Are you ready to take your career in health and safety to the highest level and become a Practitioner? If you have completed the NEBOSH Certificate and you want to progress, the NEBOSH Diploma has the reputation as the best qualification to complete. The NEBOSH Diploma will help you develop your professional competence so you are confident to make the right decisions and meet company objectives. So if this is your career goal and you are ready for the NEBOSH Diploma, the next question is, how much is it?
I will cover the typical costs of the NEBOSH Diploma that you can expect. I will also review key aspects of the course worth considering when deciding how much you are prepared to pay.
So how much is the NEBOSH Diploma?
A quick answer is typically anything from £1200 for an online/distance learning course. Check with your course provider for local currencies. Do not be put off by the price of the NEBOSH Diploma; it is a degree level qualification. If you are considering a classroom course, the cost will typically be much higher. As you do your research, prices will vary dramatically. Therefore, it is important that you find out from potential providers the type of learning experience they can offer you. So, when you ask for the price of the NEBOSH Diploma, the next question is what do I get for my money?
What can I expect from the course for my money?
As you are committing to this first class health and safety qualification, I would strongly recommend you find out exactly what each course provider includes in the price. I will highlight important factors to consider when you are deciding which the best course provider to study with, is. This is a big commitment so you need to understand what the learning experience will look like and if it is right for you to succeed in the NEBOSH Diploma.
Important factors that influence the price and your learning experience:
- The method that you study the NEBOSH Diploma: online or classroom
- The amount of tutor and study support
- The level of exam preparation
- Learning resources and how long you can access them for
- Additional costs: exam fees and extending online course access, webinars etc.
This is the biggest influencer of the price. I will review the key factors of an online course.
NEBOSH Diploma online/distance/ elearning – what's included in the price?
Online learning offers convenience, which is so important in our busy lives today. If you cannot commit to a class-based course of 6 weeks over a year, online or distance learning is a flexible and very popular solution.
Online NEBOSH Diploma experience questions to ask
When you are researching NEBOSH Diploma online prices published on provider websites, make sure you contact each one to find out in detail what is included. This will influence the quality of your online learning experience.Effective studying with the best resources and tutor support will deliver a successful result. You can then decide if this suits your way of learning so you can pass your NEBOSH Diploma. Ask about:
- Tutor and study support: how much NEBOSH Diploma tutor support do I get and how can I access it? Can I interact with other NEBOSH Diploma learners online?
- Exam preparation: can I answer exam questions and do practice exams that are marked with feedback? Are there revision webinars?
- Learning resources: is there plenty of multimedia and interactive activities? How long can you access the course for?
Ask for a trial of the online NEBOSH Diploma course. This is the best way for you to judge its quality and if it is right for you.
Additional costs such as NEBOSH exams for online
In a classroom course, the cost of the exams is usually included in the course price but do check. For online courses, NEBOSH Diploma exams are an additional cost. So you will need to factor this cost in when the time comes to register for it.
Ask the course provider the cost for each NEBOSH exam. There are three written exams and one assessment. The cost for each of the three written exams (Units A, B and C) will cover NEBOSH’s fee of £83 and the provider’s fee of hosting the exam. Typically, one NEBOSH Diploma exam will cost around £125 at a registered venue in the United Kingdom (UK).
You can take a NEBOSH exam almost anywhere in the world. The cost of the NEBOSH Diploma exams will vary dependent on the country and city in which you choose to take it. You will need to research which providers offer a registered exam venue near your preferred location and find out the price directly from the course provider.
NEBOSH Diploma classroom – what is included in the price?
A classroom course of the NEBOSH Diploma will be more expensive. Reasons for this include the benefit of a structured 6 weeks’ dedicated to studying with NEBOSH tutors’ knowledge and experience on hand.
Classroom NEBOSH Diploma questions to ask
To help you decide if the course provider’s NEBOSH Diploma is worth the price, find out about:
- Training experience – what is a typical day in the class like - filled with discussions, case studies, group exercises? You don’t want to be paying to sit through endless PowerPoint slides with no interaction. How many tutors will you have and what are their qualifications and experience?
- What additional resources are included for example, webinars, the course materials and supplementary study guides
- Practical class course details: how often is the course run? typical number of learners in the group, location of the venue, parking, quality lunch and refreshments.
For classroom learning, please bear in mind additional costs, which may include travel, parking and potentially accommodation if the venue is too far for you to commute to each day
What is the value of the NEBOSH Diploma?
The value is HUGE.
It will probably be the best investment in your career you will make. Once you have completed the Diploma, your knowledge and expertise will be in great demand by employers, all over the world. Companies that employ this high level of professional competence know they can rely on an invaluable level of expertise to make a positive change. Advantages of investment in the NEBOSH Diploma include:
- Significant career boost: the NEBOSH Diploma is probably one of the few qualifications that will dramatically transform your career and opportunities. Holding a NEBOSH Diploma can increase your salary by 16% based on NEBOSH research.
- Strategic expertise to offer your company: you will be much better equipped to make effective decisions and contribute to strategic planning within your company.
- Confidence to apply practical skills: the syllabus covers the skills that are essential to health and safety professionals. NEBOSH Diploma graduates are much more self-assured to use their in-depth knowledge effectively in their role.
How can I pay for the NEBOSH Diploma?
There is a big time and cost demand for this level of qualification but the rewards for your career are very high. First, find out if your employer will finance your NEBOSH Diploma. For more information on highlighting the company benefits of a NEBOSH Diploma contact your course provider.
If you have to self-fund your NEBOSH Diploma, ask course providers about payment plans. One option is to pay for each of the three Units A, B and C separately and spread the payment as you work through and pass each Unit.
Whatever course provider and method you choose, make sure you have an interesting and positive learning experience that will lead to success. At Astutis, you are guaranteed to benefit from the following learning tools and resources in whatever learning method you choose so you can pass:
- Ongoing tutor support
- 12 revision and DNI webinars
- Discussion forums to connect with Diploma learners and tutors
- Plenty of exam practice
- Exams held across the UK are guaranteed