NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management


This qualification is aimed at Managers, supervisors and employees based in the UK, who have responsibility for managing environment issues, as part of their day to day duties. It focuses on UK law and environmental management systems. It also provides a sound basis for progression on to the NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental management.  It will benefit companies who are seeking to implement effective environmental management systems, ensuring that line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of managing environmental risk and is relevant to all industry sectors.

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

  • 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


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

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

Unit EC1 is a taught unit assessed by a two-hour written examination.

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 normally be completed and returned to the Course Provider by a date determined by them and normally within 14 days of the written examination.  The practical application is internally assessed by the course provider and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

Assessment:           EC1 is assessed by written examination and the EC2 by practical examination.

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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management


Length: 5 Days

Starts: Tue 11 Sep 2018

18th, 25th, September, 2nd & 9th October 2018

Starts: Tue 15 Jan 2019

22nd, 29th January, 5th & 12th February 2019