who need to fit studying around other commitments. Our blended learning course allows you to study some of the course by e-learning and then attend three five-day classroom workshops (one week each for units IA, IB and IC) to look at key topics in depth.

The NEBOSH International Diploma is highly respected by employers worldwide. It meets the requirements to apply for graduate membership of IOSH (GradIOSH). With continuing professional development (CPD) you can then become a chartered safety and health practitioner as a chartered member of IOSH (CMIOSH). It also allows you to use the letters 'IDipNEBOSH' after your name.

Course Content

The NEBOSH International Diploma course is split into four units of study, each of which is assessed separately:

  • Unit IA: International Management of Health and Safety
    Includes: Principles of Health and Safety Management, Loss Causation and Incident Investigation, Identifying Hazards, Assessing and Evaluating Risks, Risk Control and Emergency Planning, Organisational and Human Factors, Regulating Health and Safety, Measuring Health and Safety Performance.
  • Unit IB: International Control of Hazardous Agents in the Workplace
    Includes: General Aspects of Occupational Health and Hygiene, Principles of Toxicology and Epidemiology, Hazardous Substances - Evaluating Risk, Preventive and Protective Measures and Monitoring and Maintenance of Control Measures, Biological Agents, Physical Agents - Noise and Vibration and Radiation and Thermal Environment, Hazardous Substances - Preventive and Protective Measures, Ergonomic Factors.
  • Unit IC: International Workplace and Work Equipment Safety
    Includes: General Workplace Issues, Principles of Fire and Explosion, Workplace Fire Risk Assessment, Storage, Handling and Processing of Dangerous Substances, Work Equipment, Machinery Safety, Mechanical Handling, Electrical Safety, Safety in Construction and Demolition, Environmental Pollution and Waste Management.
  • Unit ID: International Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice

You must complete all units within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH International Diploma qualification.


Entry Requirement

Previous health and safety qualifications, such as a NEBOSH Certificate, are strongly recommended before embarking on the NEBOSH Diploma course. 


Units IA, IB and IC of the NEBOSH International Diploma are each assessed via one three-hour written examination. Unit ID is assessed via a written assignment of approximately 8,000 words.

Exams are held in July and January each year. RRC Middle East offer exams in Bahrain and Dubai. If you are looking to take exams elsewhere RRC UK can arrange for exams to be taken in over 80 countries worldwide. See here for information on RRC UK's NEBOSH Diploma courses.

Many of our trainers are also NEBOSH examiners, so they're well placed to provide advice and guidance throughout your course.



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Full Course: 475 hours

  • Core Skills: 19 hours
  • Unit A: 170 hours
  • Unit B: 115 hours
  • Unit C: 115 hours
  • Unit D: 56 hours


  • AED 5,995 + NEBOSH fees, total AED 8,275
  • BD 595 + NEBOSH fees, total BD 830

Exams in Dubai, and Manama

Other exam venues see RRC UK here


Dates and Fees:

Bahrain: (BD 2,350)

  • Unit IA: 15-19 March 2015
  • Unit IB: 24-28 May 2015
  • Unit IC: 18-22 Oct 2015


  • Unit IA: 23-27 Nov 2014, 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2014
  • Unit IB: 22-26 Feb 2015 , 1-5 March 2015
  • Unit IC: 06-10 Sept 2015, 13-17 Sept 2015

Dubai:  (AED 22,500)

  • Unit IA: 22-26 March 2015
  • Unit IB: 10-14 May 2015
  • Unit IC: 25-29 Oct 2015

 Please note that those are the training dates each unit will have an additional exam day.

Prices include exam fees



Full Course: 15 days (3 weeks) plus 350 hours private study

  • Unit IA: 5 days (1 week) plus 135 hours private study
  • Unit IB: 5 days (1 week) plus 80 hours private study
  • Unit IC: 5 days (1 week) plus 80 hours private study
  • Unit ID: 55 hours private study


Dates and Fees:

Bahrain: (BD 4,200)

  • Unit IA: 12-16 Oct 2014 , 16-20 Nov 2014, 07-11 Dec 2014 
  • Unit IB: 08-12 Feb 2015, 01- 05 Mar 2015
  • Unit IC: 07-11 Aug 2015, 20-24 Sep 2015


Full Course: 35 days (7 weeks) plus 225 hours private study

  • Unit IA: 15 days (3 weeks) plus 70 hours private study
  • Unit IB: 10 days (2 weeks) plus 50 hours private study
  • Unit IC: 10 days (2 weeks) plus 50 hours private study
  • Unit ID: 55 hours private study

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