Is there funding available for the NEBOSH Diploma?

4 minute read | 16 January 2020 14:02:10 GMT

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Choosing to take your NEBOSH Diploma is a big decision. Before deciding to take this course many people will want to know, is there funding available for the NEBOSH Diploma? Choosing to study this high level course is a big financial commitment, as NEBOSH Diploma fees can seem dauntingly high.

This blog will explain some of the options available to pay for your course. You may find that studying for your Diploma is more achievable than you think!

Speak to your employer

One of the first ports of call for many people when considering how they will fund their NEBOSH Diploma is their employer. Some employers may be willing to meet either some or all of the cost of your qualification, particularly if they can see the benefits that it will bring to their organisation.

NEBOSH Diploma costs can be high so you will need to make it clear to your employer exactly what they will gain through funding you to take this qualification. Come to them with a strong business case, referencing specific areas of the course that you will be able to use to improve your performance in your job. This will help to show the relevance of your new qualification. The post 4 reasons to take the NEBOSH Diploma will give you some benefits of this qualification.

Flexible Payment Plans

Some learning providers may offer flexible payment plans for your course, to help spread the cost.  This will vary from place to place but may involve offers of paying module by module or in a number of instalments. This can make your NEBOSH course fees much more manageable and avoid you having to pay out a big lump sum in one go.

In addition to the financial benefits, studying module by modules offers great flexibility in terms of learning style. If you completed one module in the classroom and found that you didn’t get on with that learning style you could easily switch to online learning, and vice versa.

Make the most of special offers

Throughout the year there may be promotional offers on the cost of the NEBOSH Diploma which could end up saving you a substantial amount of money off the total cost of your course. This could include percentage discounts on the total cost or a set amount that you can deduct from the course fees.

It is always worth having a conversation with your course provider to see if they have any offers running.

External Funding

There are limited options available for external funding in the UK for your NEBOSH Diploma. However there are a few schemes that can, should you meet the entry criteria, help towards your NEBOSH Diploma course cost. React funding in Wales in the UK, is an option if you’ve been made redundant in the past 3 months. 

ELCAS in the UK

If you have served in the UK armed forces, you can also apply for funding through Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits. The amount you will have depends on how long you were in the military for, but you can get up to 80% of your course paid for through Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits. The learning provider you choose to do your NEBOSH Diploma with must be ELCAS accredited.

If you live outside the UK you will need to check with your government if there are any sector specific or regional training funds available.

As you can see, there are a few different options on how to pay for the NEBOSH Diploma. The best option for you will depend on your circumstances. If you think you’re ready to take the next step in your health and safety career download our info pack to find out more about this course. 

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Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE

Lorna is a highly qualified health and safety consultant with over 20 years experience within the field. As a trainer, she delivers tailored in-company training programmes with expertise in construction, renewable energy, banking, and within housing associations and charities. She also provides a wide range of health and safety consultancy services.