International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (3-Units)

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International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (3-Units)

International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety


This Diploma-level qualification, SCQF Level 10, is designed for Health & Safety Professionals is rated as Bachelor’s Degree level program and also an equivalent of a post-graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and therefore accepted for enrollment in a Master Degree program in Occupational Health and Safety globally.

Prerequisite: Nebosh International General Certificate in OHS or Equivalent



Fire Safety, Oil & Gas Safety, Process Safety Management, Leadership Excellence, Environment Certificate, Int’l Environmental Diploma or MSc/ MRes in OHS or Env. Mgt



Nigerian Learner



Nigerian Learner



Nigerian Company


EXAM FEE: £300

Resit Fee Per Unit:

Internal: (£350)

External: (£350)

DI1 26TH FEB - 8TH MAR 2024 13TH MAR 2024 12TH APR 2024
DI2 29TH APR - 8TH MAY 2024 15TH MAY 2024 30TH MAY 2024
DI3 30TH JUN – 10TH JUL 2024 17TH JUL 2024    31ST JUL 2024
DI1 26TH AUG - 6TH SEP 2024 11TH SEP 2024    9TH OCT 2024
DI2 28TH OCT - 6TH NOV 2024 13TH NOV 2024    27TH NOV 2024
DI3 2ND – 11TH DEC 2024 15TH JAN 2025    29TH JAN 2025
*Please also note that additional Fees will be charged for shipping hardcopy course materials to your location.


CLOSING DATE : 21 days before EXAM DATE

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Thank you, our esteemed learner, for choosing Safeguard for your Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) exceptional learning experience. We are the leading global learning partner of the UK National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). We offer a total of 17 NEBOSH courses making us the largest NEBOSH Learning Partner and qualifications provider in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Safeguard is also among the top 10 NEBOSH Learning Partner globally, with over 85% pass rate in examinations. We also offer, the UK CQI-IRCA Approved, Lead Auditor courses and company certifications in 7 standards in partnership with TVE International Academy (ATP: 6023829). We are Africa’s largest QHSE training solutions provider, facilitator, and consultants since 1999. We welcome you to be part of our success story.


NEBOSH qualifications with high pass rate globally are provided by Safeguard, a NEBOSH Accredited Learning Partner 1332 with silver status. You can part of our NEBOSH Diploma Physical classroom training or preferably join the Virtual Classes from any location in the world. You can also write your Scenario-based case study open book exam and Practical Assignment from the comfort of your home or your workplace without the need to travel out of your location. 

The Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals gives you the knowledge and skills you will need to perform as a leading health and safety professional of the future. You will gain confidence in your capabilities to recognize and solve everyday health and safety issues and take opportunities for improvement. This advanced international health and safety qualification will support your academic and career progression. This qualification is a perfect choice for anyone who aspires to make health and safety their career. Building upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH International General Certificate. This is a replacement qualification for the NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. The NEBOSH Diploma is rated as Degree level program and also an equivalent of a post-graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and therefore accepted for enrollment in a master’s degree program in Occupational Health and Safety globally.

The NEBOSH International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Professional is a highly valued and recognized health and safety qualification globally. It has become the highest requirement for high-flying local and international qualification for health and safety professionals. With the NEBOSH OHS International Diploma, you have greatest opportunities to work for not only multi-national and trans-national organizations but also to seek employment opportunities globally in any country of your choice.


The Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals 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.


This qualification will help you build confidence in your capabilities. Through your studies, you will develop the knowledge and skills to: 

  • advise on the types of legislation likely to apply, the relevance of ILO and non-government bodies’ guidance and possible enforcement actions.
  • 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 organizational health and safety competence.
  • manage contractors and supply chains to ensure compliance with health and safety standards.


This advanced international health and safety qualification will support your academic and career progression. Success will mean you: 

  • Gain health and safety skills and knowledge that are relevant in many different sectors operating across the globe.
  • Develop professional skills so you can lead and influence health and safety issues at all levels.
  • Hold a qualification that is recognized and respected internationally by employers and your peers.
  • Meet the academic requirements to apply for membership of numerous professional bodies. 
  • Achieve a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study.
  • Can use the designatory letters IDipNEBOSH.
  • Are eligible to become a member of the NEBOSH Alumni.


This qualification has been developed with experts for experts and offers employers real benefits. NEBOSH Diploma holders can help to: 

  • Build in-house health and safety expertise 
  • Develop a safer workplace 
  • Improve safety culture 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to health and safety, which can ultimately help win business How is it assessed?


Safeguard strongly insist that only learners who have undertaken and are successful in the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety should enroll for diploma program. The syllabus assumes that learners will have this level of prior learning.

It is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language to 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 IELTS tests.


A break-down of the notional learning hours is given in the following tables

International Diploma Recommended      
Unit Prefix Taught hours Recommended self-study hours Assessment time Total hours
Unit DI1 71 58 60 189
Unit DI2 60 45 40 145
Unit DI3 54 41 40 135
Qualification 185 144 140 469


The assessments focus on the application of knowledge to help you prepare for the health and safety tasks faced in the workplace. All assessments can be completed remotely i.e., do not require you to attend an invigilated examination venue.

