NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management
Program code: NEBOSH EC
A globally recognized 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 organization. Our qualifications are 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.
Knowledge - Environmental management, legislation and standards can seem daunting. This qualification will give you the kind of specialist knowledge you can apply straightaway, wherever you work. Achievement - The NEBOSH name is an international mark of excellence in safety, health and environmental management. People everywhere are proud to achieve our qualifications. Recognition - The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is accepted by CIWEM – The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management – to meet the requirements for Technician Membership (TechCIWEM). Enjoyment - You'll enjoy taking the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management. You'll discover skills and techniques that are useful and practical, and your confidence will grow. Career development - Gaining specialist knowledge of environmental management will give you an extra set of skills that could help bring success and advancement to your career.
What you will learn? • What does the course cover? Normally one day in length, the course covers basic environmental awareness and practices essential in the workplace. Topics include: • The meanings of basic environmental terms • Importance and benefits of sustainable development • The individual's role in a certified Environmental Management System (EMS) • Air, water and land pollution • Dealing with emergencies The syllabus is mapped to the environmental awareness and management published by Lantra. Further details can be found in the syllabus guide which can be found in the 'Resources' section below. 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. Students 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
Assessment and Certification
Students 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 prioritization The practical examination is internally assessed by the course provider and will be marked by an experienced and qualified environmental professional. • Examination registration Students must be registered before they can take an examination. All examination registrations must be completed by an accredited course provider.
Who is it for? Individual: 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.