NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma

The NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma is an advanced health and safety qualification and is designed to develop your competence in all areas of health and safety to reduce risk in dangerous environments and keep people safe.

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    NEBOSH Astutis LP807

    NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma Course

    The NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals course via eLearning is delivered in association with the accredited learning partner 807, Astutis. The course is an advanced health and safety qualification. The latest course development is designed to give you the knowledge and practical skills in all areas of health and safety, developing your competence and confidence in recognising and solving everyday health and safety issues to reduce risk in dangerous environments and keep people safe.

    Who is the course for?

    The NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals course is perfect for people already working in, or aspiring to work in, health and safety who want to develop their competence. Including:

    • Health and Safety Managers, Advisors, or Officers
    • Compliance Managers
    • Training Coordinators
    • Quality, Risk, and Environmental workers
    • Engineers
    • Consultants
    • Directors

    The course will help occupational health and safety professionals expand their skillset to reduce risk in dangerous environments and keep people safe. Also, they will develop their strategic knowledge to improve health and safety across all elements of their company and provide valuable in-house advice at a senior level.

    Benefits for Employers

    • Protect people from injury and ill health in dangerous environments
    • Drive and influence change with a company-wide health and safety strategy
    • Lead a safety-focused workforce
    • Accelerate your career in health and safety – almost 50% of advertised health and safety roles specifically ask for the NEBOSH Diploma.


    NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma Course Content

    The course content is split into three units covering legislation, hazardous agents, equipment, and workplace safety. It’s assessed with one workplace assignment and two case studies.

    • DN1: Workplace Health and Safety Principles

    This unit provides an in-depth understanding of the key areas for managing health and safety. It covers moral, economic and societal drivers, health and safety law and management systems.

    • DN2: Controlling Workplace Health Issues

    Upon completing this unit, delegates will have gained an in-depth understanding of all major aspects of managing chemical, biological, physical and physiological hazards in the workplace.

    • DN3: Controlling Workplace Safety Issues

    This unit thoroughly explains how to create a safe working environment. It covers welfare, fire, dangerous substances, work equipment, electricity, construction, and transport.

    NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma Assessment

    The NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma is assessed entirely through practical activities and scenario-based questions. Each assessment is completed digitally and submitted to the NEBOSH portal for marking.

    Unit DN1 is assessed with a practical assignment split into two papers:

    • Paper 1: Scenario-based questions
    • Paper 2: Workplace activities, reflective tasks, and a short research project

    NEBOSH recommends you spend around 40 hours on your DN1 assignment. You will have 4 weeks to complete and submit your assignment electronically.

    Units DN2 and DN3 are each assessed with a case study and scenario-based questions. NEBOSH recommends that you spend around 20 hours on each assessment paper. You will have 2 weeks to complete each assessment and submit it electronically.

    NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma Pass Marks

    You must achieve a pass in all three units to obtain your full NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma. Once you’ve passed all units, your grade is calculated by adding up the combined percentage mark for the three units and the following grading boundaries are then applied.

    • Pass 150% -195% marks
    • Credit 196% -255% marks
    • Distinction 256%+ marks


    NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma Course Entry Requirements

    Since the NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma is an advanced qualification, the course assumes a certain level of prior learning, either through experience or completion of the NEBOSH General Certificate. That way, you’ll have the right level of knowledge to meet the demands of the course. Although there are no mandatory qualification entry requirements, you should understand fundamental health and safety principles such as risk assessment, hazard control, accident investigation, and key regulations.

    It is strongly recommended delegates should have either completed the NEBOSH General Certificate or have at least five years of experience working in a health and safety role.

    You’ll also need to have a good level of communication, good writing skills and be able to analyse information and apply it to any given scenario critically.

    NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma via eLearning

    The NEBOSH Level 6 National Diploma eLearning course delivery provides instant and three-year access to your course material. The course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and even includes live tutor support, so you will always have help on hand when you need it.

    • Learners can create a personalised study plan with the Tracksmart tool to check their progress, keep track of their studies and reach the target assessment dates.
    • Learners will encounter tasks throughout the course that motivate them to research to continue their progress. These activities will help them explore external sources and filter out the relevant information to their organisation.
    • Interactive, gamified video challenges will allow learners to apply their new knowledge to various workplace scenarios.
    • Learners can share knowledge and ask for advice in the Forums. This is an incredible tool for study support and networking.

    Course Duration

    • Approx. 475 hours of study (3 years access provided)