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IOSH Services Limited (ISL) study centre

Study online for the IOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health Leadership and Management

IOSH Services Limited (ISL)* is an approved study centre for the IOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health Leadership and Management.

This Bachelor degree-level qualification is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to progress to senior roles in the occupational safety and health (OSH) profession. 

The qualification treats OSH as part of sustainable business practice with a focus on global operations and supply chains.

*IOSH Services Limited (ISL) is IOSH's not-for-profit commercial trading subsidiary. It generates a surplus which is fully gift aided to fund IOSH charitable activities.

How to sign up

Please use our online form to select your preferred start date. We aim to enrol to you to start on your preferred start date but, due to demand, this might not always be possible.

Introductory offer: save £100 off the regular price of £1,895, plus VAT. Limited places available at £1,795, plus VAT.

Offer is subject to availability and for a limited period only. Eligible for start dates before 31 January 2024 only. Product will be available at £1,895, plus VAT after the promotional period ends.

There is an additional courier fee of £20 for textbooks shipped outside of the United Kingdom.

Our customer service team will contact you to take payment and confirm your place.

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Course content

You will learn how to advise and influence senior leaders on business strategy.

  • Advanced occupational safety and health management principles in organisations
  • Occupational safety and health integration within an organisation
  • Leading and influencing in occupational safety and health

You are assessed through three assignments that include a combination of reports and presentations. Tasks are based on your current workplace. This means you and your employer will benefit from your work on the Diploma straight away.

If you do not have a current workplace, it may be possible to base these tasks on a volunteer role or place of study, such as a college or university. Please talk to our customer service team to find out more.

Find out more about what you will learn.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable if you are aged 19 or above and have a:

  • Level 3 OSH qualification, or
  • minimum of 2 years relevant OSH experience.

There are also English language criteria which you can review on the sign-up form.

To study for this qualification, the Awarding Organisation requires you to be an IOSH member. All IOSH memberships, including Student Membership, meet this requirement.

The Diploma offers a route to IOSH Graduate Membership. You are also eligible for membership of the Institute of Leadership (IoL) at a discounted rate.

Mode of study – distance learning

The Diploma is studied by online distance learning through a combination of:

  • e-learning
  • workshops
  • tutorial sessions.

Our course of the IOSH Level 6 Diploma in OSH Leadership and Management takes 400 hours to complete, including 165 hours of guided learning. 

You need to be enrolled on the course for a minimum of two years and maximum of three years.

There are four start dates available throughout the year.


You study for the qualification in a cohort of between six and 12 people, led by a tutor.

You can contact your tutor and they will respond within 48 hours from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (UK time).

You receive a minimum 20 hours of face-to-face support, including:

  • a one-hour induction
  • three workshops, each lasting three-and-a-half hours
  • a one-hour tutorial for each of the three units
  • six hours of additional one-to-one tutor support.

You receive a digital certificate from the IOSH Awarding Organisation on successful completion of the Diploma.

Why choose the ISL study centre?

  • Accessible – you can study online from anywhere in the world.
  • Flexible – most of the course is delivered through e-learning, making it easy to fit around work and other commitments.
  • Fast track – it's a smart and inexpensive way to study at degree level. Successful completion opens up a world of senior OSH roles.
  • Practical and relevant – for the work-based assignments, we encourage you to focus on real issues and make recommendations for change that can be implemented. Your studies make you more valuable to your employer from day one.
  • Assessed as you go - there are no exams, instead our team of assessors mark your submitted reports and presentations
  • Meets the highest standards – successful completion meets the academic requirements for IOSH graduate and technical membership.
  • Make a difference - you are supporting IOSH's vision of a safe and healthy world of work. This qualification is delivered by IOSH Services Limited (ISL), which is wholly owned by IOSH. ISL exists to generate a surplus which is fully reinvested in IOSH's charitable activities.

Further information

Business case brochure

Information for your employer if they are looking to support you on the IOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health Leadership and Management at the ISL study centre.

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This qualification is accredited by the IOSH Awarding Organisation and delivered by IOSH Services Limited (ISL), a commercial subsidiary of IOSH.