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Learners are assessed with a written examination for the taught unit, EC1.   There is also a practical assessment for unit EC2, designed to help you apply your learning at work and add value for your employer.  This must normally be taken within 10 working days of the written examination.

Unit EC1 is assessed by a two-hour written examination. Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. Scripts are marked by competent external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

The aim of the practical application (Unit EC2) is to assess your ability to complete an environmental review of your workplace and prepare a report to management with recommendations and improvements.

The review and report should clearly identify:

  • The nature and location of each environmental issue
  • The degree of risk associates with the environmental issue
  • Preventative and protective environmental measures already in place
  • the remedial actions, where appropriate, with relevant prioritisation

The practical examination is internally assessed by the learning partner and will be marked by an experienced and qualified environmental professional.

Students will be awarded a unit certificate for each unit passed. Once a learner has successfully completes both units (EC1 and EC2), the overall qualification parchment will be issued.

Pass Standards

  • Unit EC1: 45 marks
  • Unit EC2: 60 marks

The qualification grade is based on the result from Unit IG1

  • Distinction: 75 marks or higher
  • Credit: 65-74 marks
  • Pass: 45-64 marks

You can however choose to resit EC1 even if you have passed to improve your grade.