NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management

Course Overview/Intended Audience:

This qualification is designed for anyone who has responsibilities for managing environmental issues as part of their work. The qualification is designed to be globally relevant and benefit companies in all industry sectors who are seeking to implement effective environmental management systems, increase positive environmental impacts, and reduce negative environmental impacts.

On completion of the qualification, your learners 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.

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification however the recommended that your English is at International English Language Testing System 6.0 or higher

Syllabus Summary

The course is split into 2 units, EMC1 & EMC2 and the following subjects will be covered

  • Foundations in Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Assessing environmental aspects and impacts
  • Planning for & dealing with environmental emergencies
  • Control of emissions to air
  • Control of environmental noise
  • Control of contamination of water sources
  • Control of waste and land use
  • Sources and use of energy & energy efficiency


Six Days (This includes Five Days tuition and the exam day)

Taught time: 35 hours in classroom/remote

Private study time: 25 hours expected


EMC1 – online written question paper with 24 hours given to complete

EMC2 – Practical submission to be submitted within 2 weeks of the examination date for EMC1

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