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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

NEBOSH Environmental Certificate courses are available in London, Birmingham, Manchester and cities across the UK.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is designed to provide a sound foundation in environmental management knowledge and practice.

The course is designed for managers, supervisors and employees, who have responsibility for managing environmental issues as part of their day-to-day work. The qualification focuses on international environmental management systems such as ISO 14001, pollution control, energy and waste management.

The syllabus is divided into two assessed units:

EC1 - taught unit

EC2 - practical assessment unit

A certificate is awarded for successful completion of each unit.

This course is fully inclusive of:-
• Five days course tuition
• Course materials and NEBOSH fees
• Exam fees, Registration Certificate
• Written and practical examinations

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is accepted by CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) for meeting its membership requirements for its Technician Membership grade (TechCIWEM).

Learning Objectives

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management will benefit companies who are seeking in implement effective environmental management systems, ensuring that line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of managing environmental risk. This qualification is relevant to all industry sectors.

The course covers the practical issues of managing environmental risk, taking a risk management approach based on best practices and international standards, including:
• Environmental Management Systems and Impact Assessments
• Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency
• Control of pollution – air, water and land
• Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies


No previous environmental management knowledge is required but candidates should note the assessment includes a workplace assignment.

Course Content

Unit EC1 Management and control of environmental hazards
• Foundations in environmental management
• Environmental management systems
• Environmental impact assessments
• Control of emissions to air
• Control of contamination of water resources
• Control of waste and land use
• Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency
• Control of environmental noise
• Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies


Unit EC2 Environmental practical application
Environmental practical assessment usually in delegates’ own work place

Exams & Certification

Unit EC1 is a taught unit assessed by a two-hour written examination taken on the final day of the course.

The examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory.   Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

Unit EC2 requires the candidate to carry out an environmental review of a workplace or organisation and produce a justified action plan to improve performance.  The practical application is internally assessed by the course provider and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

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