The New NEBOSH Diploma FAQ

How does it affect me?

There are lots of changes happening with NEBOSH courses at the minute. SHEilds are receiving a lot of questions about how the changes will affect the students. We have put together a list of questions and answers to make it easier for students to understand the changes. This page will be updated with new questions and answers as we receive them.

New vs Old IDIP

New Vs old

The International Diploma course will be available to study from June 2021 with the National Diploma course following soon after.

Yes, however, you will need to re-register with NEBOSH onto this new syllabus, which will incur a new enrolment fee of £60, please speak to your course advisor about this.

No, you can continue to study as you are and sit the examinations as normal twice a year in January and July, for Unit DNI submissions, the dates will be February, May, August, and November. The examinations will continue to be available until May 2026 for DNI and July 2026 for units A, B & C

You will be given the option to move over to the new syllabus.

Unfortunately not, there are no exemptions for the new examination format.

No, existing customers will not be charged for moving over to the new NEBOSH Diploma course, however, your remaining course access duration will remain the same.

The new NEBOSH exam fees are GBP £130 per Unit (3 x units = £390), plus a GBP £60 registration fee.

The examinations are in an open book style and can be taken in your own home or workplace.

The new syllabus is made up of 3 units, the DNI unit has been removed from the new syllabus, the assessment is reduced to:

ID/ND1 Assignment – approximately 60 hours
ID/ND2 Case study – approximately 40 hours
ID/ND3 Case study – approximately 40 hours

Unit Assessment Release Date Completion Deadline
Unit ID1 8th Sep 2021 20th Oct 2021
Unit ID2 10th Nov 2021 8th Dec 2021
Unit ID3 13th Jan 2022 10th Feb 2022

Yes, you are expected to have completed the NEBOSH NG or IG certificate qualifications prior to enrolling onto the new NEBOSH Diploma course, you will be tested on this in the new examinations.

For more information on the new NEBOSH Diploma in occupational health and safety for professional’s qualification: click here or email