Assessment Format

The qualification units are assessed in the following way:

 DI1 – Know – workplace health and safety principles  Assignment - workplace-based tasks together with simulations and reflective statements and a research topic
 DI2 – Do – controlling workplace health issues  Scenario-based case study
 DI3 – Do – controlling workplace safety issues  Scenario-based case study

You will have the following time periods to complete each assessment:

Unit Format Time Periods
Unit DI1 Assignment 4 weeks (20 working days)
Unit DI2 Case Study 2 weeks (10 working days)
Unit DI3 Case Study 2 weeks (10 working days)

You will be sent instructions on how to download the assessment paper and uploadyour completed work once you have been registered for each assessment.

Assessment Release and Submission

The release date is the date that you will be able to download the assessment paper and start work on your assessment. Your completed assessment must then be uploaded/submitted to NEBOSH by the date specified.

Once you have submitted your assessment for marking, you will be required to go through a ‘post assessment interview’ with your Learning Partner. In addition, each assessment will be submitted to anti-plagiarism software to help identify possible cases of plagiarism/malpractice.

Assessment Results

You will receive your results 50 working days after the submission date for your assessment. A unit certificate will be issued 20 working days after the notification date for each successful unit. 

Once you have passed all three-unit assessments (ID1/ID2/ID3) your combined percentage mark will give your overall grade for the qualification (Distinction/Credit/Pass).

Distinction: 226 or higher
Credit: 196 – 225
Pass: 150 – 195

A qualification parchment will be issued 20 working days after the results notification date for the third successful unit.  


As the syllabuscontent and assessment formats have changed,it will not be possibleto transfer between specifications. If you wish to do this, you must enroll onto the new specification and take all unit assessments for this specification.


 You may re-sit a unit assessment if: 

  • you achieved a ‘Pass’ in a unit that is five or more years old and you need it to achieve the qualification;
  • you are ‘Referred’ (i.e., don’t pass); or
  • you want to retake a Unit to get a higher grade.

There is no limit to the number of times you can re-sit unit(s) within the five-year period. Re-sit marks are not capped. If you want to try to improve your grade in a Unit, you need to tell Nebosh in writing within 20 working days of the declaration date of your successful unit.


You will have five years to complete your qualification. The five-year period starts from the date you passed your first successful unit (we call this the ‘declaration date’). Any unit that is five or more years old will not count towards the qualification and you will need to retake the unit(s) if you still want to complete the qualification.


Holders of the NEBOSHInternational Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals may use the designatory letters ‘IDipNEBOSH’ after their name.

In addition, once you have your qualification parchment (have completed the qualification) it is anticipated that you will be able to apply for the following memberships:

Membership body Membership category Designatory letters
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Graduate Member



International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) Full membership



Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

Exemption from sitting the ASP examination

if all other requirements are met

Leads to CSP membership  after completion of relevant assessments


In course of your studies, you’ll be required to participate in various types of formative assessments such as classwork, groupwork and syndicate sessions, DI1/DI2/DI3 OBE take-home assignments. Guidance information and resources that will be helpful to your personal study of this qualification can be gotten from the Resources Section of this qualification on the NEBOSH DI Webpage:


As a NEBOSH accredited Learning Partner, we are mandated to make you fully aware of current student terms and conditions and assessment policies to promote transparency and provide a fair assessment to all students. The NEBOSH Student Terms and Conditions, Policy and Procedures for Access Arrangements, Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration and Malpractices Policy and other relevant polices are available for students to download from the ‘Policies’ section of NEBOSH website:

Nigeria Learner Amount

Physical: ₦400,000

Virtual: ₦300,000

Corporate: ₦450,000

Oversee Learner Amount

Physical: £300

Virtual: £300

Distance: £575

Corporate: £300

Payment and Registration

Cash payment is not allowed. Payment in any convenient installment is allowed starting with a minimum of 50% of the total training fees before receipt of training materials, however candidate must complete payment in full 21 days before the first selected exam date. All payment shall be made by bank payment or by using the Paystack Payment App on-line by visiting Payment can also be by cheque made in favor of Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited. See bank details below:

Card payment can be made via Flutterwave Safeguard payment App Link:

Once payment is confirmed, you will receive an acknowledgment including an e-receipt and other details about the training including the training materials.

Traning Locations:

You can join our Nebosh Virtual Classroom from any location in the world. You can also write your Open Book Practical-based Exam at any location globally.

Currently our Physical Class usually hold in Lagos and Port Harcourt (Nigeria) as indicated below:

  • Port Harcourt Training Center: #6C, Forces Avenue, Old G.R.A Port Harcourt, Before SPAR Back Gate.
  • Lagos Training Center: #7, Acme Road, Off Agidingbi Road, Ogba Industrial Estate, Ikeja, Lagos.

