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Diploma in Occupational Health Practice (DipOHPrac)

The Faculty has launched a new Diploma in Occupational Health Practice, which aims to enable health professionals to demonstrate a solid grounding in the core principles of Occupational Health. As a practitioner, successfully completing the qualification will also ensure you are familiar with the common language of the specialty.

The program offers flexibility to clinicians enabling them to work at their own pace, as the MCQ exam and the Portfolio assessment can be taken at different times. Both parts must be completed and passed within a five-year period.

Find an approved course centre
Candidates are required to attend a FOM approved DipOHPrac training course before applying for the examination. Please contact the training centres directly using the information in the table below.

Location Contact Telephone Email
Healthwork Ltd Manchester Lucy Connell

 

01618319701

 

LConnell@healthworkltd.com

 

TOPHS Ltd Nottingham Jo Dodsworth 0115 837 3650 dipoccmed@tophs.co.uk
The At Work Partnership Ltd

In conjunction with:

London Centre for Work and Health

Conferences Manager

 

 

Dr Vaughan Parsons

020 8344 2328

 

 

 

07715 897 633

conferences@atworkpartnership.co.uk

 

 

 

vaughan.parsons@gstt.nhs.uk

Please note
This qualification is currently open to Registered Nurses only. It is hoped the course will be open to other registered health care professionals in the near future. In order to qualify for the DipOHPrac certification by FOM, candidates must complete an approved DipOHPrac training course and complete both the MCQ and the Oral portfolio assessment within a five-year period.  The qualification is not recordable with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and will not enable the use of the title Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Occupational Health (SCPHN OH).

Examinations

Detailed information about the format of the examination can be found in the DipOHPrac Regulations.

Examination fees

2023 Dates for the Diploma in Occupational Health Practice are:

Tuesday, 9th May 2023 – (MCQ ) Online Exam

Wednesday 10th May 2023 (Oral/Viva) – Online Exam

Thursday 11th May 2023 (Oral/Viva) – Online Exam

Further guidance for the MCQ exam can be downloaded here.

Further guidance relating to the Viva examination can be downloaded here.

Registration for the May 2023 exams will open at 9.00am on Monday 23rd January 2023 and close at 5.00pm on Monday 13th March 2023.

Please note that there are limited spaces for these exams and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Only complete applications will be booked successfully.

All Diploma exams for the foreseeable future are scheduled to take place online. The MCQ examinations will be held in partnership with TestReach. Oral/Viva examinations will be held via MS Teams.

If you would like to enter into this examination, please log in to the members’ area and follow the ‘Exams’ link.   If you are applying for the Portfolio Examination please ensure you are using the current template. Ensure the application is complete and apply early during the booking period. If places fill-up still apply online as we do our best to meet demand. A ‘waiting list’ allocates places in order of application. Please note that if an examination is not available on the list it means that applications are not open at this time.

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Portfolio Template