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      NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate

      This NEBOSH Level 3 accredited qualification is designed to benefit companies in all industry sectors who are seeking to implement effective environmental management systems and to provide line managers with a sound understanding of the principles of managing environmental risk. 

      What is a Environmental Management Certificate?

      The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is suitable for managers, supervisors and employees who have responsibility for managing environmental issues as part of their work in the UK and/or internationally, focusing on assessing environmental management systems. The syllabus includes UK, EU and international references. The qualification is designed to benefit companies in all industry sectors who are seeking to implement effective environmental management systems and to provide line managers with a sound understanding of the principles of managing environmental risk.

      The new improved syllabus April 2021 has been developed by NEBOSH following extensive consultation with key stakeholders, notably Learning Partners, employers, standards setting organisations, past and present learners and subject experts. 

      Why attend the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate?

      The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate is a crucial first step towards establishing a lifelong professional career in
      environmental management, and gives you an excellent base to progress on to an Environmental Diploma.

      This qualification is used by many organisations to help them achieve and maintain certification against recognised international standards, such as ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, and will significantly improve the skills and knowledge of your team, enabling your organisation to meet its environmental objectives.

      The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate will enable you to understand how to reduce environmental impacts, protecting you from litigation, damaging incidents and loss of reputation.

      What are the differences between the May 2012 and April 2021 specification?

      The syllabus content has been thoroughly researched and checked, and its content has remained broadly the same as the previous specification. This is because the technical content is still in line with current best environmental management practice. However, the assessments have been changed as follows:

      • The previous EC1 structured response examination has been replaced with an open book examination. Learners will be required to review a real-life scenario and answer a number of theoretical and practical questions on environmental management. This gives learners the flexibility to take the examination anywhere in the world, without needing to sit at an examination centre.

      • The previous EC2 risk assessment has been replaced by a more relevant practical assessment, which requires learners to assess environmental aspects and impacts in their chosen workplace.

      What is required for this qualification?

      The standard of English required by learners studying for the EMC must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. 

      Qualification Summary

      NEBOSH qualifications are categorised as ‘Other’ qualifications by SQA Accreditation in Scotland. These are categorised as Vocationally-Related Qualifications (VRQs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. VRQs provide the knowledge and practical skills required for particular job roles through a structured study-based training programme, which combines the assessment of knowledge and understanding in written examinations with practical application of learning in the workplace. VRQs are a popular type of qualification because they are nationally recognised, flexible and offer routes for progression to employment or further study.

      In England this is comparable to a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) at level 3 within the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), or an A-Level standard.

      Course Cost

      Early Bird Price £695 + VAT
      Two + on same course

      • Foundations in environmental management

        Environmental management systems

        Environmental impact assessments

        Controls 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

        Minimum unit tuition time

        Recommended private study time

        At PHSC we've added extended content on Carbon Reduction as a key feature of improving your sustainability credentials.

      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.

      By the end of the training, delegates will be able to:

      • Understand a range of environmental issues in order to improve performance and reduce harm;
      • Work with an environmental management system and contribute to continual improvement;
      • Recognise environmental aspects and evaluate current controls;
      • Support decision-making with ethical, legal, and financial arguments; 
      • Understand the links between your organisation’s activities and wider environmental issues

      Five days tuition via remote classroom using case studies, problem solving,
      and other practical techniques, followed by OBE examination. Expert trainers with many years practicalexperience in environmental management. 

      The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate consists of two units, each separately assessed. Candidates may choose to take one or both of the units at the same time or at different times, subject to the timescales outlined in this Guide.

      Unit EC1: Management and control of environmental hazards

      Unit EC2: Environmental practical application



      NB: For candidates planning to take both units together, Unit EC2 (Environmental practical application) is not normally offered independently of the taught unit (Unit EC1). Candidates will normally be required to complete the 2 assessment within 10 working days of sitting the examination for Unit EC1, on a date to be agreed with their accredited course provider.

      NEBOSH applies best practise in relation to assessment setting and marking. NEBOSH uses external assessment for written examinations and assignments: scripts are sent to NEBOSH and undergo rigorous marking, checking and results determination processes to ensure accuracy and consistency.



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      Early bird discounts are obtained by reserving a place and paying the discounted fee at the time of booking or invoice dateup to two months before the course. Two for less discounts are available for two or more people from the same organisation attending the same course, making the reservation at the same time and paying the discounted fee by the invoice date. For all discounts no cancellation refunds are available but transfer may be possible with at least 15 days notice.

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