NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management
Program code: NEBOSH EC
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. 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.
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.nebosh.org.uk/documents/nec-syllabus-guide/ecert-guide-v7.pdf
Assessment and Certification
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. • Examination registration Learners must be registered before they can take an examination. All examination registrations must be completed by an accredited learning partner. • Examination entry confirmation Once your learning partner has registered you to an examination, they will send you an Examination Entry Confirmation that includes your learner number and the regulations for you as a learner. The learner number is the only identification that you may use on your examination scripts – scripts must not include your name. The Examination Entry Confirmation is essential to gain entry to the examination room, you will need to show a form of photographic identification to the invigilator and then sign the Examination Entry Confirmation. Please contact your learning partner if you have not received your Examination Entry Confirmation. • Examination dates Standard examination sittings are held four times a year in March, June, September and December as below. Date Qualification Unit Wednesday 4 September 2019 Certificate in Environmental Management EC1 Wednesday 4 December 2019 Certificate in Environmental Management EC1 Wednesday 4 March 2020 Certificate in Environmental Management EC1 Wednesday 3 June 2020 Certificate in Environmental Management EC1 Wednesday 9 September 2020 Certificate in Environmental Management EC1 Wednesday 9 December 2020 Certificate in Environmental Management EC1 • Examination Results All results for assessments taken in English (including those for the practical application) should be received within 50 working days from the date of the examination or submission of assignment. The specific date is written on your examination entry confirmation. For assessments taken in any language other than English, all results (including those for the practical application) should be received within 70 working days. Certificate-level practical assessments must normally be taken within 10 working days of a written examination, so the practical result will be included with the result for the written examination.
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.