NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate

Manage, assess and reduce your company's impact on the environment with the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate. Discover how to implement and manage environmental management systems (EMS) to achieve environmental excellence.

What is the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate?

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The brand new NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate brings your environmental controls to the forefront, giving them both urgency and priority.

It was developed by leading health and safety professionals and environmental experts, who developed extensive research to create relevant and transferrable course content.

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate course content is globally relevant and environmentally proactive. It supports every workplace and worker to be environmentally observant, and work with ethical, fiscal and legal awareness.

 

According to NEBOSH research, two-thirds of health and safety practitioners now have environmental management as part of their overall day-to-day responsibilities at work.

Possessing the skills delivered in the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate (EMC) will give you life-long environmental assessment and management qualities, and will help businesses to meet the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard.

Who is the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate for?

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is for managers, supervisors, and employees. It's a qualification for people who want:

  • A meaningful understanding of what environmental management is
  • Greater environmental and social responsibilities at work
  • An Environment Management System and process fit for a sustainable world, that improves reputation, grows profits and makes a positive ethical impact
  • A sharp focus on controlling the risk, hazards and harm with environmental controls

If you're striving for sustainability, taking responsibility for your use of raw materials, transport and energy, by reducing your organisation's waste and emissions, the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate will give you a blueprint to act with environmental integrity. 

What's in the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate syllabus?

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate has two units and key focuses, environmental management and assessing environmental aspects and associated impacts

Within the units are nine chapters to work through, that give you a rigorous understanding of environmental management and assessment. 

1) Foundations in environmental management

2) Environmental management systems

3) Assessing environmental aspects and impacts 

4) Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies 

5) Control of emissions to air 

6) Control of environmental noise

7) Control of contamination of water sources 

8) Control of waste and land use

9) Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency

What are the benefits of the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate?

  • Understand a range of environmental issues so that you can improve environmental performance and reduce harm
  • Work within an environmental management system and contribute to continual improvement
  • Recognise environmental aspects and associated impacts, and evaluate the effectiveness of existing controls
  • Support decision-making with ethical, legal and financial arguments
  • Understand the links between your organisation’s activities and wider environmental issues

 

What outcomes can you expect from the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate?

On completion of the course, you will return to work with the ability to:

  • Justify environmental management in the workplace
  • Recognise which workplace activities may be subject to environmental legislation or enforcement
  • Assess environmental aspects and impacts, and evaluate existing controls
  • Support environmental emergency planning
  • Understand the importance of reducing environmental harm
  • Outline the issues associated with waste and its management
  • Explain the pros and cons of various energy sources and how to use them more efficiently

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How could environmental incidents affect your business? chevron

Poor environmental management and assessment come at a cost for businesses, putting your reputation and profits at stake. Conflict with residents, prosecution and claims, plus the cost of clean ups, are all business risks if your processes don't incorporate environmental assessments and controls. 

What is an EMS? chevron

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is an environmental performance framework that monitors the impact your business makes on the environment and shows you how to make improvements. 

How long is the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate course? chevron

To earn the qualification, you will be expected to attend 34 hours with a trainer and 25 hours of private study.

How is the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate assessed? chevron

The eight-hour assessment comprises of an open book exam (Unit EMC1) and assessed assignment (Unit EMC2). 

In the five-hour exam, you respond to a scenario and answer theoretical and practical questions covered in the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate course content.

The three-hour assignment asks you to assess environmental aspects and impacts in your workplace or a place of work you can visit.

You're assessed based on your ability to demonstrate awareness of environmental issues, plus recognise, explain, discuss and plan strategies to manage environmental factors, creating positive ethical and fiscal outcomes, that benefit your business.

When do you get the results of the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate assessment? chevron

Check your examination entry confirmation paperwork for the specific date, but your results will always arrive within 50 days of submitting your exam and practical assessment. 

NEBOSH Environmental Certificate Dates

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    • Day 1
      28th February 2022
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
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      1st March 2022
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    • Day 3
      7th March 2022
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 4
      8th March 2022
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
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      11th March 2022
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
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    • Day 1
      5th September 2022
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 2
      6th September 2022
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 3
      7th September 2022
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 4
      8th September 2022
      9:00AM - 16:30PM
    • Day 5
      9th September 2022
      9:00AM - 16:30PM