Training Modes

Physical Classroom

  • Safeguard physical classroom study allows you to get away from the distractions from workplaces and homes to enable concentrate on your training until completion.
  • It provides learners a great opportunity to condense their study within the training the days compared to our Distance Learning Program which can be studied over a relatively longer period.
  • Learners also have the option to take the examination within the study period or any other convenient available examination date.
  • The classroom setting allows learners to learn in our safe, quiet, clean multi-media training laboratory, away from the noise and pressures of their work or their homes.
  • Again, learners could be large which allows the classroom environment to provide the important “human touch” that teaches learners how to interact physically with one another in a professional, productive and cooperative way which is often missing in distance learning program.
  • The course fee cover training materials, tutorials, revision class, mock examination, main examination, in addition to tea break and lunch break.

Live Virtual Classroom

  • If you have the time for classroom study but you are not available to join our classroom session due to distance or location, then our Live Virtual Class is your best alternative.
  • Our live virtual class is easy to follow and can be completed within the same time as the physical classroom. Learners can join remotely and learn ‘live’ online with a tutor just as they would in a classroom.
  • You get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like. Our learners can remotely join the virtual class from any location in the world through live video conferencing with the Zoom Technology using a PC, laptop, tablet or a smart phone.
  • Learners are advised to download and install the Zoom application in their devices for this purpose and secure a reliable internet service in advance to enable access to the live virtual class.
  • Throughout the course, learners can see and interact with the tutor and with other learners. Group interaction enhances learning; learners learn from one another as well as from the tutor.
  • Our live virtual class provides practical, flexible and convenient ways of learning, designed to fit around you and your needs.
  • Learners are able to drop questions on the chat box in group or private chat the Tutor and learners can also request to ask questions while the training is going on.
  • Daily take-home assignment will be posted in chat box and on the group WhatsApp which will be reviewed by the tutor at the beginning of each day’s tutorial.
  • There will be workbook and course workbook which will be completed by learners and submitted for tutor’s evaluation.
  • A revision class and a mock examination will be arranged to prepare learners for the final examination.

Tutor-Supported Distance Learning Program

  • Many people today do not want, or are not able, to spend days or weeks in a classroom. In view of this, our distance learning program provides an available alternative learning method.
  • It provides you with a flexible and easily accessible learning solution, you choose the time, place and pace of learning and take control of your learning program.
  • It is tutor-supported package which uses a variety of support mechanisms to ensure that you are fully engaged. It guarantees better understanding of the course contents and encourages group interaction with other learners using the WhatsApp platform which enhances learning.
  • Without compromising on course quality, the distance learning program is our most cost-effective learning method when compared to physical classroom or live virtual classroom.
  • Course materials consist of study notes and workbooks, coursework, brainstorming exercises, media resources and a course textbook.
  • Learners are encouraged to complete the study workbook and coursework and submit to us for marking. At the end, your knowledge and understanding can be formally assessed using a mock examination to prepare learners for the final examination.
  • The course fee covers course materials, exam-fees, tutor support and a distance-learning course license for a maximum of twelve months from the date of issue.
  • Exam can also be attended online. Distant Learning will include a self-study of the course manual by the student. A tutor-based revision will be done with the student for preparation against examination via Zoom video conferencing.
  • Learners are advised to download and install the Zoom technology in their devices for this purpose and secure a reliable internet service in advance to enable access to the tutor-run online live revision.

Corporate Classes

  • Organizations that are sponsoring learners to join our physical classroom, virtual classroom or distance learning program will have to pay the corporate course fees.
  • We can also arrange an executive package for organizations that desire a top-class welfare package for their employees.
  • We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you in the form of in-company training.
  • This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs. The biggest benefit of in-company training is the location.
  • Organizing training off-site can be difficult for some employers, especially if you have a large team to get through a course. On-site training means less travel time and are much more convenient for your employees.
  • Hosting a course, yourself also means last minute changes can be made to attendees. For example, if someone suddenly becomes free to complete some training, at least they will be in the right place already. 
  • You may want to do this so that lessons tie in with your own policies and procedures, or even just change the learning pace to suit your employee's schedules.
  • There are benefits to your business too by hosting training in-house; employees do not have to spend unnecessary time away from their jobs and can instead clock back to work as soon as the training is complete.


  • NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, is an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status. 
  • It offers a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.
  • Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 35,000 candidates annually, with exams taken in over 100 countries around the world.
  • Only well-tutored and prepared delegates succeed in NEBOSH exams, you can take advantage of our well-tailored training materials and tutorials which improves your chances of high success in NEBOSH exams.


  • Our instructors are top indigenous and expatriate professionals who have spent large number of years in industry and are therefore able to temper academic theory with practical experience. They are also acclaimed and renowned with impeccable record and experience spanning several years in Health and Safety industry.
  • With our multi-media training laboratory and our training facilities, we are ever ready to offer you training programs of the highest possible standards and which meet internationally recognized level of performance.
  • Our high pass rate has made us an exceptional NEBOSH Training Center in Africa.
  • Whether you are highly experienced or just taking up a new career in Health and Safety, you can take advantage of our comprehensive tutorial and excellent instructorship which put you at good standing for success in NEBOSH exams.
  • Only well-tutored and prepared delegates succeed in NEBOSH exams.