NEBOSH International Diploma - IDip


Dubai Blended Learning - Expert teaching from World Class Tutors

  • 3 one-week blocks plus Online study
  • NEBOSH Approved Expert Tutors
  • Hotel Venues with refreshments & lunch included

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  • Everything you need to Pass Your Exam
  • Fully tutor supported from the UK

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The NEBOSH International Diploma (IDip)

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the leading higher level qualification for international health and safety professionals.

Respected internationally by employers worldwide, this is the must-have qualification for those wanting to be a "Safety Professional" and have a high level career in HSE management.

The benefits of holding the NEBOSH International Diploma include:

  • 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
  • Entitled to graduate membership of IOSH (GradIOSH) & full membership of the IIRSM (MIIRSM)
  •  Entry requirement for many safety-related UK Masters programmes
  • Blended Learning

    Combining classroom teaching, delivered by RRC’s expert NEBOSH approved Trainer and directed Online Study

    • Course 3 weeks (5 days for Units IA, IB, IC) + exams
    • Hotel Venue with Refreshments & Lunch Provided
    • Fully tutor Supported directed online study
  • Online

    Flexible interactive online course, available 24/7 worldwide.
    Around 460 hours of study (12-36 months)

    • Fully tutor supported by RRC's expert UK Tutor team
    • Structured Online Course + RRC Textbook to download
    • Exam available throughout the Gulf & Worldwide
  • In-Company

    NEBOSH Diploma Classroom (6-7 Weeks), Blended or Online courses delivered at your company offices worldwide

    • Delivered anywhere in the world
    • Led by fully approved, qualified expert tutors
  • RRC Publications & Revision

    NEBOSH Diploma Textbooks & Revision Guides - Essential guide to prepare for your NEBOSH exam

    • Textbook - Printed in full colour
    • Revision Guide - concise reference combined with exam style questions & answers


  • Start anytime

Blended Learning - Dubai

Please Note there is around 50 Hours of study required before attending each workshop.

  • Unit IB: TBC, 2021
  • Unit IC: 19-23 Apr 20, Exam July 20
  • Unit IA: 8-12 Nov 20, Exam Jan 21

NEBOSH International Diploma

builds on the knowledge gained by studying at NEBOSH Certificate level. It is made up of four units which must be completed within 5 years:

Unit IA: Managing Health and Safety - 188 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

Assessed by a three hour written exam

Unit IB: Hazardous Substances/Agents

- 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

Assessed by a three hour written exam

Unit IC: 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

Assessed by a three hour written exam

Unit DNI: Application of Health and Safety Theory and Practice - 77 hours

A written Assignment set by NEBOSH of approximately 8,000 words in length.

The purpose of this assignment is to assess the practical application of the knowledge and understanding gained from studying Units IA, IB and IC. The assignment will be based around a review of the arrangements for managing health and safety in a workplace and to produce justified, proportionate recommendations to improve health and safety performance.


NEBOSH International Diploma

builds on knowledge that is gained from studying a NEBOSH Certificate, or similar course, and it is highly recommended that such a qualification is gained before starting the

NEBOSH Diploma

For details on the knowledge required prior to starting the NEBOSH Diploma see our Guidance on Direct Entry to the NEBOSH Diploma.

Units IA, IB and IC of the

NEBOSH International Diploma

are each assessed by a three-hour written examination. Unit D is assessed by an 8,000 word work based project.

Exams are held January and July each year

  • RRC Middle East Managed Exam Venues;
    • Bahrain: Manama
    • Kuwait: Safat
    • Oman: Muscat
    • Qatar: Doha
    • Saudi Arabia: Al Khobar, Jeddah, Riyadh
    • UAE: Dubai, Abu Dhabi
  • RRC UK Managed Exam Venues
    • RRC’s London Office can arrange exams in most countries in the world see here for information

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The team is a highly effective mix of academics, practitioners, and consultants with a wide range of experience across all sectors. It is led by a team of experienced HSE practitioners:

  • Hasan Alaradi MSc, RMST, DipSM, CMIOSH, MIIRSM - RRC Director
  • Dr Jim Phelpstead BSc, PhD, CMIOSH – RRC Lead Tutor – Health & Safety
  • John Binns BSc (Hons), MSc, MIEMA – RRC Lead Tutor – Environmental Management

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