National DIPLOMA in OSH

NEBOSH National Diploma in OSH (Level 10 (SQA)

Course Introduction
Professional Body Memberships
Entry Requirements
Course Duration
Cost for local students :
Cost of course delivered in Rodrigues
Cost for International students for studies in Mauritius
Cost of studies organised in countries outside Mauritius

Course Introduction
The NEBOSH National Diploma is a prestigious and demanding professional qualification for those wanting to forward their career in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. Now firmly established as the UK’s leading qualification for health and safety professionals, the NEBOSH Diploma is rapidly being recognised internationally as the standard for health and safety professionals.
This course is designed for those who want to pursue their studies in the exciting field of occupational safety and health. Holders of this prestigious qualification have a wide choice of options. They can either works as Health and Safety managers or Health and Safety Consultants or they can choose to directly enroll on a MSC course in either Law or Environment in many British Universities. Ideally, students should have passed the NEBOSH NGC.

The course deals with the following Units:
Unit A (Management Of Health And Safety), Unit B (Hazardous agents in the workplace) Unit C ( Workplace and work equipment) and Unit D (a Mandatory assignment).

Professional body memberships

Successful completion of the NEBOSH Diploma qualifies for membership of IOSH (at Grad IOSH level) and the IIRSM (at Associate Membership level) subject to meeting the post-qualification experience requirements.


The NEBOSH Diploma provides the perfect basis for you to progress onto an MSc. Several Universities will accept holders of the NEBOSH National Diploma onto the final year of their Masters Programmes.

Entry Requirements
For the NEBOSH Diploma in OSH , the minimum requirements are either the NEBOSH NGC or equivalent or a Degree or Diploma with relevant experience

Course Duration
The NEBOSH National Diploma in OSH , can be completed in TWO or THREE Semesters depending on the time available to students for study.

Examinations are held twice a year in January and July


Unit A: Management of Health & Safety (188 hrs) Unit B: Hazardous Agents in the workplace (115 hrs) Unit C: Workplace & Work Equipment Safety (120 hrs)
1 Principles of H& Safety Management Managing Occupational health Workplace welfare requirements & specific workplace issues
2 Principles of health & safety law Identification, assessment & evaluation of hazardous substances Fire & Explosion
3 Criminal Law Control of hazardous substances Workplace Fire Risk Assessment
4 Civil Law Monitoring & measuring of hazardous substances Storage, etc of Hazardous substances
5 Loss causation & incident investigation Biological Agents Work Equipment
6 Measuring & reviewing health & safety performance Noise & Vibration Workplace machinery
7 Assessment & evaluation of risk Radiation Mobile, lifting, access and work at height equipment
8 Risk Control Psychological Agents Electrical safety
9 Organisational Factors Mental ill-health and dealing with violence & aggression at work Construction and works of a temporary nature – hazards & controls
10 Human Factors Musculoskeletal risk control Workplace Transport & Managing work-related road risk
11  The role of health & safety practitioner Work environment risks & control

(i) Cost for local students :
The All Inclusive MQA-Approved Cost consisting of Tuition materials, tutorial sessions, NEBOSH registration and exam fees, MES fees, etc for UNIT A, UNIT B and UNIT C is Rs 200,000.00/-

(ii) Cost of course delivered in Rodrigues
The cost of tuition materials, tutorial sessions, NEBOSH registration and exam fees, MES fees for UNIT A, UNIT B and UNIT C is Rs 200,000.00/-.

The delivery of the programme will include 4 one-week full-time attendance courses for units A,B,C and D respectively.  This will involve an additional cost of Rs 25,000 over and above the normal fee of Rs 200,000/- to cater for Air ticket boarding & loading, etc of lecturers in Rodrigues.

(iii) Cost for International  for students for studies in Mauritius

The cost of studies for students coming from abroad (Africa, Europe, Asia, etc) inclusive of tuition materials, tutorial sessions, NEBOSH registration and exam fees, MES fees, etc works to USD 6,500 /-.

The estimated cost of boarding and lodging will be USD 7000/- for a course duration of 14 months.  The cost of air ticket and associated expenses are not included above.

(iv) Cost of studies organised in countries outside Mauritius
The All-inclusive cost of tuition materials, tutorial sessions, NEBOSH registration and exam fees, MES fees, and cost of ticket, boarding and lodging for course tutors works out to USD 6850/- and the minimum batch size will be 10 students, payable in advance through bank transfer.

Financing facilities for Mauritian students
Student loans are available from many commercial banks – the loans becoming payable after completion of studies at reduced interest rates. Typically, for a loan of Rs 260,000.00, a student will pay monthly installments of Rs 5,000/- or Rs 3,500/- per month depending on the repayment time being 5 or 10 years. The advantage of this option is that you can pay the loan from income derived by working as a Safety Manager. Contact your local Bank for more details.