Environmental Management Certificate

05 Days

Equivalent to 40 hrs.

Rewards Points
750 Points


A globally recognised qualification for those who have Environmental Management responsibilities or anyone wishing to have a career in this area.  The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management covers the principles of environmental management and is relevant for both UK and international markets.

Those who hold the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate are able to help their employers demonstrate environmental excellence and social responsibility, as well avoid prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation. Of international relevance, the qualification provides knowledge and skills to support the introduction and maintenance of the environmental management standard ISO 14001 within your organisation.

This qualification is developed based on extensive research with environmental professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure that they remain relevant, rigorous as well as achievable and practical.

You will be assessed on your ability to apply your skills and knowledge to a wide range of issues and how to deliver positive change to a real workplace.

  • This is a 05-day (40hr) learning event.
  • Start/Finish Times: 09:00am – 17:00pm (each day).
  • Pre-requisite: No previous environmental management knowledge is required but candidates should note the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report in English.

The qualification covers the practical issues of managing environmental risk. The syllabus takes a risk management approach, based around best practice and international industry standards, including:

  • Environmental Management Systems and aspect identification
  • Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency 
  • Control of pollution
  • Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies.

Learners will learn how to carry out an environmental review of the workplace and prepare a report to management regarding the review with recommendations for improvement.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management consists of two units, each separately assessed:

  • EC1: Management and control of environmental hazards 
  • EC2: Environmental practical application

No previous environmental management knowledge is required. Learners should note that the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report.

The syllabus is mapped to the national occupational standard for Environmental Awareness and Management (December 2009), published by Lantra Sector Skills Council. These are maintained on a database which is managed by Skills Development Scotland. www.ukstandards.org.uk/Pages/Search.aspx 

This course is fully recognised by NEBOSH (LP 907).

Unit EC1 is a taught unit assessed by a two-hour written examination. 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. This practical application must be completed and returned to the course provider by a date determined by them and normally within 10 working days of the written examination. The practical application is internally assessed by the course provider and externally moderated by NEBOSH.
A unit certificate is issued denoting successful achievement of each unit. The qualification parchment is issued on successful completion of both units.

In the UK – and, increasingly, worldwide – regulatory accreditation is recognised as a badge of quality, allowing our qualifications to retain their highly regarded professional status.

UK accredited qualifications provide you with certain guarantees that the qualification:

  • Meets specific quality criteria that ensure it is fit for its purpose
  • Includes relevant content
  • Uses appropriate assessment methodology
  • Is mapped to relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS)
  • Is supported by relevant stakeholders including employers

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 9 SCQF credit points.

SCQF Level 6 is comparable to NQF/QCF Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

See the Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries chart issued by the UK regulators.

Where appropriate, the SQA Accreditation logo will appear on certificates awarded for this qualification. The SCQF logo, credit and level information will appear on the unit result notification. Please click here for further information on SCQF credit and levels.

  • Eligible for Associate Membership of IEMA (AIEMA)
  • Eligible for Technician Membership of CIWEM (TechCIWEM)

Valued by Employers
NEBOSH qualifications can play an important part in ensuring that the health and safety provision businesses have in place is effective.  This may explain why so many organisations choose to include NEBOSH qualifications on their competency matrices. 

This qualification is for anyone who needs to gain a sound understanding of the principles of environmental management and is relevant for both UK and international markets.

For some, the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate is a crucial first step towards establishing a lifelong professional career in environmental management. Many who take their Environmental Certificate progress on to a NEBOSH Environmental Diploma.

Around two thirds of health and safety practitioners now have environmental management as part of their overall day-to-day responsibilities at work. The knowledge and understanding gained from the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management can help you if you have these responsibilities.

Course Pre-Requisite

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

What's Included

Comprehensive delegate folder and certificates. Public courses include, lunch, refreshments and our Residential option includes accommodation on the intervening nights of a course, plus dinner and breakfast.

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