NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate


The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is designed to cover the practical issues of managing risks related to the environment.

By taking a risk management approach to environmental issues you can help to prevent environmental incidents from occurring, while also planning better control of wider environmental issues such as pollution, efficient energy usage, and environmental emergencies.

As such the certificate is designed to provide a broad understanding of the environmental issues that affect workplaces, and enable efficient management of risks. As well as covering a range of workplace environmental hazards, impacts and methods of control, it includes the UK, EU and international references relating to the management of environmental risks.

Unit EC1
Managing and control of environmental hazards
Unit EC2
Environmental practical application
Study Time
5 days + Self-study time + optional exam tutorial
Available Learning Routes
Classroom Course, In-House

This course is designed for people throughout the world who understand the growing importance of holding a recognised and respected environmental management qualification. This is an extremely useful course for managers, supervisors and worker representatives responsible for environmental strategies and reviews.

Aside from a suitable standard of English there are no requirements for this course.

This qualification covers a range of topics including:

Element 1
Foundations in environmental management
Element 2
Environmental management systems
Element 3
Environmental impact assessments
Element 4
Controls of emissions to air
Element 5
Control of contamination of water resource
Element 6
Control of waste and land use
Element 7
Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency
Element 8
Control of environmental noise
Element 9
Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies

The qualification is divided into two units, each of which is assessed separately:

Unit EC1 is a two hour long written examination that consists of ten short answer questions, and one long answer question.
Unit EC2 is a practical application of knowledge in the form of an environmental management based review of your workplace presented as a report to management with recommendations on areas that need improvement and how to implement them.

Both units must be successfully completed within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH National Environmental Certificate.

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